About Us


Thank you for visiting the French Valley Ranch Website. We wanted to take a little bit of room and introduce us and our family. We love our community, and we have a beautiful ranch 10 minutes outside of Missoula. Our ranch was homesteaded by our family in the 1800’s and has stayed in the family the entire time. Being a working ranch we raise wheat and hay, as well as our 2 breeds of dogs (Giant Schnoodles and Miniature Schnauzers) we also have cattle, pigs, horses and our largest challenge of all, children! We have 6 kids all together, our two youngest were our biggest surprise as they were twins and have an age separating difference of 18.5 years between them and their closest sibling. We also are proud Grandparents of 8 wonderful Grandchildren.

Having our puppies exposed to a family life from birth is excellent as they are not scared or timid of children, they LOVE them! Our family participates in all the help and work not only on the ranch but also with the puppies.

We look forward to working with you to make sure that you have the right dog. From puppies to adults, pets to show or breeding we love them all and want to make sure that you will love them too.

We bread the Giant Schnoodle for the purpose of having a non-shedding, hypoallergenic service dog. This beautiful and unique breed of dog is highly trainable, inelegant, loyal to their families.

Tami brought the love of dogs and breeding to her family. Having worked directly with dogs for over 40 years and having spent over a decade showing Giant and Miniature Schnauzer, it was a natural fit. During those 40 years she worked hard to perfect the genetics, health, and temperament of the breed. She combined her love of breeding with a great friend of mine, creating the Giant Schnoodle. Together they created the perfect family, service, and pet animal for everybody to love. Passing that love to our children was a simple process. In fact both our sires and dames are owned by the children. We work just as hard to find the right family for the puppies as we do to have the perfect pet. We can’t wait to meet you and help you find the best Schnoodle baby for your needs!

The Alexander Family