10-60 lbs
United States
The Schnoodle is a fairly well known hybrid dog breed that was created from the crossbreeding of a Poodle and a Schnauzer. These dogs excel in several activities, including agility and being therapy dogs. You may notice that some dogs of this breed show favoritism towards one person in the family more than the others - this is a trait that they have adopted from the Schnauzer parent. These friendly dogs will be happiest in any home with a loving family, whether there are children or elders, and a yard or no yard. They are hypoallergenic, which makes them the perfect choice for owners who have allergies.
Date of Origin
Schnauzer, Poodle

Schnoodle Health

Average Size
Male Schnoodle size stats
Height: 10-16 inches Weight: 10-60 lbs
Female Schnoodle size stats
Height: 10-16 inches Weight: 10-60 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Addison's Disease
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus
Minor Concerns
  • Ear Infections
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cataracts
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Epilepsy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Canine Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
Occasional Tests
  • Blood Test
  • X-Rays
  • MRI
  • CT Scan
  • Ultrasound
  • Urinalysis
  • ECG
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Complete Ophthalmologic Examination
  • Electroretinogram
  • ACTH Test

Schnoodle Breed History

Hybrid dogs, which are the offspring of two separate purebred breeds, have been growing in numbers within the past few decades, which spurred the creation of many new crossbred dog breeds. The Schnoodle is a well known type of hybrid dog which was bred from a Schnauzer and a Poodle. These designer dogs were created in the 1980s during a time when Poodle mixes were gaining popularity. In the past 10 to 20 years, this population of this hybrid breed has increased even more. Poodles can actually be separated into three main categories; Standard, Miniature and Toy. They have been around since early on in the 16th century, where they were found in Russia and Germany. The Portuguese Water Dog and Irish Water Spaniel are closely related to this ancient breed. The Poodle excels at retrieving waterfowl, although they were also used in France to smell out truffles, which are a type of mushroom that is considered a delicacy. Eventually, the entertaining and easily trainable breed was recognized and could often be seen in circuses around the 18th century. The other parent of the Schnoodle, the Schnauzer, also has a Standard, Miniature and Toy variety. This breed originated from Germany where it was used as a herder and barnyard ratter. Depictions of this breed could be seen on paintings that date back all the way to the 15th century. In 1879, the breed was advertised as a Wire-haired Pinscher. A winning show dog was named Schnauzer, which meant ‘whiskered snout’ in German. This is where the breed got their name.

Schnoodle Breed Appearance

Dogs who were created from a Poodle and a Schnauzer can sometimes have different appearances than others of the same breed. Since both parents have different coat textures, the fur of the offspring can vary among puppies. Some dogs can have wiry fur like the Schnauzer, whereas others will develop a curly coat from the Poodle parent. Sometimes these dogs can have a coat that is a combination of both parent breeds. Generally, Schnoodles have square bodies and straight backs that can slope slightly. The feet are described as cat-like, and the tails are carried straight and upright when the dog is happy. You will know that your dog is sad or nervous when their tails are tucked down. These dogs have heads that are medium in width and get narrower as it reaches the muzzle, which is smaller in width than the head. The dark brown eyes of this breed are medium in size and round or oval in shape. The expressive ears, which are also medium sized, are folded into a v-shape. The teeth meet in a scissors bite.
Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Schnoodle eyes
brown Schnoodle eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Schnoodle nose
brown Schnoodle nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Schnoodle coat
white Schnoodle coat
brown Schnoodle coat
gray Schnoodle coat
sable Schnoodle coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Schnoodle wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Schnoodle Breed Maintenance

Schnoodles can have varying types of fur, since the two parent breeds are quite different. These designer dogs could have fur that is curly, straight or wiry, depending on which parent they inherit the coat from. In most cases, the fur will be curly or wavy. This breed usually needs to be groomed professionally every 4 to 6 weeks or so. If you choose to not bring your dog to a professional groomer, they should be brushed every few days or at least once a week. They will need to be combed and bathed regularly as well. Since this breed tends to develop tear stains, their faces will need to be washed daily. The nails will need to be clipped around once or twice a month depending on how active the dog is, and the ears will need to be wiped clean daily as well. This will help to prevent ear infections. Lastly, your dog will need to have their teeth brushed two or three times per week, although everyday is better if you can manage it. This simple task will avoid unwanted tooth and gum decay.

