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 they have been using a Ugodog Potty tray from 4 to 8 weeks. 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. To reserve your spot on the Waiting List requires a $250 deposit. If you have any questions please email me at GrowingPuppies@gmail.com

Visit www.SchnoodlePuppy.weebly.com for more information on buying a puppy.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Bianca's Puppy Story - Our First and Last Toy Schnauzer litter

Bianca the Mother of our Litter
            It was the day after Christmas when I realized that Bianca was ready to breed and I needed to take her to visit her stud right away.   Since Bianca only weighs 6.5 lbs (a Tiny Toy size)  there was no way I could breed her with my Miniature Poodle studs.    So I had lined up a Red Toy Poodle (Jujube) ....to produce Tiny Schnoodle puppies.   I had also lined up Sebastian, a 7 lb Toy Schnauzer, to produce Toy Schnauzer puppies. 

When I plan a litter, I always line up two studs in case one stud is not available when my female is ready.   As it turned out, the Toy Poodle was not available, so I defaulted to Toy Schnauzers.

 My family was thrilled.   After many years of Apricot Schnoodles it was great to look forward to Schnauzer puppies again.   And since these were Toy Schnauzers they were sure to be small and cute.....much smaller than the Miniature Schnauzers I use to breed.

The different color would be fun too.  Bianca is White and has a Phantom father, and Sebastian is a Smokey color, with Phantom parents.  So I figured there was a good chance we would have Phantom, and Salt n Pepper puppies.

Sebastian the Sire of our Litter

As it turned out Bianca had 1 girl and 2 boys.  I would say the girl is a Salt n Pepper, and the boys look like darker Salt n Pepper.   Honestly I don't know what you call that beautiful shades of Black,  tan and silver that make up their coats.   All I know is they are going to grow into real beauties.    Both parents have gorgeous coat.  And the fur on these puppies is already super soft and thick. 

When I first brought Bianca home she was the same size as Coco, the Toy Schnauzer who I retired last Spring.   Coco grew to be 10 - 11 lbs.  And though Coco was small, she had a sturdy frame, and wide hips and never had any trouble delivering puppies.   Bianca on the other hand, never got bigger than 7 lbs.  Her hips looked considerably smaller than Coco.  I was concerned about her ability to safely deliver puppies.   Sure enough, even though I chose a similar sized Schnauzer for her stud, her delivery did not go smoothly.  Her first puppy got stuck, and she ended up going to the vet for a Cesarian section.  This is the end of her breeding career.   I don't want to risk having another litter with her after that.

I have learned from this experience.   As much as I would have loved to buy a dog similar to Coco,  I am going to be much more careful about buying females that fit into the Miniature Schnauzer conformation guidelines..   It just doesn't make sense for a small breeder like myself to have females that are not able to breed safely with my Miniature stud dogs.

Nonetheless, we sure enjoyed having these adorably Toy Puppies while we had them.   When the puppies went home they were just over 2 lbs each.  They were absolutely precious and we are excited to see what beautiful dogs they grow to be!

Dolce the female on Easter, is just over 7 weeks of age.

Armani is just over 7 weeks

Armani is now named Cosmo

Another Photo of Dolce

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

SOLD - Toy Schnauzer - Smokey

UPdate:  All Schnauzers are SOLD.

Thank you!

This little fellow is the last available puppy from our Winter/Spring litters.
This Toy Schnauzer named Smokey is a megacoated puppy.  That means he has a super dense and soft coat.  He will be absolutely beautiful.

His parents were both DNA tested and were cleared of all 159 disease mutations that are tested by Wisdom Health Labs. 

Smokey comes with AKC papers and pedigree.  If interested in breeding rights you must discuss this before purchase.

Smokey is currently projected to be 6 lbs from the weight charts.  His mother Bianca is 7 lbs.  His Dad, Sabastian is 8 lbs. 

Smokely is 5 weeks old and will be able to go home at 8 weeks on April 21, 2020.

Smokey is selling for $2800.   Contact me at GrowingPuppies@gmail.com if interested.  Put the word Smoeky in the title so I know that you are wanting information on this Tiny Toy Schnauzer.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Gingers Puppies at 7 weeks - SOLD






Saturday, February 22, 2020

Ginger Puppies - 1 week old F1b Schnoodles

Ginger's litter is just over 1 week old now.  Although they have past the early days that are the most critical time for their survival, I still keep a close eye on them every day. 

There are 2 boys that are larger and tend to push out the smallest boy when nursing.   Likewise there are 2 larger girls that tend to push out the smallest girl while nursing.   So the big puppies are getting fat faster, and the little puppies are not gaining weight as quickly.   I am not a big fan of "survival of the fittest", so I have no hesitation putting the 2 little puppies on Mom before the bigger puppies have a chance to push their way into the cafeteria line.    Then I check in on the litter periodically to make sure the little ones were not pushed aside again.   Its hard for little puppies to compete with puppies that are twice their size.   But I will keep advocating for these little ones and I am confident they will do fine.

Below are the 1 week photos of the litter.  Please note that the size of each image varies, so it is really not possible to judge relative size from these little pictures.

One might think that being so young, that these puppies would keep still for a picture.  In fact these are very active little creatures.  I am just happy to get a photo at this squirmy age.   They will change so much in the next few weeks.

Boy 1 - Small
Boy 2 - Large
Boy 3 - Large

Girl 1 - Small

Girl 2 - Large
Girl 3 - Large

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Toy Schnauzer puppies....starting Waiting List now!

