Descriptions of our Beautiful Breeds


Description  -  Cockapoos (or cockerpoos, as sometimes called) are the hybrid resulting from the cross between the American Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle.  Although believed to have first appeared during the 1960's in the United States as a result of "unplanned mating", cockapoos have been sharply rising in popularity over the past decade.  So much so, that large numbers of "breeders" have been frivolously crossing nearly any two breeds of small dog, and marketing those puppies as "cockapoos".  Fortunately, however, many people who are dedicated to the "success" of this splendid hybrid have been striving to establish it as a recognized "breed".
Characteristics which have made "genuine cockapoos" endearing to so many people are:

  • a non-shedding, non-allergenic, softly-curling coat
  • above-average intelligence
  • "spunky", playful behavior
  • ease in training

Temperament  -  Cockapoos are very friendly, intelligent, fun-loving dogs, and are wonderful with both children and adults.  They are quite friendly towards other dogs and housepets (including cats).  Cockapoos are easily obedience-trained, and they excel in agility training & competition.

       The crossing of our own black, red, or parti-colored toy poodles (6 - 8 lbs. avg.) with our wonderful American Cocker Spaniels (both breeds are AKC-registered) results in a small- to medium-sized Cockapoo with a soft & curly non-shedding, non-allergenic coat.  These dogs, although not (yet!) recognized by the AKC, have the "brains" and outstanding temperament that are characteristic of all our parent breed lines.


Description  -  Schnoodles are the first-generation product of cross breeding the Miniature Schnauzer with the (in most cases, Toy) Poodle.  Intentional breeding for this cross is believed to have first become popular in the United States during the 1980's.  Popularity of the Schnoodle has continued to grow ever since then, in part for their non-shedding, low-dander coat and high intelligence.  Like the two parent "sporting" breeds, the tails of Schnoodle puppies are docked soon after they are born.  Schnoodles' ears are left entire (unlike the original cropping-standard of the Schnauzer), and typically fold over forward in the direction of the snout like many Terrier breeds.  Schnoodles generally have a coat which is loosely curled and soft.  Coat colors include black, silver, black & silver (grey with black tips and/or interspersed with black), gold-sable (gold interspersed with gray and/or black), phantom, parti-colored and white.  Schnoodles can range in size from about 10 - 14 inches (shoulder-height) and can weigh from 10 - 18 pounds.  Their life expectancy is much like their parent breeds', which is around 15 years.

       Temperament  -  Schnoodles share almost all of the same popular characteristics with "Genuine Cockapoos" and Cavapoos; however, because of the Schnoodles' typically high intellect, people who are completely new to raising and training a young dog may find themselves a bit challenged by their new pet!  Like Schnauzers, they are quick learners and are eager to please their human family members.  Schnoodles are also alert, playful, and are good with children.


Description  -  Cavapoos (sometimes called Cavoodles or Cavadoodles) are the result of hybridisation of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with the (in most cases, Toy) Poodle.  Although it is unknown exactly where intentional breeding for this cross first began, it is believed to have recently become most popular in the United States and Australia.  Like most other Poodle hybrids, popularity of the Cavapoo is attributable to their very low-shedding, low-dander coat, high intelligence and their abundantly loving and outgoing personalities.  Like the two parent breeds, Cavapoo puppies' tails are docked soon after they are born.  Cavapoos' ears are somewhat long, starting at or just below the eye level and typically hang down a little below the jaw.  Cavapoos typically have plush, soft coats of a variety of colors (e.g., buff & white parti and red (chestnut) & white parti (both known as Blenheim), ruby (apricot), black & white parti, tri-parti, phantom) and other "dilutions" of the parent breeds' colors.  As with several of the other Poodle hybrids, because of their thick, luxurious coats, Cavapoos must be combed (not brushed) thoroughly from snout to tail on a regular basis to minimize hair-tangles and knots.  In addition, the hair near the entry to their ear canals and within the ear must be minimized to reduce moisture buildup, which risks ear infection.  Cavapoos usually range in size from about 12 - 14 inches (shoulder-height) and can weigh from 12 - 15 pounds.  Their life expectancy is often more like their Poodle parent's, which is usually around 15 years.

       Temperament  -  Cavapoos share all the same popular characteristics of "Genuine Cockapoos", plus they very often carry from their Cavalier Spaniel lineage that love for cuddling up with their human family member(s) , making them especially good for families with children.  Cavapoos inherit the elevated intelligence from the Poodle lineage, and are most often easy to train.

