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

We sell our puppies through our Priority Waiting list. We do not post them on the blog for purchase. If you wish to buy a puppy, visit the Priority Waiting list page to sign up for an upcoming 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

Update: The Waiting List is OPEN for a limited time. Registration is $25. Please read more on Waiting list page.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Question about Flea & Tick Meds

Charlotte at 6 months old
Hi Mary!

I had a quick question regarding Charlotte.  When we picked her up in November I thought you mentioned that you had a really good flea and tick collar (or prevention) that you recommended.  I believe you said that it was also a tick repellant?  I cannot remember the name of it though.  Could I ask you for your recommendation again?  I hope that everything is going well for you!

Charlotte's Mom
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RESPONSE from MARY:

Hello!  
Thank you for your email and your adorable photo of Charlotte!   For the past 20 years I have used Frontline Plus on my dogs, and have kept a "Tick Nipper" handy for removing ticks.  What I didn't like about Frontline Plus, is that while it kills and repels fleas for 3 months, it only repels ticks for 1 month.  So that means ticks are jumping on the dog after the first month and can transfer Lyme's disease....or bring the ticks into your house where they might get on you or the kids!  Either way, it is not a good thing.   So in areas where ticks are a problem, one really should apply Frontline once a month...but as you can imagine that gets super expensive.  (especially with multiple dogs!)

So I asked my veterinary about an alternative medication to repel ticks longer.   He recommended Serenta Flea and Tick collars.  This collar repels  fleas and ticks for 8 months!  That means that in the Northern states, you could put the collar on your dog in the spring and it will work right up until winter.   

The initial cost of the Serenta collar may look expensive, but when you consider it a once a year purchase versus the yearly cost of Frontline then the savings is quite substantial.

I used the Serenta collar with Misty all last year, and I was quite happy with the results.  The only thing I didn't like, was that I had to remove the collar for bathing and grooming, and it wasn't very easy to take it on and off.

I hope this information is helpful to you.  Wishing you a flea and tick free year!!!

---Mary

Happy National Puppy Day from Crystal


Crystal at 5 months old. 

This is Crystal our newest family addition.   She is a white Schnauzer female of average miniature size, and lovely thick coat, that is NOT prone to matting.   She comes from terrific breeding lines and both her parents are OFA certified for their hearts and knees.

 I LOVE this little girl.   Ever since we got her in December,  she has been absolutely perfect.   Her fantastic temperament was immediately evident.   She rolls on the floor with glee when she meets someone new.  Everyone is her best friend!  She is docile and bonded to people and is happy to let me take the lead.  She follows along at my heels on walks in the woods, or walks along side me on the leash.  I am thrilled.  She is also super responsive!  When you call her name she will come running as FAST as she can!   She is super playful and enjoys playing with toys and the other dogs.  And finally I will add that she is my personal angel.  I take her with me everywhere I go.  She loves taking rides in the car, and is easy for me to bring along.    She is truly a dream puppy, and I am so thrilled that I have her for my breeding program.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Rockets 2nd Birthday!


The following is an update from Rockets family....

Hi Mary!   Just wanted to send you a couple of photos of Rocket, as he celebrates his SECOND BIRTHDAY tomorrow!

Rocket has proven to be the best dog we could have hoped for!   He plays rough with my son and I, wrestling on the floor and just having fun.  He lets my 10 year old daughter carry him around like a baby, and my wife and 13 year old daughter can constantly be found petting and snuggling with him, or playing ball (over and over) --- they call him their own personal "pet therapy" when they are stressed, and Rocket clearly loves every minute of it.

He is an incredibly smart dog and surprised us when he arrived home by already being potty-trained!   We cannot stress enough how wonderful it has been having Rocket in our lives the past two years, and again, thank you for breeding such wonderful Schnoodles!

By the way, we heard that our friends adopted "Leo" from you recently!  Great news - they are a wonderful family!  We hope to have a playdate between Rocket and Leo soon!

Cheers!
Rockets Dad

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Oscar the Jedi! (the cutest Jedi ever!)

I just got an update from Oscar's Mom.  Oscar was a puppy from Dixie's litter, quite some time ago!



Oscar and I are doing great!  We had the annual Halloween dog parade on my street and this year I dressed him up as Yoda and I wore a Princess Leia wig :)  He absolutely hated the yoda ears on his head but he looked so cute and I was at least able to get one good picture before he shook them off his head.  And then we always go trick-or-treating with my nieces in their neighborhood which he loves, he's like a kid in a candy store with his excitement of seeing all of the kids.  My sisters dog was a jail bird and we tried to get a picture of all 4 of them but as you can see it was a little difficult to get them looking at the same time


Monday, November 28, 2016

Fairwell our Beloved Toby!


Toby on Easter Day, April 2010
It is with great sadness that I share with you the passing of our beloved Toby.   He was our faithful companion and family pet for 15 happy years.

