The lovable Schnauzer is a versatile canine which can come in many different sizes. Today there are Miniature, Standard and Giant Schnauzers, and each size is popular with families in the United States. No matter their size, the Schnauzer is known for their wiry coats, distinctive facial features and charming personalities. Because of these traits, they are a popular parent breed for many different Schnauzer mixes.
Their quirky characteristics have made the Schnauzer a popular dog amongst families for many years. As a mix, your Schnauzer will generally take on some traits from each of their purebred parent breeds. Depending on the size of your Schnauzer parent, your mix can range from small to large, with personality traits that fall anywhere in between both parent pups.
In this article we are going to walk through our favorite designer Schnauzer mixed breeds. Get ready for many new kinds of adorable. Before you head off to a breeder, make sure you check your local Schnauzer rescue to rule out the possibility of any Schnauzer mixes that adopt before you shop.
The Schnauzer is a German dog breed that started in Germany back in the 14th or 15th century. The dog’s whiskers have become one of this breed’s most distinguishing features. It almost looks like this pup has a beard or facial hair! This breed is a popular show breed, and comes in several different colors.
The Schnauzer comes in different sizes, and is known to be somewhat protective of its family and domain. These pups are barkers, and if someone comes to the door that they don’t know, they will be vocal about it! Because of its affinity for the family and lower grooming requirements (despite having a longer coat), the Schnauzer has become a very popular parent breed for several “designer dogs” which are breeds that have been created out of two purebred parents. Let’s take a look
Breeds: Schnauzer and Corgi
You’d be hard-pressed to find a mixed breed that didn’t become infinitely cuter by adding in the sweet Corgi. This remains true for the Schnorgi, an adorable mix between a Corgi and a Schnauzer. In general, this pup will inherit a Corgi’s body with the facial features of a Schnauzer.
While the Schnorgi can adapt well to apartment living, they have quite extensive energy reserves and need to be properly exercised regardless of their environment. They can also be quite stubborn and need a firm owner to provide consistent training or they will likely develop Small Dog Syndrome. This lovable breed is both playful and cuddly and makes a wonderful family companion.
Breeds: Schnauzer and Basset Hound
The Bowzer is a mix between a Schnauzer and a Basset Hound. This alert dog is very intelligent, playful and curious. These attributes, along with their social personality, makes them a great option for families with children or those looking for a devoted companion. This dog loves to explore and should be given plenty of opportunities to sniff out their outdoor surroundings.
The Bowzer generally sports the long, short body of a Basset Hound and weighs between 20 to 50 pounds. They can be wary of strangers and have a stubborn streak, so any Bowzer owner should make a priority of training and socializing this breed from a young age. When this hybrid is adopted by a strong leader who commands respect, they flourish into a well-mannered and outgoing pup!
Breeds: Schnauzer and Dachshund
The Miniature Schnoxie is a spunky mix between a Miniature Schnauzer and Dachshund. This medium-sized dog usually weighs between 15 and 30 pounds with the distinctive Dachshund body, although the Miniature Schnoxie’s legs may be a bit longer. Given their often wiry, low shedding coats, this mix may be a hypoallergenic option for dog lovers with allergies!
This breed is extremely devoted, which sometimes can manifest into protective and even aggressive reactions if they sense you are in need of defending, even if it’s just from your amazon delivery woman. You’ll want to socialize a Miniature Schnoxie, introducing them to many different people, animals, and environments to help with this habit. If socialization is practiced from a young age, this hybrid will grow into a doting and sociable family companion.
Breeds: Schnauzer and Poodle
Say Schnoodle five times fast! This Schnauzer Poodle mix is as cute as their name suggests. This pup is usually mixed with a Miniature Poodle and a Miniature Schnauzer, the resulting hybrid will weigh being 10 to 20 pounds. Although larger versions exist when bred with Standard Poodles or Giant Schnauzers and can reach weights of up to 60 pounds. This pup is hypoallergenic and is commonly used as a terrific allergy-free therapy dog. They are also one of the more common poodle crossbreeds.
