Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Schnairdoodle, Definitely a Schnairdoodle

Alex at PetfindersAt Petfinders.com they call this Pappy lookalike named Alex a Schnoodle (Schnauzer-Poodle). He's got Pappy's coat and expression, but Pappy's got more Airedale-y leg coloring and build. I'm thinking that Pappy is definitely a Schnairdoodle.

I wonder if the shelter is just making up that Schnoodle heritage, or if they have real information. Alex is up for adoption out in Columbia, Maryland for any of you coveting a pup-- he looks like a winner to me.

P.S. If you have a few minutes, you should stop by Freddie's blog and check out this video he found. Mindblowing.

7 comments:

Gus said...

Schnoodles are a "designer" breed. Muzzer used to have a Schancapoo (Schnauzer, cocker, poodle mix) and in the pictures I've seen, he looked like Pappy only Pappy is handsomer. Airedales are great, they look like big wire fox terriers!

Gus Dagger wft

3dogcache said...

Schnauzer poodle...definitely a designer breed. And I never noticed Pappy's light brown legs. Airedales are big old curly light brown wirery (sp?) things with a big black SPOT on their back. Hmm, I'd say Pappy's more of a good old terrier mix-a-something:-) And that schnauzer poodle puppy sure is cute...but I don't think 3dogs could handle another pup in the house.

Pappy's Fella said...

Gus,
You're right, we shouldn't be trying to reduce Pappy to a designer breed. Time to embrace muttness.

3dog,
I don't know that it's typical, but I've seen photos of Airdales with an overall darker coat. At this point, the speculation about Pappy's heritage is for entertainment purposes only.

macgoogle said...

Texas: Dad says that he read a good dog book (well, he has read a few) once that said that trying to work out the breed of a mutt was useless (unless you know the mutt's parents are definately pure) because many mutts of mutts mix together to make mutts that look like parts of a completely different breed...Hmmmm...
Dad: What he is trying to say is that if the parents of a mutt are mutts then the resulting mutt child may have parts resembling breeds that are not even obvious in the parents. So a mutt that has a ridgeback marking in it's back may or may not ever have had ridgeback in it's family tree - the dog DNA may combine in a way to produce this naturally. I think this could be explained better if you read this.

Love and Licks,
Texas (and his humans).

Pappy's Fella said...

But Tex... it's an awfully good game. Purebred owners must get terribly bored that there are no puzzles with their dogs.

Gus said...

Yeah: That's what you guys think! Muzzer has begun to fantasize that I am a Bernese Mountain dog in a tight WFT suit!

Gus said...

Yeah: That's what you guys think! Muzzer has begun to fantasize that I am a Bernese Mountain dog in a tight WFT suit!