Giant Schnoodles are a cross between a Giant Schnauzer and a Standard Poodle. The Giant Schnoodle is not eligible for registration with purebred registries such as the American Kennel Club, but it can be registered with the American Canine Hybrid Club. Giant Schnoodles are considered a ‘Designer Dog.’ Strom Ranch produces these Giant Schnoodles by crossing a purebred first generation Standard Poodle with a purebred first generation Giant Schnauzer. This is called a first generation cross. Like other ‘designer breeds’, the Giant Schnoodle has seen a recent surge in popularity, even Hollywood celebrities such as Claire Danes and Dakota Fanning have succumbed to the Schnoodle’s charm and found the need to pick one up.
Size: The Giant Schnoodle will weigh roughly between 75-100lbs. when fully grown. This sire weighs 110 lbs. and the bitch is 65 lbs. We anticipate litters from Clubber & Mila to range above 75lbs. So big dog lovers are a must!
Coat: This litter contains one rough (wire-haired) coat and two soft coats. Any variation can occur in this cross and alternating patches of soft and coarse hair; coarse on the back and soft on the top of the head is common. This litter is black, non-shedding and considered hypo-allergenic.
Character: The Giant Schnoodle has the Poodle’s intelligence and the loyalty and devotion of the Schnauzer. It is alert, loving, and playful. The Schnoodle makes a good companion and family pet. It is smart enough to determine when you’re preparing to leave, which will cause it to complain. This is also a very protective breed, especially of family and household. They are wonderful farm and ranch dogs and do well with all farm animals.
Temperament: The Giant Schnoodle gets along well with children, dogs, and other pets. It is a happy breed which enjoys being with its family. They are very social!
Care: The Giant Schnoodle requires only a weekly brushing and grooming a few times a year. Some longer hair is typically left on the face. Ear hair should be trimmed occasionally to prevent ear infection. Bathe as necessary. The Giant Schnoodle has a lifespan of 12-16 years and tend to have fewer health problems than purebreds. This is known as ‘hybrid vigor.’
Training: The Giant Schnoodle is energetic, intelligent, and eager to please, making it easily trained. Schnoodles can learn to compete in flyball, dog agility, and other dog sports.
Activity: Giant Schnoodles require a substantial amount of exercise such as a daily jog or run. You will often see our big dogs working the track with the horses, or following along on horseback rides. Ours especially love to swim!