Schnauzer Mixes: 31 Beautiful Bearded Hybrids

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Being an ancient breed, it’s no surprise that enthusiasts have combined Schnauzers with other breeds, making the list of Schnauzer mixes quite long and interesting.

This family of breeds includes the Miniature Schnauzer, Standard Schnauzer, and Giant Schnauzer — all of which differ in size but share the intrinsic qualities of being sociable, alert, smart, and loyal.

Are you curious how these dogs will fare when mixed with another equally beautiful breed? Read on to learn more about the many Schnauzer mixes, as well as the places where to get them, prices, and additional expenses. 

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31 Schnauzer Mixes

A breed that originated from Germany as a farm dog, “Schnauzer” translates to “snouter,” referring to the distinct snout or muzzle of the dog that appears to have a mustache due to its bristling whiskers.

This defining physical characteristic is only one of the many that the Schnauzer breed can pass down to its crossbreeds. However, depending on the other parent breed, the hybrid may or may not have this feature.

Are you curious to know the appearance of Schnauzer mixes and what traits they’re most likely to have? Check out the list and pick your match below!

1. Border Schnollie (Border Collie & Standard Schnauzer Mix)

Border Schnollie Border Collie Standard Schnauzer Mix

One of the newer designer breeds, the Border Schnollie, is the offspring of the athletic Border Collie and the enthusiastic Standard Schnauzer.

The Border Schnollie’s body typically has a strong resemblance to its Schnauzer lineage while clinging to the rich colors of the Border Collie, like red merle, blue merle, or tricolor.

Since the Border Collie is among the smartest and most trainable dogs, these traits will likely spill over to the Border Schnollie. 

This crossbreed can also be protective, especially with its family, with whom it will form close bonds. It will do well with households without little children and small pets due to the Border Collie’s herding nature.

As an extremely active dog, this canine will need lots of activities to prevent destructive behavior due to unspent energy.

2. Bowzer (Basset Hound & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

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The Bowzer is a hybrid dog from the combination of a Basset Hound and the Miniature Schnauzer. Usually medium-sized like the Basset, a Bowzer makes for an excellent family dog.

Having been created two decades ago, the Bowzer is nonetheless recognized by various canine designer organizations like the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC).

The Miniature Schnauzer can only come in color patterns of black, black and silver, and, the most common, salt and pepper. However, the Basset Hound has a wide variety of coat colors that will likely affect the Bowzer’s color.

Though a Miniature Schnauzer’s bushy beard can be apparent early on, the long body and short legs of a Basset Hound will manifest as the Bowzer reaches adulthood.

If you like what you see in a Bowzer, try your luck with these Basset Hound breeders and rescue groups to find this specific mixed breed.

3. Carnauzer (Cairn Terrier & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

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Add the busy Cairn Terrier and the friendly Miniature Schnauzer together, and you get the Carnauzer, a spirited fur buddy that craves attention and being with its human family.

Typically, a Carnauzer will take after the Cairn’s little legs and the Miniature Schnauzer’s portable body. Its forequarters will also be muscular, which can be attributed to the Cairn parent’s love for digging.

Its double, waterproof coat is also like that of the Cairn Terrier and can come in a variety of colors like black, white, brown, golden, and cream.

When it comes to temperament, a Carnauzer is generally warm to its folks, as well as children and other pets. However, rowdy behavior can manifest due to their extreme energy.

Because of this, you should be prepared to give your dog plenty of exercise regularly.

4. Chizer (Chihuahua & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

Chizer Chihuahua Miniature Schnauzer Mix
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Another fur ball oozing with energy, the Chizer — perhaps known to others as Schnauchi, Schnauhuahua, or Schnizer — was developed by breeding the Chihuahua and Miniature Schnauzer together.

Believed to have originated in the United States sometime around 2009, the Chizer combines the cheekiness of a Chihuahua and the bravery of a Miniature Schnauzer.

Due to the many color possibilities of a Chihuahua, like black, white, and merle, a Chizer’s short to medium coat can be in colors black, brown, white, tan, cream, golden, or combinations thereof. It can also be tricolor.

