So, let’s start with the obvious question: just what is a Schnoodle?
A Schnoodle is a cross breed of dog that is bred from a Schnauzer and a Poodle. The result is a dog that retains many of the traits of each and which as a result has a lot of positives going for it.
In terms of physical characteristics, the Schnoodle can be rather varied. The reason for this is simply that this breed is a cross, and like all cross breeds, that introduces a lot of variation. When you breed any two different types of dog, there is a chance that the resulting puppy will get characteristics from each side.
Thus you might have a dog that is the size of the Poodle with the fur of the Schnauzer, or vice versa! Did you know for instance that the Schnoodle can actually range in size and weight from 6 pounds to 76 pounds? That’s a huge difference! What’s more, is that the Schnoodle can come in a wide variety of different colors and patterns.
That said, there are still some very common traits that you get with the Schnauzer across the board. This becomes all the more true if you are talking about multi-generational Schnoodles, which are Schnoodles that have been bred from other Schnoodles. For instance, it is not uncommon to find a Schnoodle that has Schnoodle grandparents, which would make it a third generation Schnoodle. The longer the line of Schnoodles, the more consistent its traits will be and the more you can rely on it being like the most average description.
So just what does the “typical” Schnoodle look like?
For starters, this dog is generally on the smaller side despite its potentially large range. Most Schnoodles will be around shin height or just below the knee – which is referred to as the “Miniature Schnoodle.”
Other Schnoodles are the toy Schnoodles – incredibly small and only around 30cm off the ground – and the standard Schnoodle that is closer in size to something like a Labrador.
Schnoodles can also vary in their fur type, though one of the most appealing benefits of the breed is that they often do not shed. That in turn makes these suitable dogs for those that struggle with asthma or who have allergies.
Keep in mind, though, that not all Schnoodles will have this advantage and that it is therefore very important that you do your research before you invest.
While there are many differences, one of the most common features is the head shape. This breed has a particularly appealing head shape that is well proportioned with the rest of the body. They have round dark eyes and large, profuse eyebrows which help them to be pull a range of expressions. They have very concave muzzles and dark noses. They can be cut to enjoy a range of different styles for their coats, which can look very smart and trim, or somewhat shaggy and relaxed. This allows the owner and the pet to express themselves and means you can find a cut that will suit the kind of dog you want to be seen out with!
Schnoodles are incredibly popular in part due to their excellent personalities. Again, it is important to note that every dog is different and they can have wildly varying personalities. But with that said, you can expect a Schnauzer to be one of the most intelligent dogs there is. These dogs come from two of the most intelligent breeds of dog currently known, which of course means you get a resulting highly intelligent progeny.
Schnoodles are also well liked because they are so loyal, and so much fun. These are dogs that enjoy being around people, and that are very safe with pets and families. They aren’t quite as hyperactive as some of their more boisterous cousins (such as the Labradoodle or Goldendoodle) but they are certainly up for a game of fetch if you’re in the mood.