Snorkie

7-11 lbs
4-11"
Unknown
Miniature Schnauzer
Yorkshire Terrier
Schnerrier
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.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
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
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
gray Snorkie coat
Gray
black Snorkie coat
Black
brown Snorkie coat
Brown
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
Comb
Clipper
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: 5.5 inches Weight: 6.0 lbs
Female Snorkie size stats at six months
Height: 4.5 inches Weight: 5.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Snorkie size stats at 12 months
Height: 8.5 inches Weight: 10.0 lbs
Female Snorkie size stats at 12 months
Height: 7.5 inches Weight: 9.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Snorkie size stats at 18 months
Height: 8.5 inches Weight: 10.0 lbs
Female Snorkie size stats at 18 months
Height: 7.5 inches Weight: 9.0 lbs

Snorkie Owner Experiences

Maple
5 Months
4 People
House & Yard
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Pastimes
Playing in the snow
Fighting with th
napping on a lap
Tug o war
Snugglin
Fetch
Our Snorkie is 5 months old. She’s about 9 pounds and has wavy fur that is black at the tips but light golden tan underneath. She loves chewing nylabones and would spend most of the day on my lap if possible. We have a 10 and 12 year old and she’s been great with them. We also have a 6 month old kitten who she enjoys harassing most of the day. Recently, one of her ears has started standing straight out while the other flops over. It’s pretty adorable. She also has the cutest gazelle leap when she fetches a toy. She doesn’t have much interest in food and seems to eat only when she is absolutely starving. But she’ll chew a cardboard box to bits any day. She’s not a barker but will whine if she’s without access to human contact for more than a few minutes. Definitely a pandemic puppy and best thing we did for our family in this crazy time.
1 week ago
Honey
2 Years
2 People
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Honey was the runt of the liter, my grandma got her when she was a puppy. She’s really smart, cute and funny She likes to lay on your lap and sleep really close to us she likes to play. She doesn’t like being home alone, she follows me all over the house she loves cats She likes chewing cat toys up for some reason. We usually take her to petsmart every month or so when her fur gets long and curly we get her a hair cut, bathe her when she needs a bath. She does bark whenever she hears something outside or someone come over, we can’t leave leftovers on the table cause she’ll surely get them. She is very loving and affectionate and I love her a lot, such a precious puppy
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Scout & Peanut
9 Years
1 People
House & Yard
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Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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sleep
Walk
Fetch
Scout & Peanut were litter mates. I rescued them at 6 months old. I think they may have been fostered before I got them b/c they were potty trained on day 1. Both are barkers, but also do a descent job communicating what they want with a furrowed brow, head tilt, lip smack or the harmless paw. They’re a very intelligent breed. They behave best when the get exercise. We average 5 miles a day and visit the dog park most days. Scout loves to run and play with other dogs (especially big breeds), but Peanut just prefers to play with Scout. Peanut loves to play fetch, while Scout will fetch his toy once but then prefers to cuddle with it. Scout is a BIG cuddler and my personal shadow. Peanut is glad to lay by herself as long as she knows where you are. She likes to cuddle too... but on her terms. Scout does suffer from hyperthyroidism which I guess can be common among small dogs as they age. He takes a pill twice daily. Scout and Peanut are the most loyal, loving, co-dependent little fur balls. Simply the best!
2 months ago
Pretty
2 Years
5 People
House & Yard
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Energy
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wrestling
cuddle
Fetch
Our snorkie is a big time cuddle bug. She is very affectionate and protective of her people. She thinks she is a big tough guy dog by barking at other unfamiliar pups but she is just a big softy. She is hands and paws down the VERY best dog we've ever owned.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Phoebe
1 Year
2 People
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She is adorable loves to cuddle but very energetic loves to fetch her ball and toys, she brings her toys so that we can play. Loves running at the park and very friendly with people and other dogs no matter the size.
2 months, 4 weeks ago
Cozmo
4 Years
5 People
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Hes so sweet! He loves everybody! I got him to my support animal and he is instinctually awesome at it!