Meanwhile, factoring in a Chihuahua’s tendency to be snappy around children and other dogs, including cats, they might not be the best choice for families with children and other pets and first-time dog owners.

Training can also be difficult for a Chizer puppy due to the sassy genes of a Chihuahua, so make sure you start it early. 

5. Chonzer (Bichon Frise & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

Chonzer Bichon Frise Miniature Schnauzer Mix
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Mating a Bichon Frise and a Miniature Schnauzer would result in a Chonzer, a cute but energetic lap dog that will be perfect for those who suffer from allergies because it is hypoallergenic.

This hybrid is unsurprisingly small, given that the Bichon Frise is among the many small and fluffy breeds in the canine kingdom, and the Miniature Schnauzer is known to be the smallest in the Schnauzer family of breeds.

With a height that can reach 16 inches and weight that can be as much as 35 pounds, the Chonzer’s muzzle will likely take after the Miniature Schnauzer side, while its round head will mirror that of a Bichon Frise.

Since the Bichon Frise’s coat color is mostly white and the Miniature Schnauzer’s color variety is also limited, a Chonzer can only be in colors salt and pepper, white and gray, brown, black, or chocolate.

6. Confetti Australian Shepherd (Australian Shepherd & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

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Also called Confetti Schnauzer, the Confetti Australian Shepherd is the offspring of an Australian Shepherd dog or Aussie by the nickname, and a Miniature Schnauzer. 

If you’re wondering where the “Confetti” in this hybrid’s name came from, we have the Aussie’s red merle and blue merle colors to thank for that. 

Merle is a unique coat pattern in some dogs that usually manifest in darker patches over a lighter background.

Meanwhile, the AKC categorizes the Mini Schnauzer as a small breed and the Aussie medium. Their hybrid will likely inherit the latter’s size, though smaller, standing at 12 to 23 inches and weighing 15 to 30 pounds.

Aussies are known to love the outdoors, so the Confetti Australian Shepherd will probably enjoy basking in the sun too. For this, you need to make sure that there’s a yard for it to play on, or you’d take it out for a walk.

7. Eskimo Schnauzer (American Eskimo & Schnauzer Mix)

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Crossing an American Eskimo dog with a Schnauzer would produce an Eskimo Schnauzer, a brilliant and sturdy hybrid that makes wonderful family companions, especially around kids.

Both the American Eskimo dog and Schnauzer have three sizes, with the former being classified into standard, miniature, and toy, but the Miniature variants of the breed are mostly used in creating this cross.

Because of this, an Eskimo Schnauzer is typically a small dog that is 14 to 18 inches tall and weighs 10 to 30 pounds. However, the Standard size of the breed is also sometimes used, which results in a larger dog.

Its head will usually be boxy and, unlike other Eskimo mixes, will have a longer muzzle. The coat usually takes after the pristine white color of the Eskimo, but the Schnauzer’s colors can also manifest.

Though it can be wary of strangers, this pooch is a joy to behold and have in your life.

8. Giant Schnoodle (Standard Poodle & Giant Schnauzer Mix)

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The Giant Schnoodle is developed by crossing the Standard Poodle and Giant Schnauzer. This statuesque designer dog is generally even-tempered, faithful, and intelligent.

This big fur baby is low-shedding, considering both its parent breeds are hypoallergenic. Its glossy and wavy hair can come in colors of black, silver, white, and other Poodle colors.

Though the Giant Schnoodle is sweet to its entire family, it is prone to attach itself to one special person in the house due to its Poodle genes. 

Because its ancestors are protective in nature, you can expect this crossbreed to be a good watchdog. They only bark when they sense danger, though, so be sure to listen when they do.

Overall though, you’ll spend a lot of good times with this pooch, as both its Schnauzer and Poodle parents have broad lifespans.

9. German Schnauzer (German Shepherd & Giant Schnauzer Mix)

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Another large crossbreed, the loyal and agile German Schnauzer, is born from two purebreds that originated in Germany, the German Shepherd Dog (GSD) and the Giant Schnauzer.

