Schnoodles have a soft wavy coat however, it can grow either curly or wiry depending on the genetic contributions of each puppy. They are a non-shedding breed, the amount of grooming required is dependent on the type of coat each individual pup has but all Schnoodles will require some grooming and clipping, as their coat will not fall out. Dogs with a more predominantly poodle type coat should be brushed regularly to prevent matting and knotting. Schnoodle ears, as with all floppy eared breeds, need cleaning regularly or they may become infected, for more information about ear and eye cleaning please check our grooming page. Around the eyes should also be cleaned daily to prevent buildup eye discharge and tear staining. Additionally, if you choose to keep the traditional Schnauzer-looking beard it will require trimming and cleaning to prevent buildup of food.
Schnoodles are a small breed of dog that only require low amounts of exercise, this can be short, intensive activity or longer, mild activity. As Schnoodles are quite small they are suitable for those living in an apartment or with a small yard on the condition they receive daily exercise. As Schnoodles are very intelligent dogs it is important to incorporate puppy preschool into your training routine, not only is it good for obedience but the puppy’s ability to socialize will be strengthened. Furthermore, Schnoodles as with all ‘oodle’ breeds would benefit from ongoing training even after puppy stage is over to stimulate their cognitive processing.
Schnoodles make excellent family pets, they love children and being the centre of attention. They are happy, loyal and intelligent companions that love to play. Schnoodles are also great watchdogs, taking after their Schnauzer parent.