Schnauzers are the smart, fearless, high-spirited breed with the dashing mustache and beard combo. Schnauzers are made up of three breeds: The Miniature, Standard, and Giant.
There are plenty of other names for this popular hybrid dog choice, such as Dwarf Schnauzer, Mini Schnauzer, Zwergschnauzer, Mittelschnauzer, Riesenschnauzer.
Want to know which designer breed is right for you? Read on to find out!
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Getting to Know Schnauzer
The original Standard Schnauzer came from Germany in the mid-1600s. They were useful as working dogs that acted as herders, ratters, guardians, watchdogs, and hunters.
Both the Miniature and Giant Schnauzers had a similar history, but all are popular as companions.
Schnauzers are loveable at any size, but the Miniature, Standard, and Giant Schnauzers are actually their own distinct breeds.
Famous for their wiry hypoallergenic coats, charming facial hair, and affectionate personalities, they are a popular parent breed for many mixes.
To learn some interesting facts about the Standard Schnauzer, watch the video below:
Due to their multiple sizes and weights, the Schnauzer breeds can be a parent to many designer breeds.
Schnauzer mix puppies often make up for what their parents lack, especially when their schnauzer parent is the Miniature Schnauzer.
Many mixed breeds will either improve from their purebred dog parents’ lifespan or have less severe health problems like hip dysplasia.
Plenty of the following breeds are great family pets that can fit in apartments, but the vast majority will stay comfortable in an average-sized house.
If you’re looking for a popular breed, the Schnoodle (Schnauzer Poodle mix) will suit most personalities and homes.
Check out a Schnauzer rescue first, as many designer breeds will be up for adoption under the “mixed” category.
30 Most Popular Schnauzer mixes
The popular Schnauzer breed produces some fantastic designer breeds. Here are 30 of the most popular Miniature, Standard and Giant Schnauzer mixes.
1. The Schnauzer and Poodle mix (AKA the Schnoodle)
The Schnoodle is a versatile designer breed that can range from 4-36 kgs depending on the Schnauzer parent.
People with allergies purchase this breed because their fur is hypoallergenic. The Schnauzer and Poodle mix is the most famous of the Poodle crossbreeds.
Schnoodles like to attach themselves to one person in the home. They are intelligent and easy to train, plus they’re capable of performing various canine-related jobs.
Schnoodles are perfect with children and tend to live long and healthy lives.
2. The Miniature Schnauzer and Yorkie mix (or the Snorkie)
Likely winning the award for the cutest small dog on this list, the Snorkie has long silky hair and floppy ears that hang around their eyes.
Snorkies usually take after the Yorkie in the looks department and their intelligence from the Schnauzer dog parent.
Fantastic with children, they are the ultimate family pet who dotes after their family. Unfortunately, they are more likely to develop separation anxiety and bark a lot without proper socialization.
Be sure to exercise away that excess energy every night so they’ll want to curl up on your lap.
3. The Schnauzer and Labrador Retriever mix (also known as the Lab Schnauzer or Schnauzador)
Schnauzadors are a mix between a Giant or Standard Schnauzer and a Lab. They’re known to get quite large at 22-36 kgs and love to have the run of the home.
Schnauzadors are affectionate, agreeable, trainable, and are always at your beck and call.
Due to their Schnauzer parent, this designer dog is usually scared of strangers. Socialization is necessary early on for their comfort.
The Lab Schnauzer inherits their high energy from both parents, so be sure to buy plenty of toys from Amazon to keep them happy.
4. The Schnauzer and Chihuahua mix (AKA the Chizer)
If you want a firecracker for a pooch, look no further than the Chizer. These tiny pups usually weigh less than 5 kgs and have a long lifespan free of most health issues.
The Chihuahuas short double-layer coat is easy to groom but requires regular brushing.
Chizers are bold, charismatic, and yappy, but the Schnauzer parent levels out most of their aggression. They’re more gentle and sweet and a perfect choice for homes with elderly parents or small children.
5. The Shih Tzu and Schnauzer mix (or the Schnau-Tzu)
The Shih Tzu and the Mini Schnauzer terrier mix make for a really charming and cute crossbreed.
They never weigh more than 6 kgs and are tiny enough to fit in a handbag, making them popular with children, seniors, and people who live in apartments.
The Schnau-Tzu is a heavy shedder and needs regular grooming and brushing to keep clean. They’re intelligent, easy to train, and require a lot of exercise despite how small they are.
It’s easy to overfeed these pups, so don’t make that mistake!
6. The Schnauzer and Pug mix (also known as the Schnug)
Schnugs is the adorable name given to the Pug and Schnauzer mix, but even though they are usually happy and lively, they can also become deviants if you neglect training.
