I have found that Poodles and Schnauzers make wonderful companions in the same home. They are both hypo-allergenic and are non-shedding breeds. Their personality features are different, yet they coincide extremely well. You can find many Schnauzers, Poodles or even Schnoodles up for adoption on www.petfinder.com or www.adoptapet.com!
**Below information from www.wikipedia.org**
About the Poodle
The Standard Poodle is regarded as the second most intelligent breed of dog after the Border Collie, and before the German Shepherd Dog. The poodle breed is found officially in toy, miniature, and standard sizes, with many coat colors. Originally bred as a type of water dog, the poodle is skillful in many dog sports, including agility, obedience, tracking, and even herding
Otherwise notable is this breed's keen sense for instinctual behavior. In particular, marking and hunting drives are more readily observable than in most other breeds. Classified as highly energetic, poodles can also get bored fairly easily and have been known to get creative about finding mischief. Poodles like to be in the center of things and are easily trained to do astonishing tricks involving both brains and agility
About the Miniature Schnauzer
The Miniature Schnauzer is a breed of small dog of the Schnauzer type that originated in Germany in the mid-to-late 19th century. Miniature Schnauzers developed from crosses
between the Standard Schnauzer and one or more smaller breeds such as the Poodle and Affenpinscher. The breed remains one of the most popular world wide, primarily for its temperament and relatively small size.
The Official Standard of the Miniature Schnauzer describes temperament as "alert and spirited,
yet obedient to command." He is friendly, intelligent and willing to please. He should never be overaggressive or timid. Usually easy to train, they tend to be excellent watchdogs, with a good territorial instinct, but more inclined toward vocal notification than attack (more bark than bite). They are often guarded towards strangers until the owners of the home welcome the guest, upon which they are typically very friendly to them; unlike some of their terrier cousins, they are not typically aggressive. However, they will express themselves vocally, and may bark (or howl in a unique pitch) to greet their owner, or to express joy, excitement, or displeasure.
This is my friend's Senior Schnauzer Patton, a.k.a. Patty.
This is Patton's Poodle brother, Griffon, a.k.a. Griffy.
And this of course is my Remington, a.ka. Remmy.