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 next SCHNOODLE LITTER is expected in Summer 2014.
Our Waiting list is long...so I am no longer adding names for this years litters. All litter information is updated on this blog and we will make a post when the Waiting List is open again.

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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Updating the Waiting List for Misty's Litter

Are you on the Waiting List for Misty's Litter? 
Please check to see if you are on the Waiting List by looking at the Waiting List page.  If you are on the list, now is the time to email me again to confirm that you are still interested in purchasing a puppy.

www.GrowingPuppies@yahoo.com

Some people have been on this list for a very LONG time....so it really is important to know if they still want a puppy.    There are some people who gave me the name of a family member for the Waiting List.   Those people need to make sure that family member who wants to buy the puppy contacts me directly.   I  will not keep anyone on the Waiting list who does not contact me directly.  I will not sell to third parties.   I will be interviewing each person by phone before I sell them a puppy.
One of our Schnoodle babies photographed by Lori Elizabeth photography.

To remain on the Waiting list I need the following information in an email:   
Name:
Address:
Phone number:   (I will interview by phone the first 7 people)
Puppy Gender:  (let me know if you are open to the other gender if your first choice is not available.)
Do you wish to stay on the list if a puppy is not available?  

I will be making phone interviews for the first 7 people who contact me on the Waiting List.  If you are first on the list and do not email me, I will try to reach you, but will go to the next person if I am unable to reach you.

Please do not email me at this time if you are not listed on the Waiting list page for Misty's litter.   I will not be able to respond because I will be busy with the current litter customers.   

I will post a note when I am ready to open the Waiting List for the next litter.   Please wait until the announcement. 
One of our newborn Schnoodles

 

Updating the Waiting List:

Over the next several weeks I will make BOLD the names of the people on the Waiting List that have contacted me.   I will remove the names of those people who ask to be removed.   If I do not hear from you I will not BOLD your name or remove your name until the litter is born and I have received all the deposits.  Then I will need to remove your name if you have not contacted me.

People on the Waiting List can check the List every Saturday for revisions.  I won't update the list every day, only once a week.

My main goal in this procedure is to be fair to all those who have been waiting, and to be efficient in the process.  Thank you for sharing in the excitement of our Schnoodle litter!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Misty Pregnancy Confirmed.... Due date Oct 2.

Misty's belly is visible just below her fringes.
I wanted to give an update on Misty's breeding status.  She is definitely pregnant!  It took me a while to confirm this pregnancy since she didn't show any early signs of pregnancy, like avoiding food or sleeping excessively.  She pretty much seemed like her regular self until this past week when she started to show.  And now she is definitely showing a rather round belly.   Because of Misty's long fur, it's a little hard to see her puppy bump when she's standing up.   But her pregnant state is much more noticeable when she is lying on her side.



Misty's due date is still Oct 2.  It will be coming up soon!   The the puppies will be growing very quickly over the next few weeks.   So look for updates as we approach the end of September.   I always like to be ready a week before that due date since puppies may arrive as early as 7 days before the actual due date.

 My daughter has already made a list of puppy names.   We are definitely getting excited!
Dixie is getting a haircut sometime this week.  Her long fur can't even hide those puppies!

Coco update....

Cute as a button....Sure wish we could have some puppies!
Sweet little Coco does not have any exciting puppy news to share.  Coco has not been bred....and is not expecting puppies yet.    Of course, I am rather disappointed that it has not yet happened.  But all we can do is be patient.

I was hoping that Misty being in heat would encourage Coco to come into heat as well.  I started observing Coco very carefully every day to see if she was coming into heat.  Then one day one of my kids noticed something.  They called me over and sure enough Coco had a spot of blood.   I was so excited.  It should have been the first day of her heat.  So I watched and watched her for other signs during the days that followed.  I even put her in a diaper.   There was absolutely nothing else.
Toy Schnauzers never lose the 'puppy look'!

