Welcome to Our Puppy Blog!

Welcome to our blog! I am a small hobby breeder of Schnoodle puppies. My Schnoodles are a cross of the White Schnauzer with a Red Poodle. These dogs do not shed, are great for allergy sufferers, are friendly and easily trained.

We have 2 breeding females and sell our puppies face to face as required by APHIS rules for hobby breeders.

Our Waiting list is filled for 2015. Please find more information on the Waiting list page.

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

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Schnoodle Brothers Remy and Louie

Here's an update on Remy and Louie.   Remy is now 4 years old (where did the time go!) and Louie now 21 months.  

Louie (blue coat) and Remy (red coat)

Remy and Louie are doing well.  They are both involved with Agility.  Louie (left) is just starting to trial.  Remy (right) is close to his Masters title.  Remy is also an experienced Therapy dog and Louie will soon test for his title as well.  They are the best of friends and wrestle constantly.  Louie is without doubt the alpha dog.  But Remy accepts it, so it isn't a problem.  They are both well-loved!

Comment from Mary:   I just love to see my puppies all grown up!  Especially to hear they are well loved, and doing well in their training.  Becoming a therapy dog takes a lot of time and effort, but the results are so rewarding.   How fun it must be to be able to bring your dogs out as a service to others.  And then to reap the benefits at home  of dogs that are so well trained!   I am so happy that Remy and Louie have been able to do this.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Important Notice for all those people on the Waiting List:

 I am in the process of updating my Waiting List to a Priority Waiting List.
To find out more read on....

The purpose of a Waiting List is to give customers an idea of when they might expect to purchase a puppy.  Unfortunately the internet exposure of my blog has brought more people to the Waiting List then I can accommodate.  The time spent in communication and updating the Waiting List has grown beyond a reasonable level.  Some days I have multiple emails a day that I must respond to.  From October through December of last year I had over 30 people ask to join the Waiting List.  Being a small breeder I don't have the ability to keep up communications with that many people.  A new kind of waiting list is needed!

I have decided that a Priority Waiting List is a better solution.  There will be a $25 Registration fee to ensure that each person on the Waiting List has a serious interest.  I will give everyone on the old Waiting List an opportunity to sign up and keep their old spot on the Priority Waiting List....but I will no longer be adding names to the old list, and after I reach out to everyone on the list to update the list, I will discontinue the old Waiting list.

How the Priority Mailing list works:
To be on the Priority Waiting list there is a $25 Registration fee for 1) the Toy Schnoodle Puppy or 2) the Miniature Schnoodle puppy, or $30 will allow you to be on both lists if you prefer to have the first available puppy.  Everyone who is on the Priority Waiting list will receive regular emails with updates on pricing, Breeding information, and Litter information.  Priority to purchase a puppy is still based on when you first contacted me to be on the Waiting list.   When a puppy is available for you, I will contact you to give you the opportunity to purchase a puppy.  If you decline to purchase a puppy at that time, you can remain on the list, but your name will go to the back of the list.   The Registration fee is not a deposit on a puppy. But this new Waiting list will give my customers more regular emails from me and a better idea of where they stand with regard to buying a puppy. 

What if I am on the old Waiting list?
If you are on the old Waiting list then I recommend that you register for the Priority Waiting List.  This will ensure that you do not lose your priority for purchasing a puppy..  I will be emailing everyone on the old Waiting List once and if I do not hear back from them in a reasonable time frame I will be removing them from the list.

What if I am a new customer and I want to be on the Waiting list?  
If you are a new customer and want to be on the Waiting list I recommend that you Register to be on the Priority Waiting list for $25.00.  Your priority in purchasing a puppy will be based on the date that you first register.

If you have questions about how this new Waiting list system works feel free to email me at Growing.Puppies@yahoo.com.  Or feel free to ask any other questions about my puppies.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Gumbo has grown up!

Gumbo on his first Birthday

Last time we saw Gumbo he was still a puppy.  But now he is 1 1/2 years old.  Where does the time go?  I am so happy to see that Gumbo is bringing so much joy to his family!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St Patricks Day!