Toby came to us at 8 weeks of age.  A skinny scrawny Salt and Pepper Schnauzer . My second daughter (in photo below) was only 3 months old when we got Toby.   It was as if I had twins.  My baby girl and my baby Schnauzer seemed to always be falling asleep on either side of me in my living room chair.

During his early life Toby welcomed 2 more little babies that I brought home from the hospital.   I will never forget when he met a baby for the first time how he would walk around him breathe in all the baby fragrance with deep audible sniffs and then his whole body would wiggle from head to toe as he tried to wag a tail that was hardly there!   He loved everyone, but babies most especially.

July 2015 - My daughter pours out her affection for Toby. 


Toby is clearly smiling in this photo.  He is proud of the children that he helped raise.

I suppose I haven't written much about Toby on this blog since he was never part of our breeding program.   But when I think about it, I realize that it was only because of Toby that we ever decided to breed Schnauzers.  He taught us what a great breed the Schnauzer is for a family pet.
 
In these last several years Toby has been declining.   He spent most of his day sleeping.   He was very hard of hearing, had trouble seeing, was arthritic and slow to move.    It was hard to see him decline.


It is just like nature to mimic our sadness at times.   And so it was a grey drizzly day that Toby passed away.   It kept raining, but we buried him nonetheless.  We thought it would be important for the children to be able to visit his grave and remember that he was a beloved member of our family.

My little boy says his good by, placing 3 doggy bones lovingly on Toby's grave,  


And so on Thanksgiving Day when all the family was together we visited Toby's grave to have our little funeral.   My brother, a priest, was visiting, and presided over the 'ceremony'.  He gave a little good by talk, thanking God for the gift of Toby and recalling our happy times together.  Then my 7 year old put three little biscuits on the grave.  We ended with the hymn, "All Creatures of Our God and King".

Graveside...My eldest son on the left, with Fr O, myself and the youngest.
My eldest daughter with my DH.


 It was a beautiful funeral.  A worthy good by for Man's Best Friend.  I wanted to get a photo of all of us, but several of the kids were too sombre to be part of a photo.  Since I never get photos of my hubby on this blog.... I added the photo above from a more cheerful moment of the day.

Many people have different ideas about what happens to our pets after death.  Some people talk about there dog going to Rainbow Bridge.  I am not sure what that place would be like.   One of my good friends talks about the Great Happy Hunting Grounds in the Sky!   It makes me think of  doggies running through sunny fields chasing rabbits.  I do like that idea.  It makes me smile.

But in all seriousness, I don't think of doggies having their very own place.  When I was a little girl, my Dad told me that if we are very good we will go to heaven.   In heaven there will be no room for sadness.  We will have everything we need to be perfectly happy.   Since our pets make us so happy on earth, then surely they will be with us in heaven.  Even Adam and Eve had animals in the Garden of Eden!  So pets in heaven makes perfect sense to me.  Of course no one knows for sure what things God has planned for us.   I certainly do not claim to be an expert on this matter.  But it sure would be nice to see Toby again some day.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Update on Pukah and Penny

I just received an update from Pukah and Penny's "mom".   What fun it is to hear their news!  Thank you for sending this update!
Pukah (front) and Penny (back)

I can't believe that Penny is almost 11 months old now! She is all grown up and is 16 lbs right now - but we note that she is slightly barrel-shaped so we'll definitely be working on a more svelte figure for her by swimsuit season, ha! I'm pretty sure she could stand to lose a pound or two, so that weight will probably change. As you can see from the picture with me though, she is pretty sure we are trying to starve her to death. Every time I have any food, she crawls up, tries to pretend she's only there to cuddle and groans softly as though the life is slowly draining out of her. I'm not buying it!


Truly though, she is the sweetest little dog I've ever known. Super playful (she drives Pukah crazy!) and really funny - and stubborn! Teaching her to obey has been more challenging than with Pukah but she's really pretty well-behaved anyway (except for that begging!). She and Pukah are fast friends and spend the whole day in a nap/wrestle/nap/wrestle schedule. They are really fun to watch.

As you can see from the other photo, they both like to take their naps with mom - those are my legs under there. I need a bigger chair! 

Have a great Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Update on Bear from Coco and Ricky's litter

I just received an email from Bear's 'mom'.  Bear is an adult Schnoodle from Coco and Ricky's litter.   How great it is to see Bear all grown up!!


Dear Mary,

I can't tell you how much we love Bear.  He will be 1 1/2 tomorrow.  Can't believe it has been that long.  We can never walk with him without kids and adults asking to pet our puppy.  They still think he is a puppy!   He is 14 lbs like his Dad and I think is shaped like him.  He has his Mom's soft fur.  We get so many compliments about how perfect his teeth are.  Seems strange to me...but they are beautiful just like the rest of him...just perfect!










Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Doggy Accessorizing!

White Schnauzers...they match my home decor!
Why buy pillows when Schnauzers work just as well?

Gigi goes home to Stafford, VA

Thanks again to these lovely people who have welcomed a puppy into their home!

Thank you to this awesome family for choosing Gigi!

Bagel goes home to Virginia

Thank you to this sweet family for choosing Bagel!