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The Giant Schnoodle
Schnoodle - Schnauzer
Poodle + Giant Schnauzer = Giant Schnoodle
The Giant Schnoodle is a hybrid bred dog that comes from a mix
of two different breeds
The Giant Schnauzer and Poodle.
The coat of the Giant Schnoodle generally comes in black with (sometimes) patches of white.
The coat is thick, but soft with curls.
The Giant Schnoodle is known for it's keen way of picking up on social situations
and responding to them accordingly.
The Giant Schnoodle is also known for their enjoyment in activity.
They love to play, but are exceptionally gentle.
Additionally, the Giant Schnoodle tends to lose focus sometimes and easily distracted,
especially when other animals are present.
Giant Schnoodles are affectionate.
They bond closely with their owners.
Due to the Giant Schoodle's inability to stay focused at times, training can be difficult.
The best training for a Giant Schnoodle should be calm and consistent.
Generally age will help this temperament, though it will still require plenty of daily exercise and walks.
The Giant Schnoodle requires daily walks with time to play.
This breed loves the outdoors and may begin to act out if not given the proper amount of exercise.
Although, Giant Schnoodles do not typically chew on property, chew toys are recommended for entertainment.
Feathers And Fleece Farm Giant Schnoodles are happy, loyal, and intelligent dogs.
They are protective of their family and great companions.
Giant Schnoodles can have the suspicious attitude toward people and dogs, but some may not
depending on the genetic "dice roll."
A Giant Schnoodle can have a strong temperament, but are normally loving and loyal to it's people.
As with every dog, Giant Schnoodles need clear socialization in the beginning stages of their life.
Feathers & Fleece promises exposure to different people, sights, sounds, and overall experiences in order
to socialize your pup as best as we can.
This socialization will ensure that your Giant Schnoodle puppy grows to be a great dog and companion.
Enrolling him into a puppy kindergarten class is a great way to keep your pup growing in all aspects.
Inviting visitors over regularly and taking him to parks are great ways to keep your dog well socialized.
Giant Schnoodle History
The Giant Schnoodle was developed in the 1980's when the interest in Poodle crosses began to rise.
The original goal from producing the Schnoodle was to create a low-shedding and low-dander family dog.
Although the Giant Schnoodle has not reached popularity in "designer" breeds, there is an increasing demand
for Giant Schnoodle puppies.
Schnoodles can suffer from separation anxiety when alone for long periods of time.
This can lead to excessive barking and destructive behavior.
Giant Schnoodles are not a noisy breed, but if they become bored or feel alone, they may begin the habit.
Once this habit starts, it is important to stop it quickly before it grows worse... And it will.
Feathers And Fleece Giant Schnoodles are low to non-shedding dogs.
The Giant Schnoodle coat is meant to resemble the Schnauzer puppy, soft and wavy.
First generation litters typically keep the soft and wavy coat throughout their lifetime.
The coat should not be wiry like an adult Schnauzer nor have tight curls like an adult Poodle.
Second generation Giant Schnoodles are more likely to have either the wiry coat of a Schnauzer
or the tight curls of a Poodle.
Schnoodles look terrific with beards, like their Schnauzer parent.
You can keep it clean by trimming it often and cleaning it after meals.
The amount of grooming depends on the coat of the individual Schnoodle.
If your Giant Schnoodle has the wavy coat, you might brush once or twice a week to prevent tangles.
You should also bathe them when needed to keep the coat soft.
The best time to brush is right after a bath.
Drying the coat with a regular hair dryer can prevent from getting mats.
A Giant Schnoodle with the wiry coat should not need as much grooming.
Even so, weekly brushing and trimming is best for tidiness.
A Giant Schnoodle with the Poodle coat needs regular brushing and should be clipped every 6-8 weeks.
No matter what coat your Giant Schnoodle has, check the ears once a week for dirt, redness, or a bad odor
that can indicate an infection.
Wiping them out weekly with a cotton ball dampened with gentle, pH-blanced ear cleaner can prevent problems.
Your Schnoodle's teeth should be brushed at least 2-3 times a week to remove tartar buildup.
If you want to prevent gum disease and bad breath, daily brushing should do the trick.
Their nails should be trimmed regularly if not worn down naturally.
If you can hear them clicking on the floor, they're too long.
Short, neatly trimmed nails will keep you from being scratched when your Giant Schnoodle
decides to greet you with a jumping hug.
Grooming should be done as soon as you receive your puppy in order to begin accustoming your
Schnoodle to being touched and brushed.
Handle his paws frequently and look inside his ears and mouth.
Grooming should be a positive experience ending with rewards and praise.
As you groom, check for sores, rashes, or signs of infection as mentioned earlier in the ears, or inflammation
on the skin and feet or in the ears, nose, mouth, and eyes.
Ears should smell good without too much wax or gunk inside and eyes should be clear with no redness or discharge.
A careful weekly exam should help you spot potential health problems early.
At Feathers And Fleece Farm we check all adult dogs weekly for any sign of ear or eye issues, and check puppies daily.