This dog breed needs consistent training to turn them into more outgoing dogs.
While they may be awkward with strangers, they’re perfectly fine staying by their owners’ side. It’s a bad idea to isolate these pups for too long because they’ll develop antisocial behavior.
The Schnugs instinct to hunt may also drive them to chase down cats and squirrels.
7. The Bolognese and Schnauzer mix (AKA the Bolonauzer)
The Bolognese parent is playful, easy-going, and devoted to their owners. They are primarily a companion dog, so mixing them with a Schnauzer will create an adorable fluffy love machine.
A Bolonauzer is generally playful and loves exercise but doesn’t need too much of it.
Bolonauzers are highly trainable and respond favorably to positive reinforcement. On top of that, they’re not difficult to groom, brush, or trim but may require the right groomer for certain cuts.
Overall these pups are really easy to take care of and get along with.
8. The Border Collie and Schnauzer mix (or the Border Schnollie)
Border Schnollies are a medium-sized dog about the size of an Australian Shepherd but usually resemble their Schnauzer parent more.
They are typically white and black like the Border Collie, but their coat can be entirely back with no markings. Both parents are working dogs.
With the said, the Border Schnollie has a lot of intelligence, which could be a recipe for disaster if you don’t give them enough exercise.
Their stubbornness could also make them challenging to train, so this breed isn’t recommended for first-time dog owners.
9. The Schnauzer and English Bulldog mix (also known as the Bulldog Schnauzer)
Bulldogs are tiny bundles of drooling joy that is calm, courageous, and friendly. Although they’re thick-set, they are pretty docile.
The Bulldog Schnauzer is also a kind pup, but the Schnauzer parent makes them stronger, smarter, and a heavy shedder.
A Bulldog Schnauzer requires plenty of exercises, especially if your parent mix is the Standard Schnauzer, not the miniature. Overall they are easy to train and aren’t stubborn while learning commands.
10. The Basset Hound and Schnauzer mix (AKA the Bowzer)
Bowzers and Basset Hounds are alert, playful, and curious dogs with high intelligence. With their social personality and love for other animals, these doggies make the perfect companion for any family.
Bowzers prefer to explore outdoors and may take to digging if they’re allowed.
The Bowzers long and short body doesn’t weigh more than 22 kgs, which is about the size of a small Golden Retriever.
While they are calm around other animals, they can become wary of strangers without proper socialization, so train them early to teach them good habits.
11. The Cairn Terrier and Schnauzer mix (or the Cairnauzer)
The Cairn Terrier mix is rare, but the Cairn parent is as adorable as a Yorkie or Pomeranian. Alert, cheerful, and always busy, they were initially bred to root out foxes.
With the Schnauzer parent, they are incredibly friendly and outgoing.
The Cairnauzer is easy to train, agreeable, and doesn’t have high exercise requirements. When mixed with a Miniature Schnauzer, these tiny dogs won’t grow any bigger than 6 kgs.
Cairnauzers rarely shed and only need weekly brushing to keep them happy.
12. The Schnauzer and Bichon Frise mix (also known as the Chonzer)
Chonzers are the small, adorable cross of the Miniature Schnauzer and Bichon Frise.
Plenty of dog lovers are fond of the peppy and playful Bichon Frise, but with the Schnauzer, the love and devotion this toy breed feels are up to extremes; they’ll never leave you alone.
The Chonzer has special grooming needs because their coats often resemble the Bichon Frise’s fussy hypoallergenic coat.
As with most Miniature Schnauzer cross breeds, you won’t have a tall or heavy dog, so expect this breed to stop growing at 8 kgs.
13. The Schnauzer and Corgi mix (AKA the Schnorgi)
Crossing a Corgi with a Schnauzer is a match made in heaven because the Corgi parent only heightens the Schnauzer’s affectionate, smart, and alert personality.
You’ll usually get a body that resembles the Corgi and the beard and mustache combination from the Schnauzer.
While the Schnorgi is small at only 11 kgs, they don’t adapt well to apartment living because of their high exercise needs.
This dog breed excels in dog sports because of their high intelligence, so it’s a good idea to purchase a doggie treadmill to keep them engaged.
14. The Schnauzer and Dachshund mix (or the Schnoxie)
The Schnauzer and Dachshund mixed breed is about as large as another designer dog, the Wauzer (West Highland Terrier Schnauzer mix), because they’ll only weigh 13 kgs.
The Schnoxie usually has long legs and a low shedding, hypoallergenic coat.
