SchnoodleMix: ½ Schnauzer & ½ Poodle

Size: Since the Poodle & the Schnauzer both come in 3 different sizes the size of the Schnoodle varies.  However, most commonly the Schnoodle is bred with the smaller size of both breeds resulting in approximately 7 – 16 pounds, and 22 – 26 inches tall.

Coat: Coat is medium to long, can range from wavy to curly, and may take on a more wiry texture from the Schnauzer, or a soft texture from the Poodle.  Colors can range from black, white, brown, grey and apricot.  Low to no-shedding.

*Many people with allergies prefer Poodle mixes as their fur is more hypoallergenic than most dogs


A Schnoodle is a mix between a Schnauzer and a Poodle.  Some Schnoodles may inherit a coarse coat like the Schnauzer, and some may take on the softer coat like the Poodle.  Their hair can range from straight to curly, but tends to be somewhat long and requires grooming in order to keep it healthy and free from mats.  Since both the Schnauzer and the Poodle come in three different sizes, the size of the Schnoodle can vary greatly.  However, most commonly the Schnoodle is bred with the smaller variety of both breeds therefore creating a smaller offspring weighing anywhere from approximately 7 – 16 pounds, and standing approximately 22 – 26 inches tall.  The Schnoodle has become well known for two traits in particular, which are it’s intelligence, and its ability to be tolerated by allergy sufferers.  Since both the Poodle and the Schnauzer are rated at the top of the list for intelligent breeds, and are also both considered to be (most times) hypo-allergenic, these traits are carried out to the Schnoodle.  On top of that they have a wonderful temperament and get along well with people and animals alike.  They are alert, playful, good tempered, and easily trained.  They are considered excellent family dogs that are devoted and affectionate.  Digging can sometimes be an issue with the Schnoodle as well as yapping, but with proper training this problem can be resolved.  Regular exercise is a must as they are very energetic and will do much better with a daily walk, play session in the yard, or a romp at the dog park.

When considering the nature of the Schnoodle you must consider the characteristics of both the Schnauzer and the Poodle separately in order to determine the characteristics the Schnoodle may exhibit.


The Schnauzer comes in three different sizes:

  • Giant:  Weighs approx. 70 – 100 pounds, and stands approx. 23 – 28 inches tall
  • Standard:  Weighs approx. 30 – 50 pounds, and stands approx. 17 – 20 inches tall
  • Miniature:  Weighs approx. 12 – 20 pounds, and stands approx. 12 – 14 inches tall

Schnauzers have a wiry outer coat and a dense, soft undercoat.  They are either black, or salt and pepper (appearing grey).  The American Kennel Club lists the Schnauzer as low shedding – and therefore hypoallergenic.  They are an extremely intelligent breed with a temperament that is most often alert and spirited, and obedient to command.  They are typically friendly and social with the willingness to please.  They may trend toward aggressive tendencies and herding instincts which can cause nipping.  It is recommended that obedience training be done at an early age to rectify this issue. They love being active and since they are water dogs they will jump into any pool, lake, or ditch of water if given the chance.  They love to give and receive affection and if well trained can make a wonderful family dog, however, some can be a bit rambunctious for very small children.


The Poodle comes in three different sizes, toy (10” and under, 6-9 1bs.), miniature (10-15”, 15-17 1bs.), and standard (over 15”, 45-70 1bs.).  The Poodle has been cited as being the 2nd most intelligent breed of dog.  Their exceptional intelligence, paired with the fact that they are generally very eager to please, empowers them to excel in obedience training.  They learn quickly and will delight in showing off their new tricks.  Poodles are generally very easy to housebreak.  They are loyal and devoted companions, extremely people-oriented, and crave lots of love and attention.  They are typically calm, good natured, with a sweet temperament, and the ability to bond with all members of their human family.  The standard poodle, in particular, does extremely well in families with young children, while the toy and miniatures fair better with older children.  Poodles do not do well in households where they will be left alone for long periods of time, left outside, or bound to one room of the house.  Poodles have an extremely low-shedding, dense coat which is either curly or corded and should be groomed every 6 – 8 weeks to prevent mats and tangles.  If you should so decide, their coat can also be kept short for low-maintenance.  Poodles come in a variety of colors such as silver, cream, gray, blue, black, white, apricot, red, caf-au-lait, brown, and parti-colored.  The Poodle is oftentimes referred to as the hypo-allergenic dog.  But, while there truly is no such thing as a completely hypo-allergenic dog, they are unquestionably more compatible with allergic persons than other breeds.   Being classified as highly energetic, the poodle, like most dogs, will appreciate daily exercise, such as a walk, play session, or a run at the dog park.

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Photo Submitted by: Alexandra 8/13/12

Schnoodles are wonderful dogs! I got one when I was 12 as my first dog. He’s now 6 and acts like such an old man!
I would like to leave a warning though, I found out that my dog is allergic to Raw Hide bones. He gets a full rash on his tummy if he eats one, so if you get one I’d be cautious about that. But there is bones if you want them to chew something. Also for treats my dog prefers ice cubes, he gets so excited when he hears someone get ice from the fridge.
There is an off chance if you do get a Schnoodle it’ll be like a Schnauzer when it yaps, it sounds like it’s talking. It’s helpful when you want to know if it’s hungry or needs to go potty! But I would highly recommend getting a Schnoodle to anyone, they are such amazing dogs.

Addey Mae the Schnoodle!

Photo Submitted by: Sonja 1/26/14

We have always had larger dogs & have always had 2 dogs at a time. About 4 yrs. ago our mid-sized 15 yr. old Coco died. Our 6 yr. blond Lab became very depressed but my husband kept saying he didn’t want another dog. After about 5 months our daughter’s boyfriend at the time had a female schnauzer that had a litter of puppies by his grandparents toy poodle. I made a trip with my daughter to his parents house & when we got there I was informed that one of the puppies was to be hers/ours. I reminded her that her Dad would NOT approve! We both met Addey Mae & we fell in LOVE with her! Both of us tried to talk my husband into letting us have her & he said he would NEVER have a small dog. I started leaving pictures of her on the computer & I could tell he was slowly coming around. By the time she was old enough to leave her Mom he conceded realizing our Lab needed a buddy. Addey has brought our family so much JOY & she was exactly what our Lab Tess needed. Addey loves everyone, she is very smart & dare I say very spoiled, she has us all wrapped around her lil paw, yes & even my husband:)

Bruno the Schnoodle!

Bruno the Schnoodle!

Photo Submitted by: Leticia 3/1/14

This is my 4 month old schnoodle his name is Bruno..this breed is very smart and energetic.You can not go wrong.


Blu the Schnoodle!


Blu the Schnoodle!

Photo Submitted by: Maria 4/9/16

I just got my schnoodle puppy!!! His name is Blu and he is 2 months old. (9 weeks today actually) He is full of energy when not acting like a newborn baby. No yapping or barking only puppy grumbles when he thinks his toys are getting the best of him. I’m looking forward to watching him grow and grow. Oh!..he loves looking at tv too!

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Paige Clendenin
Paige Clendenin
3 years 10 months ago

Do you know of a good breeder? Looking forward to hearing from you!
Thank you!!!

5 years 6 months ago

I would love to get a schnoodle!!!