Schnoodle References
Hi Donna,

I've been meaning to give you an update on Sparky, but life has been busy!  He is a great little
dog, and EVERYWHERE we go, everyone wants to know what breed he is and where we got
him.  I'm not kidding -- EVERYWHERE.

We go to the dog park regularly and people are constantly coming up to us and asking about
him.  He has such a lovely temperament -- gentle, smart, eager to please and pretty easy to
teach.  He's found his voice and tends to bark at passersby, but we've been working on it and
it's actually improving (we never had any luck with our other dogs).

Anyway, he is a true joy to have around.  He did get a bout of kennel cough that took a while to
shake, but he seems perfectly fine now.  We also had a snafu with his coat, since we're not
used to grooming dogs.  His puppy coat was so soft and fine that it got super matted and we
had to have him shaved.  I didn't recognize him when I went to pick him up.  He looked about
1/3rd his normal size!  It wasn't very cute, although, he got compliments everywhere we went.  
Now that it has grown out some, it doesn't mat nearly as much, and we're better about
combing him out.  He's very easy going about nail trims and teeth brushing, and he barely even
notices when I pluck his ears.

At night all he does is lay on us like a total couch potato.  Even though he's still a pup, he's not
a "spaz".  He definitely has his moments, but generally, one good walk a day, or a trip to the
dog park wipes him out and he's mellow the rest of the day.

I'm so grateful that you started his crate training for us because he doesn't make a peep all
night.  He even happily trots into his crate at night when he knows it's night night time.  He
doesn't like to be left alone and howls when we put him away to leave, but thankfully, someone
is usually home so it's not that often.

He is definitely the best puppy we've ever had the pleasure to raise.  He reminds me a lot of my
beloved "Ginger" who died of an aneurysm when she was 14 months old.  She was a vizsla and
had much the same temperament as Sparky.  She set the bar high, so that he even reminds me
is very high praise.

I was excited to see that Lily had another litter of these beautiful dogs.  I really do wish I could
get another, but Bob is pretty dead set on only one.  I'm working on it, though!  Sparky is so
good with other dogs of all sizes, I would love for him to have a playmate.  Oh, he also did very
well in puppy kindergarten.  We're getting ready to do another round of training, and then
perhaps moving on to agility.  He's a lot of fun and has really integrated into our family with no
problems.

Thank you so much for checking in and raising such wonderful little dogs.  I do check your
website periodically, and let people know where we got Sparky (I give them your web address).  
He's Mr. Popularity.

I'm attaching some recent pics.  I'll send more -- we haven't actually taken very many, so I'll be
sure to do that and forward them on.

Hope all is well with you and your lovely children.

Take care.

-Alice
Nellie!
Molly!
After three wonderful years, we can't say enough.
With two boys, ages 10 and 13, the decision of
adopting a Schnoodle was perfect.  Active enough for
great play a Schnoodle was perfect.  Active enough
for great play time and calm enough for a good
cuddle.  The perfect match!

Molly was the alpha of her litter and with some
training research, all went very well!  They are very
intelligent dogs and learn very quickly.

My husbands favorite attribute --  No shedding.  This
is such a blessing with a busy family.

Molly travels everywhere with us, and receives
numerous compliments on her temperament and
behavior.

I'm attaching some of our favorite pictures.

Thanks so much for allowing us to make such a
wonderful addition to our family.

Sincerely,
The Lehrbach Family
(Gladstone, Oregon)
Chichi is the perfect dog!! She is the
offspring of Spencer and Lily and boy do
they make great babies!! She is active
outside to inside, always loves walks and
car rides but for us to return. We have a
English bulldog and they are great friends,
we also took her to a doggie
daycare(kennel) when we went on vacation
and she got along great with all the other
dogs! She's just so happy, and not
territorial at all. Her favorite thing is to be
chased so she will to grab something ( toy,
sock, etc.) and run hoping someone or
something is behind her.She also plays
fetch and will bring it back and drop it,
once she's certain you are not going to
chase her for it.  She was easy to potty
train and knows basic commands like sit,
lay down and shake.... although she does
them when she wants too, she is a little
independent at times. Anyway it's been an
awesome year with an awesome dog with
no health issues, and a happy temperament!

Thank you so much,
The Walters
Hello Donna,
Jazzy is the love of our
lives! She goes
everywhere with us and
you can tell she is taking
it personally! I've never
loved a dog like her
Jazzy's birthday was May
31, 2008 and I can't
remember the name of
her mom and dad but are
they still producing pups?
I love your kids web
pages, so cute! They are
doing things I used to do
as a kid!

OK, I'll send that picture
of Jazzy to you now!
Looking forward to
hearing from you Donna!

