Welcome to Our Puppy Blog!

Welcome to our blog! We breed Schnoodle puppies from White Schnauzers with Red Poodles. These dogs do not shed, are great for allergy sufferers, are friendly and easily trained.

We sell our puppies face to face as required by APHIS rules for small breeders.

Our current SCHNOODLE LITTER was born on Sept 29, 2014.
We only had 2 puppies this time...and they are sold. I am taking names for the Waiting list for the next litter.

Our breeding dogs are from purebred Akc lines and the Schnoodle puppies are registered with ICA (the registry for Designer breed dogs.)
They will be vet checked, have their first set of shots, and be Ugodog Puppy Toilet Trained. But this is just the beginning! Read through our posts to see the special care and attention we give our litter. You will enjoy watching our Growing Puppies!.............. Growing.Puppies@yahoo.com

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

AKC Miniature Red Poodle Puppies - Fredericksburg, VA

3 week old -  Red Miniature Poodle Puppies
My good friend currently has a litter of AKC Red Poodle Puppies.

These puppies are Miniature Size from quality breeding lines. 

 They will make lovely companion dogs. 




The puppies are currently 3 weeks old.  

They will be ready to go home at 8 weeks of age on December 8, 2014.  Just in time for Christmas!   

Contact me for more information.




Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I've got some boys livin in the puppy pen!

Can we keep him?
Please don't lie down in the puppy pen!









Best friends!

5 weeks old! Time is going by fast!

Sparky enjoys the smells of Fall.
The puppies get lots of cuddles!
Honey just gets fluffier and fluffier!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Sleepy time!

Honey, sleeping like a baby!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

4 weeks old Schnoodle Puppies.... super cuddly!

Honey is 4 weeks old!
Sparky
Sparky has super soft plush fur
The puppies turned 4 weeks old yesterday.   The both weigh 3lbs.   We took them outside since it was such a lovely Autumn afternoon.  Honey was a bit more unsure of her new smells and surroundings.   Sparky was very relaxed about the change of environment.

Honey is growing a super wavy thick coat.

Honey

Sparky is a very laid back fellow.


Yum Yum! First solid food .....Weaning begins


A new milestone is here!  The puppies are now 4 weeks old and ready to eat solid food.  They are eating 3-4 small meals per day of mushy puppy food.



The puppies are definitely ready for their first puppy food meal.  They had no hesitation to dig right in.  It was as if they had been eating solids all their life.   I am feeding them puppy food that has been mushed in the blender with warm water to make a creamy consistency that is easy to lap up.  The puppies still do not have any teeth.   And they are using to drinking.  So I have to start with a food close to the consistency of gruel and gradually increase the texture over the next few weeks.

Misty is still nursing the puppies several times a day, but the time spent nursing is less and less.   As I increase the puppies food, I decrease Misty's food.  By decreasing the Mamas food, her milk will also decrease.  Weaning is a gradual process that will happen over the next 3-4 weeks.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Out of the Whelping Box into the Pen!

     Today I discovered my puppies had gotten strong enough to climb out of the Whelping Box/ Kiddie Pool.  That's the time when I move them to the bigger pen with the Ugodogs.   If they can crawl over the edge of the pool, they can certainly crawl onto the Ugodog potty to do their business.

      Every year that I have a litter I get something new for the puppies, and this year I decided to get an ISIS Plastic Pet Pen.   This is the Best Selling Puppy Pen on Amazon, and I definitely think it is worth it.   The pen is super easy to put together and is very sturdy.  I like the clean white look.  You can also buy add on Panels to make it bigger. 



I lined the bed area with cozy Sherpa fleece.  I put the Ugodog right next to the Sherpa fleece, so the puppies will find the potty tray as soon as they step out of their bed.   They have actually started using the potty already.   I lined the Ugodog with Newspaper to absorb the wetness, and also to give the Ugodog the newspaper smell.  Newspaper has a distinctive odor and it will help the puppies to know where to potty even with a brand new Ugodog.   Essentially the puppies will be Ugodog trained as well as paper trained.
  

As you can see there is lots of room for Misty to nurse her puppies, and the puppies will have more room to play and explore.  


Moving the puppies to their big puppy pen is another milestone in the puppies journey.  Now they will be developing clean potty habits for the future.   A clean pen is very important aspect of potty training.

