The Schnoodle is a fairly well known hybrid dog breed that was created from the crossbreeding of a Poodle and a Schnauzer. These dogs excel in several activities, including agility and being therapy dogs. You may notice that some dogs of this breed show favoritism towards one person in the family more than the others – this is a trait that they have adopted from the Schnauzer parent. These friendly dogs will be happiest in any home with a loving family, whether there are children or elders, and a yard or no yard. They are hypoallergenic, which makes them the perfect choice for owners who have allergies.


Hybrid dogs, which are the offspring of two separate purebred breeds, have been growing in numbers within the past few decades, which spurred the creation of many new crossbred dog breeds. The Schnoodle is a well known type of hybrid dog which was bred from a Schnauzer and a Poodle. These designer dogs were created in the 1980s during a time when Poodle mixes were gaining popularity. In the past 10 to 20 years, this population of this hybrid breed has increased even more. Poodles can actually be separated into three main categories; Standard, Miniature and Toy. They have been around since early on in the 16th century, where they were found in Russia and Germany. The Portuguese Water Dog and Irish Water Spaniel are closely related to this ancient breed. The Poodle excels at retrieving waterfowl, although they were also used in France to smell out truffles, which are a type of mushroom that is considered a delicacy. Eventually, the entertaining and easily trainable breed was recognized and could often be seen in circuses around the 18th century. The other parent of the Schnoodle, the Schnauzer, also has a Standard, Miniature and Toy variety. This breed originated from Germany where it was used as a herder and barnyard ratter. Depictions of this breed could be seen on paintings that date back all the way to the 15th century. In 1879, the breed was advertised as a Wire-haired Pinscher. A winning show dog was named Schnauzer, which meant ‘whiskered snout’ in German. This is where the breed got their name.

I love this store! Every Saturday I get my morning coffee and come visit these beautiful puppies. The staff is always so nice and ready to answer any questions I have. I love how this store has the breeder information on all of the cages too. It’s also very clean, you would never guess puppies live here!!

~ Stephanie Batloni

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