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Jovan W.

09/08/2021

Schnoodle

The decision to adopt a fur baby again was huge for our family of chronic respiratory illness sufferers. PuppySpot made the process almost painless. The communication throughout and follow-up at each stage were very helpful. Our Schnoodle was delivered after a fee hiccups with the delivery service looking frightened and unkempt, but a few washes and snuggles later and he was right as rain. A few days later, the vet found GI worms and the troubles have continued. Overall, our experience was go...

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Schnoodle Characteristics

The Schnoodle is a popular hybrid mix between a Schnauzer and a Poodle.  These dogs come in a large assortment of colors and sizes to fit any family's needs. Intelligent and loving, these dogs make perfect household companions or apartment dwellers as long as they're provided enough exercise.

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Small
  • Trainability Responsive

Ranging anywhere from 10-26 inches tall at the shoulder and weighing between 20-75 pounds, the Schnoodle's size can vary more than almost any other designer breed. Pairing a Standard Poodle with a Giant Schnauzer will result in a large breed while breeding a Toy Poodle with a Mini Schnauzer will give you something the size of a Jack Russell Terrier. Obviously, there are many desirable sizes in between the two extremes, so be sure to research and meet with your breeder before purchasing to understand the size of the dog you will get.
 
Like many dogs crossbred with the Poodle, the Schnoodle was originally bred as a companion dog for people who are allergic to animals. The Schnoodle was also meant to be a small breed that did not suffer the same diseases as the Schnauzer or Poodle, both of which are prone to health problems as a result of poor breeding or overbreeding. These dogs come in a multitude of coats, including black, brown, and white.
 
Because the Schnauzer fits in the "Terrier" group, early obedience training and socialization are recommended to contain the barking and digging habits that are often ingrained in the Schnauzer. Socialization is also strongly encouraged to help the naturally independent Schnauzer learn to make friends at a young age.
 

How dog-friendly is Virginia?

If you’re looking to adopt a pup in Virginia, we have good news for you – the state stacks up well in terms of pet safety and dog-friendly establishments.


Pawsafe ranked Virginia the 7th most pet-friendly state in the country. The site conducts research into factors like animal cruelty laws, pet-friendly accommodations, and the number of dog parks and hiking trails. 


They found that Virginia has 728 pet-friendly accommodations and 180 restaurants, along with 357 unique attractions for visiting pets. In the same study, the state ranked 14th for pet services and 15th for pet-friendly accommodations. The state also ranked 12th for pet-friendly trails.


Safewise, another great research site, conducted a similar study that ranked Virginia 20th for pet-friendliness. One of the state’s strengths is its animal cruelty laws. The majority of these laws are related to abuse, neglect, fighting, or pet care standards.

How pet-friendly are cities in Virginia?

Arlington

SmartAsset reviewed the 100 largest cities in the country to rank them by pet-friendliness. In their study, Arlington was ranked quite high at 13th. The city has 12 dog-friendly shopping centers and a high number of parks, with 3.5 per 100,000 residents.

Chesapeake

WalletHub also ranks the country’s biggest cities for their pet accomodations. In it, Chesapeake ranks 48th for pet-friendliness. Specifically, it ranks 21st for outdoor pet-friendliness, 81st for health and wellness, and 58th for pet budget.


The city of Chesapeake also has the 20th highest dog parks per capita, with 2 per 100,000 residents.

Virginia Beach and Norfolk

A few other Virginia cities made it lower on the list. Virginia Beach is ranked 60th, and Norfolk is ranked 92nd.


However, a Trust for Public Land (TPL) study shows that Norfolk has the 4th highest number of dog parks per capita, with 4.8 dog parks per 100,000 residents. 

A few more stats for Virginia’s pets

Only 35% of Virginia residents own a dog. This is below the national average of 40%. 


According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in Virginia are German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, and Beagles. The official state dog is the American Foxhound. In the Arlington area, the most popular dogs are Labs, Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, and Poodles.

Animal welfare & dog shelters in Virginia

Virginia is average when it comes to animal welfare and saving lives. The state saved 96,044 dogs and cats during 2020. Approximately 7 were killed during the same period. Out of 151 animal shelters, 93 have a no-kill policy. The overall save rate for the state is just below 85%. With that, Virginia has some work to reach 90% to become a no-kill state. We hope to see continuous improvement in this area!

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