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    grooming a schnoodle help!

    Hi! I just found this forum and am so glad I did! I am the proud owner of a schnoodle, Snickers, who leans more towards the schnauzer side of her family. I am not sure how to groom her though and am looking for some suggestions. She has wavy soft hair but is not fluffy like a poodle. I am not a huge fan of the schnauzer cut so any suggestions or pictures would be super helpful. Thanks!

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    Re: grooming a schnoodle help!

    She is DARN cute! I hate to say it, but she is leaning more towards schnauzer than poodle, and would be easy to put in a schn trim..but since you don't like that look...I would just go with a one length all over on the body..whatever length you prefer and want to maintain, and a round teddy bear type face. If you let the ears get too long, the weight of the hair will "lay" them down, and they won't be pricked up like they are, which is super cute..so I would keep the hair on them no longer than it is in the pick, but tidied up. Again, super cute pup!

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    Thanks! She definitely leans towards the schnauzer parent I am a good mom and she gets combed and brushed daily. I do think once she is fully cut, she will become just a creamy color like her undercoat as the top coat is already fading fast. I was thinking of just doing the "puppy" cut of the same length all over. It will be interesting to see if she "fluffs up" after getting her hair all cut as the hair on her head did...it sticks straight up now!

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    Re: grooming a schnoodle help!

    or a yorky trim would look cute as well

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    Re: grooming a schnoodle help!

    Hershey also leans more toward Schnauzer than Poodle and I go with the "puppy" cut, one length all over and she wears the scruffy, wavy look well. Got the teddy bear face last time (she's only been groomed once so far) and will probably go with that again but get her "bangs" trimmed super short. She looks cute when she comes out of the groomers with her hair brushed back but it doesn't stay that way and falls into her eyes in no time.

    Originally, I was shooting for full groom every six months (clip it short, let it grow - after all, that method works on my hair ) but, also like me, her hair grows so darn fast so it looks like it will be every four months.

    On a side note: I'm worried about Hershey's next groom...she's got a TON of white/very light hair coming in...her name is so self explanatory now.
    Does Hershey's make a white chocolate??

    EDIT: Heehee, a little slow on the uptake this morning...I just now realized we both have candy bar schnoodles.
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    I know what you mean about the lighter coat coming in. the same thing has happened with Snickers! She really looked like the candy bar (at least to me) but that is not where she got her name...we call her Snickerdoodle the Schnoodle! I just know when she has her first full haircut, she will lose all her darker coloring. I attached her puppy pic below but do not know if I embeded it correctly. let me know if you cannot see and I will add to flickr.

    Sorry! I just do not have this embedding pic thing down
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    I thought I would come back and repost now that Snickers has had her first real grooming! I had her cut short for the rest of September as it is still hot here in TX and I know her coat will grow back. Let me know what you think...the first pic is before and the second is after!
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    Re: grooming a schnoodle help!

    She's adorable!!

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    She's adorable!!!!!!

    We have a schnoodle too, Stella, and I didn't really want a schnauzer cut for her. I kind of like her shaggy...so we just have the groomer shorten her hair...and trim up her face so we can see her beautiful eyes....here she is after last week's grooming...


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    Holy Macaroni and Cheese Dinner Stella is beautiful! I plan on keeping Snickers with longer hair but she really needed a trim and for the first time, it was good to get her cut down so it could grow out for the fall. Plus, we are going on our first camping trip in October so she will be easier to clean up with a shorter "do" Her longer hair always caught those little sticker things but happily stayed tangle-free due to daily combing and brushing.

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    Yes...the shaggy is adorable...until it gets stickery things in it!!! Stella is easier to brush at this length than when she is longer haired.

    How big is Snickers??? She looks tiny! Stella is 20lbs, but has super long legs...she's a very skinny, tiny framed dog...with alot of long hair!!!

    Snickers is delicious!!!!