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Fantasia
18 Years
2 People
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She has been part of our lives for almost 2 decades. She is coming to the end, we’ll be saying good bye soon
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Ripley
10 Years
2 People
House
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Ripley is the best thing that’s ever happened to us. He has attitude, but is a pure lover above all else. He is very protective of his momma and is attached to her the most, with me, the younger son, being the second. He is high energy even at 10 and loves to play. He is very cuddly as well. He loves playing games and loves when you chase him around. He is the most adorable little guy in the world. He has occasionally allergy problems and skin problems, but, other than that, he is perfectly healthy.
4 months, 4 weeks ago
Benji
1 Year
2 People
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Very good dog likes beef flavor in food likes to cuddle and be in the bed barks a lot I made a spot for him in the front mud room for him to have an outside view he thinks he is a big guard dog
6 months ago
Ginger
8 Years
2 People
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I love my baby, only good experiences. Well behaved, super friendly and lovable little
7 months, 4 weeks ago
Lennox
3 Years
1 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing in the snow
Walks
Car rides
Brushing
Fetch
Tug-of-war
Lennox is a little bigger than most Snorkies as her dad, the Yorkie is a bigger Yorkie. He’s 13lbs. Her mom the Schnauzer is 16lbs. I have her mom as well. They are the best playmates. Lennox has a lot of energy so daily walks are necessary. After our walk she loves to cuddle! She’s very friendly to humans and other animals. However, they do love to bark! They’re my little guard dogs!
8 months, 1 week ago
Maxi
4 Years
7 People
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Running
Walking
He is a very loving and adorable dog. He is very loyal and has very good manners but can get moody at times. He loves to be pet and cuddled.
8 months, 3 weeks ago
Suni
4 Years
4 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Laying in the sun
He's kinda lazy but when he hears the squeak of a toy he'll come running
10 months, 2 weeks ago
Hopper
4 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
training
Playing fetch
He he is such a fast learner! I got Hopper at 12 weeks and he started learning commands right away. We practice them daily to reinforce. He is very food motivated and compliant during training sessions, but not as receptive to commands outside training time. He is very jealous of my other dog and will bark incessantly if I show my other dog any attention. He always has to be chewing on something (I know part of this is teething)...if I don't make sure he has something safe to chew on, he will find something unsafe. He is very loving, but it is hard for him to settle down long enough to snuggle. He is adorable beyond words. I recommend this breed to someone who is willing to invest time and effort into training.
1 year, 6 months ago
Monkey
8 Years
2 People
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He is intelligent, energetic,loving,stubborn,loyal, and funny!!
1 year, 7 months ago
Mylo
2 Years
3 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
Walks
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.
1 year, 10 months ago
Emma
3 Weeks
2 People
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My Snorkie is still a baby and as such I expect to have many challeges.
2 years, 4 months ago
Lily Rose
7 Weeks
3 People
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I just got her so I am still learning. Right now she is 7 weeks old, but already shows a super snuggly, funny personality.
2 years, 9 months ago
Coco Chanel
2 Months
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing in the snow
She is a lovely sweet girl still a puppy but so adorable
2 years, 11 months ago
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Question - Other
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It says yourkies have silky hair. Mine has real hard rough hair.. my dog is a snorkie. Half miniature snozer.

Answer
This would make sense as Schnauzers have a harsh, wiry outer coat. Mixed breeds can inherit characteristics from either parent and your Snorkie has not inherited the silky Yorkshire Terrier fur. Some Snorkies will and others will not.
2 days, 1 hour ago
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Question - Behavior
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My 8yr old female Snorkie is very aggressive. She growls & sometimes snips at other dogs & people all the time wagging her tail. They are not in her territory because we may be in their home. Help

Answer
Book me a walkiee?
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