A 1 -year-old female schnoodle
|Foundation stock||Schnauzer, poodle,|
|Variety status||Not recognized as a standardized breed by any major kennel club.|
|Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)|
A schnoodle is a domestic dog. It is a cross between a schnauzer and a poodle. Due to this cross-breed, the schnoodle is consided to be a hypoallergenic dog breed. Schnoodle is a portmanteau combining the two breed names.
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Schnoodles are usually a cross of the smaller breeds of schnauzer and poodle. As such, the weight of an adult schnoodle can range from 10-80 pounds. Giant Schnoodles, the larger breed created by the pairing of a Standard Poodle and Giant Schnauzer, can weigh between 65 and up to 85 or 90 pounds for the largest of adult males. Schnoodles may possess the rough hair and strong body shape of the schnauzer, or the thinner shape and the curly hair of the poodle, or any combination of these characteristics.
Crossbreed status and recognition
Breed associations such as the AKC, the UKC, and the CKC, do not recognize the schnoodle, or any other designer cross, as a breed. However, some major kennel clubs do accept registration of crossbreed and mixed-breed dogs for performance events such as agility and obedience. As with many other designer crosses, the popularity of schnoodles has led to a rise in puppy mills selling this cross.
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