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Scoodle:Dog Breed Profile

In case you love the temperament of the Scottish Terrier but don't like the Terrier's coat, then the Scoodle is the perfect choice for you. Created by crossing the Poodle along with the Scottish Terrier, the Scoodle comes with the Poodle's intelligence, coat, and the eagerness to please his or her master. On the other hand, the dog obtains its calmness and sturdiness from the Scottish Terrier. The Scoodle is always a loyal and loving dog and makes for a great indoor, especially apartment dog.

These dogs need to have a moderate amount of exercise and daily walks to keep them healthy and happy. They also love to play with toys, which means that a fetch game will keep him or her excited and active. They always like to be with their families and, therefore, don't take separation lightly.

Moreover, Scoodles are said to be very attentive and protective of their owners and families, excelling as excellent watchdogs. They continue to be vocal, especially when they see a stranger.


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Scoodle Breed Characteristics

  • About Scoodle Breed

    Scoodles are said to be brilliant dogs that can efficiently complete their obedience training. They always try to be reserved and cautious around strangers, while also being vocal during their training sessions. They tend to be great for other pets and children because of their calm and gentle nature. Since they do not shed often, it's recommended that you brush your dog's coat weekly or daily (based on the coat's length) and keep its teeth, ears, and eyes clean. They have an average weight of 9-15 pounds, with the lifespan being around 12-15 years.

    It's suggested that you schedule health check-ups every six months, which will ensure that your dog stays healthy throughout its life stages. Moreover, ask your vet to determine the perfect preventive care program for your Scoodle so that your canine's independent needs are taken care of.


Scoodle Breed Daily Care

Hair: These dogs are relatively easy to care for and maintain, as well. Scoodles don't shed much and are also hypoallergenic dogs. Therefore, brushing on a per-week basis would be enough to keep your dog looking beautiful. In case the coat is longer than usual, then extra care should be taken, and brushing should be done daily to remove any tangles.

You can also take your dog to a professional groomer to trim the excess hair. Furthermore, you should not bathe your dog unless it's vital to do so.

Teeth: Proceed to brush your dog’s teeth daily, which will keep their gums and teeth in good condition.

Eyes: Eyes need to be wiped at regular intervals to prevent any staining from tears.

Ears: Also, check your pooch’s ears for any signs of dirt or infection.

Nails: It's recommended that you clip your dog's nails only if they get too long.

Recommended daily amount: It's suggested that you provide your Scoodle with at least 3/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry dog food every day. In case your dog weighs more than 20 pounds, then the amount of food that needs to be provided should also be more and vice versa. In case you're unsure how much amount you should be feeding to your dog, you can consult your vet for the same.

What food to choose: You can keep your Scoodle in perfect shape by measuring the amount of food that you give it per day. Moreover, try to feed it twice per day (dividing the whole day's Meal amount into two) rather than keeping dog food out in the open at all times. Since Scoodles are prone to being overweight, you need to keep the food amount in check.

How to keep them fit: Regular exercise with a balanced diet will keep them fit.

How many times to feed your dog: Twice a day is highly recommended.

Like with any pedigree breed, there will be several health problems that you need to know because the same can easily affect your Scoodle. The following are some of the common health concerns the Scoodle faces:

Achondroplasia

Condition: A situation where there is an abnormal development of the cartilage present in the joints of bones, which can manifest to dwarfism in some dog breeds. However, when it comes to the Scottish Terrier, it leads to a shorter body shape.

Treatment: No such treatment is available for such a health condition.

Atopic Dermatitis

Condition: It's an allergic skin disease which is quite prevalent in most Terrier breeds out there. Usually develops when the dog is a few months old and can be a persistent problem for a lifetime.

Treatment: If treated at a nascent stage, medications are enough to solve the problem.

Bladder Cancer

Condition: Generally occurs due to transitional cell carcinoma, which is 20 times more prevalent in the Terrier breeds than other ones. Females tend to be affected twice as more than males. Symptoms include increased urination and passing of blood in the urine. The disease is also seen in older dogs.

Treatment: Medication is required for mild cases. For severe cases, surgery is necessary for the removal of the tumor. Chemotherapy is also crucial.

Cystinuria

Condition: Increase in cysteine levels, which is defined as an amino acid, in the dog's urine. It can cause hard deposits of such amino acid in the bladder, which can later develop into stones. Ultimately it'll lead to difficulty in urination.

Treatment: Mild cases must be treated with regular medication. Otherwise, surgery would be required to remove the stones.

Demodicosis

Condition: A condition where mite infestations cause in the paws of the dog. Generally occurs due to immune deficiency when it comes to the Demodex parasites.

Treatment: Medications will be required to treat the mites and to improve the immunity power of the dog.

Training Scoodle will be an easy process since they're mainly known for their playfulness and energy. Moreover, their loyalness will help in creating a strong bond with their owners. Even though they're intelligent, they can be somewhat stubborn and challenging to work with if not taken care of correctly. They'll also become vocal when they don't want to be trained.

With the help of obedience and behavioral training, your Scoodle will grow up to be a fantastic pet. In case you feel that your dog has aggressive behavior towards other animals, then it's better to socialize your dog as early as possible.

When training your Scoodle, try to use a firm yet patient approach. Furthermore, these dogs always respond to praise, positive reinforcement, and rewards (including treats).


The overall energy levels of the Scoodle is very much reflective of their parents, which is why you should at least exercise your dog for 30 to 60 minutes daily. Moreover, enjoy brisk walks with your dog as they make perfect jogging companions. Scoodles can quickly adapt to varying residence sizes and can even adapt to an apartment. They should not be left outside or kept in a kennel. Since they're companion dogs, they always like to be indoors alongside their owners.

This dog breed may suffer from separation anxiety, which may lead to destructive behaviors and even persistent barking. Scoodles are not a noisy breed, and they can become bored if left for long periods.

Scoodle Breed History

Scoodle is a designer dog produced by mixing two purebred dogs, namely the Scottish Terrier and the Poodle. The Scottish Terrier was first discovered in the year 1436 in Scotland and was also mentioned in the book of History Of Scotland by author Bishop John Lesley. Due to their strength and courage, they were used as hunting dogs.

On the other hand, the Poodle was discovered around the 15th century and was used generally used as a circus performer. They were also a popular companion to the rich people. It should be known that the Scoodle is one of the most recent designer dogs to be produced (year of origin is 2009) and therefore is highly desirable because of the current trend.


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