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 Spring litters that are arriving in June. Now is a great time to get on the Waiting list.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Possible Colors in our upcoming Schnoodle Litter

Phantom is the term for two-tone color
I wrote in a recent post about how you get beautiful Apricot colors from the breeding of a Red to a White.  Although this is very true....There is so much more that I was about to discover.  This is my first litter with this combination, so I have continued to research genetics to get as much information for my customers as possible.  

Genetics is very confusing to say the least...especially with color because White actually is a 'mask' over many other colors.  For this reason, our White Dixie can throw Phantoms (a two tone color) and Blacks.  White is also a 'lightening' color which lightens the red color to apricot.  And sometimes changing to white!

To make it all more confusing, the puppies coat may or may not lighten as it matures.

I consulted with another breeder of Schnoodles and she confirmed that in her experience of breeding Reds to white the color is a wait and see proposition!   "You will get some of the sires color and some of the dams color. Red and white can give you anything from apricots to reds that fade to whites. Sometimes the colors will revert to the base color...and you will get a litter of blacks. It is just a gene toss. Sometimes I get phantoms....sometimes I don't."

 I hope everyone is as excited as I am.  I have found that a combination of color gives my customers a variety of choices.  In 2009 Dixie gave birth to 7 white puppies. In 2010 she birthed 3 white, 1 Salt n'Pepper and 1 black.
It will be so much fun to help Dixie birth her puppies, not knowing where the color genes will fall.  It's like opening gift on Christmas morning!  And you know they will all be beautiful!

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