You’ll always find a friend in the Schnoxie, because they’re incredibly devoted to their owners and are likely to attach themselves to one person.
Be sure to socialize these pups if they could get scared around unfamiliar animals, people, and environments.
15. The Schnauzer and Jack Russel mix (also known as the Jacknauzer)
The lively, curious, and alert Jack Russel terrier is an eager worker and tireless diggers, a trait that the Jacknauzer will always keep.
Jacknauzers have high-energy requirements and a robust personality, so you’ll have to take them on a lot of hikes, bike rides, and long walks daily.
Combined with the Schnauzer parent, this designer breed can weigh 6-27 kgs but will usually stay on the smaller side.
Their black, tan, and white low shedding coats aren’t high-maintenance and only require weekly brushing and infrequent bathing.
16. The Maltese and Schnauzer mix (AKA the Mauzer)
The tiny Maltese and the Miniature Schnauzer make a cute 4-6 kg white ball of joy. Mauzers are intelligent, playful, and have a lot of energy.
They typically bond quickly to their favorite humans for life and find it difficult to stay alone for long periods of time.
Most families will benefit from adopting a Mauzer because of their friendliness, but they tend to bark at anything that moves.
It’s essential to teach them to only bark at actual threats, but usually, giving them enough exercise will keep them quiet and calm throughout the night.
17. The Miniature Pinscher and Schnauzer mix (or the Miniature Schnaupin)
Breeders love to mix small breeds together, and the Miniature Pinscher makes for a great parent.
The Pinschers’ fearless, fun-loving, proud nature makes them full of personality and spunk, especially when they mix with the Schnauzer’s affectionate and dotting personality.
At about 4-9 kgs, their short coats are easy to groom and maintain. What isn’t easy about this breed is their stubbornness during training and their fear of strangers.
Prioritize socialization early, and they should turn out just fine.
18. The Boston Terrier and Miniature Schnauzer mix (also known as the MiniBoz)
A MiniBoz is a lively combination between a Miniature Schnauzer and a Boston terrier.
Usually weighing between 4-11 kgs, they adapt well to most environments, including apartment buildings and homes. Their shaggy coat has a similar grooming schedule to the Schnauzer.
The Miniboz loves children and families. Their gentle, loving, and playful personality make them calm and easy-going as well as easy to train.
Minibozs are agreeable and eager to please their owners, so they make the perfect dog for first-time owners.
19. The Pomeranian and Schnauzer mix (AKA the Pom-A-Nauze)
If there is a cuter dog than the Yorkie, it’s probably the Pomeranian. Despite the Poms adorable looks, they’re actually really sassy because they think they’re as large as a Great Dane.
The reality is, the Pom-A-Nauze won’t be larger than 1-6 kgs and 7 inches tall.
Social and affectionate, the Pom-A-Nauze works excellent for adult families but may feel overwhelmed around children.
This dog breed may bark frequently, but their intelligence makes it easy to steer them away from bad habits and aggressive behavior.
20. The Lhasa Apso and Schnauzer mix (or the Schapso)
Lhasa Apsos either look like adorable teddy bears or show dogs because their fur is so long that it sweeps the floor.
What makes the Lhasa Apso unique is their need to make you laugh, and their intelligence and confidence makes them the perfect comedians.
With the Schnauzer parent, the Schapso is a very people-centric breed that doesn’t need a lot of exercise or training to stay out of trouble.
Their loyalty to their family is almost unmatched by any other breed, but they aren’t known to get aggressive around strangers.
21. The Airedale Terrier and Schnauzer mix (also known as the Schnairedale)
Schnairedales are very intelligent and exceptionally bright thanks to the combination of both the Airedale Terrier and Schnauzer, both of which are incredibly clever.
The Schnairedale is very strong and capable of being an athlete, hunter, and loving companion.
Both the Airedale Terrier and Schnauzer parents have wiry coats, making grooming easy and their coats hypoallergenic.
Schnairedales don’t need a lot of exercise or training to stay out of trouble, but socialization may be necessary if they’re shy around strangers.
22. The Affenpinscher and Schnauzer mix (AKA the Schnauffen)
Schnauffens typically live long and healthy lives and stay small, clocking in at max 9 kgs.
Since both the Schnauzer and Affenpinscher have short, wiry coats, they only need a brush 2-3 times a week. Their outgoing nature makes them very friendly towards animals and strangers.
Smart, easy to train, and excitable, the tiny Schnauffen is famously funny and fearless.
Their confidence makes them agreeable and willing to please, so always laugh at their silly behavior to keep them full of glee, just watch they don’t go overboard with their barking.
