Schnoodles are a designer dog breed that is a cross between a Schnauzer and a Poodle. First bred in the United States in the 1980s, Schnoodles have quickly become popular in Australia, due to their friendly and affectionate nature, as well as their relatively low-maintenance coat.
Schnoodles come in a variety of sizes, from toy to standard, depending on the size of their parents. Their coat may be straight, wavy or curly, in a variety of colours, including black, white, brown and apricot.
Schnoodles are typically bred as companion dogs, but they can also be trained to perform various tasks, such as agility and obedience. They are intelligent and eager to please, which makes them relatively easy to train. They are also known for their gentle and affectionate temperament. This can make them good with children and other pets, and excellent family dogs overall.
Schnoodles are renowned for their intelligence, but this can also lead to challenges, as they require regular mental stimulation and can become bored and destructive if not properly engaged. Additionally, their reserved nature around strangers can make early socialisation essential to ensure they are comfortable and well-adjusted. Furthermore, their stubbornness and protectiveness can manifest in undesirable behaviours if not properly managed.
There are many factors that can influence the cost of pet insurance for your Schnoodle, including the following:
This is the most basic type of pet insurance, covering costs for accidental injuries such as car accidents, poisoning, burns, fractures, snake and spider bites, but not illnesses and other conditions.
This type of insurance provides cover for accidental injuries as well as illnesses like cancer, gastrointestinal problems and eye, ear and skin conditions, but not routine care for your pet.