Such an adorable Schnoodle!

A note from Wrigley's family:

We wanted to wish you a Happy St Patriks Day!
Wrigley continues to bring love and happiness to our lives! He is very smart and well behyaved.  He has grown so much over the past few months and laready weighs over 15 lbs!  He is a favorite by all that meet him and has many friends in the neighborhood.  We wanted to share a photo we took at the park today, wearing a St Patrick's day bow time!  We cant believe he is already 6 months old!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Exciting News! Coco has bred with Ricky!

I am so pleased to share the exciting news that Coco has bred with Ricky the Red Toy Poodle.   We have waited a long time for this event.   I know some of you will be ecstatic!  I have calculated the due Date as May 19, 2015.

Breeding Coco has not been a simple process.  Coco is very mysterious in these matters and she does not show the signs that most dogs show which give clear indication that they have started their fertility cycle.  In fact, if someone did not have experience, they would likely never know she was in heat.

But I learned my lesson last August when I tried to breed Coco too late.  This time I was not going to rely on the usual signs.  I was going to look for the most subtle signs!   In this case, all Coco did was stand up on her hind legs and put her front paws around Misty's neck.   That is not normal behavior for our dogs.  But remembered her doing something similar last August. So I called my friend who keeps our stud to make arrangements for Coco to meet up with him right away.  I was not going to risk missing Coco's fertile time.

Ricky is just the right size stud dog for Coco.  The two of them will make beautiful Schnoodle Puppies!
About our Stud Ricky:   Ricky is the newest young poodle in my breeding program. I spent two years of researching breeders and pedigrees to find him.  To keep the number of dogs to a reasonable number in my house, my friend agreed to provide a loving home for Ricky.  Ricky comes from a 30 year Red Poodle breeding program with Champions from his Grandfather on up.  Obviously none of you are looking to buy Show Dogs here.  But what that kind of attention to breeding will give us is solid red genes to pass on to our Schnoodle litters as well as super healthy genetics.  Ricky is also super playful and friendly.  He loves everyone he meets...even cats!   He is a great match for Coco's great breeding.  I am hoping to produce the highest quality Toy Schnoodle Puppies possible.  I am so thrilled with the quality of this breeding pair.
Ricky in his winter coat.

When I got the pair together, Coco did not know what a fine catch Ricky was.  He was just another pretty boy to her. And Ricky didn't help the situation by acting super goofy like a love struck teenager.  Coco was not impressed.  She was super aloof and wasn't even giving him the time of day.   But I was hopeful.  Ricky was acting too nutty for Coco to NOT be in heat.  That was the best sign yet!  The first visit was uneventful.  But the second day I let the two hang out for several hours and little by little Ricky managed to win her attention.  By late afternoon Ricky had his way.  I have every confidence that we will have a fat Coco in another month.

I have calculated the due date for Coco's litter as May 19, 2015.   I will contact the first 3-5 people on the list to give them a heads up that they need to mark their calendars.  Coco was born into a litter of 5 puppies  I would expect she would have 3-5 puppies herself. She has tiny toy brothers, so she could produce a range of toy sizes.

We are so excited!  These will be the cutest puppies ever!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Liam and Erin make the news!

Its always fun to see friends and puppies in the news!   Erin shared her and Liam's moment to shine during the Boston snow pileup this winter.

Look at Liam the Schnoodle all decked out in his winter coat and boots!  Good thing Erin chose the right winter gear for furry friend.   With the unprecedented winter storms hitting Boston this winter I am sure Liam is appreciating the warm attire!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Bazinga -- 4 months old

Hi Mary,

Bazinga loved the snow that we had recently! Just thought you would like to see her latest picture.

FYI - she was 10.4 pounds at her 14 week check up.

Bazinga's Spokesperson

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Oscar and Maya....Santa and Mrs Claus!

