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Schnoodle Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Schnoodle so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginUnited States flagUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Schnoodle have?
Standard Schnoodle
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

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Schnoodle Price and Availability

How much does the Schnoodle puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Schnoodle in the United States? How much money is a Schnoodle?

Where to buy a Schnoodle with a good pedigree?

If you choose to purchase the Schnoodle, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Schnoodle for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Schnoodle gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Schnoodle? How many Schnoodle are there in the world?
Average: The Schnoodle is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Schnoodle Size

Is a Schnoodle small, medium or large dog?

How big do Schnoodle get?

What is the average size of a Schnoodle?

How much does the Schnoodle weigh? How much should a Schnoodle weight? What is the normal weight of a Schnoodle? How much does a full-grown Schnoodle weight?
20-75 pounds (9-34 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Schnoodle?
47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
How tall is the Schnoodle? Schnoodle height:
10-15 inches (25-38 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Schnoodle?
12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Schnoodle Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Schnoodle have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
WiryCurlySoftWavyIt depends on the parent's genetic.
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Schnoodle coats?
BlackGray White SilverBrownSable Apricot Black & Tan Black & White
How to groom the Schnoodle and how often? How often should I take my Schnoodle to the groomer?
Easy to groom: The Schnoodle doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Schnoodle is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Schnoodle dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Standard Schnoodle? Do Schnoodle dogs shed a lot?
Schnoodle dogs are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Schnoodle need a bath? How often should you give a Schnoodle a bath? Can I bathe my Schnoodle every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Schnoodle Personality / Temperament

What kind of personality does the Schnoodle have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Schnoodle? Is the Schnoodle breed dumb or smart?
Very smart: Schnoodle is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys the first command 85% of the time or better.

The Schnoodle is one of the top breeds in the dog intelligence ranking.

Are Schnoodle dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Schnoodle?
Schnoodle dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
How playful is this breed?
The Schnoodle is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Schnoodle sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Schnoodle dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routines, noisy households, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Schnoodle a good family dog?
Average to High: Schnoodle dogs are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Standard Schnoodle need? Schnoodle social needs:
Schnoodle dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Do Schnoodle dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Standard Schnoodle bark?
Low to Average: The Schnoodle rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Schnoodle good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Schnoodle dogs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Schnoodle dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Schnoodle dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Schnoodle dogs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Schnoodle bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Standard Schnoodle? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Schnoodle? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Schnoodle has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Schnoodle has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Schnoodle? How much bite force does a Schnoodle have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Schnoodle bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Schnoodle, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Schnoodle do?
Schnoodle dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Schnoodle dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Schnoodle to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Schnoodle roam?
Schnoodle dogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Schnoodle have high prey drive?
Schnoodle dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Schnoodle good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Schnoodle in an apartment?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Schnoodle indoors.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Schnoodle dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Schnoodle be left alone? How long can you leave a Schnoodle alone?
Schnoodle dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Schnoodle Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Schnoodle temperament with other people:
Schnoodle dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Schnoodle dogs get along with other pets? Are Schnoodle dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Schnoodle dogs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Child Friendly
Are Schnoodle dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Schnoodle temperament with children:
Schnoodle dogs are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Schnoodle dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Schnoodle breed live with a cat?
Schnoodle dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Schnoodle good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Schnoodle dogs get along with other dogs?
Schnoodle dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Schnoodle breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Schnoodle breed suitable for first-time owners?
Schnoodle dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Schnoodle dogs good office canines? Do Schnoodle dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
Schnoodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Schnoodle dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Standard Schnoodle temperament with senior people? Are Schnoodle dogs good for elderly owners?
Schnoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Schnoodle Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Schnoodle dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Schnoodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Schnoodle breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Schnoodle breed? Most common health risks of Schnoodle:
CataractsLegg-perthes DiseasePatellar LuxationProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)EpilepsyDiabetesAddison's DiseaseGastric Torsion
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Schnoodle breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Schnoodle see the vet?
The Schnoodle should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Schnoodle dogs live? How old can a Schnoodle be? What is the age limit of the Schnoodle? How many years can the oldest Schnoodle live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Schnoodle?

How long is the lifespan of a Schnoodle?

9-15 years
The average lifespan of Schnoodle: 12 years
Is the Schnoodle breed hypoallergenic?
Schnoodle dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Schnoodle have? What is the activity level of the Schnoodle?
Schnoodle dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Schnoodle need? How much exercise do Schnoodle dogs require per day?