Announcing our first litter of TOY Schnauzers due next week!   These litters are small so if you are interested in one of these puppies do not wait to contact me.  The puppies will not last long once I list them for sale.

This is a litter from Bianca and Sebastian.    Bianca is a 7 lbn AKC white Schnauzer and Sebastian is an 8 lb, AKC Salt and Pepper Schnauzer.    These puppies will all be TOY Schnauzer babies, around 6 - 7 lbs.

This photo at left, shows Bebe (Bianca) taken a few days ago.  I trimmed her with a Puppy cut in preparation for whelping the litter.   This puppy cut makes her look like a baby again!!! 

Below are a few photos of Sebastian in his Winter Coat.   He is a super sweet dog, and he has a gorgeous coat....even though he needs a trim in these photos!

Below is a photo of Bianca (7 lbs) with Snowy (pink collar) and Winnie (blue collar)  my 15 and 17 lb Schnauzers.  You can see how small these Toy dogs are.  They are not delicate, but they are great to carry in a tote, or on an airplane.

The photos below are Bebe with full grown furnishings.  If you like the elegant look the parents of this litter both have the mega coat which translate to thick gorgeous fur!

We are so excited for this litter!   They will be adorable puppies!

Congratulations to Ginger!

Congratulations to Ginger and Jasper on their first litter of F1b Schnoodle puppies.   There are 3 boys and 3 girls and they are already reserved from my Waiting List.  These lucky customers are going to be getting some adorable puppies!  I cannot wait until the fur starts to grow in!

Ginger is over the moon with her new litter of puppies.   She runs around trying to tell us about them, and always with a big grin on her face!   My dogs are at their happiest when they have puppies!

Friday, January 31, 2020

Losing Crystal

I have struggled for a long time to write this post.   It has been about 6 months since we lost our beloved Crystal  and the memories of this terrible tragedy are just so hard to reflect on that I have not been able to find the words to write about it.  However, this blog is also an important part of remembering my dogs, and so is important for me to say good bye and share a few photo memories.

I will be brief about what happened.  Crystal was bitten by a Copperhead snake in August, two weeks before her last litter, and although the veterinary did everything he could for her.  He could not save her.  Her decline came so quickly and we were totally unprepared for her loss.

Crystal at 8 weeks old

Anyone who knew Crystal, knew that she was a special dog.  She had the most amazing personality I have ever seen in a dog.   She was just so incredibly sweet and loving to everyone she met, whether they were family or stranger.   She just LOVED everyone so much.   

When we had visitors she would jump in their lap and throw herself back in their arms like a baby and fall fast asleep.   It was so endearing.  Everyone wanted to take her home!

When she left this earth, she had not yet reached her 3rd birthday.  Although her time with us was short she touched our hearts.  We will always treasure the memory of Crystal! 

Friday, January 10, 2020

UK Kennel Club now restricting Registration of Merle dogs

Today I came across an article in the Canine Chronical that
"The Kennel Club has announced that it will no longer accept registration application for merle-colored dogs in breeds where there is no documented evidence of the color having been well established over a sustained period."

I am glad that this British Registry is getting stricter on poor breeding practices.  This will help to discourage bad breeders from introducing the merle genes into their breeding lines in breeds, like the Schnauzer and poodle, that do not carry merle in its genetic background.

The puppy pictured above is not a Schnauzer.  The merle pattern indicates that it has Australian Shepherd in its geneology.

In other words, there is no such thing as a Merle Schnauzer or Poodle.   If someone has a Schnauzer with blue eyes, then it has another breed mixed into its lineage.  For instance some Schnauzer breeders breed in Australian Shepherd into their breeding lines to get the Merle look.  The same goes for blue eyed poodles or poodles with the merle patterned coat (see photo above)

What a terrible gene is the Merle!   What good breeder would want their dogs to carry this gene?  "the effects of the merle allele (M) are not confined to coat patterning and it is known that there can be an increased risk of impaired hearing and sight associated with it.  Particularly in dogs that are homozygous for M (dogs that carry two copies of the M allele)

Dr Tom Lewis, Genetics and Research Manager of the Kennel Club, added:  "The causal merle variant is dominant, so shows itself whenever it is present - even as a single copy.   Therefore, in most breeds, we know it cannot have been present 'under the radar', as can be the case for some recessive variants.  As a result, merle cannot suddenly 'emerge' in a breed after many years.  This is why the Kennel Club is able to take this position in relation to merle as the situation is relatively straight forward, unlike the vast majority of other colors"

So many Schnoodle buyers looking for a unique puppy are fascinated by the blue eyes or mottled coat of the merle puppy.   They do not know that the puppy is not a simple Schnauzer Poodle mix...rather that it has some other breed(s) mixed in.  When buying a Schnoodle people may be less careful about the parentage of the dogs that the puppy was bred from.   The problem is that the merle is a dangerous gene and is being bred through unscrupulous breeding practices.  So merle traits should be a RED flag to any puppy buyer.

Read more at 
CanineChronicle.com article

Friday, January 3, 2020

Christmas Morning with our Dogs

When Winnie was a puppy her favorite game with Annie was playing with her PIG toy. But over the years the Pig disappeared somewhere in the woods.   This year Annie gifted Winnie another PIG and Winnie was thrilled to play this game again. 

Thursday, December 26, 2019

First kiss