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Hi everyone!!

New here. Our 14 year old schnoodle baby passed away in December.

Does anyone know a good resource or list for reputable schnoodle breeders? We are in Atlanta but happy to travel to visit and pickup the furbaby.

Appreciate the input!

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"Reputable" schnoodle breeders ? hmm.

Personally, I have yet to know of any reputable mixed-breed breeder. Perhaps they exist, but as far as I can tell they're probably rare as hen's teeth, at best.

If you think you've found one, it is imperative you INSIST that both the sire and dam of the litter have ALL PROPER HEALTH CLEARANCES. Keep in mind a simple "vet health check" does not constitute a proper clearance.

Good luck with that.
 

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Yeah....I was struggling with those same terms.

Frankly, I think you'd be happier with either a mini-poodle or a mini-schnauzer.
 

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A schnoodle is a mixed breed dog, a mutt. The only way to have a reputable ”breeder” of mutts is if the parents have had the same health testing done as If they were breeding a litter of schnauzers or poodles.
 

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If I hear of one I will let you know. There are plenty of crossbreeders that do health testing. Just ignore people who bash crossbreeds. As somebody who works dogs I rely on crossbreeds 99% of the time because of the better health, longer lifespans and resistance to disease. My best hunter is a Labrador Retriever x English Springer Spaniel. They are known as Labradingers. Best duck and pheasant dog I've ever had.
 

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As far as I know, a truly reputable breeder will not mix breeds, so finding a reputable mixed-breed breeder is not likely. I don't think there's anything wrong with mixed breeds, both of my dogs are mixed; however, I knew full well that I would not have any idea on health, temperament, etc. I didn't seek out any reputable Boxweiler breeders because there just is no such thing.
 

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If I hear of one I will let you know. There are plenty of crossbreeders that do health testing. Just ignore people who bash crossbreeds. As somebody who works dogs I rely on crossbreeds 99% of the time because of the better health, longer lifespans and resistance to disease. My best hunter is a Labrador Retriever x English Springer Spaniel. They are known as Labradingers. Best duck and pheasant dog I've ever had.
A crossbreed is only as healthy as the genetics it is given. There is no sure thing that a mix breed is going to, by simple virtue of being a crossbreed, have better health or longer lifespan than a purebreed. Some will, some won't

If a dog inherits traits such as hip dysplasia, heart disease, eye disease etc, it inherits them regardless of the breed mix. Dominant and recessive traits can change the risk, but purely mixing breeds matters not when many traits are carried to some degree across many breed and/or if the individual dogs being bred for the mix have not been tested clear of the undesirable trait.

Like the others (most of them) have said, it is crazy difficult to find a responsible breeder doing the recommended testing on mixed breed dogs. Btw, most testing cannot be done until the dog is 2-3 years of age so any dog being bred should be at least that age.

Can someone carefully and ethically breed crossbreeds? Sure. To some degree this is done with working and sport dogs where proven athletic or work performance matters as much as pedigree. But for companion breeds, the temptation for a quick dollar is often too much and people know the market sells for cute designer dogs.
 

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If I hear of one I will let you know. There are plenty of crossbreeders that do health testing. Just ignore people who bash crossbreeds. As somebody who works dogs I rely on crossbreeds 99% of the time because of the better health, longer lifespans and resistance to disease. My best hunter is a Labrador Retriever x English Springer Spaniel. They are known as Labradingers. Best duck and pheasant dog I've ever had.
Thoughtfully crossing working lines of dogs from different breeds in order to produce a superior working dog is one thing. The doodly "designer dogs" being churned out by BYBs and puppy mills are another.

The genetic health of the offspring is only as good as the genes they inherit from the parents. There's nothing inherently protective about crossbreeding - for example, a random goldendoodle is more likely to have health problems and die younger than a random poodle is, because poodles are healthier as a breed than goldens are, and goldendoodles can inherit those golden problems. There are several good reasons to go outside a closed registry, but it needs to be done strategically if the point is to produce improved offspring - just crossbreeding for the sake of crossbreeding isn't effective.
 
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