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    she is currently 4.8 lbs and is really tiny. The vet said she was the smallest puppy she had ever seen at 8 weeks. They pretty much do not expect her to get much bigger - maybe 7 lbs. She is much more the size of a yorkie but thinks she is a german shepard

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    Re: grooming a schnoodle help!

    Hi - I'm a new member to the forum and am picking up my new "daughter" tomorrow morning. She is a white Schnoodle and I'm very excited. I have always had goldens and black labs so haven't had to groom. I plan to do it myself so was looking for tips and pictures. Her name isn't even picked yet, as I just found her on the internet yesterday. I had a cat I loved who was only 1 who died a few weeks ago, Eddie, and I miss having a little furry friend around. I've been looking at the poodle mixes for some time. Everyones are adorable. I have a pic of my babe, 10 wks, but haven't figured out how to post it yet. I'll send one soon. Thanks for all grooming tips from any do it yourselfers out there.

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    Re: grooming a schnoodle help!

    congrats on your new baby! Snickers was a kind of caramel color when I first got her and gradually lightened up as she aged. At just short of 6 months, she is a creamy color with some black and tan hairs mixed in just for fun I really debated on how to get her hair cut as she has really fine hair with an interesting wave giving her crazy cowlicks. I finally decided to have her cut short to start off with and had her cut to 1/4 inch all over with a teddy bear head. This way I could let her grow out a bit and decide what length I wanted her hair to be. I have decided for her I will probably keep it at an all over 1/2-1 inch with the teddy bear head. It is easier to maintain and even though she gets brushed everyday, she still gets sticks, leaves, and such in it.

    Here is a pic about two weeks after her first cut:



    This is right after a bath and a blow dry so her hair is a lot more fluffy than everyday. I use and love the earthbath hypoallergenic shampoos and such on her.

    Again, congrats on the new puppy and be prepared for a lot of love!

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    I think my white schnoodles is about the same age as yours. Milo was born 6.27.09.
    How are you doing with your new baby? I would love to see a picture. Did you name her yet?
    Here are some videos on youtube of our Milo.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD3JJwXiMU4

    (at 12 weeks old)

    and

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0oVz...eature=related

    (when we got him, at 9 weeks old)

    There is also a movie of our 2 other dogs (Dalmatian Pointer X and Border Collie Lab X)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2Jvr...eature=channel

    Enjoy!!

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    Re: grooming a schnoodle help!

    Milo is very precious! Welcome to the world of schnoodle owners!

    Snickers was born on April 19 but looked a lot like your Milo at 12 weeks except smaller. She is right about 7 months old now and is just about as big as she is going to get at 7.5 lbs She just spent the day at an outdoor office celebration and still has the energy to play with her balls and frisbee indoors!

    As far as grooming, I just get her cut all one length at about 1/2 inch all over and more of a teddy bear head. Frankly it is easier on her and me as she has a lot of the poodle hair which gets mats easily, especially on her legs.

    Here are some recent pictures of her all before her most recent hair cut this week so she is a bit grown out:

    Halloween



    and playing on the couch with daddy:




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    Egad! Great Schnoodle Moms think alike! Stella was a squirrel for Halloween too!!!!!


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    All I can say is what a cutie!

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    Flamingo - I cannot believe Stella was a squirrel as well! Too true that great schnoodle moms think alike!

    Pudlmom - thanks!

    I thank my stars that I saw Snickers at just the right time to convince my boyfriend we REALLY needed a dog. It took me 6 years to fiind just the right puppy to really sell the need to have a dog. After all his protests about dogs being too messy and noisy, he loves her just as much as I do! She has a best friend down the street as well, Daisy, who is a yorky mix. All the neighborhood little dogs get together at least once a week to let them run all thier energy out...

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    Re: grooming a schnoodle help!

    All of your schnoodles are absolutely adorable. There is one thing that I am curious about; how is it that some schnoodles come in white? I know that some poodles are white but the schnauzer does not come in white. Do any of you know the colour of both parents of your schnoodle??
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