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.

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 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!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Books for the New Puppy Owner

For those of you who are excitedly awaiting your new Schnoodle puppy, I wanted to share a few of my favorite books.   I refer to both these books whenever I have bought a puppy myself.  They each focus on different aspects of puppy training.  


 This first book, Before and After Getting Your New Puppy  should be purchased before you get your puppy.  It discusses important Developmental Deadlines that must be addressed before it is too late  It will also help teach the importance of teaching a puppy to be content in confinement, which helps with potty training and safety.  I highly recommend that the new puppy owner read this book before you bring your puppy home. 

This second book, Training the Best Dog Ever, is all about training your dog in Basic Commands.  After I attended Puppy Kindergarten with my new puppy, I had some family commitments that prevented my attending the Intermediate puppy class.  I thought, "Wouldn't it be great if there was a book with a weekly schedule of training for my puppy that would keep me on the ball with training consistently.".  Well, lo and behold, here it is!   This book gives you a plan each day for a 5 week period.  It will refer you to a website where you can print out the 5 week schedule so all you have to do is check off what you have accomplished each day.  Each new command on the schedule also has a page reference for the book where you can read the detailed instructions on how to teach the command.  The training progresses slowly from week to week and it builds on itself.  I found it very effective.  You will have an amazingly well trained dog, if you complete this 5 week course.


I hope you like these books as much as I do.  Just remember, a dog is a puppy for such a short time.  If you are attentive to raising and training your puppy right from the beginning, your dog will be well trained before you know it!   You and your doggy will be rewarded with many years of good communication and wonderful companionship.   Good luck to you!



Sunday, May 28, 2017

Puppies first Day

 Here are some photos of the new litter of Puppies....

Puppies always huddle together for warmth when they aren't with mom.

Coco takes a lot of time to clean up her puppies all day long.

Coco isn't sure she likes the camera flash.

And back to feeding the puppies and trying to catch a short nap!

Coco's Pregnancy and Labor

I wanted to share some photos of Coco's pregnancy and labor.  It is a part of the puppy process that people don't usually see.  I find it to be such a wonderful time, And I marvel at how nature prepares dogs so well for the process of birth.

 Here is a photo of her taking a nap on a leather ottoman a few days before she gave birth.  Look how round that tummy is!   Looks like a nice litter in there!



Coco's pregnancy went very well, in that although she did take a lot of naps....she seemed be be very much herself otherwise.  



 I could tell that early labor had begun when Coco started to pant heavily at periodic intervals.
Coco's early labor started at 9 pm on Thursday evening.  It was 3 days past her due date, so I started to get myself prepared to be up with her all night.


When Coco went into labor I put her in the baby pool with newspapers since that is where I have whelped her litters in the past.  She continued regular intervals of panting, and resting and general restlessness throughout the night.  But there was no pushing so it was not eventful.

The next morning I sent my kids off to school and sat down next to Coco to wait.

At 9:45 am she started pushing. A bag of water started to show, which is totally normal.  She only pushed a few times then went back to quietly resting.   She decided to move to an open crate I had in the room.  It had a cushion under a whelping pad, so it was more comfortable than the baby pool.



Labor for Coco consisted of a regular cycle with  few minutes of panting, a few minutes of digging about, and then some quiet resting time when she sleeps a little.



 It seems to work out very nicely for her.

At 10:50 the first puppy was born!   Yah!  A light cream colored little boy!

 This was the first glimpse I had of the puppy after Coco pulled it out of the water sac.  She continues to lick him up while the puppy begins to take his first breathes.   He doesn't look much like a puppy yet, does he!?  Don't worry, he will clean up nicely and get better color very quickly:)

After another hour of restful labor, Coco started to push again.  Very quickly the next little puppy was born.  An apricot little boy...



Above are the first two puppies. (See how nice that light cream boy looks after an hour after birth!)   I put them in a soft box with a heating pad while their mama was pushing out the next puppy.   The second boy is still a little bit damp.  But they look healthy and are doing great!
After that pups continued to come at 1 hour intervals.  The last 2 puppies were born just 10 minutes apart.   An hour between puppies may seem like a lot, but Coco seemed very calm and relaxed while she rested, so it seemed like perfect timing to me.

And here is the first photo I got of all the puppies nursing with Coco.  The puppy on the far left (the darkest color) is a girl.  The other 4 puppies are boys.  The puppy in the middle is our first born.


Keep in mind that the coats of the puppies will change as the fur comes in.  A light puppy may even turn red as an adult.  (remember Toby?)   All the puppies look like they will be nice apricot colors.  I cannot wait to see how they grow up!

It was a very exciting day for all of us.  Coco did so great!   She rested with her puppies through the evening and night.  The next day she was chipper and excited.  It was a very good delivery!


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Some photos of Zoey

Here are a few new photos of Zoey.

Temperament:  Zoey is a great family dog.  Very affectionate, loving and smart.  She loves everyone and gets along well with our cat and the other dogs.

Physical Traits:  Zoey weighs 15 lbs, on the slim side, and has the potential to weigh a few pounds more.  She measures 14 inches at the shoulders.   This is considered the average size for Miniature Schnauzer.

Coat type:  Zoey's coat is soft with a gentle curl and is very easy to care for.  It is not a Mega Coat like Zoey and Crystal have.  Mega coats are the thickest coats, but need more consistent brushing to ward of mats. Zoey's coat is much easier to manage.  When bred with Ricky the Red Poodle Stud, the pups will have a combination of the two coats.  All will be curly coated as adults.  Some of the puppies have the potential for easier grooming then others.  Just let me know what is important for you.






Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Schnoodle litter Update!

I have Schnoodle puppies coming in May.   Over the last week, I have been updating and contacting people on my Waiting list.    There are still a few opportunities to reserve a puppy.   I also expect to have a litter in the Fall.  If you would like to reserve a puppy for this Spring or be on the Mailing list for the Fall, then contact me at my email   growing.puppies@yahoo.com

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Agility Masters....Remi and Louie!

Louie is 4 yrs old in June and Remi is 6 yrs old in March.
Remy and I competed in the Westminster Masters Agility Championship again this year and did very well.  I hope to take Louie next year as well.  He will have the correct titles to enter and is very fast so he has the potential to do very well if I don't mess up.  I thought you might be interested. 


Remi and Bob at the Westminster Master Agility Championship


This (photo on top) is the latest of the dynamic duo.  Louie will be 4 yrs old in June and Remi will be 6 years old in March.  Time flies.  They are great dogs and a lot of fun!

---Bob


Dear Bob...
Woo hoo!  Congratulations to you and Remy for this exciting achievement!!! And congratulations to Louie as well, for almost catching up to his big brother!   How will Remy handle it, if Louie wins next year!  LOL!     What a great way to bond with your dogs and to train them to be super responsive as well.  Good luck in your training!  I look forward to an update on next years Championship!

---Mar

Happy 2nd Birthday to Perrin!

Perrin with his Birthday card from Doggy Daycare

Hi Mary,

Hope you are having a fantastic 2017!!!  I wanted to send you an update on Perrin now that he's TWO!!  He is still the absolute greatest dog in the entire world.





He's gentle, intelligent, playful, lovable, kind, and energetic.  He's the best companion in the world for Brian and I and we can't thank you enough for introducing him to us!  To this day, everyone who meets him can't get over his personality, or his little white "socks"!



























Here are a few pictures of him all grown up!  My favorite picture is the one where his doggie daycare made him a special birthday card complete with his paw prints when we took him to daycare for his birthday.  Sweetest present ever!

All the best!

Perrin's Mom