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If Poodles are my first love, Schnauzers have to be my second!
Forty years ago I began with the Poodle. I could go on and on about Poodles, but the breed speaks for itself. There are three hundred & eleven different purebreds being used in hybrid breeding programs today. Various breeders are mating everything from large dogs to maintain size and get interest in a “new look”. Hybrid breeding is the “latest craze” thus the enormous number of purebreds being used for experimentation. The most common hybrid matings include a Poodle. I found eighty purebred crosses using the Poodle. Knowing the high intelligence of this breed, their desire to bond and love without question, add to that, endurance, agility and of course, NON shedding make them a perfect choice for the hybrid cross. We refer to the offspring of Poodle crosses as “DESIGNER DOGS”.
When you have POODLE & SCHNAUZER HISTORY the obvious happens!
We have owned and bred Schnauzers for 18+ years. I never met a Schnauzer I didn’t like and many buyers are on their 4th or 5th family Schnauzer. It seems everyone has a “happy” Schnauzer story. Schnauzers are very loving and mellow and make great family pets. The common Schnauzer colors are salt/pepper & black/silver, so when I found them in Parti colors I was very excited. I have spent years studying color genes in the Poodle breed and specialize in Parti Poodles (2 colors same dog). Next I wanted to see if all that knowledge will follow through into the Schnauzer breed. In searching for the perfect breeding stock for my Schnauzer program, I wanted only the best from a well-planned breeding program. I wanted many generations of consistent breeding to the Schnauzer standard along with health and personality; all the things that are equally important for my Poodle breeding program. It was also essential that they have generations of Parti color background. I am proud of the fine quality dogs I am starting the Parti breeding program with and plan to improve on it as I have done with my Poodles.
My reasoning for choosing this cross was simple: I was already breeding high quality purebred Schnauzers and Poodles. It was an obvious first choice and from the beginning the offspring were outstanding! The Poodles and the Schnauzers I mate are SIMILAR in body size/height. That means that the pups are consistently and nicely proportioned. I want to see a pretty, well-proportioned dog. The only way to accomplish this is to know your bloodlines for many generations, not only for health but for size and color. I consistently produce pup after pup that look the same overall, although differ in size and color. Disposition is important in ANY breed. Some breeds are naturally calm and easy going. For example, the Schnauzer has a loving, loyal, laid back personality. This is something you can count on with this breed.
LOOK AT THIS ARRAY OF COLORS! Brown/white Parti’s Black/white Parti Black/silver Phantom Solid brown Liver/tan Is it any wonder I get excited over genetic color influence!  
It is a FIRST GENERATION cross between 2 AKC purebreds, the POODLE and the SCHNAUZER.
Potential buyers are often misled regarding the “Schnoodle” cross. As I’ve explained, the first generation cross between a purebred Poodle and purebred Schnauzer produces the first generation hybrid and the ONLY true Schnoodle. This is formally referred to as the F1 or first filial generation and ONLY this cross consistently produces the Schnoodle characteristics that I have repeated highlighted in this website. Many sellers offer so-called Schnoodles produced through other crosses. One common cross is that between two true Schnoodles. In that case, the progeny are referred to as the F2 or second filial generation.
Another common cross offered is between a true Schnoodle and either a purebred Poodle or Schnauzer. These are referred to as back crosses. Any reader familiar with basic Mendelian genetics recognizes the enormous genotypic and phenotypic variation that such crosses produce. Because the inheritance of characteristics is in fact more complicated that suggested by Mendelian genetics the outcome of any individual cross is entirely unpredictable. The offspring are NOT Schnoodles, but rather, nice pets.
“We give dogs time we can spare. And in return dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made.” M. Facklam
AKC Poodle
AKC Schnauzer
And it shows, pup after pup after pup!
I am a purist! Until recently, I have only bred purebred dogs. Breeders are always working to improve their blood lines and therefore their puppies. Experimentation with purebred dogs is essential for improving your breeding stock. That being said, it is natural to wonder what qualities you would get when crossing two different purebreds. My lifelong experience has been first with Poodles and then Schnauzers. I have loved Poodles since childhood, but other breeds have also earned my respect because they also have wonderful qualities. When moving into the “hybrid” market there was no question that the Poodle and the Schnauzer were the two purebred dogs I knew best. It was a good decision!