23. The Siberian Husky and Schnauzer mix (or the Schnausky and Siberian Schnauzer)
The Schnausky is the oddest looking one in the bunch. The Huskies’ strong genes usually mean they’ll have bright blue eyes and a white and grey coat, but their personality is more unique.
These pups are strong-willed and friendly, hard workers.
Siberian Schnauzers will grow to be medium-sized dogs with a lot of personalities and too smart for their own good.
You’ll run into a stubborn pooch that likes to do their own thing, so you’ll need to have a confident and strong personality to beat them at their own game.
24. The Beagle and Schnauzer mix (also known as the Schneagle)
Crossing the Schnauzer and Beagle was a fantastic idea because both parent breeds are incredibly friendly companions that love children, dogs, and strangers.
Their personality makes them the perfect family dog who will attach themselves to their favorite people.
Due to the Schneagles’ reliance on people, they can develop separation anxiety quickly if neglected. However, if you give this medium-sized breed lots of exercise and attention, they’ll stay happy.
The Schneagles high-trainability also makes it easier to avoid bad habits.
25. The PitBull and Schnauzer mix (AKA the Schnauzer Pit)
Pitbulls have gained a bad reputation in the last few years, but that reputation is hardly deserved. If responsibly bred and trained, the Pitbull parent will pass on a loyal and trustworthy friend that loves people.
The Schnauzer Pit will also have these good-natured qualities.
Combined with the Schnauzer, the Schnauzer Pit will have impressive physical strength, strong will, and playfulness.
Training this breed will be a fun process of socialization and games. Overall, they’re easy to groom, but they could develop health complications early on.
26. The Havanese and Schnauzer mix (or the Schnese)
The rare cross between the Havanese and Schnauzer produces a toy-sized fun dog that would rather play than sleep on your lap, but your lap is an excellent second option.
The Schneses’ high emotional intelligence makes them huge sweethearts that want to impress you.
As Havanese’s are useful as support animals, so is the Schnese.
The added Schnauzer affectionate nature will make this combination attention-seeking, so be sure to exercise and train them with positive reinforcement and lots of toys.
27. The Schnauzer and Cocker Spaniel mix (also known as the Schnocker)
A Schnocker is bound to put a smile on your face because the Cocker Spaniel parent is always happy, gentle, and kind to anyone that crosses their path.
With the Schnauzer, the Schnocker becomes a lively, agile, and playful canine that loves to explore the outdoors.
This 5-20 kg cutie will make for a fantastic athlete, even with little training.
However, the Schnocker does have high-maintenance grooming needs that require daily brushing and frequent bathing because the Cocker Spaniel coat is known to smell.
28. The Shiba Inu and Schnauzer mix (AKA the Schnu)
When you mix the Shiba Inu’s fox-like face with the Schnauzer mustache, you get an attractive looking pup.
On top of that, the Schnu is incredibly intelligent, vibrant, and full of life, but those qualities can also make them little tricksters and overly spirited.
Be sure to set boundaries early because their playful personalities can provoke them to start eating your couch and shoes.
Schnus usually get along with children and other dogs, but if their prey drive comes out, they may become territorial, so supervise them around strangers.
29. The Brussels Griffon and Schnauzer mix (or the Sniffon)
Sniffons, like the Brussels Griffon, have rat-like-features and a small stature, weighing in at about 3 to 8 kgs. They usually shed throughout the year, but their flat-face is more of an issue than their grooming habits.
Sniffons could develop breathing problems, so don’t exercise them too much.
Still, the Sniffon is very bright, quiet, and works well with children and seniors. They’re great at solving problems and being masterful escape artists, but that intelligence also makes them fast learners.
Overall they are easy to care for pets that any first-time owner can train.
30. The Welsh Terrier and Schnauzer mix (also known as the Wowauzer)
The Welsh Terrier looks similar to the Airedale Terrier, another parent on this list. Their black and tan coats are usually dominant over the black fur, but their grooming habits are easy and infrequent.
The Wowauzer usually looks like the Terrier more than the Schnauzer.
As always, anything pup with the Schnauzer mix will be intelligent, friendly, and spirited, but the Terrier mix makes them lively.
Wowauzers have high exercise needs and an outgoing personality, but they are overall really friendly towards people and other animals.
Which Schnauzer mixes are your favorites?
Regardless of which Schnauzer mix you pick, you can expect a spirited, smart, and fearless pup who is willing to please and enjoys the attention of their owners.
Their intelligence is rarely matched, but their stubbornness can make many of these breeds difficult to train. Stay on top of their bad habits by keeping them away from trouble.
Which Schnauzer mix is your favorite? Let us know below!