Do Schnoodle dogs need a lot of exercises?

Schnoodle dogs need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Schnoodle breed need?
Schnoodle dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Schnoodle need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Schnoodle breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Schnoodle? How much food should I feed my Schnoodle?
2 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Schnoodle risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Schnoodle's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Schnoodle weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Schnoodle has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Schnoodle drool?
The Schnoodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Schnoodle could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Schnoodle.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Schnoodle As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Schnoodle be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Schnoodle is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Schnoodle be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Schnoodle be an emotional support animal?


This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Schnoodle breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Schnoodle be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Schnoodle is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Schnoodle be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Schnoodle is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Schnoodle be a boat dog?

Not really

Schnoodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Schnoodle be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Schnoodle is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Schnoodle dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Schnoodle Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Schnoodle pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Schnoodle breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Schnoodle: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Schnoodle have in a litter? How many puppies can the Schnoodle breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Schnoodle have? How many puppies can a Schnoodle give birth to?
3-6 puppies

Schnoodle Recognition

AKC Group
Is Schnoodle recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Schnoodle recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Schnoodle breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.

Schnoodle Pros and Cons

  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Schnoodle is an excellent dog breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Schnoodle doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Schnoodle dogs are low shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Schnoodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Schnoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Schnoodle dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Schnoodle dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Schnoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Schnoodle dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Hypoallergenic: Schnoodle dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Schnoodle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Schnoodle dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Schnoodle dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Schnoodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Schnoodle History

The Schnoodle is one of the new additions to designer breeds. The breed is a result of cross-breeding the Schnauzer with the Poodle. New hybrid dogs partly from the Poodle have been popular since the middle of the 20th century when the Cockapoo stole everyone’s hearts with its low-shedding coat, loving personality, and easy trainability. This is the reason why, since then, breeders always go back to the Poodles, in order to involve them in the creation of a whole new breed. The exact origin of the Schnoodle is more or less surrounded by a lot of mystery and uncertainty. The trend of creating new hybrid breeds started around the 1980s, in North America, with crossbreeding purebred dogs with each other, in order to create new breeds that would fit more precisely into the owners’ particular needs. These hybrid dogs were an instant hit because they always inherited the best and most desirable qualities and traits of their purebred ancestors. Even though there are always disadvantages to these new hybrid breeds, designer dogs became insanely popular in the last 30 years.

Unfortunately, this popularity does not mean, that we know every detail about these hybrid breed’s ancestry, nor the intention which led the breeder to develop these dogs. Nevertheless, the initial reasoning behind the first creation of the Schnoodle, were the dogs’ steady temperament, good nature, and the fact that they are considered party hypoallergenic, thanks to the Poodle’s coat’s attributes. Regarding the two parent breeds, both possess relatively long histories, dating back to several hundred years. Both of these breeds are originated from Germany. The Schnoodle came out as the perfect mix of the parent breeds. The Schnauzer was considered to be excessively territorial, and loud, whereas the Poodle was believed to be highly strung, thus canceling out the other’s flaws, making the perfect family pet, and guardian.

Interestingly, in the case of the Schnoodle, more than in the case of any other hybrid breed, the dogs’ appearance can vary in one litter enormously, because both parent breeds come in three different sizes; toy, miniature, standard, which is the giant in case of the Schnauzer, and also in many different colors. Initially, when breeders first created the Schnoodle, they were sticking with the smaller sizes. However, as their popularity was constantly growing, people started to get interested in the other sizes. Consequently, that is when breeders decided to introduce the Giant Schnauzer and the Standard Poodle into the mix, thus creating a bigger-sized kind of Schnoodle.

This allowed the breed to find its fanciers more quickly because the dogs can fit into every lifestyle. It is safe to state, that this versatility was the breeder’s initial goal. Their physical appearance is very different also due to the fact, that most of the breed’s specimens are first-generation Schnoodles. That is the main reason why the breed is not recognized, nor registered with any of the major kennel clubs yet, however, the breeders’ ultimate goal would be to achieve a homogenous standard for the breed.

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Schnoodle Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • Laurie

    May 30, 2021, 12:39:59 AM:

    Sweet, smart cuddlers, never shed. Mine smelled like whomever held him last; Typically my daughter's perfume. Great doggos! Not barky & their fur is so soft. Pretty chill when they pass the puppy stage. A friendly goof without shame! Miss him!