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!
10.  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
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)
Bailey!
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
when we can't take her,
you can tell she is taking
it personally! I've never
loved a dog like her
before.
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
Hi Donna,
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.
Amanda
We love our Sadie...she is the
princess of our home! We have had
years now and she is such a
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!
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,
to us and 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
Hi, Donna,
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
Btw, she weighed in at
19.5 lbs at her last vet
visit, is very healthy.