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Life span

15 Years


34 Kg


Hybrid Dogs

Schnoodle Overview

The Schnoodle is a crossbreed bred between a Poodle and Schnauzer. The smaller Schnoodle can range between 20-80 pounds in weight and the giant Schnoodle can range anything between 65-90 pounds. A typical coat of a Schnoodle is rather rough and wiry.

The Schnoodle’s temperament reflects both of the Poodle and Schnauzer; they’re normally very affectionate, protective, intelligent and obedient, making them a wonderful pet to own. They’re an active breed and love to spend most of their time outdoors. They require continuous obedience training and mental stimulation to prevent them from becoming bored.

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Schnoodle Characteristics

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History & Origin

The Schnoodle was first developed back in the 1980s when the interest grew in cross-breeds and Poodle crosses. The intent behind developing this breed was to develop a cross-breed that was low-shedding, low-dander and a suitable family dog.

Schnoodle Temperament

The Schnoodle is a fun-loving, intelligent and happy cross-breed and love to spend their time with their loved ones. This delightful cross-breed thrives in a home environment and enjoy being busy and involved in the business of the household. They form very strong bonds with their loved ones and as a result, will naturally want to protect them.

Schnoodle Training

The Schnoodle is a clever dog and known to be a fast learner. This wonderful cross-breed inherits their intellect from both breeding parents. The only issue with this is they're able to pick up bad habits just as quickly, whih=ch is why training needs to start at an early age and they're taught boundaries. Training your Schnoodle should always be consistent. 


The Schnoodle comes with a variety of different coats; long wavier, short and tight curls or closer lying coat. As a result of this, the grooming can vary depending on their coat. As a general rule of thumb, the Schnoodle needs to be groomed several times a week to help keep their coat in good condition and to prevent any dreads and matting of their coat. 

Its is also recommend their coat to be groomed serval times a year by a professional dog groomer which will also help maintain their coat. The Schnoodle is also low-shedding which is great for people suffering from allergies. 


The Schnoodle is known to suffer from a few hereditary health conditions. it's worth noting that Schnoodles don't necessarily suffer from all the listed health issues and some can be ruled out during genetic testing during the breeding process. Listed below are some of the predisposed health conditions:

  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Cataracts
  • Patellar Luxation 
  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy 



Schnoodle Exercise Needs

This wonderful cross-breed is energetic and lively and as such, they need the correct amount of exercise on a daily basis to keep healthy, happy and mentally stimulated. The Schnoodle requires 40-60 minutes a day exercise with lots of time off their lead to run. If the Scnoddle isn't given the correct amount of regular exercise, they can be destructive and naughty as a way of relieving stress. 

Children and other pets

The Schnoodle is excellent with other household pets and children provided they're socialised correctly and from a young age. As they're a friendly and playful cross-breed, they will happily play with children and help keep them entertained. Playtime should always be supervised to prevent rough play.