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

Litter Update: Crystal is expecting a litter in mid February.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Update on LIa at 11 months old


This is Lia the Schnoodle who lives in Miami, FL.   She is from Winnie and Ricky's litter.   Her owner has this to say, "Best decision we ever made.  She is fantastic!"    Isn't Lia super cute!   She has Winnie's face....looks very much like sister Ginger.   Lia was the lightest puppy in her litter.   Isn't she a pretty champagne color! 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Black Schnoodle puppy

This is what the puppy below will look like at 3 months of age.  This is a puppy from Phantasia & Ricky  litter 2018

    UPDATE:   This Puppy has found his forever home!

Phantasia's boy puppy at 8 weeks of age


This little fellow is the sweetest little puppy you will ever meet.   Full of love, playfulness, and personality.   He takes after his mother, Phantasia, who is exceptionally sweet and loving.  She is very special and her puppies share that exceptional personality..  The blue photo above is his 8 week photo.

This Schnoodle puppy is SOLD.  He comes from quality breeding lines.  His Mother, Phantasia, is an AKC  Black and Silver Schnauzer. Phantasia's parents were OFA certified for Heart and Knees.   Ricky, the AKC registered Poodle father, had the recommended genetic testing for PRA, which is specific for Poodles.   Both of the parents are exceptionally healthy dogs with wondeful friendly temperaments.

The orange photos below are the 6 week photos.
Contact me today at GrowingPuppies@gmail.com if you would like to find out more about this lovely little male Schnoodle puppy.

Boy Schnoodle 6 weeks of age.
 







Thursday, September 26, 2019

Are Schnoodles Good for Allergies?

When people contact me to purchase a Schnoodle it seems that most of my customers are coming to me because they have heard that Schnoodles are good for allergies.    Although I cannot guarantee the results for each individual person, I can at least tell you that none of my customers have reported a problem with any of the puppies from my litters.  So I asked several of my customers to fill out a survey to give me some feedback about their experience with allergies and Schnoodles.  Here are the responses....

RESPONSE #1
1)  Do you or another family member have allergies to dogs.   If so is it an adult or child (age of child) 

 I do have allergies, but I have not had a problem with my Schnoodle.

]2)  What symptoms does the allergic individual normally have around the typical dog.  Please be as detailed as you are able.  

Mine is mostly nasal congestion and Sinus problems.

3)  What symptoms does the allergic individual experience around your Schnoodle dog from Growing Puppies?  (Please be as detailed as possible.  Or state none if there are no symptoms)

None

4)  Would you recommend a Schnoodle to a friend who as allergies?

Absolutely

5)  What other comments would you like to share with people that have allergies?

When my boys were growing up we had a poodle.  The allergist said that the dog isn't always the problem but that dust can be carried in the dogs fur.  I have not had any problems with Bear.
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RESPONSE #2

   Hi, Mary!  Hope you are doing well.  The answers to the survey questions are below.  George is continuing to be such an awesome puppy.  He completed 3 weeks of puppy obedience school, and is such a joy to be around!  The care you put into choosing the right kind of dogs to breed is very evident in George’s temperament and intelligence.

1.  1)  Do you or another family member have allergies to dogs.   If so is it an adult or child?   Yes; my 11-year-old son is allergic to dogs

2. What symptoms does the allergic individual normally have around the typical dog?  
 He breaks out in hives if certain dogs lick him; the dander of other dogs bothers him enough to cause hives.

3.  What symptoms does the allergic individual experience around your Schnoodle dog from Growing Puppies?  None!

4.   Would you recommend a Schnoodle to a friend who as allergies?  We would definitely recommend a Schnoodle

5.  What other comments would you like to share with people that have allergies?
 We have had no problems with allergies since we brought our Schnoodle home.  My son is able to roll around with him, cuddle with him, let him lick him, and have him in his bed without any allergic symptoms.
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 RESPONSE #3
 
We'd be glad to share with you our experience with our schnoodle, Ginger.  Our son is our allergic child.  He is 8 years old (he was 7 when we got Ginger).  His typical reaction to dogs of many different kinds was swelling/watering eyes, sneezing, extremely stuffy nose, sometimes hives and asthma attacks.  With Ginger, if he has any reactions at all, it has been much milder... like, an itchy eye and maybe a little stuffiness or sneezing.  But, even this has seemed to only happen with facial contact with her fur or saliva (when he wrestles or snuggles with her).  He doesn't seem to have any problems with her being in the house, on the furniture, or with petting her with his hands.  We have had better success by keeping her hair groomed on the shorter side and by brushing and bathing her regularly (I think this basically just helps with any environmental allergens/pollen that may attach to her fur when she's outside).  

We have loved Ginger!  She's been a lively and fun addition to our family, especially good at snuggling by the fireplace this time of year, and we feel like we've made no sacrifices on the allergy/health front either!


Thanks for contacting us!

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RESPONSE #4

1)  Do you or another family member have allergies to dogs? 

Adult.  I have allergies

2) What symptoms does the allergic individual normally have around the typical dog?

Typical symptoms are runny nose and watery eyes, which is generally made worse by being scratched.

3) What symptoms does the allergic individual experience around your Schnoodle?

I have not experienced any allergic symptoms around Wrigley and when I am around other dogs, I still have symptoms.

4) If you have allergic symptoms, what do you find helps reduce the symptoms?  N/A

5) Would you recommend a Schnoodle to a friend who as allergies?

Absolutely!  I picked this breed because I had a dog that I was allergic to my entire childhood.

