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 3 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 hope for a litter this winter. I will email my contact list when our female is bred. I also hope for a litter in early spring 2018.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A photo update on Woody

Look at all these beautiful photos of Woody at 3 months old.  Thank you Angela for sending them!















Friday, July 28, 2017

Update on a Mini Schnoodle Puppy --- Woody



This update was sent this summer from one of our new families:

Hi Mary,

I just wanted to send you a quick update on Woody and some pictures from yesterday.  He has truly been the perfect puppy and we are so deeply in love with him already!   My daughter said yesterday was the best day of her life!   Woody is a happy friendly, playful, tail wagging, kiss giving little bundle of joy!

My daughter was exhausted last night from the excitement of the day and actually asked to go to bed, which never happens ha ha!



We put Woody in her bedroom in the playpen with the Ugodog tray, a dog bed, a water bowl and the blanket from your house.  He settled right in and slept through the entire night!  I slept in my daughters bedroom with her so I could keep an eye on him overnight, but he was amazing!  And I was shocked.  I didn't expect it to be so easy!


Woody did great at the vet yesterday and of course got a great check up.  He even fell asleep in my daughters arms in the exam room.  So sweet!




 One of our greyhounds immediately accepted him and was completely unphased by him joining our family.   The other one is not quite so sure and still needs a  little more time to adjust.  But we will get there!   Woody used the potty tray overnight so we didn't have to take him out in the middle of the night.  But otherwise he has gone potty outside every time like a good boy.  He is not eating full meals yet and only eats about half a meal so far.  I'm not too concerned yet since he's only been here for one day and his whole world is brand new now..  Anyway I dont think our first day could have gone any smoother.  He is such a wonderful addition to our family.

Thanks again!






Saturday, July 15, 2017

Families pick their puppies at 6 weeks.


The best part of raising puppies is to see the joy on a child's face when they meet their puppy for the first time.  When I asked this little girl how long she has been wanting a puppy she replied, "Since I was born!"   Isn't that sweet!   Her dreams are finally coming true!   


I think if I asked this puppy how long he has been waiting for his girl, I think he would answer the same...."Since I was born!"


Sunday, June 25, 2017

4 week Coco Puppies

Here are Coco's Puppies at 4 weeks old.  They are using their potty trays now and eating soft puppy food made into a gruel.  They are starting to look like Schnoodles!

Amber, Coco's 3 wk girl puppy


Amber, Coco's 3 week girl pupy














Sunday, June 18, 2017

3 week Coco Schnoodles

Hi all!  I know I am sooo behind with Puppy photos from Coco's litter.   It is turning out to be such a super busy summer!   But I have been taking lots of photos along the way.  Rather than putting them all up at once, I will just add them a little at a time.  That keeps it more fun!   So again, these photos are from 4 weeks ago when the puppies were 3 weeks old.


3 week old Coco Puppy




At 3 weeks old puppies are just starting to play.





Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Update on Oscar the Schnoodle


Oscar (the Schnoodle)  and Bailey (the White Lab mix)
Update from Jen:

Oscar and Maya (see photo below)  turned 5 on May 13th...wow did that go by quick!!!  We had our usual joint family birthday party for them with the D's.  Deb makes them a special birthday dinner of chicken rice and veggies which they of course devour.


Oscar has a new big buddy, my boyfriends dog Bailey is an 8 year old white lab-beagle mix and the two of them have become fast friends and hang out every day.


You'll get a kick out of this picture I've atached (above)....
This past weekend between my boyfriends family and my family we were taking care of 5 dogs and I learned just how difficult it is to get 5 dogs to sit and look at the camera at the same time!!! You'll notice Oscar doesn't shy away from the camera though!

Well we are doing great and hopefully all is well with your family too and you have a wonderful summer in store!  Please don't forget about us, Oscar definitely wants his little sister!

----Jen and Oscar

Update on Leo


Hi Mary,

I hope all is well with you and yours.  I realize I haven't sent you any photos of Leo recently.  He is 9 months old now and at last weigh-in about a month ago, he is 9.3 lbs (maybe just maybe he'll hit 10)  He is a perfect size for me :-)


He is a real character but maturing nicely. A real sweetheart -- can't pass a stranger or another dog on our walks without stopping to say hello or he whines and carries on mercilessly.  But as soon as he gets to say hi, he's content to trot (prance) along...



He believes it is his mission to keep our yard safe from squirrels and birds and to pull all the kitchen towels down from the towel bars.  he has several favorite perches on our sofas and chairs and loves to hide his chew toys under the throw pillows.



Here are some of his best photos from the Spring.  We've taken a break from dog training due to crazy kids schedules but hope to get back to it this summer/fall.

