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

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!

We sell our puppies through our Waiting list. We do not post them on the blog for purchase. If you wish to be contacted with updates on the next litter email me at GrowingPuppies@gmail.com

Update: We are so excited for our winter puppies. I also hope for a litter in Summer 2018.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Basic Grooming Tools

A few people have asked what they should get for grooming their puppy.  Here are the grooming tools that I would not do without.,,

1.  Blunt nose Scissors.

You have to have these to keep the fur trimmed at the corner of the puppies eyes.  Even if you take your pup to a professional groomer, these will come in handy in between visits.  Never use pointed scissors near the puppies eyes.

 2. Soft Slicker Brush. 

You want a slicker brush that is not going to scratch your puppies skin.  Run the brush along your arm to see how it feels so you know how it will feel on the puppy.   A small brush is good for all over daily bushing.  It is important that your puppy get use to being brushed long before he is in desperate need of it. I chose the small li'l pals brush because it has a small head for a little body.

3. Nail Clippers.   Clipping a puppies nails is not difficult.  Just clip a small bit off the tip and you shouldn't clip the wick.  There are numerous instructional pictures on the internet.  Your vet can instruct you on this as well.

4..  As the puppy gets older, his fur will get thicker and you will occasionally find matts and knots in his fur.  Check under the legs and behind the ears for matts.   When my dogs need serious attention the following tools are what I find indespensible....

  The scissors shown are good quality hair cutting scissors.  I bought mine from a hair dresser supply store.  I believe buying the highest quality scissor you can find will pay for itself in the long run.  The blades need to stay sharp for a long time.

  The comb in the picture is called a greyhound comb.When your puppies fur gets really long and thick, you will need a serious comb like this one.  This is the comb I have and I love it.

 A good quality slicker brush.   This particular slicker brush is the absolute best for getting matts out of fur.

Pull the fur forward and brush out small sections at a time.  If you find a knot, hold the know with the comb, or your fingers and gently work out the pieces for hair from below the knot.  When you have removed as much fur as possible, if a knot still remains, then you can cut the last bit of knot out with the scissors.   Patience and gentleness is the key.  Treat your puppy periodically to keep the experience positive.   But don't let your puppy squirm away during grooming.  Make grooming sessions short and often and he will become more patient with the process over time.

For more information on the best Dog Clippers do a search on the blog for Andis and the post on the Andis Clippers should come up.

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