Kelly
It's been quite a while since I've sent you anything. I do
remember you saying you liked to see follow ups to dogs
when their adults. I've sent a recent pic today of Miya...hope
you like it. We went with a summer puppy cut for her since
the weather has been hot lately. She's quite the mischief
maker and is always finding some new way to cause
trouble. I remember you saying she tested the highest in
intelligence out of the litter and still shows it every day. She
plays fetch with herself, bunny ball which is her taking a
stuffed bunny as big as her and hitting a large ball around
with it. She has figured out how to pull out the dining room
chairs and jump up and get on top of the table. As a pup at
about 5 lbs figured out how to pull out the kitchen drawers.
I could list forever what she has amazed me with. At this
point she weighs in at 16 lb, 10 ounces and is extremely
healthy according to the vet. She gets raw meat twice a
week and veggies daily. Otherwise her staple food is Orijen
which gets alternated between each of the three varieties
when we run out of it.

In the meanwhile I hope things are going great for you guys
up there! And thank you for the great little family dog that
loves people! Still a beta though...I think I've only seen her
boss one dog around.

Sincerely,
Bryan
Hello Donna,
First of all I wanted to say thank you.
We love our little dog Phin, a schnoodle
from  Octavious and  Briggita.  We have
had him for almost a year and we adore
him!!! Phin is the most friendly dog we
have ever owned. He is sweet and
always kind to people and dogs. As of
now Phin has been to puppy school and
loves to learn and is crazy easy, house
trained well.
We love our Sadie...she is the
princess of our home! We have had
years now and she is such a We
love our Sadie...she is the blessing.  
My mom and one of my daughters is
very allergic to dogs, but Sadie
being a schnoodle has not effected
them at all.  We love the outdoors
and like to take trips.  Sadie is a
great traveler.  She does awesome
in hotel rooms.  She loves the water
and is a fantastic dock dog!  You
can't throw a tennis ball enough for
her! Yet she can be a great
snuggler.  She weighs 20 pounds
and is the best size dog.  She is
smart, quick to learn, and easy to
train. Thank you!
Hi Donna!
I just wanted to give you a quick update on my Millie. Her parents are
Octavious and Brigitta and she is almost 9 months already. I took her to the
vet the other day and she was 14 pounds, 6 ounces which I think is a perfect
weight. When you did the personality test on her, you said "she loves to give
kisses, she is very playful, bold, and confident, and that she may need a firm
hand in training" and you were right on! She is always finding a way to cause
trouble somehow, but it's hard to discipline her when she looks at me with
that adorable little face and won't stop giving me kisses to say she's sorry!
She loves to play catch and her favorite toy is anything that squeaks. For the
most part, she is a very good girl. She is very smart as well. She learns tricks
and commands very quickly. I love her so much and I'm very happy I went with
the Schnoodle breed. Thank you so much for providing me with a very happy
and healthy puppy!
Sherlock is an energetic
puppy. He is very loving and
loves to cuddle and play. He
has his favorite toy
(Chewbacca) and he is smart
too. We will hide his favorite
toy and he will look for it
until he finds it, even though
he has all these other toys
to play with. Very very
smart! He has the most
precious eyes and look.
Melts my heart every time I
see him. Anyone would be
lucky to have a Schnoodle,
especially one of Rosa's
puppies. We will return to
Echo Hills Ranch for Rosa's
next litter because she
produces the cutest puppies
and Sherlock is the perfect
puppy! We got very lucky
that we got him!
Hello, Donna, my name is
Heather. Two years ago, we
brought home our first
Schnoodle, and she was from
Willow's very first litter, born
in March of 2012. We had the
first deposit, so had the pick
of the litter, and she (Quinn) is
a wonderful little dog, and we
just love her so. She is
obedient, but still has
independence and strength.
We call her our mighty dog,
with a heart about 20 times the
size of her!  We could not
possibly be happier with her.
We had never had a little dog,
we had always had Labs, and
most recently, a boxer, but
now I believe we will never
have anything other than a
Schnoodle again.
Hello Donna,
Our Schnoodle has brought so much
laughter into our home. He is a great
jogging companion for me and gets
excited whenever he anticipates
going jogging.  He runs and jumps
and barks for the first few minutes
and brings smiles to everyone
passing by.  He has done well with
our grandkids and thinks children are
wonderful.  We could not be happier
with our choice of puppies and
thought this would be a good time to
get back to you and let you know that
we are very pleased with our dog and
grateful for the good puppy advice
you gave us in the early training
period.  We have recommended you
to several people.  Best wishes and
thanks to you,
Charlie and Chris
Our Schnoodle pup, Ziggy, had her first
birthday recently, so I thought I would send
some pics.  She is a wonderful dog, just
perfect for us.  She loves people and other
dogs.  She has several potential "aunties:"  
friends who came to our house and loved her
so much they've offered to take care of her
for us if we need a dog sitter.

She is a happy little dog, ready to play.  She
has plenty of energy for a good walk, and
loves to relax in our yard while we garden or
chat with friends.  She visits a day care one
day per week to socialize with other dogs,
and dances with excitement when she knows
she is going.

She doesn't bark much, but does let us know
when she hears someone nearby.  She was
easily house-trained, has good manners and
is very gentle with everyone. The fact that
she doesn't shed has endeared her to friends
with allergies! We are so glad to have Ziggy.
Linda