Schnoodle Resource


Schoodles are a hybrid of Poodles and Schnauzers. They range greatly in size and weight depending on the size of both the Poodle (Toy, Miniature, Standard) and the Schnauzer (Miniature, Standard, Giant) bred. Generally Schnoodles are on the smaller end, a hybrid of the Toy or Miniature Poodle and Miniature Schnauzer which produces a dog under 20 pounds.Schnoodles are happy dogs with a lot of personality. Intelligent and loyal, they make a great watch dog and an active family pet. They will need to be socialized early on with people and pets and should be started early in training..

The Schnoodle:
  • On the ball (literally and figuratively)
  • Good-natured buddy
  • Animated and perky
Do you and the Schoodle match up?

Terrific for a person who:

  • Expects his dog to happily jump through hoops on the makeshift agility course he designed in the backyard
  • Esteems intelligence as well as sportiness, prey drive as well as play drive (it’s nice to have the house clear of rodents!).
  • Loves schmoozing and socializing with his dog.
Think twice if you’re a person who:
  • Expects silence in the home. Schnoodles tend to sound the alarm…often!
  • Keeps his dog in the doghouse. Schnoodles won’t thrive alone outdoors for long periods.
  • Defines a dog requiring a lot of attention as “annoyingly needy.”
Care and maintenance of the Schnoodle: A Schnoodle’s coat may have the characteristics of the more-wiry hair of the Schnauzer, the softer curlier hair of the Poodle, or a mixture of the two variations. They require weekly brushing, grooming, and trims (ear hair anyone?!) every few months.

Breed Details

Large Dog
A variety of colors including: Black, grey, brown, white, apricot, silver and parti-colored.

Generally soft and wavy, but can be curly or wirery.


Low-shedding coat requires regular trimming.

Life Expectancy:
10 to 15 years
UKC Group:
Hybrid Group
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