Standard Border Schnollie

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28-48 lbs
United States
Border Collie
Standard Schnauzer

The Standard Border Schnollie is a designer dog and is a mix between a Border Collie and a Standard Schnauzer. They are very intelligent dogs and make great family pets. The Standard Border Schnollie is playful and energetic and will get on well with children. They can get along with other pets including dogs and cats provided they receive early socialization and training. These dogs can be quite sensitive and don’t do well being left alone for long periods of time. They will do best with an active family where there is someone home for most of the time. Common colors are black, white, salt and pepper, merle, red, sable and they can be bi-or tri-colored. The coat is likely to be a double coat and can be rough and wiry or smooth.

Date of Origin
Standard Schnauzer, Border Collie

Standard Border Schnollie Health

Average Size
Height: 17-22 inches Weight: 30-50 lbs
Height: 15-20 inches Weight: 28-48 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Pannus
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pancreatitis
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Liver Shunts
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Epilepsy
  • Lens Luxation
  • Bladder Stones
  • Multidrug Resistance
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Diabetes
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Hip
  • Blood
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination

Standard Border Schnollie Breed History

The Standard Border Schnollie is a hybrid breed and is a combination of a purebred Standard Schnauzer and a purebred Border Collie. Schnauzer-type dogs were developed from herding, ratting and guardian breeds in Western Europe in the Middle Ages.  Standard Schnauzers were bred to be ratters, guard dogs, and all-purpose dogs on German farms. The grey Wolfspitz and black German Poodles are among their ancestors. Standard Schnauzers were also crossed with other breeds to develop the Miniature Schnauzer and the Giant Schnauzer. The Standard Schnauzer is regarded as the prototype of the breed.The first breed standard for a Standard Schnauzer appeared in 1880. The dogs were used by the German army to help Red Cross workers and are also used by the police. They arrived in the United States around the early 1900s and the Schnauzer Club of America was formed in 1925. The Border Collie was initially bred on the border of Scotland and England. They are thought to be the most intelligent dog breed capable of solving complex tasks. They are excellent at herding sheep and can understand more words than any other dog. The dogs became associated with their particular regions and were referred to as Welsh Sheepdogs, Northern Sheepdogs, Highland Collies, and Scotch Collies. Queen Victoria was a fan of the breed when she was introduced to one while on a trip to Balmoral. They became extremely popular after the movie Babe about a piglet who wanted to be a sheepdog. The Border Collie was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995.

Standard Border Schnollie Breed Appearance

The Standard Border Schnollie is a medium sized dog and is a mix between a Border Collie and a Standard Schnauzer. These dogs weigh between 30 and 50 pounds on average and reach a height of up to 22 inches. Common colors are black, white, salt and pepper, merle, red, sable and they can be bi-or tri-colored. The coat is likely to be a double coat and can be rough and wiry or smooth depending on the parent breed that is more dominant. The Standard Border Schnollie’s head is flat on top and they have big, brown, expressive eyes. The ears tend to flop down. They are strong, muscular dogs and may have the distinctive beard and eyebrows of the Standard Schnauzer.

Eye Color Possibilities
Nose Color Possibilities
Coat Color Possibilities
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Standard Border Schnollie Breed Maintenance

The Standard Border Schnollie is good for people who have allergies as there is a good chance they are hypoallergenic and don’t shed a lot. They are fairly easy dogs to groom and shouldn’t need more than weekly brushing to keep them looking neat and healthy. These are not dogs that have a strong doggy odor so bathing is only needed if they get very dirty. If your dog takes after the Standard Schnauzer and has a bushy beard and eyebrows they may need a bit more care. The beard may need to be brushed and his face washed after meals to prevent food getting stuck in the hair. To prevent dental problems, try to brush your dog’s teeth daily and check the ears for dirt or mats from time to time. The nails can be clipped if they don’t wear down with exercise.

Brushes for Standard Border Schnollie
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Standard Border Schnollie Temperament

A Standard Border Schnollie is an extremely intelligent dog who will thrive when with his family. These are not dogs that do well being left alone or outside in a yard. They can be quite sensitive and need plenty of mental and physical stimulation to be happy and content. They get on well with children and can spend hours playing ball games or doing similar activities. They are loyal watchdogs and will alert you if a stranger approaches. They tend to be wary of those they don’t know until introduced. With early socialization and training, the Standard Border Schnollie will get on with other dogs but may tend to herd or chase smaller pets if given half a chance. They do need a firm hand and are recommended for owners who do have some experience with dogs.  They are easy to train as they are so intelligent but can be a  little stubborn at times and because of this, need to know their boundaries.

Standard Border Schnollie Activity Requirements

The Standard Border Schnollie will need plenty of exercise and will love joining you on long runs or going for a hike. They need exercise and if left alone for too long will become destructive and start digging or barking a lot. They will thrive on dog sports such as obedience, flyball, agility and tracking and will also spend hours playing ball in the garden. The Standard Border Schnollie also enjoys going for a swim but because of his ratting ancestry may chase smaller animals so keep him on a leash when out in public. These dogs would prefer a fenced in garden but can adapt to apartment living if they are exercised every day. They are not sensitive to extreme temperatures, but don’t overdo strenuous exercise in the heat of the day.

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

Standard Border Schnollie Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$34 - $45

Standard Border Schnollie Height & Weight

6 Months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 29 lbs
Height: 13 inches Weight: 28 lbs
12 Months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 32 lbs
Height: 14 inches Weight: 31 lbs
18 Months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 40 lbs
Height: 17 inches Weight: 38 lbs

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