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Thanks you to all of you who responded to this survey!  Please feel free to keep my updated on your experience with owning a Schnoodle especially as it relates to your allergies.  This information will help future people to know if a Schnoodle is good for them.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Woody Update!

I took this photo of Woody (Zoey's May 2017 litter) over the weekend and just wanted to share ❤️ He's adorable and has been an amazing family member since the day we brought him home!


Some updates from Crystals puppies

If you haven't joined our Growing Puppies Schnoodles page on Facebook, you really should.   All I ask is that if you are not one of my puppy customers that you refrain from posting your doggy photos.  This group is to share updates from our Schnoodle puppies for our customers or future customers. 

Anyway, I browsed the Facebook page and found a bunch of photo updates from Crystals litter and decided to share them now.

Below:
A re-schnunion of Schnoodle siblings - L-R: Asta (Winnie’s December ‘18 litter) Nigel and brother Lafitte (Crystal’s July ‘18 litter) - Lafitte is visiting the Barkshires for two weeks and they all play each evening w/ a very understanding older schnoodle buddy Ollie.

Asta (Winnie's litter),  Nigel (Crystals litter), and Lafitte (Crystal's litter) enjoy a play date in MA.

(Below) Don’t want to leave Ollie out of this schnoodle-canoodle!


Mushka
(Below)  Lilly in her Easter dress (Crystals litter) 
Lilly at 4 months old

(Below)  We are so grateful that the weather is finally warming up here in CT so we can take her out more. She is 5 months now and doing great. She’ll be graduating from her puppy class this week. She’s super smart and caught on very quickly. As you can see, she’s a happy puppy
Penny in CT


Ginny
Ginny at 7 months is the sweetest pup!  (Ginny lives in Ontario)

Friday, March 29, 2019

6 week Schnoodle Puppies - Crystals litter

   What is really amazing about the 6th week of a puppies life ...

is how playful they become.  Suddenly the puppies are all alive with energy and fun.  They are running around, eating puppy food, wrestling with one another and playing with toys. 

The puppies have entered the Litter Socialization stage where the puppies time together is super important.   They learn about puppy play and how to interact with one another.   People socialization is also important at this age, ...but the majority of their time is spent playing together.   We wouldn't want to take a puppy away from his litter at this age.  At this point they have finally reached the developmental. ability to have serious puppy play time, but it only lasts for a few weeks before they have to go home.

This week is the official "weaning of the litter" when Crystal has stopped nursing her puppies.  The puppies are now eating dry puppy food, and drinking well from a bowl. The puppies sharp teeth are coming in and they are teething. 

Crystal still likes to check up on her babies.   And when she enters the room to sniff them through the pen, I immediately know something is up.  From the other room I hear the high pitch squeals (and you would be amazed how loud those little lungs can squeal!)  and I am a sucker every time.  I think, "Oh oh!   Something is wrong!"   I run in to check on the litter, and there she is.   Crystal kissing her babies through the pen.   And the babies are screeching like the world is coming to an end!   Feed me!   Feed me!

You might have experienced this in your own life....its just kids being kids.  ....I am hungry mom.  I haven't eaten in years!.....  But child, you have a bowl full of food!....  I am not hungry for that food!    Ha ha!    Babies are Babies folks.    So Mom sees that the kids are doing fine and goes back to her business and the puppies go back to playing and forget that they were starving just one minute before.  The nursery becomes peaceful once more.   It is pretty funny!

But I know you are waiting for to see photos!!!   So enough of the chatter.  Here are the puppies...looking like little angels.









Thursday, March 7, 2019

4 week Old Crystal Puppies

Crystals puppies

Tobias 

           Can you believe how much these little Schnoodle puppies grow in just one week!   Last week they were barely walking and now they are very sturdy on their feet!    This week begins the critical social time when they are learning to socialize with other puppies.   Play fighting is how they play.   They growl and bite (with toothless bites!)  and climb on one another.   They can even sound agressive in their pathetic little way....but it is all very innocent puppy play.   It is like slow motion really, since they are still not super agile.
 
            This week the Schnoodle puppies awake time is increasing but the majority of their day is still spent sleeping or eating.   Mom is not nursing them as often as she did when they were younger.   So it is a good time to start them on Puppy food, wet into soft mush.   Their teeth are just starting to come in, so they are not ready for dry food just yet.

              I will post more everyday photos when I am able.   This is the last litter until the summer.   If you are ready for a spring Schnoodle Puppy, there are only few puppies still available.  See my website for  Available Puppies

Henry





Thursday, February 28, 2019

2.5 week old Crystal puppies


Crystal's Boys:

I waited to take the puppies two week photos until their eyes were completely open.   This is such a big week for our little babies!   Their eyes open and they gain better focus every day.  Their ears are also opening and suddenly they are able to investigate the world around them!   Of course that always means they are climbing out of the Puppy Pool.    So I move them to a Puppy Pen as soon as they hit the 2 week mark.

The puppies have no teeth yet, and are still nursing exclusively.   The bulk of their day is spent sleeping with little awake times when they practice walking and strengthening their neck and legs.  We have to hold them up for their photos because they would otherwise put their chins on the blanket.  And look how precious are those sweet little faces!   They just get cuter every day, and we wonder if that is even possible!

Tobias - Green collar

Henry - blue collar


The Girls:
Bijou, Bon Bon and Lily

Bijou

Bon Bon

Lily

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Woody in the Winter Wonderland!


Such a beautiful photo from one of our Schnoodle families!