Schnoodles come in a variety of sizes just like their two parent breeds, the Schnauzer and the Poodle. Even in a single litter the size between siblings can vary greatly. The size classifications of a Schnoodle, much like its parent breeds, is based on the Schnoodle's height at the withers.
The origin of these dogs in actuality as documented began in in the United States of America by crossing the Poodle and Schnauzer, with the first purposeful crossbreeding done in Minnesota. The goal was to achieve the perfect dog for people who want companion breeds and who suffer from allergies to dog dander, as well as those who prefer not to have dog hair coating their clothing and home. Though it has not gained sufficient popularity in comparison to the other designer breeds, Schnoodle puppies are being highly sought after at present.
The Schnoodle, developed by crossing the smaller breeds of the Poodle and Schnauzer are a perfect companion, lap, and therapy dogs. These dogs may have a strong body stature and rough hair similar to their Schnauzer parent or curly hair and slender body of the Poodle. Their round, fluffy head, almond-shaped eyes, short muzzle, black nose and floppy, hanging ears gives them a teddy bear-like look.
What a pistol! Smart, active, and adorable, the Schnoodle has become a popular hybrid dog breed. Ranging from 6 to 76 pounds, the Schnoodle has a place as a lap dog, a family dog, a therapy dog, or a performance dog.
A mix of the Schnauzer and the Poodlethe Schnoodle is a popular designer mix bringing together some of the best attributes of both original breeds. The Schnoodle is known as an affectionate and playful companion for people of all ages. Since the Schnoodle is a mix of two breedsthey can have more of the appearance of either parent breed.
The Schnoodle is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Miniature Schnauzer and the Poodle. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed.
The Schnoodle is a cross between a Miniature Schnauzer and a Poodle. Schnoodles are charming, funny and smart, and their alert nature — thanks to that double dose of Schnauzer and Poodle attentiveness — makes them excellent watchdogs. They are small dogs and typically have a curly coat that must be clipped regularly.
Two questions I am frequently asked about the Schnoodle concern size and facial appearance. A Schnoodle is a hybrid, a first generation cross between a purebred Poodle and a purebred Schnauzer, combining the best of both breeds. As illustrated in the photos below, Schnoodles have a similar overall appearance or look — but are variable in size and color.
They are a cross between a Schnauzer and a Poodleand with luck, inherit the best features of both. While the Schnauzer is renowned for its loyalty and fiercely protective nature, the Poodle is a fun-loving and extremely clever dog. The best examples of the Schnoodle exhibit these characteristics, while not being as headstrong as the Schnauzer nor as excitable as the Poodle.