37-45 lbs
Airedale Terrier

Medium in size with an athletic build, the Schnairedale is a cross between a Standard Schnauzer and an Airedale Terrier. This hybrid will be playful, loving and lot of fun to be around. With a tendency to be willful and independent in nature, the Schnairdale is best for someone ready to take on the role of firm leader. A dog of this mix will require a lot of training, however, he will be eager to learn. He will be active and do best with a lot of regular exercise in order to keep him physically and emotionally healthy.

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Schnauzer and Airedale Terrier

Schnairedale Health

Average Size
Male Schnairedale size stats
Height: 18-22 inches Weight: 40-50 lbs
Female Schnairedale size stats
Height: 19-21 inches Weight: 37-45 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Cerebellar Abiotrophy
  • Diabetes
  • Pancreatitis
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Thyroid
  • Corneal Opacities
  • Heart Problems
  • Portosystemic Shunt
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None Known
Occasional Tests
  • Hip
  • Heart
  • X-Rays
  • Eye examination
  • Complete Physical Examination
  • Blood and Urine Protein Screens

Schnairedale Breed History

Known as the King of Terriers, the Airedale Terrier is the largest of terriers. The breed originated in the middle of the 1800’s in an area near the Aire River in England, the result of a mix of Otterhounds, Old English Black and Tan Terriers, Bull Terriers and other Terriers. The Airedale Terrier was first used by the Yorkshiremen for ratting on the Aire River, even participating in rat hunting competitions. Though the breed was first known as the Waterside or Bingley Terrier, its name was changed to Airedale in 1878 after the place where it was developed. After becoming popular in dogs shows, the breed’s appearance became of interest and enthusiasts began breeding efforts, including the Bull and Irish Terriers. John Wayne, President Woodrow Wilson and Warren Harding all owned Airedale Terriers and dogs of the breed served in World War I taking on the roles of hunter, messenger and guard. The Standard Schnauzer is the oldest of the Schnauzer breeds and is believed to have been developed in the Middle Ages in Germany. The breed was initially developed to assist on the farm, guard farmers and hunt vermin and appeared in artwork as far back as the 15th century. It is thought that the Schnauzer is a mix of the German Poodle, Wolf Spitz and Wire-haired Pinscher. The Schnauzer was not known throughout the world until the middle of the 19th century when the breed became noticed by German Dog fans who were looking to develop the standard and establish the breed in their country. Known also as the Wire-haired Pinscher, the Standard Schnauzer was first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904.

Schnairedale Breed Appearance

The Schnairedale will inherit traits from both of his parent breeds; as with all mixed breeds, you can anticipate that he may inherit more physical characteristics from one or the other parent breeds, or a relatively equal combination of traits from each breed. The Schnairedale will often look much like that of a Schnauzer, with the breed’s trademark beard and expressive eyebrows. Often, red or ginger highlights are present. The hybrid is typically medium in size with an athletic build and will have floppy ears that add to his ability to express himself. The Schnairedale will usually have sharp teeth as both the Schnauzer and Airedale Terrier were bred to hunt and chew. The hybrid will usually have a long tail that he wags often.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Schnairedale eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Schnairedale nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Schnairedale coat
gray Schnairedale coat
fawn Schnairedale coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Schnairedale wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Schnairedale Breed Maintenance

Your Schnairedale will require maintenance around his face and his coat. Brushing and combing of your dog’s coat three to four days per week will be necessary and he will also likely need professional grooming two to three times per year to keep his coat manageable. Typically, the Schnairedale will not shed, minimizing the mess you will encounter in your home. Occassional baths will help keep your Schnairedale clean and brushing his teeth two to three times per week is recommended for his long term dental health. Checking your Schnairedale’s ears once a week will be important so that should there be any infection, it is caught early. As with any dog, you will want to trim the nails on your Schnairedale as needed.

Brushes for Schnairedale
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Schnairedale requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Schnairedale Temperament

The Schnairedale will inherit his behavioral traits from his parent breeds, the Schnauzer and the Airedale Terrier. Your hybrid will generally be well-behaved, however, will require a lot of training. The Schnairedale will be excited to learn but many are not pleased about being told what to do until you have established yourself as the leader. Your dog will often bark a lot at strangers; training will help minimize this. As both parent breeds are intelligent, it is likely that the offspring will be bright as well. Socialization is important for the Schnairedale so that he may get along well with people, dogs and other household pets. Both the Airedale Terrier and the Schnauzer are friendly, particularly with his humans. The Airedale Terrier is a brave dog who, without proper training and stimulation can get into some trouble (digging up escape routes, for example). Both parent breeds are energetic and enjoy playing and keeping active.

Schnairedale Activity Requirements

The activity requirements of the Schnairedale will vary by the particular dog and the traits that he inherits from his parents. Both parent breeds are very active, so it is not surprising that most Schnairedale’s will require a lot of exercise. This hybrid will enjoy a long walk, particularly in the forest where he can take in the varied smells. Active and agile, the Schnairedale will do well in agility training, which can be added to his activities after he is a year old. Providing different activities for your Schnairedale is important so that he does not get bored. Should your Schnairedale not get the activity and stimulation that he requires, he can become destructive.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes
activity minutes

Schnairedale Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.80 - $2.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$52.00 - $60.00
food bag monthly cost

Schnairedale Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Schnairedale size stats at six months
Height: 10.0 inches Weight: 22.5 lbs
Female Schnairedale size stats at six months
Height: 9.5 inches Weight: 20.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Schnairedale size stats at 12 months
Height: 19.0 inches Weight: 43.0 lbs
Female Schnairedale size stats at 12 months
Height: 19.0 inches Weight: 39.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Schnairedale size stats at 18 months
Height: 20.0 inches Weight: 45.0 lbs
Female Schnairedale size stats at 18 months
Height: 20.0 inches Weight: 41.0 lbs

Schnairedale Owner Experiences

9 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Fetch and agility training
Very stubborn and hard headed at first. With a lot of training he is the best dog ever.
5 years ago
Teddy Zeddy Tezzie Bear
4 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Teddy is amazing! Super smart, trainable yet submissive. He'a stubborn at times, but easy to correct. He's extremely agile & fun to play with:))
3 years, 11 months ago
8 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Gracie is a doll! She is most content when all of us are together. She loves to lay on the front porch and just observe all around her. She does find trouble, however, when she takes after other animals! She is such a fabulous member of our family.
2 years, 10 months ago
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