What a gun! Intelligent, active and lovable, the Schnoodle has become a popular hybrid dog breed. They are a cross between the Poodle and Schnauzer and can be found in many colours. Although these dogs sometimes have the unfortunate status of “designer breed”, you can find them in the care of shelters and rescue groups. Remember to adopt. Don’t go shopping if you want to take a dog home. Weighing between 6 and 76 pounds, the Schnoodle has a place as a lap dog, family dog, therapy dog or companion dog. The vast majority are small dogs. The appeal of this hybrid is that they generally have the willingness to please of the Poodle mixed with the robustness and activity of the Schnauzer. Playful and lovable, this dog lives for fun and is always the centre of attention.


The Schnoodle is a designer breed, the result of crosses between Schnauzer and Poodle. Multigenerational breeding has increased, but many litters are of the first generation. Designer dogs are not true breeds: they are crosses of two specific breeds. If you are interested in a Schnoodle puppy, understand that their appearance, size and temperament are not as predictable as those of pure breeds, as it is not known what characteristics of each breed will appear in a given dog.Apartments can be good homes for smaller Schnoodles, but larger Schnoodles do best in a home with a fenced yard.A Schnoodle will require one or two brushings a week, as well as periodic ear cleaning and nail trimming. Schnoodles with Schnauzer-like coats will need to be stripped several times a year, and Schnoodles with Poodle-like coats will require trimming every six to eight weeks.Schnoodles are considered low shedding dogs and can be good pets for people with allergies.Schnoodles can be very energetic dogs. They require 30 to 60 minutes of exercise per day. Schnoodles can be excellent watchdogs. They are protective of their families and will defend them with their lives. To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill or pet shop. Look for a reputable breeder who tests their breeding dogs to make sure they have no genetic diseases that can be passed on to the puppies and that they have a healthy temperament.


The Schnoodle was developed in the 1980’s when interest in Poodle crosses began to grow. The original aim of the Schnoodle was to create a family dog with little fluff and little dander. Although the Schnoodle has not achieved the popularity of other “designer” breeds, there is a large following that has created a demand for Schnoodle puppies. The Schnoodle is generally the result of breeding between a Schnauzer and a Poodle, although some breeders have begun to breed multi-generational Schnoodles (Schnoodles bred with other Schnoodles). Schnoodles can come in a variety of sizes, as there are three sizes of Poodle and three sizes of Schnauzer. The range of possibilities has created an interesting variety of hybrids. Schnoodles have traditionally been small dogs; the introduction of the Giant Schnauzer and Standard Poodle into the mix is relatively recent and produces a dog of a different temperament than the small, cuddly Schnoodle.

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Dog Breed Group: Hybrid Dogs
Height: 10 to 26 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight: 20 to 75 pounds
Life Span: 10 to 15 years

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