Look how big these puppies have grown!!!

I think Misty likes the new space.  Hopefully the puppies love it too!  


Keeping the Puppy Nursery Germ free

          As any good dog breeder I am extremely conscientious about cleanliness for my puppies. I have never had any health issues with ANY litter, past or present.  And I want to keep it that way.   Every year when I start a new litter, I do not reuse the items from a previous litter until I can disinfect them.  However, it is also important to avoid strong chemicals around young puppies.

What I like to use for SUPER disinfecting is a bleach solution (use away from the nursery!).   That is what I am soaking my UGODOG trays in right now.   They will sit in the solution for 15 minutes, out in the garage.  Then I will scrub them some more, and hose them down with water to rinse.  I don't bring them into the nursery until they are completely dry.   This method will completely sanitize the Ugodogs potty systems so I will feel confident putting them in the puppy pen for this years litter.  

          Studies show that Parvovirus, Canine Corna Virus and Kennel Cough can be resistant to everyday disinfectants so it is important to properly disinfect.   These viruses have never been present in my home...but I like to be extra careful anyway!


Bleach Solution: – 1:10 ratio
For most surfaces: mix ¼ cup bleach with 2 ¼ cup water
Toys, food and water bowls and grooming supplies: mix of 1 teaspoon bleach per 2 cups of cold water

Bleach Precautions:
Toys and other items must be completely dried before puppies can use them.  Bleach fumes are toxic. Always clean items outdoors or in well ventilated area.

Never mix bleach with any other solutions besides water
Bleach is strongly corrosive and can only be used on certain surfaces
The surface being cleaned must be in contact with bleach for at least 5 minutes to effectively disinfect


I do not use Bleach Solutions in the nursery while puppies are present because of the harmful fumes.  

Here is what I use for daily cleaning inside the nursery....

 

Homemade Solution for heavy duty floor cleaner: ¼ cup white vinegar, 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap, ¼ cup baking soda, 2 gallons tap water, very warm to hot.

Some other options are as follows: 
• Baking Soda – cleans, deodorizes, softens water, scours.
• Borax – (sodium borate) cleans, deodorizes, disinfects, softens water, cleans wallpaper, painted walls and floors.
• Lemon – one of the strongest food-acids, effective against most household bacteria.
• Isopropyl Alcohol – is an excellent disinfectant.


If you have visited a questionable breeding facility where there could be sick dogs, the Animal Shelter etc,  you should take precautions against Parvo in your puppy room before you bring your new puppy home...Being extra careful to avoid disease is very important until your puppy has had his full set of vaccines. 

Remember, Parvo is transmitted by direct contact with an infected animal....BUT ALSO by the feces and that can be carried by shoes.  Parvo can live in soil for up to one year.  Bleach is the only solution recommended by the CDC to kill the Parvo Virus.  Here is more information by the SPCA on Parvo...https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/parvovirus


Remember:  Bleach is recommended by CDC as the only 100% solution for fighting Parvovirus .


Disinfecting floors with a bleach solution before you bring your puppy home is a very good precaution. (have plenty of ventilation until the floor is dry) 

After your puppy has received his full set of vaccinations, these diseases will not be a concern.   So be sure to keep your puppy on his vaccine schedule!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Funny Moments with Nursing Puppies!

       It is pretty funny watching the fat little puppies nursing.  They are rather noisy, they often nurse in very funny positions.   But the funniest thing I've seen was watching Misty earlier this week.   I could tell you about it.....but I might as well show you!

While Misty stretches on her back, the puppies are not deterred from nursing!

Isn't that hilarious!   I have never seen a dog nurse their puppies that way...but it didn't seem to hold those puppies back!   

Coco is in the corner looking on.  She seems very curious about this whole puppy thing.


 Of course, once Misty noticed Coco was hanging around, she had to get up.


 Misty's intense stair tells Coco that she does not appreciate an audience.     

Misty is actually getting much better about her over-protective attitude.   She actually does allow Coco to check out the puppies now and then...but as you can see, she still supervises every visit very closely.  She is a very good mother!
Coco can look....but is closely supervised.
There is something cute and funny happening every day.  My little boys are calling me over all the time to take a picture.  Mostly I can't get my camera out fast enough.   I was lucky to catch these moments on film.