The Schnoodle can sometimes favor one person in particular and should be encouraged to spend equal time with all members of your family if you’d like them to be a communal family pet. Favoritism is a common characteristic in Schnauzers. The Schnoodle is very smart and easily trainable, which makes them a popular choice to perform various canine service jobs. This mix does extremely well with children and moderately well with other animals.
Breeds: Schnauzer and Beagle
The sweet Schneagle is a friendly Beagle mix between and Schnauzer and a Beagle. This jolly pup is a friend to all, including other dogs, children, and even strangers. Thanks to their agreeable personalities, the Schneagle makes an ideal family companion who will likely form intense attachments to the ones they love.
Because the Schneagle is so affectionate and companionable, this is not a breed suited for families with busy schedules or ones that travel frequently. They can easily suffer from separation anxiety and become sullen if neglected. However, if this hybrid is given the love and attention they so deserve, you’ll be rewarded with a joyful and playful dog that will keep your entire family laughing!
Breeds: Schnauzer and Chihuahua
The Chizer is a mix between a Miniature Schnauzer and a Chihuahua. Because the Chihuahua is such a tiny dog, is it extremely rare that they would be purposefully bred with any of the larger Schnauzer breeds. Thanks to their compact little bodies, the Chizer adapts well to many different environments – great news for apartment dwellers! They don’t, however, do very well in cold weather and are better suited for mild climates.
This tiny bred has no idea how small they are, a common quirk of many Chihuahuas and their respective mixes, who are notoriously bold and charismatic. While this pup is full of courage and personality, they are also very gentle and generally have a sweet nature. This makes them a wonderful choice for elderly and adult families. Unfortunately, the Chizer does not have endless patience with children, especially those who are not taught how to properly handle small breeds and therefore should not be adopted into homes with young children.
Breeds: Schnauzer and Cocker Spaniel
The Schnocker, also known as a Cockershnauz and Mini Schnocker, is another small breed on this list that is usually mixed with a Miniature Schnauzer. This small dog is lively, playful and agile and functions best as a devoted canine companion to an adult family. When they are done exploring and playing, the Schnocker loves to cuddle up next to you and show you endless amounts of affection.
The Schnocker is happiest as your close companion who is given ample amounts of time, attention and love. If left alone for too long, this breed can suffer from separation anxiety and is prone to excessive barking. This is something people who live in apartments or in close proximity to others should consider. They also can easily become overly excitable, and therefore adjust better in calmer environments with a predictable schedule.
Breeds: Schnauzer and Pug
The Miniature Schnauzer and Pug mix, known as a Schnug, is an absolute ray of sunshine who has both a lively and happy disposition. Although mostly agreeable, the Schnug can also exhibit some strong-willed and defiant behavior. Don’t let their small stature convince you to ignore boundaries. This pup should be provided with kind but firm training to develop a well-behaved dog.
The Schnug loves to be your little shadow and is a great option for those looking for a faithful lapdog to absolutely adore them. They should be included as a member of the family or they will likely become sulky if they feel isolated. This active breed is bright and quick with a moderate prey drive. This instinct for the hunt should be monitored around other small animals or off-leash activities outdoors.
Breeds: Schnauzer and Boston Terrier
The Miniboz is a small dog produced by breeding a Schnauzer, mixed with a Boston Terrier. These animated pups generally weigh between 10 to 25 pounds and are malleable to many different living environments, including apartments. They can be described as a “shaggy” looking dog, with a wiry coat and a well-built body.
The Miniboz does magnificently with all types of families, including those who have children. They are both playful and gentle, making them a suitable companion for both older and younger children alike. They are easily trainable thanks to their gleeful disposition and eagerness to please. All in all, the Miniboz is a great option for first-time dog owners looking for a marvelous addition to their family.
Breeds: Schnauzer and Miniature Pinscher
The Miniature Schnaupin is a mix between the Miniature Schnauzer and Miniature Pinscher. A lot of “mini” going on in this mix, so it’s not surprising that this breed will between quite small, usually weighing between 10 to 20 pounds. The Miniature Schnaupin is not short on personality though and is commonly described as an energetic breed that is full of life.