If you’re a first-timer with dogs, this mutt might not be the best for you, as they are big dogs and may reach up to 26 inches in height and 90 pounds in weight. 

Though some German Schnauzers may inherit the Schnauzer’s coat, most usually take after the GSDs and thus can also come in colors like black, sable, black and tan, and more.

Because of its parents’ protective and dynamic natures, it is not surprising that a German Schnauzer is an excellent watchdog who may be aloof with unfamiliar persons or pets but enjoys working and being up and about. 

Like most GSD mixes, this hybrid will be intelligent, making them highly trainable. However, consistency is crucial, especially in obedience training.

10. Irish Wolf Schnauzer (Irish Wolfhound & Standard Schnauzer Mix)

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Mixing two massive breeds in dogdom, the Irish Wolfhound and the Standard Schnauzer, would produce the Irish Wolf Schnauzer, a big dog that’s also big on devotion and loyalty to its known family.

Proudly standing at 27 to 30 inches with a sturdy body build of 70 to 150 pounds, the Irish Wolf Schnauzer no doubt sports a majestic and dignified image since its Irish Wolfhound parent is the tallest of all breeds.

However, this hybrid’s size is not a cause for worry, as though the Schnauzer genes can make it aggressive, the Irish Wolfhound’s personality of being a gentle giant makes it calmer. 

The Irish Wolf Schnauzer is not going to be cheap, though, as both parent breeds are large and thus tend to cost more. 

In fact, the price of an Irish Wolfhound can already range between $1,400 and $6,200, depending on various factors. 

11. King Schnauzer (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

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A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (CKCS) plus a Miniature Schnauzer would result in a King Schnauzer, a small dog that’s all about affection and antics for all members of the family.

Among the CKCS’ numerous hybrids, the King Schnauzer is also called Cavalier Schnauzer, Mini Cavalier Schnauzer, and Miniature King Schnauzer.

Since it descended from two purebred toy dogs, its height can only range from 12 to 14 inches while its weight is from 12 to 20 pounds only.

The appearance of the King Schnauzer is mainly dominated by its Schnauzer genes, complete with the breed’s signature eyebrows, mustache, and beard.

This crossbreed is an excellent companion but will bark at strangers. However, once at ease with a guest, it will loosen up and be more welcoming.

Expect the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Schnauzer mix to be a bit on the higher end of the price spectrum, given the price range of its CKCS parent

12. Mauzer (Maltese & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

Mauzer Maltese Miniature Schnauzer Mix
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The Mauzer was created by crossbreeding a Maltese and a Miniature Schnauzer. This hybrid shares the alertness of its Maltese heritage, so they also make fearless guard dogs that will bark at strangers and visitors alike.

Because both its parents are petite breeds, with the Maltese weighing 2 to 7 pounds when fully grown, the Mauzer will undoubtedly be short in stature, with low legs and a thin body. 

Since the Maltese do well around other dogs, you can count on a Mauzer being the same. However, the hunting nature of its Schnauzer genes might make it not so welcoming with smaller pets like hamsters.

As a Mauzer is prone to obesity, you might want to check out this Maltese puppy and adult feeding guide to help you assess how best to keep your Mauzer at its ideal weight and avoid health-related problems.

13. Mini Schnauzer Chin (Japanese Chin & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

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A cross between the Japanese Chin and the Miniature Schnauzer, the Mini Schnauzer Chin is a newer kind of designer dog, believed to have originated only within the 2000s.

This compact dog is perfect for apartment living since it only weighs 8 to 15 pounds and stands 11 to 13 inches in height. Despite this, it possesses a big dog attitude and can be quite sensitive. 

When it comes to coats, you can expect rich color possibilities from Mini Schnauzer Chins like black, gray, brown, red, cream, fawn, silver, white, pied, and more, especially since the Japanese Chin is a tricolor breed.

This hybrid, whose Japanese Chin parent is known to be more cat-like when it comes to energy levels, can also be fitting for those who lead less dynamic lifestyles, as it only needs 30 to 45 minutes of daily exercise.

