Last Updated on April 18, 2023
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!
- 1 Getting to Know Schnauzer
- 2 30 Most Popular Schnauzer Mixes
- 3 1. Poodle & Schnauzer mix (AKA Schnoodle)
- 4 2. Yorkie & Miniature Schnauzer mix (AKA Snorkie)
- 5 3. Labrador Retriever & Schnauzer mix (AKA Lab Schnauzer or Schnauzador)
- 6 4. Chihuahua & Schnauzer mix (AKA Chizer)
- 7 5. Schnauzer & Shih Tzu mix (AKA Schnau-Tzu)
- 8 6. Pug & Schnauzer mix (AKA Schnug)
- 9 7. Bolognese & Schnauzer mix (AKA Bolonauzer)
- 10 8. Border Collie & Schnauzer mix (AKA Border Schnollie)
- 11 9. English Bulldog & Schnauzer mix (AKA Bulldog Schnauzer)
- 12 10. Basset Hound & Schnauzer mix (AKA Bowzer)
- 13 11. Cairn Terrier & Schnauzer mix (AKA Cairnauzer)
- 14 12. Bichon Frise & Schnauzer mix (AKA Chonzer)
- 15 13. Corgi & Schnauzer mix (AKA Schnorgi)
- 16 14. Dachshund & Schnauzer mix (AKA Schnoxie)
- 17 15. Jack Russel & Schnauzer mix (AKA Jacknauzer)
- 18 16. Maltese & Schnauzer mix (AKA Mauzer)
- 19 17. Miniature Pinscher & Schnauzer mix (AKA Mini Schnaupin)
- 20 18. Boston Terrier & Miniature Schnauzer mix (AKA MiniBoz)
- 21 19. Pomeranian & Schnauzer mix (AKA Pom-A-Nauze)
- 22 20. Lhasa Apso & Schnauzer mix (AKA Schapso)
- 23 21. Airedale Terrier & Schnauzer mix (AKA Schnairedale)
- 24 22. Affenpinscher & Schnauzer mix (AKA Schnauffen)
- 25 23. Siberian Husky & Schnauzer mix (AKA Schnausky)
- 26 24. Beagle & Schnauzer mix (AKA Schneagle)
- 27 25. PitBull & Schnauzer mix (AKA Schnauzer Pit)
- 28 26. Havanese & Schnauzer mix (AKA Schnese)
- 29 27. Cocker Spaniel & Schnauzer mix (AKA Schnocker)
- 30 28. Shiba Inu & Schnauzer mix (AKA Schnu)
- 31 29. Brussels Griffon & Schnauzer mix (AKA Sniffon)
- 32 30. Welsh Terrier & Schnauzer mix (AKA Wowauzer)
- 33 Which Schnauzer Mixes are Your Favorites?
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. Poodle & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Yorkie & Miniature Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Labrador Retriever & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. They are also 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. Chihuahua & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Schnauzer & Shih Tzu mix (AKA 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. Pug & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Bolognese & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Border Collie & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. English Bulldog & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Basset Hound & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Cairn Terrier & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Bichon Frise & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Corgi & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Dachshund & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Jack Russel & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Maltese & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Miniature Pinscher & Schnauzer mix (AKA Mini 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. Boston Terrier & Miniature Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Pomeranian & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Lhasa Apso & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Airedale Terrier & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Affenpinscher & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Siberian Husky & Schnauzer mix (AKA Schnausky)
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. Beagle & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. PitBull & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Havanese & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Cocker Spaniel & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Shiba Inu & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Brussels Griffon & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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. Welsh Terrier & Schnauzer mix (AKA 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!
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