      American Cocker Spaniels

Description  -  The "popular Cocker Spaniel", referred to as the American Cocker Spaniel, was derived over time through careful breeding of English Cocker Spaniels brought to the United States.  The American Cocker Spaniel is smaller than the English Cocker, and has a different conformation.  The head is domed with a chiseled, abrupt stop.  The snout is broad but short in comparison to that of it's "English counterpart", with the upper lip hanging down past the lower jaw forming jowls.  Ears are quite long and hang on either side of the head.  The body is compact with a short back: the topline characteristically slopes downward gradually from front to rear.  The tail is docked appx. two-fifths (40%) of its original length at a very young age.  Front legs are straight and sturdy.  The dewclaws (i.e., vestigial "thumbs") on all four legs should be removed at the time the tail is docked.  The coat is luxuriant, medium in length, feathered, and comes in a broad range of solid and parti-colors (e.g., buff, black, black & tan, red & white).  The breed is a modest-to-average shedder.  Commonly, they range in size from 14 - 15 inches (shoulder-height) and in weight from 24 - 28 pounds.  Their average life expectancy is about 12 - 15 years.

       Temperament  -  American Cocker Spaniels are cheerful, trusting dogs with "average" intelligence.  They are good with children, and are well suited as household pets.  Cockers are naturally "people-oriented", and are characteristically wonderful "lap dogs".

       We offer individuals of rare colors (e.g., chocolate, tri/parti), as well as popular solid colors (i.e., buff, black).  Ours are extra-petite, "apartment-size" dogs with personality and "smarts"!

      Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Description  -  The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, considered one of the largest of the toy breeds, is actually one of the smallest of the Spaniels.  It has historically been a lap dog, and was affectionately known as the "comforter" by the nobility in the United Kingdom, as ladies back in the 18th and 19th centuries who needed to ride in a carriage when the weather was cold would take along one of these Spaniels curled up on their laps to keep them warm.  Adult Cavaliers are generally 12-13 inches (30-33 cm) tall at the shoulder, and weight from 10-18 pounds (4.5-8.2 kg).  Although occasionally trained and used as hunting dogs (and thus had their tails docked), the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel primarily functioned as a cuddly, affectionate lap-companion, so the tail is usually left entire.  The coat is silky, straight or slightly wavy, and of moderate length, with feathering occurring on many regions of the body.  Four coat colors are recognized in the standard: Blenheim (red/chestnut & white- and buff & white-parti), Tricolor (black & white with tan markings), Black & Tan (referred to as "King Charles"), and Ruby (solid red/chestnut).

       Temperament  -  Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very affectionate, cuddly, playful, patient and eager to please.  They are thus good with children and adults of all ages.  However, since Cavaliers are very outgoing to new people and other dogs of all sizes and breeds, they may not function very well as guard dogs!

      Miniature Schnauzers

Description  -  Miniature Schnauzers are small terriers with squarely-proportioned bodies.  Their prominent, bushy eyebrows and long beard & mustache are typically groomed in a fashion to emphasize this "square-cut" shape.  The head is long, with a strong muzzle and well-developed black nose. Historically, the standard for the breed has called for cropping of the ears (usually at a very young age), making them come to a point when they stand erect.  However, more and more people are opting to leave the ears entire (i.e., with the flap-portion folding forward).  Their front legs are very straight.  The tail is typically docked (according to the standard) appx. 30-40% of the original length, usually some time before the ears are cropped.  The coat colors include silver, salt & pepper (grey interspersed with black), black and silver, and solid black.  The origin of the breed occured in Germany, and is reportedly the result of crossings of the Standard Schnauzer, the Affenpinscher and possibly the Poodle.  The name "schnauzer" is derived from the German word, "Schnauze", for muzzle.  Miniature Schnauzers range in size from about 11 - 14 inches (shoulder-height) and usually weigh from 10 - 18 pounds.  Life expectancy is around 15 years.

       Temperament  -  Mini-schnauzers are very intelligent, affectionate, obedient and energetic companions.  They learn very quickly, and strive to please their owners.  They are alert and playful, and are good with children.  Their attentiveness and "spunk" (as well as their piercing bark when alarmed) make them excellent watchdogs.  The typical schnauzer "bark", however, is more of a low, elongated "voice"... as if (?) they are talking to you.

       Our pups are very small, non-shedding, with superior character, intellect and lines.  Coloration of our puppies ranges from "salt & pepper" to true black & silver to solid black.

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