14. Miniature French Schnauzer (French Bulldog & Miniature Schnauzer Mix) 

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The Miniature French Schnauzer is a combination of the French Bulldog and the Miniature Schnauzer. This rather new designer dog is fun and family-loving and does well in various living situations.

Most Miniature French Schnauzers inherit the double-layered coat of a Schnauzer, but the smooth, single-layered fur of a purebred Frenchie is not entirely out of the equation.

Some possible colors for the Miniature French Schnauzer include black, gray, white, brindle, and fawn. The French Bulldog has nine AKC-registered colors, including fawn, but some variants like merle are controversial.

This crossbreed isn’t that hard to maintain since they’re not very active. This makes them suitable for families who like staying in and elderly people who can’t engage dogs in physical activities that much anymore.

To give you an idea of the feeding requirements of a Miniature French Schnauzer, you may want to check out this French Bulldog feeding guide.

15. Miniature Schnaupin (Miniature Pinscher & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

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If you’re in search of a doggy companion with the right blend of upbeat disposition and caring nature, you can never go wrong with a Miniature Schnaupin, the cross of a Miniature Pinscher and a Miniature Schnauzer.

This hybrid takes on the size of its familial roots, the dark eyes of its Pinscher parent, and the trademark furry eyebrows and facial hair of the Schnauzer side.

Since crossbreeds are usually a mix of their parentage, you can expect a Miniature Schnaupin to be confident, bold, brainy, and dependable. It is also likely to be curious about things it finds interesting, like toys.

With proper socialization, Miniature Schnaupins will be good around children and other animals, but the watchful nature of both ancestors makes them cautious around strangers.

Considering its Miniature Pinscher parent has a life expectancy of up to 16 years, you can anticipate long and joyous years with this pup. 

16. Miniature Schnoxie (Dachshund & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

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The Miniature Schnoxie is the resulting crossbreed of a Dachshund and a Miniature Schnauzer. It is also called Schnauzund or Schnoxie.

This hybrid can also have a Miniature or Standard height and weight, like its dachshund parent, and may weigh around 15 to 32 pounds and stand anywhere between 5 and 14 inches. Despite being small, this hybrid bears a robust frame.

Because a Doxie is among the spotted dog breeds and is known to have many colors and patterns, a Miniature Schnoxie’s coat is also wide-ranging and may include black, brown, gray, red, silver, tan, and white. 

Despite having a bright disposition, Miniature Schnoxies can be headstrong. They also tend to be vocal around unfamiliar people, making them amazing guard dogs. 

17. Miniboz (Boston Terrier & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

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Loving with a bright disposition, the Miniboz is the crossbreed of the Boston Terrier and the Miniature Schnauzer. 

This hybrid, one of the many Boston Terrier mixes, shares the distinct beard and furry coat of a Schnauzer and is mostly bi- or tri-colored.

Also called a Mini Bos, this cheerful designer dog is a people-pleaser and enjoys receiving attention. It also delights in being around its special human, so make sure to take note of ways to bond with your pet.

However, because its parentage is both alert watchdogs, be careful to subject your Miniboz puppy to leash training so it wouldn’t just go off attacking when triggered. Of course, socialization is also vital.

Considering the feeding requirements of its Boston Terrier parent, a fully grown Miniboz would need to be fed 0.5 to 1.5 cups of food daily. 

18. Pom-a-Nauze (Pomeranian & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

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Another tiny designer dog, the Pom-a-Nauze, is the unique offspring of the Pomeranian and the Miniature Schnauzer. It is also called Pomanauzer, Scheranian, and Schnauzeranian.

Standard and Giant Schnauzers can also be used in this hybrid, but the Miniature Schnauzer is the most commonly used, thus making its average weight fall between 3 to 15 pounds only.

Its coat is usually a combination of its parents’, meaning wiry and straight, and can come in various colors like a Pomeranian’s sable and cream varieties.

Among the many Pomeranian mixes, the Pom-a-Nauze is suited for apartment living, but since it enjoys playing outside, too, it will also do well in a house with a fenced backyard.