While this hybrid is quite friendly and outgoing, they can sometimes be wary of strangers. Proper introductions and frequent socialization should quickly expel any suspicion a Mini Schnaupin may be feeling. They also tend to be a tad bit stubborn and can become a handful if not provided with boundaries and routine training. A well-adjusted Mini Schnaupin will delight the entire family with their spirit and contagious joyfulness.
Breeds: Schnauzer and Border Collie
The Border Schnollie is a medium-sized mix between a Standard Schnauzer and a Border Collie. This energetic breed is likely to resemble a Schnauzer while sporting the signature Border Collie colorings, usually black and white. Both parent breeds have high energy reserves and have a long history as working canines. Combine the two and you’ll have an intelligent mix who craves both physical and mental stimulation, with destructive consequences if either is ignored.
While the Border Schnollie is an exuberant and faithful canine, we do not recommend them to novice owners due to this breed’s high maintenance requirements, specifically their intense exercise demands and stubborn nature. In the proper environment with room to roam and a dedicated owner, the Border Schnollie will be devoted, loving and bring joy to the entire family.
Breeds: Schnauzer and Maltese
This petite mix between a Mini Schnauzer and a Maltese produces 10 to 15 pounds of pure adorableness known as the Mauzer. This intelligent little dog is likely to be very playful and full of delight. Mauzers usually bond very closely with one person, and may not be the best option for those looking for a companion for the entire family. However, if you’re single, elderly or an adult-only family looking for a devoted lapdog – the Mauzer is a wonderful option.
This pup is not considered to be a quiet breed and is known to bark at various stimuli. Socialization and training can help deter this tendency from becoming incessant. However, this should still be considered if you are hoping to keep a Mauzer in an apartment with strict noise constraints.
Breeds: Schnauzer and Yorkshire Terrier
This Yorkshire Terrier and Miniature Schnauzer mix is quite the beauty! With an adorable face framed by flopped-over ears and long silky hair, the Snorkie is stealing many hearts and we’re not surprised. They tend to have the body of a Mini Schnauzer and the facial features of a Yorkie. The Snorkie is very eager to please and can be easily trained if given the right motivations (typically some yummy treats!)
This well-behaved pup is wonderful with children and makes a great family pet. However, they do not do well on their own and can bark excessively or take to chewing if they are ignored for too long. This mix is very playful and requires plenty of exercise to burn off their excess energy. Yet, once playtime is over, a Snorkie will be more than happy to cuddle up in your lap and give you all the affection one could want.
Breeds: Schnauzer and Havanese
Schnese. “Bless you!” No, not a sneeze, a Schnese. If you’re lucky enough to be the owner of a Schnese, you’ll have fun playing this game with anyone who asks what breed of dog you have. This mix is the result of a Mini Schnauzer and a Havanese cross-breeding. This pup can be small or toy-sized and is equal parts lapdog and playmate.
Due to their emotional intelligence, intuition, and devotion to their owners, the Schnese can be a wonderful emotional support or therapy canine to those who need it. However, this relationship cannot be one-sided. The Schnese will demand much of your attention and will not do well in a home where they are not treated as part of the family or neglected for extended periods of time. If you have the time for this affectionate breed, they will reward you endlessly!
Breeds: Schnauzer and Brussels Griffon
Is the Sniffon the perfect apartment dog? Let’s get into this Miniature Schnauzer and Brussels Griffon mix. The Sniffon is a small, quiet pup who isn’t prone to excessive barking and has moderate to low exercise requirements. A great apartment dog indeed!
The Sniffon is very bright, which can sometimes get them into mischief if they are left unsupervised. They are problem solvers and quite agile, making them capable escape artists if the opportunity presents itself. A Sniffon owner should take care to secure their dog when they leave and not allow them to remain outside by themselves. The Sniffon gets along well with children and other dogs and makes a great family pet!
Breeds: Schnauzer and Labrador Retriever
The Schnauzador is a mix between either a Standard or Giant Schnauzer and a Labrador Retriever. This beautiful mix between two very popular breed choices will certainly make for a highly-trainable and agreeable hybrid. This pup is a fast learner and very eager to please, the perfect recipe for an exceptionally well-behaved dog.
