About the Schnoodle Dog Breed
A mix between a Miniature Schnauzer and a Poodle, the Schnoodle is smart and alert, attentive and fun.
Schnoodle Physical Characteristics
Generally small in stature, this charming breed can have many different looks.
Can be a variety of colors including black, gray, silver, brown, white, apricot, sable, black and white, black and tan or parti-colored.
Curly or wavy and wiry.
Schnoodle Personality and Temperament
Tending towards positive and outgoing, the Schnoodle makes a great companion for homes with kids and they are highly adaptable.
Things to Consider
As with all mixed breeds, you can never be 100% sure of the temperament you’ll get from your pup. Socialization will be very important, especially for Schnoodles that share their Miniature Schnauzer descendents’ tendency towards protectiveness.
Ideal Living Conditions
Depending on your Schnoodles size, it can adapt well to both small apartments and large homes equally.
Schnoodles can be stubborn and independent, so although they’re adaptable, the breed does require training. They require daily exercise and coat care to be kept looking and behaving their best. Keep in mind that Schnoodles also may suffer from separation anxiety and tend towards destructive behavior if left alone for long periods of time.
Schnoodles are generally healthy, although they have been known to have the following ailments:
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy
- Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
- Patellar Luxation
- Diabetes mellitus
- Addison’s disease
- Gastric torsion
Schnoodle History and Background
The Schnoodle crossbreed was developed in the 1980s, although it has become more popular over the past 10 to 20 years, especially as people look for breeds that are smaller and family friendly. The Schnoodle is said to be the perfect companion dog, proving that he does well as a both a jogging companion and a couch potato. Essentially, the Schnoodle adapts well to whatever lifestyle he’s brought into.
By: Chewy Editorial