Since the Pomeranian is a pretty popular breed, you can take a chance to find the loyal and affectionate Pom-a-Nauze through Pom breeders or rescue organizations

19. Schapso (Lhasa Apso & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

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The Schapso is the small-sized mixed breed of a Lhasa Apso and Miniature Schnauzer, standing 12 to 14 inches and weighing 15 to 20 pounds.

Since the Lhasa Apso’s image resembles that of a teddy bear, this might also be the case with a Schapso. It will probably have round eyes that can be brown or amber in color and a black or brown nose.

This crossbreed will also inherit the straight and full coat of its Lhasa Apso parent, which is considered to be a low shedder. However, regular brushing is still recommended for a Schnapso to avoid matted coats.

When it comes to character, Schapsos are sweet and companionable in general. Make sure to socialize them early in their puppyhood, though, as they tend to be aggressive with dogs of the same sex.

22. Schnau-Tzu (Shih Tzu & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

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Mini in size but big on bringing sunshine is perhaps the best way to describe a Schnau-Tzu, the resulting hybrid of a Shih Tzu and a Miniature Schnauzer.

A Schnau-Tzu is literally small, to the point where it’s smaller than both its parents and is only 5 to 7 inches tall and 7 to 14 pounds heavy. 

Its medium to long coat will be straight and silky. In addition, since the Shih Tzu is a minimal shedder, you don’t have to worry too much about a Schnau-Tzu’s dog hair being everywhere.

Both the Shih Tzu and Schnauzer ancestry are also excellent around children, so having a Schnau-Tzu in a home with kids should be no problem. Still, caution should be taken to avoid unnecessary accidents.

This peppy mutt will also do best inside the house with its beloved family since the Shih Tzu parent is not meant for outdoor living.

21. Schnauzador (Labrador Retriever & Schnauzer Mix)

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The Schnauzador is the cross of the widely loved Labrador Retriever or Lab and the equally charming Schnauzer breeds. 

Since hybrids are usually bred with parents of similar size, the Schnauzer Lab is usually created using a Standard or Giant Schnauzer.

When it comes to physical looks, there is no absolute appearance for a Schnauzador. This means that it can take after the Lab’s yellow or black colors.

Meanwhile, since Labs are known to be massive eaters, proper diet and exercise are essential to keep a Schnauzer Lab in its ideal weight range.

Like many Lab mixed breeds, a Schnauzador has a strong tendency to not bark and be welcoming with strangers, but this can be put to average when the Schnauzer’s genes are factored in.

Generally, though, a Schnauzador is an eager and trusty fur buddy that is guaranteed to make your life better. 

22. Schnauzer Pit (Pitbull & Schnauzer Mix)

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The Schnauzer Pit, also called Pitbull Schnauzer, Schpit, or Pitschnazer, is bred using any of the pitbull-type dogs and either one of the Schnauzer family of breeds.

The resulting crossbreed is a heavy but kind pooch that bears the wide head and drooping ears of a Pitbull and the furry snout of a Schnauzer. 

Its coat usually takes after the Schnauzer, too, along with its known colors like salt and pepper and black and silver. Pitbull colors like brindle, black, and black and white are also possible.

Though a stubborn streak during training is possible in this hybrid, it generally goes well with other pets and older children. Moreover, a Schnauzer Pit is full of life, so a home with a huge space will suit it. 

If you’re curious about what Schnauzer Pits look like in action, watch this video:

Pit Bull/Schnauzer mix, Off Leash at Dog Beach

23. Schneagle (Beagle & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

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A devoted and sociable fur companion, the Schneagle is the hybrid of a Beagle and a Miniature Schnauzer.

This crossbreed, also registered as Miniature Schneagle in the International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR), is playful and good around kids, so they will be loving pets for families with children. 

A Schneagle’s weight will be determined by its sex since both Beagle and Miniature Schnauzer males are noticeably heavier than their female counterparts.

Depending on which parent coat it inherits, a Schneagle can also be hypoallergenic since its Schnauzer parent is known to be one.

Like most dogs, Schneagles are not immune to genetic diseases and may inherit some of the reported health problems of their parent breeds.

To avoid encountering other disorders like bloat, you must consider how much Beagles and Miniature Schnauzers eat in a day. This is especially true since Beagles are prone to bloat.

