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!.............. Growing.Puppies@yahoo.com

We sell our puppies through our Priority Waiting list. We do not post them on the blog for purchase. If you wish to buy a puppy, you may email for more information. I get a lot of emails about the Schnoodles so I ask for your patience with the response.

Update: I have a litter coming in May. I am taking names of people now. I also expect to breed another female for a Fall litter. Contact me at www.growing.puppies@gmail.com for more info.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Merry Christmas from George's family!

George is a Miniature Schnoodle from Misty's litter.  He is 3 months old.

Hello Mary!   We just wanted to send you a quick note with an update on sweet George.   He is such a good boy, and we are in love!   He is the perfect combination of sweet with a lot of puppy playfulness, and he has just adjusted into our family so smoothly.   


He is super smart, even tempered, and lovable.  We couldn't have asked for a better puppy.  Merry Christmas to you and your family!

-- Laura, Jeff, and Jack



Thank you so much for these adorable pictures and for your update!   Thank you for giving George so much love.   Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!   ---Mary

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Cheerio on Christmas Eve

Cheerio is a Toy Schnoodle from Coco's litter.  He is 7 months old.

How adorable is Cheerio!   It looks like these girls have just picked a Stuffed bear off the shelf!   What adorable pictures.  Thank you for sharing!



Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Which Gender is better, a male puppy or a female puppy

The most common question people have when choosing a puppy is which gender makes a better pet. 
 
Here is what one of my customers once wrote to me....
"I don’t know that we have a preference on the sex. I really wanted a female when we got our last dog because I thought Females had less issues but our Bruno has been a much nicer and loving dog than the female Schnauzer we had before him so I may be a convert."

Rule of Thumb:

If you already own a dog, you should choose the opposite gender

Here is what one dog breeder wrote..."Regardless of the breed, most breeders agree that they have no control over the dominating personality traits exhibited by an alpha female. Dominance defines the dog's personality and there is little a breeder or owner can to eliminate this trait. When people are buying a a puppy from me I always ask what are the sexes of the other dogs in the home?
An alpha personality generally doesn't show until age 4 months or so and that is long after you have purchased the pup. While they are wonderful loving dogs, they tend to rule the roost! An alpha female is best either alone or with males." 

Do females make better pets?   

There are pros and cons to every gender of dog....But reading the information that breeders share is valuable.  They have the most experience with a large number of males and females .... Here is some information that I have read on several breeding websites...


Male vs. Female, which should I choose? 
FEMALES: In the dog pack, females usually rule the roost, determine pecking order, and compete to maintain and/or alter that order. The females are, as a result, more independent, stubborn, and territorial than their male counterparts.  Females are much more intent upon exercising their dominance by participating in alpha behaviors such as 'humping'.  Humping? Yes, humping.....which in the dog world, is a dominance behavior.  Most fights will usually break out between 2 females because of the dominance struggle. Keep this in mind if you already have a female at home & are thinking of bringing another female into the picture.
Females are usually less distracted during training, and are more eager to get it over with, and get back to her comfy spot on the couch.  They are less likely to wage a dominance battle with YOU, but she can be cunning and resourceful in getting her own way.
They are much more prone to mood swings. Upon their terms, she will come to you for attention when they want it, when she's had enough, she will move away. One day she may be sweet and affectionate-the next day reserved and withdrawn or even grumpy.  The female also has periods of being 'in heat' unless she is spayed. Seasonal heats can be a nightmare-not just for the female, but you and every male dog in the neighborhood. If you are not breeding, you'd be best off to have her spayed, since during this time she can leave a bloody discharge on carpets, couches, or anywhere she goes. She will be particularly moody and emotional during this time. A walk outside during this period can become hazardous if male dogs are in the vicinity, and she will leave a 'scent' for wandering intact males to follow right to your yard, where they will hang out, and 'wait' for days.
MALES: Males are usually more affectionate, exuberant, attentive, and more demanding of attention.  They are very attached to their humans and are always waiting for your attention....and near at hand. They also tend to be more steadfast, reliable, and less moody.  
They are more outgoing, more accepting of other pets, and bond quicker to children.   Most males are easily motivated by food and praise, and so eager to please that training is much easier. However, males can be more easily distracted during training, as males like to play so often.
No matter what age, males are more likely to act silly and more puppy-like, always wanting to play games. Neutered males can exhibit secondary sexual behavior such as 'humping', or 'marking' and lifting of legs. However, once the testosterone levels recede after neutering, most of these behaviors will disappear. Males who are neutered early (by 6 months of age) usually don't ever raise their leg to urinate. Before deciding on male or female, give consideration to any other dogs that may be in or around your home.

My own experience definitely concurs with the above statements on Males and Females.  So do take these things into account when making your choice.  Just like people, males and females are both wonderful!!!   The most important thing of all is to continue the socialization that they have received at the breeders.   Make every effort to expose your dog to a variety of people, pets and experiences and you will be rewarded for years to come.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Update on Liam and his Family



Hi Mary,

Hope you are doing well!   Just got my puppy fix off of your website and wanted to send you an update on our little Liam.   He just got his first groomers haircut and is looking very handsome.  I usually cut his hair but things have been a little crazy lately!   Liam is going to be a California pup!   Gabe got a job offer out west and how could we say no to all that sunshine?!  It will definitely be an adjustment but I think getting out of Boston winters will be worth it.  We found a place with a yard near a big park, so I think Liam will be very happy!   Hope you and the family are well!  Happy Holidays!

Erin




Hi Erin! 

What exciting news!   Moving to California!!!   After seeing you and Liam in the news last winter in the midst of all the Boston snow drifts, I can definitely say, Boston does look incredibly cold!   No doubt you will be much warmer in California.   Congratulations to Gabe on his new job.  And how awesome that you found a place near a yard and park.   That sounds perfect.  I am sure you will absolutely love it!   You have been so good about keeping us up to date.   I do look forward to your next update when you tell us all about California!   I went to college near Ventura, CA, and use to enjoy the Ventura beach so much.  But California is a very big state.  There are so many beautiful places to visit.   Have a ton of fun!  And best wishes for a very smooth travel and transition!

Thanks for the photos!   They are all adorable!  Love those kitties too!

Merry Christmas to you, Gabe and all your furry family!

---Mary


Remy competing in the Masters Agility Championship


Remy, a Miniature Schnoodle from 2011 litter.
Dear Mary,

I thought you would be interested to know that Remy and I will be competing in the 3rd annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster on Saturday, Feb 13.   330 dogs with MX and MXI titles.  Competition will be fierce, but it should be fun   Louie is also doing agility and is very good, but not as far along as Remy since he has not been training as long.  They both continue to do well with their therapy work as well.   We couldn't ask for better dogs.  I hope you and your family are doing well and have a great Christmas.  

Bob


What awesome news!   I am so excited for you both!   Best wishes for a successful Competition!

----Mary

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Merry Christmas from Bear and his family!

Bear (from Coco's litter)



Dear Mary,

Bear and I are wishing you a very Merry Christmas.  He has his holiday haircut.  I can't decide if he looks more like a Poodle or a Schnauzer.  He is such a beautiful and happy little guy.  I can't imagine life without him.

Bear's Family