Love this little guy!

---Jen

Hi Jen!  Thanks for all the awesome photo and update!   Sound like Leo is really doing great! I am so thrilled to hear the good news.  I love his Teddy bear haircut!   So cute!  Thank you for sharing this update with us!

---Mary

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Coco's Litter 2 week Update

This week the puppies entered their second stage of development, the Transitional stage which lasts from Day 13- 20 Days..  This stage is characterized by the following:  

Eyes and ears open, but sight and hearing are limited.  Tail wagging begins and the puppies begin to control body functions. 



























Look!  The puppies eyes are open!   Its always an exciting time when the puppies open their eyes.  They started opening slowly about 4 days ago.  As their world opens up to them, they also develop better motor coordination and start lifting themselves off the floor with their legs, for a short walk.  They still are developing their strength and balance.  




This week I set up a puppy pen in the nursery for the litter.  But for the sake of photos, I thought I would put them back in the baby pool.


This worked out fine for a few minutes...




...Until Coco was preoccupied with giving little sister a bath and one little brother decided to make his escape!

See my little escape artist!

It only takes one to ruin it for the rest...LOL....so I put them right back into their puppy pen!


Coco and the puppies don't mind being in the pen.  I have a nice cozy fleece for them to cuddle up in.  Coco settles down quickly with her puppies.  Before long they are back to taking a nap. 


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Coco's pups 1 week old update

Today the puppies are already 12 days old.  The weekend was busy and I wasn't able to get pictures right on the 7 day mark.  But I did get these photos taken yesterday, as my aim is to give an update roughly every 7 to 10 days...until the puppies reach 8 weeks old.  

During this first week the puppies are in the Neonatal Stage of Development.  This stage lasts from Birth until 14 days old.  At this stage the litter cannot see or hear.  Their eyes and ears are still developing.   The puppies sense of smell, on the other hand is very keen indeed.   They know as soon as their mother enters their whelping box.  They scoot over to her so fast, you would think they could see her.  If they are not curled up with their mother, they want to be cuddled up with their litter mates for warmth.   We always know if a puppy is separated from the group, because he will cry until he finds them.

Coco's Boy #1  - Pretzel

 In the first few days I watch my Mama and Puppies very closely to make sure Coco is recovering quickly and that the babies are all nursing well.  This is no small thing.  The highest rate of mortality in a puppies life is within the first 24 hours.  So I have to make sure that everything is going perfectly.


Coco's Boy #2 - Chester

On the third day of life, I take the puppies to the veterinary to have the dew claws removed.  It is a quick and simple procedure, and the puppies complain for less then a minute, then they go on nursing as if nothing happened.  The thing I don't like most about removing dew claws is disturbing the litter.  Taking them to the veterinary is no small thing at such a young age.


Coco's Boy #3 - Rusty
Once the dew claws are removed, we keep the mama and her puppies very quiet for the rest of the week.  The mama dog stops being hyper vigilent after the first few days.  As she relaxes she runs about the house back to her old self.  But she is still very protective of her litter, so we keep the puppies in the far corner of the house (our Master Bathroom) for the first week.  The door is left ajar so she can come and go, checking on them, cleaning them up, and nursing whenever she feels the need to do that.


Coco's Boy #4 - Pudding

When Crystal (8 month old Mini Schnauzer)  first approached the door of the room to see the puppies, Coco chastised her immediately.   Crystal who is naturally very submissive, took this very seriously.  Now she is super careful not to come close to those puppies.  She knows Coco will not stand for it!


Coco's Female Puppy - Hazel


As the week goes on, we change the puppies bedding regularly, but it does not get very dirty. Coco cleans up the puppies very well herself.   Puppies actually need their mama to lick them in order to help them go potty.  It seems strange to us humans....but it does make clean up so much easier!

The puppies grow super fast this week, and the ribs that were showing forth at birth, are now not visible.  The puppies are noticeably putting on weight.  It makes a mama proud!

The rest of the work is just keeping on top of Coco's needs.  Coco is eating a lot throughout the day, and as a result needs to go out to the potty throughout the day.  That is where having a doggy door comes in super handy.  The bigger problem is that Coco needs to go out to potty in the middle of the night and that requires my supervision.  We live on the edge of some pretty wild woods.  I wouldn't want to risk Coco being out alone even in a fenced yard.  If I leave to go out during the day, I put Coco in the room with her puppies.  This is just added assurance, that she will not accidentally get closed off from her litter while I am out.

All in all, the first week of puppies does require me to be on my toes, but I still consider it to be an easy time.  At least Coco is still doing the bulk of the work!