Brushes for Schnoodle
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Schnoodle requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Schnoodle Temperament

Schnoodles can have a personality that lies somewhere between that of the Poodle and Schnauzer. They are usually charming and entertaining dogs that are smart and alert. This breed is also very affectionate and loves to spend time playing with their owners. They are somewhat territorial and are usually friendly around strangers. Because of their high intelligence level, these dogs are very easy to train. They get along very well with children and cats, and are moderately well behaved around other dogs too. The amount of socialization that your dog gets as a puppy will alter the outcome of the dog. It is never too soon to start teaching your dog basic obedience training and respect. If you properly socialize and train your dog while they’re young, they are more likely to feel comfortable in all situations and will obey you when they do not know what to do. For most breeds, positive enforcement is the best way to train your new dog.

Schnoodle Activity Requirements

This hybrid breed is highly adaptable and can do well living in an apartment. They are moderately active and are best suited to owners who share the same love and can commit to a moderate amount of daily exercise. They are talented dogs that love agility, jogging, playing fetch or just running around the yard, as well as some downtime to just relax with their loved ones. Since these canines are so intelligent, they will need to have their mind exercised as well as their body. Challenge them mentally in fun and enjoyable ways by playing games. This will help you to bond with your dog as well. Considering their level of activity, this breed should be active for around 30 and up to 60 minutes daily.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
7 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Schnoodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00

Schnoodle Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Schnoodle size stats at six months
Height: 6.5 inches Weight: 20.5 lbs
Female Schnoodle size stats at six months
Height: 6.5 inches Weight: 20.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Schnoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 9.0 inches Weight: 25.5 lbs
Female Schnoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 9.0 inches Weight: 25.5 lbs
18 Months
Male Schnoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 11.5 inches Weight: 29.5 lbs
Female Schnoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 11.5 inches Weight: 29.5 lbs