The Schnauzador can be wary and even fearful of strangers, a trait most likely inherited by their Schnauzer parent. Lots of socialization can help your Schnauzador become more comfortable with new people and environments. Make this a priority – you don’t want your dog to become anxious or unfriendly towards visitors. They are also an active mix that does best when provided with ample exercise.
Breeds: Schnauzer and American Eskimo
The Eskimo Schnauzer is usually mixed with a Miniature Schnauzer and a Miniature American Eskimo to produce a small dog. However, larger versions exist when bred with Standard Schnauzers and American Eskimos. These bigger mixes will usually weigh over 30 pounds. Regardless of the varying sizes of this hybrid, the result is a friendly and affectionate companion who will bond very closely with their family.
This pup is very playful and loves games such as fetch and chase. However, these chasing instincts can sometimes be directed towards small animals they perceive as prey and therefore the Eskimo Schnauzer should be monitored when in contact with these creatures. This breed is smart and active, requiring ample mental and physical stimulation to lead a happy and healthy life.
Breeds: Schnauzer and Shih Tzu
Meet with Schnau-Tzu! A small mix between a Mini Schnauzer and a Shih Tzu. This pup will usually weigh between 7 and 14 pounds with flopped over ears and wiry fur. The Schnau-Tzu is friendly with people and dogs alike. They are especially well behaved around children and make great family pets.
The Schnau-Tzu is a heavy shedder and will require regular brushing and grooming. This pup is also intelligent and active, meaning they will require adequate mental exercises as well as lots of physical activity to feel happy and well-balanced. Sometimes people will underestimate small breeds, wrongly assuming they don’t require much work or exercise. Don’t make that mistake with the Schnau-Tzu!
Breeds: Schnauzer and Pomeranian
This hybrid goes by many different names: Scheranian, Pomanauzer, and Schnauzeranian. For our purposes, we will call this Mini Schnauzer and Pomeranian mix the Pom-A-Nauze. This tiny dog can weigh between 3 to 15 pounds, but there’s a lot of personalities packed into that little body!
Both affectionate and social, the Pom-A-Nauze is a wonderful addition to adult-only families. Due to their small size and fragile bodies, we don’t recommend this little breed for families with young children. This mix might be a frequent barker, which should be considered if you live in close quarters. Overall this is a wonderfully intelligent and devoted mix!
Breeds: Schnauzer and Shiba Inu
The fox-like Schnu is a beautiful mix between a Schnauzer and a Shiba Inu. This wonderful companion dog is vibrant, full of life and at times quite mischievous. The Schnu makes a great family dog due to their playful personalities and happy disposition. They get along well with children and other dogs but may exhibit a prey drive towards other small animals.
A Schnu is certain to keep you entertained and on your toes! While their spirited side is quite cute, it’s also important to set boundaries and provide kind but firm leadership so this mix won’t take things too far. This pup is very smart so training should be simple as long as fun, positive reinforcement is used!
Breeds: Siberian Husky and Schnauzer
The Siberian Schnauzer is a Siberian Husky mix between the Husky and the Schnauzer. This awesome companion pup gets the best of both world from these parents. The Siberian Husky has a strong-willed but friendly demeanor and combined with the inquisitive yet cautious Schnauzer, you’ll have a dog that will keep you on your toes for many years to come!
This mix will combine the medium stature of the Husky, and the traits of perky ears, with the scruff and beard of the Schnauzer. You’ll get a pup with lots of personality and some great looks to boot. This mix will be extremely intelligent, almost to the point of seeming like it’s not smart, but that’s just the stubbornness of the breed coming through. It’s also possible that your mix will end up with blue eyes from the husky parent.
The Schnauzer is a diverse pup that can come in many different sizes. This makes their mixed breed possibilities quite vast. These are just a few of the excellent Schnauzer mixes detailed above. There are obviously many different options for Schnauzer mixes, and we’d encourage you to check out your local no kill pet shelter before spending the money at a breeder.
Most of the mixes featured here will make wonderful family pets, and provide you with many years of companionship. Adopting a Schnauzer mix will likely improve the longevity of your pet by avoiding the health issues of a purebred while avoiding the price tag that comes along with it.