Hi Mary,  I just wanted to give you a quick update on Oscar and Maya.  I am happy to report that our very own 'Santa' and 'Mrs Clause'  won first place in the annual halloween dog parade on our street:)  They were so cute!   And actually neither one of them seemed to hate their costumes this year! 

They won some private indoor play sessions at the Zoom Room down the street, which makes great indoor play dates in the cold weather.  Out of all the fun things to play with at the gym, can you guess the only thing that Oscar wanted to play with....a tennis ball to play catch!   I tried to get him on the skateboard but he was completely uninterested.  I did get him to jump back and forth several times through the hanging tire jump, but only by moving a tennis ball back and forth through it so he would follow.  But hey, it worked!! :)

Two Schnoodle sisters, belonging to two very close friends!
Maya's mom is expecting their newest addition in Feb. (see baby bump above:)  Maya is looking forward to being a big sister!   I think Oscar is trying to drop me hints that he'd like a new sybling.  We were out walking a few nights ago and ran into a very cute toy poodle puppy.  Oscar just sat there and let the toy poodle jump all over him.  They were giving kisses and having such a good time.  When we finally had to part ways he cried, he was so sad.  It was very sweet!  

We had dinner over at Maya's house the other day and were both discussing getting another Schnoodle from one of your litters in a few years.  We wanted to know if you could put us both on your Miniature Schnoodle list, knowing it would be a few years, since your list keeps growing!  

Oscar and Maya are typical siblings.  They spend their first few minutes together fighting over toys, then argue over who is 'boss' (Maya is clearly the dominant of the two siblings!).  Then they spend most of their time lying quietly near each other, just being comforted it seems by the others presence.  Maya stayed with us over Thanksgiving.   The picture above is the two of them sleeping on my bed:) 

I also wanted to ask you something about Oscar's coat.  He has what I like to call his 'racing stripe', which is a strip of hair running down the middle of his back, that is darker and a completely different texture than the rest of his coat.  He's had his hair cut now several times and it always grows back in that way.  I was just curious if that is something typical that you have seen with this breed?   It's almost like that little strip is the straight Schnauzer coat surrounded by curly poodle coat.  I think it gives him personality:)  

Congratulations on your latest litter!  It must be so hard to say goodbye to your little babies.  Hopefully our picture will help put a smile on your face!  My little 'Santa' and I wish you and your family a very happy holiday and a new year!

Oscar and Jen

Hi Jen! 
Thanks for your letter and photos!   I am so thrilled to hear all this happy news...especially a new baby for your good friend!!!   I will be happy to place you both on our Waiting List.   

As for the 'Racing Stripe' phenomena, I actually have not seen that before.   ....Anyone else out there, have a racing stripe on your Schnoodle?   Let us know!


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Bazinga's Update

I recently received a great report from Bazinga's family that she is doing very well!  I am so happy to receive the good news!

Dear Mary,

I just wanted to let you know how much we are all enjoying Bazinga.  When we brought her home in the car the first thing she did when we set her in the pen was to go over and use the UGODOG.  She is now great about using the outdoors, but in a pinch will use the UGODOG.

We were prepared for sleepless nights in the beginning, but from day 1 she just settled down and slept at night.  We had the UGODOG, IRIS Pen, Snuggle Puppy and the blanket from your home.  Your recommendations really work!

She is unbelievably smart.  We were blown away when she learned to sit in just one session and learned her name just as quickly.  She loves to stay in one spot and wait for one of us to call her.  She flies at warp speed in our arms.  She is truly and absolutely amazing puppy.

Just thought you would like an update on Misty's little girl.  Have a great day!

----Bazinga's Mom

Friday, December 5, 2014

So long my sweeties!

Aren't these two puppies the cutest!   I miss them already!

We are now an empty nest!   Wriggley went to his home on Tuesday night.  It is amazing how a little puppy leaves such a big hole in a house when he leaves.  Good thing we sent our puppies home one at a time.  We were able to get use to the change slowly:)   We miss these little ones.   But we know they are happy and loved, and that is the most important thing.   . Be good puppies!!!!