15-35 lbs
Schnorgie, Schornigi, Shcnorgi, Snorgi, Snorgie

Hybrid dogs given the name of Schnorgi are the offspring of a Corgi and a Schnauzer. They are affectionate but stubborn dogs that love to spend time with their owners, whether it be going for a run, playing in the yard or just relaxing. These cute designer dogs are fairly easy to maintain as well, since they have low shedding coats. They can live in any sized home or apartment, as long as they are given enough time to play and get rid of their energy. This breed has few health concerns and has an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years.

Date of Origin
Schnauzer, Corgi

Schnorgi Health

Average Size
Male Schnorgi size stats
Height: 10-14 inches Weight: 15-35 lbs
Female Schnorgi size stats
Height: 10-14 inches Weight: 15-35 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Glaucoma
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Tumors
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Ultrasound
  • Radiographs
  • Ophthalmologic Examination
  • Electroretinogram

Schnorgi Breed History

The Schnorgi is a hybrid dog breed created from cross breeding a Corgi and a Schnauzer. Schnauzers are dogs who originate from Germany, and can be separated into three types based on size; Standard, Miniature and Toy. These dogs got their name from the word Schnauz, meaning muzzle. During the First World War, Schnauzers were given the job of messenger dog, retrievers and vermin hunters, as well as guards for stables and livestock. Around the 20th century, coarse-haired Schnauzers and smooth German Pinschers were sometimes found in the same litter. Eventually the German Pinscher Schnauzer club created a policy to create generations of purely coarse-haired Schnauzers, which set the type for both breeds. Corgis are descendant of the Pomeranian, Keeshond, Schipperkes and Swedish Vallhund. There are two types of Corgi; the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, with the latter being the oldest. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is thought to be from Cardiganshire, where it was brought by the Celts in 1200 B.C. The Celts were introduced to the Pembroke Welsh Corgis ancestors by Flemish weavers in the 1100s. Both of these Corgi varieties were considered to be the same breed up until 1934, when they were eventually separated into two separate varieties by a show judge. Hunting vermin, driving cattle and guarding farms were all jobs given to the Corgi.

Schnorgi Breed Appearance

The exact appearance of these small designer dogs can be hard to determine, since there are a number of possible combinations. Some dogs will adopt more traits from the Corgi parent, whereas other puppies will look more like the Schnauzer. A common Schnorgi combination is to have the body of a Corgi and the head of a Schnauzer. This means that their body is usually long with short and stubby little legs. Their ears can vary, with some being large and floppy, and others erect. The base color of the Schnorgi is yellow, black, tan or white with whiskers on the chin and ears that can be either black or grey. The texture of the Schnorgi's fur will be wiry like the Schnauzer parent. Other characteristics of this hybrid breed, such as their eyes, muzzle, paws and tail, can be developed from either parent, which gives all the dogs a unique look.

Eye Color Possibilities
blue Schnorgi eyes
brown Schnorgi eyes
amber Schnorgi eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Schnorgi nose
Coat Color Possibilities
gray Schnorgi coat
fawn Schnorgi coat
white Schnorgi coat
black Schnorgi coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Schnorgi wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Schnorgi Breed Maintenance

These dogs should be fairly low maintenance, since they do not shed a lot. However, if your Schnorgi puppy has some Schnauzer characteristics in their coat, they may need to be trimmed occasionally. The Schnauzer needs to be brushed daily, thanks to its dense undercoat. They also need to be fully clipped around twice a year. The fur around the eyes and ears will benefit from occasional trimming as well. The Corgi has a simpler grooming routine. They need to be combed, brushed and only bathed when needed. Schnorgis also need to have their teeth brushed daily if possible, or two to three times a week minimum. Doing this will keep the teeth strong and the gums healthy, preventing bad breath and decay. Nails should be clipped once or twice a month, depending on how active the dog is and how quickly the nails wear down on their own. The ears should be wiped clean weekly in order to keep away ear infections.

Brushes for Schnorgi
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Schnorgi requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Schnorgi Temperament

The Schnorgi is a very sweet hybrid that also makes a great family pet since they get along well with kids, although they prefer older children. They are very playful and intelligent dogs that should be a breeze to train. This dog does not usually bark, with the exception of when they are playing. They are very loving dogs that enjoy cuddling and spending time with their owners, and therefore make wonderful companion pets. Overall they are great dogs, although some say that they can be stubborn. For dogs that are known to be stubborn, it is important to clearly display your authority and let them know that you are the top dog, and not them. Begin teaching your dog respect and basic obedience at a young age with positive reinforcement. It is also vital to socialize your pet as a puppy. Introducing them to different environments, people and pets will make sure that they are calm and comfortable in all scenarios as an adult.

Schnorgi Activity Requirements

The Schnorgi will adopt its high energy levels from the Schnauzer and the Corgi. Like the Schnauzer, they will take as much exercise as they can. At minimum, these dogs need a brisk walk or even a jog daily. It is also important to give them some time to play and run free in a safe and enclosed space. Do not overwork puppies, however, since they are still growing and could get hurt easier. These dogs may also be active inside, like the Corgi parent. They should be exercised for around an hour every day. The bare minimum should be 20 minutes per day, although they will most likely need more than that. You should also keep your dog busy mentally, especially if they are very intelligent dogs, with some fun and challenging games.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Schnorgi Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.90 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Schnorgi Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Schnorgi size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 8 lbs
Female Schnorgi size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 8 lbs
12 Months
Male Schnorgi size stats at 12 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 14 lbs
Female Schnorgi size stats at 12 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 14 lbs
18 Months
Male Schnorgi size stats at 18 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 25 lbs
Female Schnorgi size stats at 18 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 25 lbs

Schnorgi Owner Experiences

3 Years
2 People
Very loyal, I rescued him from a shelter. He can be mean towards strangers. When I rescued him, he was heartworm positive, but treatment is going well and is doing much better. Very healthy hefty breed.
1 month ago
1 Year
2 People
It's only been a month, but it's been a very rewarding month! My wife and I cant believe we got so lucky finding him!
1 month, 3 weeks ago
6 Months
1 People
Just love her she's so pretty and smart, friendly, the perfect first dog.
6 months, 1 week ago
7 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Loves his siblings (younger min pin/daushaund mix, Staffordshire terrier and 20 week old kitten)
8 months, 1 week ago
2 Years
4 People
He is very good although he can be territorial.
1 year, 5 months ago
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