Whether you've had your Schnoodle buddy for a while or have just acquired a Schnoodle puppy, you'll want to read up on how to take care of your new best friend. This breed of dog is a cross between a Schnauzer and a Poodle. It has a protective nature, as per its Schnauzer roots, while it also has a loving temperament, just like the Poodle. These dogs are perfect watchdogs. This book contains advice on how to find a healthy, happy Schnoodle puppy at a reputable breeder as well as information on how to properly raise and care for your new Schnoodle best friend. From this book, you will learn how to raise your Schnoodle from a puppy into a friendly and well-trained dog. Topics covered include: how to prepare your home for such an active and smart breed of dog, which training methods Schnoodles respond to best, and how to promote good behavior in these dogs. Since the Schnoodle is a designer dog, bred in the 1980s from the Poodle and Schnauzer, it is both a very lively and clever breed of dog. It is crucial that these dogs are stimulated physically and mentally, ensuring they are kept busy and out of trouble. Poodles and Schnauzers come in various sizes, so you could end up with a toy-sized or a large Schnoodle; The size of the dog often depends on what size the parents are. Their coats also tend to vary; Some have the straight, wiry, Schnauzer coat (good if you are a person who suffers with allergies), while others inherit the soft, curly, Poodle coat. Thus, this manual comprehensively allows you to gain the knowledge you'll need to choose the correct combination of the breed. You might be looking for a smart dog that follows commands, impresses family and friends, or even enter dog shows, or you might simply be looking for a companion dog or a therapy dog. Schnoodles can fit any of these roles in your life because of their versatile, caring personalities. Schnoodles, like all pets, need lots of love and attention to really thrive. Schnoodle (CompanionHouse Books) provides the necessary guidelines on how to take care of your dog so it can be healthy and happy. Chapters include: *Development of the Schnoodle *Meet the Schnoodle Parent Breeds *Characteristics of the Schnoodle *Finding a Schnoodle Breeder *Selecting a Schnoodle Puppy *Basic Care of Your Schnoodle *House-Training the Schnoodle *Obedience-Training the Schnoodle *Activities and General Schnoodle Fun *Health Concerns for Schnoodle Owners *Breeding the Schnoodle. If you own or are thinking of owning a Schnoodle, this guide is an essential reference, containing everything you should know.