Schnoodle Owner Experiences

2 Years
5 People
Luna is the best dog she is very protective and loves to snuggle
3 years, 5 months ago
1 Year
6 People
House & Yard
Play keep away
Playing in the snow
Percy is very sweet and loyal, he hates being away from me, and will get up whenever I do and follow me around. He is VERY attached, and is sometimes prone to herding me by biting my pants and pulling me where he wants to go, and pushing me with his nose. He is very friendly once he gets to know people, but he takes a bit of warming up before he understands they're not dangerous. He's SUPER energetic and will play until he runs out of breath. One thing I have noticed is that he doesnt like going on walks. He will stand up on his hind legs and beg me to pick him up every few steps when we do. He's okay on runs though. He's super smart, and will use his paws to grab my hands if I stop petting him. He's not good at sharing his toys with my other dog - and he gets really pushy when someone other than him is getting attention. He had some health issues as a puppy, and he was getting a lot of welts, rashes, and scabs from a food allergy he has, but we switched his food and he's been pretty healthy since then.
2 years, 3 months ago
14 Years
3 People
House & Yard
🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾 ❤️Schnoodle/Stonie/Oodle/Onie/Stonie Mills as we like to call him is neutered but he is still extremely energetic. He has grown out of his shyness over the years and definitely clings to all of us but has one favorite in the family. He knows who not to trust and who to trust I suppose by instincts. He is super friendly to adult humans, but as he has gotten older we have not had him around babies/children or other dogs so he is not as friendly towards children. Stonie loves to be the center of attentions, he loves going anywhere you go, he’s an extremely well listener. He knows paw, sit, no, yes, go get your toy, bring it here, here, down (lay), go get in you cage or pumpkin (a pumpkin house we got for Halloween) and so much more. He is a great addition to our family. My mother is allergic to dogs and cats so he was a perfect match for our family being hypoallergenic and all. We’ve stayed in an apartment (4 months-3 years old) and a house (3years to current age) and he hasn’t grown much, he visits grandmas and aunties, loves fenced in yards, doesn’t bark at or bother other dogs and understands best behavior. Like any dog when he feels he’s given less attention or we haven’t been around much he will poop in the house or eat someone food off the table. But he is house trained. Just has a big personality! 🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️
2 years ago
1 Year
3 People
House & Yard
Dog Parks
Puzzle Toys
Obedience classes
Sunjay is a smart and energetic little boy. He is about 20 lbs and is a small/mid sized dog. I took him in due to a friend not being able to take care of him due to money issues. At an early age, he was able to pick up various tricks at a fast pace, and loooooves to learn new things. I got him a puzzle toy so that he is able to really get the mental stimulation he needs throughout the day. I also take him to obedience training just so he is more sociable and is able to focus on me with other distractions around him. It's imperative that he gets his daily brain exercises because he gets bored really easily as the day goes on. Physical exercise plays an important role on his day-to-day. Even with a yard I have to play and walk him for 30 minutes. He has a very energetic energy and will become destructive if he doesn't get the walks that he needs. He loves to play and it's toys galore for my little man. I take him to daycare or parks when I'm not working so that he gets to know people and other dogs, with the added bonus of being able to exercise. Sunjay is very friendly, he loves children and other dogs most especially. He has a very nervous and cautious nature whan he goes to new places, but he eventually warms-up after awhile. He is a very lovable and trusting companion and is like a shadow who follows me around the house. He isn't a very noisy dog, but will alert bark if there are strange noises or people dropping packages off at my house. Overall, Sunjay my little Schnoodle Noodle is a sweet boy. He has the cutest mustache and deep brown eyes that is both friendly and full of mischief. He is a wonderful and intelligent family dog that I will cherish for a very long time.
11 months, 3 weeks ago
14 Years
1 People
Millie is gone now, but I hope that won't keep me from sharing about her. She was an amazing, sweet, intelligent, loving, and funny dog that was as close to perfect as a dog could be. She learned things quickly -- of course things like sit, stay, come here (although she would sometimes look at me and then keep going the way she wanted). When she was barking inside at something out the window I could tell her to "use your quiet voice" and she (usually) would. I talked to her a lot and labelled what I was doing so she'd recognize the words. Whenever I left I would tell her I "go to a meeting" so she knew that meant I'd be out for a while. Plus she got a go-to-meeting treat. She loved food, even salad. When she'd visit my parents, my dad would make her a salad every week with veggies like tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, boiled egg, plus, of course, little pieces of grilled chicken and she'd scarf it up. She'd usually skip the lettuce. She was very gentle taking anything from your hand and she was never aggressive with anyone (person or dog). She was very independent. She adapted her behavior with the person she was with -- played with my dad, snuggled close to my mom, was gentle with kids and my elderly grandmother, and walked happily with other dogs and their owners. She loved taking walks to the park. Millie was healthy until she got older. She had anal gland cancer when she was 13 1/2 (vet emptying her glands felt a hard mass) which I had removed. She had also developed congestive heart failure (she lived with two slightly leaky heart valves I learned later). She took three medications (two human ones) incuding a diuretic which caused her to sometimes urinate in her sleep. She had never had an accident before the meds. Because of that I put doggie diapers on her at night (best fit was from Walmart). She was such a trooper. She may have been lying down while I was getting ready for bed and when I'd approach her with her diaper she'd stand up for me to put it on. Such a sweetheart! I would get another schnoodle in a heartbeat. I'm so glad I was able to love and care for Millie for 14 1/2 years. I believe my dad is feeding her salad, or whatever's the equivalent, in heaven now. I know he greeted her when she left here. <3
7 months, 3 weeks ago
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