More than just looking like a purebred, a breeder or seller should be able to prove it with RECOGNIZED registration papers. Buyers should, however, be aware that there are poor quality registered purebreds, and the ability to recognize quality should be on the top of a buyer’s research list. A professional breeder will not only have registered purebreds but information on generations of each parent regarding size & color. This information helps the breeder make decisions as to what dogs to mate and improves the ability to size of the offspring. We routinely investigate registration papers, check bloodlines and DNA, the pedigrees of dogs and what they produce. We often forget that this vital information that needs to be broken down for people researching a pup! EXPLAINING the definition of A FIRST GENERATION PUP ANOTHER SET
The American Kennel Club (AKC) and the United Kennel Club (UKC) are the oldest and most recognized purebred dog registries in America Poodle dad Schnoodle pups Schnauzer
Since DNA became available for identifying the lineage of dogs, AKC has begun to do random DNA testing when inspecting kennels. DNA testing and AKC inspections are resulting in an alarming number of suspensions. Although AKC suspension does not put a breeder out of business, suspensions have resulted in the appearance of fly-by-night’ registries . Take the time to check out their requirements for registering a dog or registering a litter of puppies. Many of these registries are quickly replacing the AKC and UKC registries in the puppy mill world. Many puppy mills are ‘double registering’ their puppies, so that they have something to fall back on if the AKC suspends their privileges. Many of these registries are offering substantial savings to a breeder who double registers or registers a large number of dogs at once.
So who do you trust? It is sad to say that for now we must put our trust in AKC and UKC. Not UKCI. As long as we are educated and take the time to properly search for a reputable breeder, we have a pretty good chance of obtaining a healthy puppy that was raised in a healthy environment.
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Hi Norma: Cannot believe it has been 2 years since we picked Cysco up at your house. He is such a part of our family now that it seems like he has been with us forever. Cannot imagine life without him. He is a wonderful dog and has brought our family so much laughter and happiness. Thank you and Merry Christmas!! Gayle, Cameron, Ely
Dear Norma: You have not heard from me since I picked up my puppy. I just wanted to let you know how much I love her. She has her days but she has the sweetest temperament and it has been so fun to train her and to teach her tricks due to how smart she is. I have never had such a smart loving dog. Also your little tips were invaluable. I thought at times they were way over the top but every time I deviated from them it proved to be a disaster especially when it came to housetraining. Thanks again for letting me by Bella. Debbie Cole
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. Ben Williams
Hi Norma, I feel like I am way over due in emailing you but we have had our Schnoodle for a year and couldn’t be happier! Charlie is such a part of our family. He is always happy and is ready to play. He is great with our two kids (11 and 7). My daughter has taught him to jump through a hula hoop. Charlie also enjoys our two cats! He has the sweetest disposition and loves to lay on the couch with us. After a year I can’t imagine life without him. Thank you so much for this wonderful addition to our family
The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue. Anonymous
Good Morning Norma, I just wanted to let you know my family has fallen in love with Chase our puppy purchased from you in November of 2011. He has brought so much fun and happiness to my family. My neighbors have also fallen for all his light hearted tricks. Thank you for all of your support in the beginning of this addition to my family….Hope you have a great summer! Lynette B. Oakland, CA
Hello Norma, Just a quick note to let you know how our puppies have turned out. Oliver, our male is a sweet, never ending energetic character. He weighs about 18 lbs and isn’t heavy at all. Tootsie, our female, the black with silver Phantom, weighs a whopping 5 lbs. and rules the roost. She loves everyone, and wants to always be in your lap. The grandchildren love them dearly, and it goes both ways. Both of them are very smart, and have been easy to train. They are very social, and we love them dearly. They both have been very healthy, you were right if you love Schnauzers, you will really love Schnoodles! Sandy