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.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Update on Timing of Next Schnoodle Litter

Loveable Coco is as cute as ever!
Hi all!

I hope you are having a wonderful summer!  I am sorry that I have not written an update on what is happening with the doggies lately.  I have actually been super busy redecorating the puppy/office room.  I ripped up the carpet, installed a new floor (by myself!) and got some used furniture.  I am currently in the process of painting my old bookshelf to freshen the place up a bit.  (...and it is a BIG bookshelf).  I still have a ways to go before I have completed all my ideas for the space.  But really the best part, as far as the puppies go, is that the room has waterproof flooring.  So my dogs can whelp in that room and raise their litters there.  And that AWFUL ugly carpet is no more.  Yah!   I will put up a post to show the before and after, when the room is finished.  These things take a while for me because I am doing it all myself with the help of Craigslist and several cans of paint. 

 So what is the status of our next litter?  Well, we are STILL waiting for Coco to come into heat.  It has been 8 months since her first heat....so she has longer spaces than Dixie did.  That often happens with smaller breeds.  My friend who raises Shih Tzus has 10 months between their heats. I do hope Coco is not quite that long.  But it is all up to Mother Nature!

So please be patient.  I am not checking my email too much since I doing so many things this summer.  But I will certainly let you know when I breed Coco!

Thanks for your patience!    ----Mary

...Coco loves to give kisses!

Kiss puppies NOT boys, dear daughter!

LIAM'S Best Puppy Product Picks ....and 1 year update!

Hi Mary,

Happy June!  The pups are 1 year old.  How time flies!  Liam is doing very well.  He started his Canine Good Citizen training last week.  We are hoping he will be a model citizen by the end of the summer. Ha ha!  He is still struggling a bit with the barking, but it has improved a lot over time with clicker training and the citronella bark collar.

Poor Liam got Kennel Cough from daycare in April, but it was a mild case because he had been vaccinated.  His cough lasted about a week. The vet told me the vaccine is only about 80% effective.  Liam also got his first tick bite.  Ticks are out in crazy numbers this year!  He has been vaccinated for Lyme and tested negative at the vet for Lyme as well.  Having a good vet really does put your mind at ease.

Liam is at his adult size.  His height and length have not changed at all since his 7 month measurements but he has put on a few pounds, weighing in at 20 lbs even.  Here is his growth over time for future puppy parents...

Liam's favorite game is fetch.  He could literally play for hours on end.  I am so happy the weather is FINALLY NICE so we can play, go for bike rides, and really enjoy being outside.  He is such a great dog, so smart and lovable.  We are so thankful to have him in our family.

I also wanted to send you a list of puppy products that I absolutely LOVE and have helped make the past year much easier as a new dog owner.

1) Petsafe Easy Walk Dog Harness (small) - has helped significantly with loose leash walking and making our walks more enjoyable..

2) Winter Coat for cold Boston winters, and Tummy Warmer for fall/spring/rain.  As well as the Rubber Booties that I wrote about in a past letter. These can be purchased from K9Apparel.

3) Chuck it - will save your shoulder and tire your pooch.

4) Bike Tow Leash - excellent way to tire out your puppy.

5) Neater Feeder - for some reason Liam has a tendency to bury or cover up his food and water, which became a very MESSY endeavor.  This product saved me from cleaning dog food off my floor daily.

6. Petsafe Elite Little Dog Spray Bark Collar - citronella collar has improved barking in the house substantially.

7)  Chews like hooves and bully sticks, as well as treats like the ones in your shop, and we also like Spot Farms Hickory Smoked Turkey Bacon treats because I can break them up really small.

I realize some of these products are on the expensive side, but I just wanted to share them because they have helped me significantly as a new puppy mama.  So excited to follow the new litters! Talk soon!

Yours, Erin

Thank you so much for all your recommendations, Erin!    We appreciate that you have tried these products out so we know that they work!   Sometimes just knowing a product exists is half the battle!  And I think most of us would agree that is is definitely worth getting the right products to make our lives with our dogs better.   So thank you again, for your thoughtfulness in taking the time to share them with us!   
Best wishes to you!