Frequently Asked Questions

A non-refundable $300 deposit is required to place a reservation. Final price is $2200-$3500, depending on color, size, and markings.

About Schnoodles

➤  What generation of Schnoodles do you breed?

We breed either Poodle to Giant Schnauzer, or a Schnoodle to Schnoodle, where both Schnoodle parents were from a poodle & giant Schnauzer cross. None of the parents are related in our pairings.

➤  Do Schnoodles shed?

Our Schnoodle puppies are non-shedding. We use non-shedding Poodles and American-coat Schnauzers as our parent breeds.

➤  How often do Schnoodles need to be groomed?

Our Schnoodles have a very soft wavy coat that does not mat easy. They can go 3 months between groomings with out a problem. If you prefer a short-cut look, you will have to have them groomed more often.

➤  How do Schnoodles get along with other animals?

Our Schnoodles do wonderful with other pets, including cats, and are raised with pets of all sizes. You do need to give the new puppy at least two weeks to adapt with a dog that is already in your home.

➤  How long can Schnoodles be left alone at home?

They can stay at home while you are at work. They will learn the routine and become fine with your schedule.

➤  How much exercise do Schnoodles need?

Schnoodles love long walks, or even runs. We do not take ours for walks much, but they live on our 9 acres so they get energy out that way. Schnoodles are not very high-strung, and make great therapy dogs! Many of our puppies have gone to homes for this reason and have done wonderfully. Some have even been in the newspaper.

➤  What are the best training methods for Schnoodles?

Schnoodles are very intelligent and are not hard to train. I recommend to take them to obdedience classes, but it’s not needed if you have the time to work on that yourself.

➤  How big do Schnoodles get?

It depends on the size of the parents. Our parent dogs range from 10lbs – 100lbs.

Buying from Angela's Schnoodles

➤  How do I reserve a puppy?

In order to hold the next pick on any litter, a $300 non-refundable deposit is required. If you change your mind about the litter you chose, (due to color, size, wanting to wait, etc) you may transfer your reservation to another litter, or a wait for a future litter.

➤  Do you provide a contract?

We provide a breeding contract that outlines breeder and buyer responsibilies. This includes a 1-year health guarenteees, with extends to two years if you keep your pups on "NuVet" vitamins.

➤  When can we take the puppy home? Do we have to pick it up?

We allow our puppies to go to their forever homes around 8 - 10 weeks of age. If you are unable to come all the way to Bluffton to pick up your puppy, we are able to meet up to 3 hours out for an additional fee. If you plan to fly in, we can also meet you at Fort Wayne International Airport.

➤  How can we contact you after the sale?

I love receiving updates and pictures of your schnoodles in their new homes. E-mail, phone calls or texting are all great ways to get a hold of me.

➤  Can you help me pick out a dog that matches my own or my family’s needs?

Yes, I pick almost all my pups for my customers according to what they are wanting and there life-style. It is extremely important to me that the pups to match what the new owners are wanting so that they can stay in their forever homes for life.

➤  If for whatever reasons I cannot keep the puppy, will you take it back?

We will take our puppies back, this is stated in contract. Please contact us first before re-homing the puppy/dog.

➤  Does the breeder provide a written bill of sale detailing the responsibilities of the seller and buyer?

Yes

➤  Does the breeder have references from other buyers?

Yes. Many of our customers have sent us testimonials.

➤  Will you have questions for me?

We would like to know as much as we can about your family and life-style. This will help both of us, and help your new puppy to adjust to their new home.

Health & Nutrition

➤  Do I need to get my puppy spayed or neutered?

Yes, I require all our puppies to be spayed or neutered between 6-9 months. You will need to send proof of procedure. If you do not send proof of procedure, an additional fee of $4000 will be charged. I do not allow puppies that I sell to be used for breeding purposes, so if that is your interest, please look elsewhere.

➤  Have you tested the parents?

Yes. I have had testing done on my own Standard Poodles that I bred prior to becoming a schnoodle breeder. My Giant Schnauzers come from Skansin lines, which are also tested.

➤  What shots and wormings do the puppies receive?

They receive their first set of shots at 6 - 7 weeks and second at 9 - 10 weeks. They can go to their new homes at 8 - 10 weeks, depending on if you want them to stay for the second round of shots. I worm my dogs a lot, just to always be safe. My dad is a retired Veternarian, so I know how important that is.

➤  Do you provide a health guarantee?

Yes, we have a one year health guarantee. This is extended to 2 years if you keep them on the “NuVet” vitamins, which we give our dogs daily for great health.

➤  What are the congenital defects in this breed?

In any large breed you worry about hips and bloat, but we have not see this in our lines. Poodles can have eye problems, but I have not seen that in our Poodles or Schnoodles.

➤  What steps have you taken to decrease defects in your dogs? What breed-specific tests have you done?

All of our parent dogs have been tested. All of our dogs are also given daily vitamins, which is why we offer an extra year health guarantee if your puppy stays on them daily.

➤  What are the puppies being fed?

NutriSource Large or Small Breed Puppy, depending on the size your puppy will be. I highly recommend feeding a grain-inclusive food. I will send along some food with the puppy, so if you want to change you can do little-by-little.

➤  Have any of the puppies in your litters ever been sick?

Never! I am a very picky person and no one see my pups till after there first shots, no exceptions! With my dad being a Veterinarian, you learn a lot.

➤  What visits have the puppies had with a veterinarian? Have they been examined and declared “healthy”?

The pups come with health records that you take to your vet. This includes their first round of shots, and their second round if you choose to pick them up after 9 - 10 weeks of age.

➤  What is the lifespan history for your schnoodles?

Lifespan for this breed is typically 12 - 16 years.

About Us

➤  How long have you been involved with this breed?

I have been breeding dogs for over 25 years. I started breeding Schnoodles over 10 years ago, but I was breeding Poodles prior to that.

➤  Why do you do this breeding?

I bred Standard Poodles for several years and had no genetic problems at all. I changed to breeding Schnoodles because I liked the look and their health is even better by breeding two separate breeds. After I had one litter, I never considered going back, and I felt I already had the best in standard poodles that you could get.

➤  Do you have the parents on site? May I see them? Is there any genetic relation between the parents?

We never breed any dogs that are related. I document all our parent dogs and their past litters. My dogs are all very friendly and loving, not aggressive at all. However this breed is a bit protective over their home and will bark if someone they do not know comes onto your property. I own all my adult breeders, but some are in foster homes when they do not have litters.

➤  What are the good and bad points of the parents, and what titles do they have?

All my Poodles and Giant Schnauzers are all AKC registered! I have had my poodle lines for years and my Giants come from the best show lines out there. I have pedigrees on all my adults and is stated on there if they are championed and OFA hips.

➤  Do you belong to a breed club?

Yes, AKC

Our Puppies

➤  What activities do you do with the puppies you raise?

We live on 9 acres and have a large pond. The puppies live in our home and are played with daily.

➤  How do you socialize the puppies?

Our puppies are raised in our home and are handled daily. They are very used to people, kids, and all sizes of dogs.

➤  How have you assessed the puppy’s temperament?

Honestly, I have breed for so many years that I just know. When you live with them, you know how they are. But also, how can you go wrong with a great mom and dad? That is where I feel it is most important. Your parents need to be wonderful so your puppies are perfect too. I am a very pick breeder and I want to raise healthy, happy, healthy pups but also it’s a bonus that they don’t shed, are very smart, great with kids,and protective but not aggressive.