Normally taking a dog to the stud on Day 10 is optimum for breeding...but I was getting nervous that something was off with Coco's cycle.   So I made a decision to take her on Day 6.  I drove 2.5 hours to visit my friend Carol, who owns an Apricot Poodle stud and is also a very experienced breeder .   I left Coco there for a whole week.  Coco got along great with the stud poodle.  But there was absolutely no 'romantic' interest on Coco's part.  Carol always supervised there interactions....and watched Coco closely as well.  She too could see no other signs of heat in Coco, except that her stud was interested in her.  After a week, Coco would have none of it, so I decided to bring her home.

We don't quite know why Coco hasn't come into heat yet.  I will take her to the vet to have her checked to see what he says.   Coco definitely had a sign....but perhaps she never ovulated.  It has been almost a year since Coco's very first heat, and I certainly would have thought she'd have a litter by now.  So I am very disappointed.  But everything happens for a reason.  So I try to be patient.

In the mean time, I fully believe that God helps those who help themselves.  So I have been actively pursuing finding Coco a stud closer to home.   I have been looking for a male Red Poodle for the past year.   I have a few different breeders around the country who were good prospects but the last few litters that I was waiting on did not produce a male!  Only females were born.

But the good news is I recently found a new male poodle stud  A deep Mahogany Red Color...He was well worth the wait!  He is very well bred, has Champions in his pedigree, was bred for red, with reds dominating his lineage.   So he will throw good color to his puppies.  He is a good size for both Coco and Misty.   A close friend of mine who breeds her beautiful female poodle has agreed to purchase this stud.    Like me she has just a few dogs, so this poodle will be much loved and a family member.  My friend and I live in close proximity so getting the dogs together will be easy.  Yah!   Hopefully now we are better able to catch Coco even if she has a silent heat!

Coco's puppies will be so amazing!  I have such a hard time being patient for this litter.  It will be good to have the distraction of the new little poodle puppy coming our way.  I will share photos of the red fellow next month.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Liam's Summer Adventure

Here is the latest about Liam sent from Liam's mom:


Liam finished his Canine Good Citizen class and is going to take the test at the end of the summer.   His barking has gotten much better over time with training. 



 This fall, we're hoping to have him start volunteering for helping children gain confidence in reading at local schools and libraries, but I think Liam is still to energetic to sit still for that long! 

I also wanted to send some pictures of Liam's summer adventures.   We recently came back from a trip to Cape Cod. 

 



Liam went on a whale watch!  




Liam also loved playing fetch and digging on the beach. 

 


 Liam can swim, but he prefers only going up to his knees in the waves.  I don't blame him though, the ocean is cold up here!  Overall, he seems to be a beach bum just like his mom and dad.

Funny fact:  after his bath, Liam has to be bundled up like a burrito, and then snuggle with his brother, Jasper (which is the cutest thing ever).   

Bundled like a Burrito!

Cuddling up with Jasper.   Best buddies!

We can't wait to hear about the next litter!      

Yours,  Erin.

Monday, July 28, 2014

We have a Breeding!

This is some exciting news!  Misty, our Miniature Schnauzer, bred with Bart the Red Poodle today.  Woo hoo!   I am so excited.  

Misty came into heat last week.  I was quite surprised with that, since I was expecting Coco to come into heat first.  Since Coco was so late, I just expected Misty would be late too.  Oh well, it is just so hard to plan these things!

At this point, I am wondering if Coco just skipped a heat.  (It does happen).  I am now hoping that Misty's fertile pheromones will encourage Coco to follow her example!

Misty's pregnancy will not be confirmed for another month.   I will let you know if there are any early indications (like morning sickness).  Based on the first date of the tie, July 28, the due date for our Miniature Schnoodle litter is Sept 29.    If whelping occurs as hoped, the litter would be 8 weeks on Nov 23.   Please understand that a successful tie between dogs does not guarantee conception....But it is a crucial event....and it does give us every reason to be 
hopeful!  


Update:  First breeding July 28.   Second Breeding July 31
So the due date is either Sept 29  or  Oct 2.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Happy Fourth of July from Bear and his family!

I received some updated photos from Bear (2012 litter).   So good to see everyone is happy and well!  Thank you for sharing with us, Sue!







Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sammy's 1 year Update


This is Sammy's birthday gift from his Grandma and Grandpa


Update from Sammy's mom,

Hi Mary,

Its hard to believe the puppies are now 1 yrs old!  It feels like just yesterday I was at your house picking my little guy!  Sammy is doing great!  He has lots of friends in our building (dogs and people).  Sammy is 25 lbs and full of energy!  He loves to run around at the dog park and is unbelievably fast!  I am including some pictures for you.

Best,
Karen & Sammy

Maya (2 yrs) and Sammy (1 yr).

  What a beautiful family photo!  Pictured left to right are Debbie, Eric and Karen, with Schnoodles Maya and Sammy.  The photo was taken in Central Park on Eric and Karen's mother's birthday.   Eric and Debbie adopted Maya in 2012.  Eric's sister Karen, adopted Sammy in 2013.  So Maya and Sammy are cousin/siblings! Now how cool is that!  

Of course Sammy sleeps in my bed.
Sammys favorite toy is a water bottle.
 Thank you Karen, for the note!  I love the photos.  Sammy and Maya are so adorable.  And it is good to see you and your family are doing so well!  Best wishes to you all!   ---Mary


Update on Remy and Louie

Remy (left) and Louie (right)
Update from Remy & Louie's family:

Mary,
I thought I would send an updated picture of Remy (3 yrs)  and Louie (1 yr).  Remy is 22 1/2 lbs and we are still doing agility and therapy dog activities.  Hopefully, we will get our 'Excellent' agility titles soon.  Louie is 19 1/2 lbs and has begun agility also and seems to have potential.  He is definitely a pistol and still very much a puppy but has a great disposition ans does Remy.  (So much for the most laid back of the litter!)   Remy has very soft wavy hair and Louie has more wiry fur-like hair.  He sometimes looks like Don King.  Louie is definitely the alpha dog and keeps the pot boiling.  Fortunately, Remy is OK with it.  I hope you and the dogs are doing well.  Say hi to Dixie for Remy and Louie.  She would be proud of her sons.

   Have a great summer.  ---Bob

Louie performing one of his tricks.  Awesome!!!

Hi Bob!
Thanks so much for your letter and update!  It is so good to see your handsome boys and to hear how well there training is going.  I especially love the Remy-in-the- Box trick!   Super cool!

Best wishes to you all!

---Mary




Pukah's 1st Birthday

Happy Birthday Pukah!
A note from Pukah's family:
Hi Mary,

I can't believe the puppies are 1 year old today!  My mom made her 'grand-puppy' his very own cake today and he even has a friend over to play with.

Pukah has been an awesome addition to our family and everyone who meets him loves him.  Believe it or not, he has reached 26 lbs!  He loves to run and is faster than all the dogs he plays with and runs his 'Schnoodle 500'  in a giant loop around our yard for no other reason but to have fun.  I hope all the other brothers have had a great first year and we're looking forward to watching the next litter grow!

---Julie

Hi Julie!
Thanks for your adorable photo and update.  Pukah sounds like a real joy!  I can't believe that he reached 26 lbs!  Where in the world does that size come from?   Bigger than any miniature Schnauzer I have seen, and bigger than his poodle Papa.  But there must have been some bigger poodle gene in the Papa genetics!  I have a feeling Pukah will be my biggest puppy ever. 

Thanks again, for sharing!  Best wishes to you and yours!

---Mary

Happy Birthday Jackson!

The one year old, smiling in the park.
Jackson smiling.


After a run.



A note from Jackson's family:
Hi!  I hope all is well!  Here is a picture of Jackson at age 1!  I can't believe he is a year already.  He is doing great!  - smart, cute, athletic and fun (and still a little too talkative)!  No celebration today, however....the boys are away at camp so we are postponing any real celebration until they can be part of it, which won't be until the end of July.  I will send pictures of his party then!  :)

Wishing all of you well - 
Erica and Family

Mischief!  Jackson has been known to go into my purse when he wants my attention!  It works! And is a good way to show off his 'drop' skills : )

Thank so much for all your lovely photos, and your update, Erica!   Jackson is so adorable!   I will look forward to Jackson's party photos!  Lucky puppy!  ---Mary