Schnoodle

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10-60 lbs
10-16"
United States
Schnauzer
Poodle
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.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
1980
Ancestry
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
Hazel
brown Schnoodle eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Schnoodle nose
Black
brown Schnoodle nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
black Schnoodle coat
Black
white Schnoodle coat
White
brown Schnoodle coat
Brown
gray Schnoodle coat
Gray
sable Schnoodle coat
Sable
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
Comb
Scissors
Clipper
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 inches Weight: 20 lbs
Female Schnoodle size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 20 lbs
12 Months
Male Schnoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 25 lbs
Female Schnoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 25 lbs
18 Months
Male Schnoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 29 lbs
Female Schnoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 29 lbs

Schnoodle Owner Experiences

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