24. Schnekingese (Pekingese & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

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Do you enjoy being around dogs that are bursting with energy and are very vocal? If yes, then you should consider getting a Schnekingese, the crossbreed of a Pekingese, and a Miniature Schnauzer.

Like most mixed breeds, each of the physical characteristics of a Schnekingese will differ depending on the dominant parent. Usually, though, it will have brown eyes and a cute black nose.

Its snout is more likely to be wide like a Schnauzer’s, contrary to the Pekingese’s short-muzzled head.

Its coat can also take after the Schnauzer’s wiry coat or the soft, long coat of a Pekingese. Among the most common colors would be black, gray, fawn, or its combinations.

Moreover, since the Pekingese lineage is highly tolerant of cold temperatures, the Schnekingese will do well under similar circumstances. Still, be mindful of the ways to keep your pet safe in cold weather.

25. Schnese (Havanese & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

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Also called Mini Schnese or Miniature Schnese, the Schnese is a mix of the Havanese and the Miniature Schnauzer.

Because it is small in size, being 9 to 14 inches in height, it’s not surprising that this mutt is very lively and athletic. In fact, they excel in obedience, agility, and tracking events in dog shows.

The Schnese, one of the charming Havanese mixes, is also known to be smart, so it won’t be that much of a hassle training them. They are also sociable and non-aggressive. 

Another notable trait of this hybrid is that it is perceptive to the needs of its family. In other words, if it senses you’re down for the day, it will most likely curl up to your lap and won’t leave your side as a “velcro dog.”

Considering a Havanese’s lifespan, you are likely to spend many happy and wonderful years with a Schnese. 

26. Schnocker (Cocker Spaniel & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

Schnocker Cocker Spaniel Miniature Schnauzer Mix
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The Schnocker is another Miniature Schnauzer hybrid that is developed along with a Cocker Spaniel. This gorgeous dog is also known as Miniature or Mini Schnocker and Cockershnauz.

Despite its exact origins being unclear, the Schnocker is believed to have only been around since the late ‘90s to early 2000s. This dog is small to medium in size with a slender body and solid limbs.

Its coat characteristics will be dependent on the dominant parent, but its colors will be varied since Cocker Spaniel has many possible colors, like black

Cocker Spaniels are known to have long, double coats, and they also moderately shed, so grooming a Schnocker will require more effort if this turns out to be the prevailing parent.

Personality-wise, Shnockers relish attention and being part of the family. Leaving them alone for long times is not advisable, as they can suffer from separation anxiety. 

27. Schnu (Shiba Inu & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

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The Schnu, or Shiba Schnauzer, is a mix between the Shiba Inu and the Miniature Schnauzer. It is a well-proportioned dog that is likely to look foxy like the Shiba.

Its face will be adorned by striking eyes that can be brown or amber, while its coat can be wiry like a Schnauzer’s or thick and soft like a Shiba Inu’s. Some color possibilities are the Shiba’s cream and the Schnauzer’s black.

Since both parents are generally healthy, with the Shiba’s average lifespan being 13 to 16 years, you can expect to have many wonderful years with a Schu too.

With the Shiba’s vigor in the Schnu’s blood, you’ll need to be prepared for lots of physical activities and mental stimulation for this mutt.

Moreover, expect that you’ll need to spend no less than $1,500 for this hybrid, given the prices of its Shiba Inu and Miniature Schnauzer parents. 

28. Schnug (Pug & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

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The Schnug is a little bundle of joy developed with the combination of a Pug and a Miniature Schnauzer.

A Schnug’s body frame is often squarish, with its hardy body being longer than its legs. It usually has a round head and will likely inherit the distinct nose of a Pug, which is a brachycephalic dog, or a dog with a short snout.

Its straight coat will be short to medium, and its color can be the Pug variants fawn and black, but it can also come in red and cream. 

Since its parent Pug has a high risk of being obese, it’s important to keep a Schnug exercised daily and to monitor its food intake. To get a good idea of its feeding requirements, you can take a look at this Pug feeding guide.

