7-11 lbs
Miniature Schnauzer
Yorkshire Terrier
The Snorkie is a popular hybrid designer breed that is also often referred to as the Schnerrier. He is a mix of a Miniature Schnauzer and a Yorkshire Terrier. He is a small dog and usually only stands 5 to 12 inches and weighs 8 to 12 pounds. He is a loving and sweet companion who bonds closely with his owner. The Snorkie makes a good family dog and is usually not overly snappy with children. However, if he gets too tired he can get moody. This energetic little dog is a happy addition to any household. His small size and his modest exercise requirements make him ideal for an apartment or a small home.
Date of Origin
Miniature Schnauzer and Yorkshire Terrier

Snorkie Health

Average Size
Male Snorkie size stats
Height: 5-12 inches Weight: 8-12 lbs
Female Snorkie size stats
Height: 4-11 inches Weight: 7-11 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetes
  • Pancreatitis
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Minor Concerns
  • Allergies
  • Bladder Stones
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None Known
Occasional Tests
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Wellness Check
  • Eye Examinations (both internal as well as external)
  • Abdominal Ultrasound

Snorkie Breed History

The Snorkie is a delightful mix of both of his parents. He combines each one's good qualities to make a well-rounded dog. The Yorkshire Terrier, commonly called the Yorkie, originated in the county of Yorkshire in England. The feisty little Terrier was chiefly bred by operatives of local woolen and cotton mills to serve as a ratter. The small dogs were also used in the local mines to hunt vermin. It is believed that the chief foundation breed that was used to create the Yorkie was a small gray dog known as the Waterside Terrier. As the long, silky-haired breed become more common as a companion pet it started to be shown in dog shows. In 1872, the breed was introduced to the United States. The American Kennel Club officially recognized the Yorkie in 1885 and it was admitted to the Toy Group. The Miniature Schnauzer is a spunky little dog. He was originally bred to be a ratter and guard dog by farmers in the mid-to-late 19th century in Germany. Although, pictures dating back to the 1400s appear to depict dogs that look similar to the Schnauzer which indicates that the dog's history may herald back even further than the 19th century. It is believed that Georg Riehl and Heinrich Schott, were the first breeders to miniaturize the Schnauzer in the 1880s. In 1888, the first true Miniature Schnauzer was recognized in Germany's stud book. The breed was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1926 and became a member of the Terrier Group.

Snorkie Breed Appearance

Snorkies have an athletic and lean body.  They do tend to get a bit chunky as they get older so you have to watch their diet and make sure they get exercise. The Snorkie looks more like the Yorkie than they do the Schnauzer,  although some do have the grey coloration of the Schnauzer. Their fur is silky and straight. The little dog does require frequent brushing to keep him tangle free. Many owners also take him to a groomer to maintain a short haircut which makes his hair care easier. His fur comes in shades of grey, white, tan, brown, and black. His ears are slightly prickish and his face looks like that of the Yorkie.
Nose Color Possibilities
black Snorkie nose
Coat Color Possibilities
gray Snorkie coat
black Snorkie coat
brown Snorkie coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Snorkie straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Snorkie Breed Maintenance

The Snorkie does require daily brushing or his fur will develop mats. His coat is a double coat and it is extremely silky - the slicker brush will glide through nicely. A comb-out afterwards may be beneficial as well. Some owners take their dogs to a groomer and have their fur trimmed short. You should also wipe out his ears once a  week to remove any debris. He can get small amounts of buildup that you can clean away with a warm cloth. Some owners brush their dog’s teeth every few days to keep his breath smelling good and remove plaque. His toenails might wear down naturally if you walk him daily, but if not, then you can clip them.
Brushes for Snorkie
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Snorkie requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Snorkie Temperament

If you like to play ball, then this is the dog for you. This little guy loves nothing more than a daily game of catch. He also enjoys a short walk. The Snorkie is a spunky little dog and tends to adore everyone. He can be a bit moody, especially when he is tired. Most Snorkies bond very closely with their owners. Although they love playing, they also relish snuggle time. This little guy is a barker. He will bark when he hears an unfamiliar noise or sees a stranger. It is not uncommon for him to be exceptionally barky on a daily basis as a way to communicate with you. He will bark when he needs to go outside, bark when he wants to be held, bark when he wants to be fed, and bark for multiple other reasons.

Snorkie Activity Requirements

The Snorkie benefits from a daily walk and a game of fetch. He is an active little dog who loves to play. Obedience classes are a great way to teach your Snorkie manners. The classes are also a superb method to socialize him so he learns to play well with other dogs. This little guy will also enjoy an afternoon at the dog park where he can run, play, and interact with other dogs. At the end of the day, the Snookie is happy to snuggle up next to his beloved owner and just be petted. He is adaptable to either apartment living or a house, although his vocal skills may make him less suited to close quarters such as an apartment or condo.

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

Snorkie Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.70 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Snorkie Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Snorkie size stats at six months
Height: 5 inches Weight: 6 lbs
Female Snorkie size stats at six months
Height: 4 inches Weight: 5 lbs
12 Months
Male Snorkie size stats at 12 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 10 lbs
Female Snorkie size stats at 12 months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 9 lbs
18 Months
Male Snorkie size stats at 18 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 10 lbs
Female Snorkie size stats at 18 months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 9 lbs

Snorkie Owner Experiences

2 Years
3 People
Playing in the snow
Playing fetch
Mylo has so much energy and loved to chase other dogs around. He is extremely fast and loves to chase his tennis ball! He learned his tricks almost immediately, easy to potty train. Only issue I have is that he is very protective.
2 months, 1 week ago
3 Weeks
2 People
House & Yard
My Snorkie is still a baby and as such I expect to have many challeges.
8 months, 3 weeks ago
Lily Rose
7 Weeks
3 People
House & Yard
I just got her so I am still learning. Right now she is 7 weeks old, but already shows a super snuggly, funny personality.
1 year, 1 month ago
Coco Chanel
2 Months
3 People
Playing in the snow
She is a lovely sweet girl still a puppy but so adorable
1 year, 3 months ago
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