Schnoodle designer dog breed


Schnoodle is a designer dog breed made by crossing Schnauzers with Poodles. There are many types (F1/F1b/F2/F2b/F3) and sizes (miniature/standard/giant) of Schnoodles. Giant Schnoodles are made by crossing Giant Schnauzers with Standard Poodles. The best way to forecast the personality of your puppy is to look at the parents, their breed characteristics and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either parent’s breed type.

Schnoodle Temperament

They are intelligent, obedient, loving, devoted, active and protective. Hybrids of all generations are intelligent and wary of strangers. This characteristic makes them a good choice as a watch dog or guard dog. 

Schnoodle Size

The average size for a Miniature Schnoodle is between 14 to 16 inches and 15 to 25 pounds. The Medium Schnoodle should be 18 to 20 inches high for a male and 17 to 19 inches high for a female. Weight from 30 to 45 pounds.  Giant Schnoodles are above 22 inches, weight from 45 to 75 pounds.

What is a mini Schnoodle? How big is a mini Schnoodle?

The Miniature Schnoodle is the result of a Miniature or Toy Poodle crossed with a Miniature Schnauzer. These dogs tend to range in size from 10 to 20 inches in height and 10 to 35 pounds in weight. 

Miniature Schnoodle

Is the Schnoodle Hypoallergenic? Do they shed?

Most Schnoodle specimens do have a low to non-shedding coat. The Schnoodle will shed very less, but the degree of shedding will vary from dog to dog. In designer dogs, no two dogs are alike. An F1b hybrid puppy from one purebred Poodle and an F1 Schnoodle as parents has the maximum probability of being hypoallergenic.

What is an F1 Schnoodle? Do they shed?

F1 Schnoodle is the first generation of hybrids bred from purebred Schnauzer and purebred Poodle as parents. F1 Schnoodle generation has a low risk of shedding, but most do not shed. When they do shed, most shed very lightly.

What is an F1b Schnoodle? Do they shed?

The F1B hybrid is 75% Poodle (one purebred Poodle and an F1 Schnoodle as parents). F1B hybrids have beautiful curly plush coats and have the maximum chance of being non-shedding hypoallergenic and dander free like a Poodle.

What is an F2/F2b Schnoodle? Do they shed?

The second generation Schnoodle (F2 or F2B) is produced by crossing the (F1 X F1 = F2) hybrid or a (F1B X F1 = F2B) hybrid. They also have a high success rate for non-shedding and are recommended for families with moderate to severe allergies.

Schnoodle Colors

Common coat colors include white, cream, apricot, gold, red, gray and black. Unlimited color combinations are possible in F1b generation. Schnoodle breeders often experiment with developing unique colors to make attractive designer dogs.

How long do Schnoodles live?

These smaller Schnoodles have a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years. Larger Schnoodles live for about 11 to 12 years.

Schnoodle puppies

Picking a good Schnoodle puppy

Searching for physical confirmations will help you in picking up a good Schnoodle puppy. However, remember that this is a designer dog and a unique mix of characteristics can be observed in each designer breed. No two designer dogs are alike! Look for the following physical characteristics.

General Appearance: The Schnoodle is a symmetrical, powerful, active dog, sound and well put together, not clumsy or long in the leg, displaying a kindly expression and possessing a personality that is eager, alert, and self-confident.

Coat: Hypoallergenic, non-shedding, water repellent. Texture not as hard as that of a short-haired dog nor very silky. 

Head: Skull should be full and moderately peaked with a slight but definite stop. Cheekbones and muscles flat.

Neck: Well proportioned, arched, strong and long enough permitting the head to be carried high with dignity.

Forequarters: Forelegs straight, parallel when viewed from the front.

Body: The chest deep, oval and moderately wide with a prominent breast bone. The ribs well sprung.

Hindquarters: Straight and parallel when viewed from the rear.

Tail: Set on high, carried up.

Gait: A straight, smooth, forward trot, light and effortless, verging on the single track, showing balanced reach and drive.

Schnoodle dog

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