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In my own words


Hey what are you up to? Can you play with me? I’m a bit bored you see. I don’t want to have to bark to get your attention! Or maybe we could go out for a ride? I really loving riding in the car, it’s so much fun to look out of the window, don’t you think? Especially if I’ve got someone’s lap to sit on and cuddle with on the way. I do love a cuddle! As long as I’m with my family, I don’t mind what we do though. But I’ll certainly let you know if there’s any strangers about, I’m a keen watchdog too, you know!


My ideal owner(s)



Families with older children



What they say about me



Loyal and affectionate



Please read on, to find out more about me, and whether I will be someone you can be happy with for the next 14 years, or even longer!


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Information essential about the Schnoodle


Kennel Club Group:

Crossbreeds are not recognised by the AKC



Small: Weight 7 – 16 lb (3.2 – 7.2 kg)

Height 10 – 12” (25.4 – 30.5 cm)



Breed History:


The Schnoodle is a cross between a Miniature Schnauzer and Miniature Poodle and combines the intelligence of both breeds with the boldness of the Schnauzer and the friendliness of the Poodle to create this little dog. The popularity of this crossbreed has grown in the past couple of decades as people seek out companion dogs who are even tempered and healthier than their purebred counterparts.

The Schnoodle was developed in the 1980s and was intended to be a low-shedding, low-dander family dog. While not as popular as other ‘designer dogs’, the Schnoodle is still in demand. As a crossbreed, the Schnoodle is not officially recognised by the Kennel Club and currently there are no breed clubs or standards. The Schnoodle comes in a variety of sizes as there are three Poodle and three Schnauzer sizes but traditionally the Schnoodle is a small dog.





The Schnoodle is a happy, loyal and intelligent companion. They thrive on human attention and love being involved in family activities. They can be very protective of their family and makes a good watchdog and is non-aggressive. The Schnoodle is playful and energetic, wanting to have lots of fun and games. They can have a suspicious attitude towards strangers but is always loving and loyal to its family. They are good with children and other animals or pets.




This breed is naturally protective and loyal to its family. They are intelligent and strong willed, excelling in obedience training. They are affectionate and loyal to their family and can be very active dogs, enjoying running, jumping and playing.






As this new breed is not fully recognised by the AKC and the breed is still developing, there is not a set breed standard yet but the Schnoodle should have a good temperament and good health with a good blending of the Poodle and Schnauzer qualities.




The coat is intended to resemble the coat of a Schnauzer puppy in that it is soft and way. It should not be wiry or have the tight curls of a Poodle. This breed is a low-shedder and hypoallergenic.




The coat can come in black, grey, silver, brown, white, apricot, sable, black and white, black and tan and even parti-colour.




This breed benefits from early socialisation and training. They are intelligent and quick to learn, excelling in obedience training, agility, flyball and competitive obedience. This breed responds well to positive reinforcement and requires a patient, firm and fair handler.




The amount of grooming required will depend on the coat. A Schnoodle with a rough, wiry coat will not require as much grooming as those with a silkier coat. This breed does not shed much but the silkier coat requires daily to weekly brushing as well as professional grooming every two to three months. There is not specific breed cut for the Schnoodle, and most groomers give the Schnoodle a general groom with rounded or squared semi-long hair left on the face. It is important to check and clean the ears regularly.




The lifespan of a healthy individual is between 12 and 15 years. If you buy from a reputable, responsible breeder, health problems should not occur.



The Schnoodle is an active little dog and does require a good amount of exercise. They benefit from a daily walk and a good amount of play. They are suitable for apartment dwelling provided they are given plenty of exercise but do not do well if left alone for long periods of time as they can bark or become destructive. They are not suited to living outdoors. This breed excels in obedience training as well as activities such as flyball and agility.


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The following grid gives a fast track review which covers all breeds. You can apply it to help you decide if a Schnoodle is suitable for you, the environment where you live, your personality and your lifestyle. On the grid, 1= strongly disagree, and 5= strongly agree. For example, if you are looking for a dog that likes to go jogging, look down the list under Activities, and you will see that Schnoodles love running and walking, scoring 5. If you want a friendly companion, look down Behaviour, and you will see that Schnoodles are friendly with strangers, and score 5. You might like to save or print off this section and keep it for reference while you check some other breeds before making your final choice.


Add your own ratings on this breed »

Noahs Breed Rating | Community Breed Rating

Good jogging companion5/5
Good walking companion5/5
Likes water/swimming3/5
Likes learning new tricks5/5
Likes to hunt3/5
Likes to fetch4/5
Good gundog/retriever3/5
Barks a lot3/5
Gets easily jealous1/5
Friendly with strangers5/5
Expensive to insure1/5
Expensive to feed1/5
Happy to sleep outside1/5
Prefers countryside5/5
Suits urban environment5/5
Prefers temperate climate5/5
Prefers hot climate4/5
Prefers cold climate5/5
Moults a lot1/5
Requires lots of grooming4/5
Role and Suitability
Ideal for elderly4/5
Ideal for singles5/5
Ideal for couples with no children5/5
Ideal for family with children5/5
Good watch dog4/5
Good guard dog1/5
Good with other pets5/5
Good with other dogs5/5
Time and Energy
Happy being left alone for 4hrs2/5
Happy being left alone for 2hrs3/5
Requires lots of exercise3/5
Training and Obedience
Good for first time owners5/5
Good for experienced owners5/5
Good recall5/5
Easy to train5/5
Good jogging companion4/5
Good walking companion4/5
Likes water/swimming2/5
Likes learning new tricks4/5
Likes to hunt3/5
Likes to fetch4/5
Good gundog/retriever1/5
Barks a lot3/5
Gets easily jealous3/5
Friendly with strangers4/5
Expensive to insure2/5
Expensive to feed2/5
Happy to sleep outside2/5
Prefers countryside4/5
Suits urban environment3/5
Prefers temperate climate4/5
Prefers hot climate2/5
Prefers cold climate3/5
Moults a lot2/5
Requires lots of grooming3/5
Role and Suitability
Ideal for elderly4/5
Ideal for singles4/5
Ideal for couples with no children5/5
Ideal for family with children4/5
Good watch dog3/5
Good guard dog3/5
Good with other pets5/5
Good with other dogs5/5
Time and Energy
Happy being left alone for 4hrs4/5
Happy being left alone for 2hrs5/5
Requires lots of exercise4/5
Training and Obedience
Good for first time owners4/5
Good for experienced owners4/5
Good recall4/5
Easy to train4/5

*PLEASE NOTE: All our breed profiles are general, and all dogs are individuals. Always talk to the breeders and meet the owners you are buying from. Try to meet the dog and its parents if it is a puppy in their home environment.

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