Sherri's Blog

The Unplanned Miracle

How the Teddy Bear Schnoodle and English Goldendoodle Came to Be

Let me share a story with you, a real slice of life from our family at Smeraglia Farm. It’s a story about love, surprises, and finding unexpected solutions to tough problems. This tale centers around my son, Lukas, the third of my five wonderful children, and how his arrival shone a light on a challenge we hadn’t faced before: severe dog allergies.


Schnoodles and doodles

Unlike his older siblings, Lukas struggled with allergies from a very young age. It was tough to see him suffer, especially since dogs are such a big part of our family life. I was actually raising and showing my English golden at that time . I loved my baby boy and was desperate to find a way for him to enjoy the companionship of a dog without the sneezes and sniffles.

At the same time, my daughter Lauren and her friend Elizabeth, our neighbor, each had their own beloved pets. Lauren’s was Lexie, a spirited Schnauzer, and Elizabeth’s was Preppy, a charming Miniature Poodle. These two dogs ended up having puppies together, which wasn’t planned at all. We like to think of it as a bit of divine intervention.

When Lukas interacted with these puppies without any allergic reactions, a lightbulb went off in my head. It sparked an idea and a hope that maybe, just maybe, we could breed a dog that Lukas and others with similar allergies could enjoy. This unexpected event led us to create the first Teddy Bear Schnoodle, a breed that marked a turning point for us in terms of dog breeding.

But the innovation didn’t stop there. Inspired by the hypoallergenic qualities of Lexie and Preppy’s puppies, I started to wonder if we could achieve something similar with our English Goldens. That curiosity and hope laid the groundwork for the birth of the Teddy Bear English Goldendoodle.

This journey wasn’t just about breeding dogs; it was about finding a way for my son to have a furry friend from the English Golden that I was raising without the discomfort of allergies. It was about opening our home to pets in a way we thought wasn’t possible. The creation of the Teddy Bear Schnoodle and English Goldendoodle was a blend of chance, love, and a mother’s determination to solve a problem that hit close to home.

Today, we share our story with other families facing similar challenges, offering a ray of hope and the possibility of having a pet without the worries of allergies and shedding. Our farm’s legacy has grown to symbolize love, innovation, and the joy of inclusive pet ownership.

So, from our family to yours, we welcome you to join us in this journey of discovery and love. The story of the Teddy Bear Schnoodle and the English Goldendoodle is a testament to the power of serendipity, the beauty of family bonds, and the joy that comes from overcoming obstacles together. It’s a reminder that sometimes, the best things in life come unexpectedly, wrapped in fur and filled with love.


A Note from sherri

It's a Labor of Love for me

Thank you so much for taking the time to read through my blog. Every word penned here comes straight from my heart, as I aim to share with you the knowledge and insights I’ve gathered over the years. My deepest hope is that you find joy, inspiration, and perhaps a little bit of wisdom in these pages. Remember, this journey we’re on together is all about the love and connection we share with our furry friends. So, sit back, enjoy the read, and let’s continue to grow and learn in this beautiful adventure of companionship.

Warmest wishes,

Sherri Smeraglia