Schoodle

Description

The Schoodle is a hybrid breed that is developed by crossing a Poodle with a Miniature Schnauzer. Since the breed’s parents two separate pure breed dogs, its appearance may vary. It is typically a small breed with a long head. Its ears are usually triangular in shape and set above eye level. The ears typically fold down toward the face. The limbs of this breed are short, but well muscled. The front legs are straight and the back legs are angular. The coat may have one of two distinct characteristics or a combination of both. The coat is either short and wiry or medium length and curly.

Temperament

The Schoodle has a temperament that may vary. It is usually a lively, obedient, and sociable breed. Some types that follow the Poodle parent may have a willful nature. It is generally a good companion for children. This breed barks and makes an effective watchdog. Some types that follow the Schnauzer line are effective guard dogs. This breed may show aggression when interacting with other dogs, including those that live in its same household.

Height and Weight

The Schoodle is about 8-14 inches tall and weighs about 8-15 pounds.

Health Problems

Like most hybrid breeds, the Schoodle is generally a very healthy breed. The health problems that afflict this breed are not predictable.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Schoodle is a breed that is appropriate for indoor living.

Exercise

The Schoodle is an energetic breed that requires daily opportunities for exercise. If it resides indoors, this breed will generally remain active, however, it will appreciate a daily walk with its owner.

Life Expectancy

Determining the life expectancy of a breed is only possible when it has been in existence for many years. The Schoodle is a hybrid breed that has only existed since the 21st century.

Litter Size

The Schoodle may have as few as 3 and as many as 7 puppies.

Grooming

Maintaining the coat of the Schoodle usually involves regular brushing, occasional washing, and clipping. Brushing the coat is most important for this breed because it will help to prevent the coat from becoming matted, which can result in the breed having to be completely shaved.

Origin

The Scoodle originates in the United States.

Group

NA

Color

The most common shades for the Schoodle include white and black. The breed may also have a combination coat of silver and black.