Overall though, a Schnug is a well-rounded pooch that thrives on love and attention. 

29. Silkzer (Silky Terrier & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

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Meet the exceptionally adaptable cross of a Silky Terrier and a Miniature Schnauzer, the Silkzer.

Similar to many in this list, this hybrid is also small and adorable and sports a medium-length, double-layered coat that can come in colors like black, fawn, gray, silver, and white.

A lovable lapdog, a Silkzer has the innate feistiness of its Terrier bloodline kept to a minimum. It enjoys playtime with its human family and also likes to please its owners.

However, a Silkzer will do best around older children since it might snap at a little child for too much roughhousing. Proper training and socialization will help curb this behavior, though.

Other good qualities of a Silkzer is its ability to adapt to various climates and living conditions, as well as being okay to be left alone without causing too much trouble. 

30. Sniffon (Brussels Griffon & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

Sniffon Brussels Griffon Miniature Schnauzer Mix
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Mixing the Brussels Griffon and the Miniature Schnauzer, two breeds that were previously rodent hunters, creates the Sniffon, a tiny but intelligent dog that will fill your life with affection and guardianship.

Despite being small, standing at 9 to 12 inches, and weighing 9 to 15 pounds, the Sniffon is a courageous and athletic dog, qualities which it credits to its Brussels Griffon and Schnauzer heritage.

Both the Brussels Griffon and Miniature Schnauzer usually have ears that are cropped; hence it is erect, so a Sniffon might also be subjected to this by breeders or owners.

Moreover, this hybrid also tends to be silly and spunky, which can both be fun and challenging. 

For these traits, you need to keep a Sniffon under close watch so that its curiosity and playfulness won’t lead to damaging results in your home or even outside.

31. Snorkie (Yorkshire Terrier & Miniature Schnauzer Mix)

Snorkie Yorkshire Terrier Miniature Schnauzer Mix

Known by others as Schnerrier, the Snorkie is a mini mutt born from the mix of a Yorkshire Terrier and a Miniature Schnauzer. This designer dog is wise, courageous, and enjoys cuddles.

The Yorkshire Terrier or Yorkie genes tend to prevail when it comes to a Snorkie, which is evident in its face and coat that can come in various colors like black, gray, tan, or parti.

Snorkies may weigh up to 12 pounds upon reaching full maturity, but they tend to be stocky as they grow older, so it’s best to watch their weight. Check out a Yorkie’s feeding guide for an idea on how to feed a Snorkie. 

Full of energy, Snorkies delight in playtime with family members, children, and other pets. If you like this hybrid, you can try your luck with these Yorkie breeders and shelters to see if they have this mix in their care. 

How Much Does a Schnauzer Mix Cost? Puppy Prices & Expenses

Like most crossbreeds, puppy prices will vary depending on several factors. In general, though, the price of a Schnauzer mix can range between $350 and $3,000.

Specifically for a Schnauzer mix, this can vary extensively based on the size of the breed used in the process. Giant Schnauzer mixes will obviously cost more, especially since large breeds are known to be expensive.

Of course, other factors like bloodlines, health, color, rareness, gender, and more will also affect the price. The reputation of the breeder you’d get your Schnauzer mix puppy from is also a factor to be considered.

Aside from the actual price of the Schnauzer mix puppy, there are additional costs you’d need to prepare for, especially the sustaining visits to the vet.

Here are other initial expenses associated with owning a Schnauzer mix:

Type of ExpenseCost
Food and Treats$50 – $120
Food and Water Bowls$10 – $35
Bed$30 – $200
Crate$30 – $500
Leashes and Collars$15 – $50
Toys$20 – $50
Grooming Essentials$30 – $180
Deworming, Flea, and Tick Medications$50 – $200
Initial Vet Visits$100 – $300
Initial Vaccine Shots$75 – $200
Neutering or Spaying$50 – $500
Dog License$10 – $20
Microchip$40 – $60
Miscellaneous Supplies$15 – $30
Total Initial Cost$525 – $2,445

Of course, you won’t need to avail every single one of the items in this list, but it’s a helpful guide to get you an idea of how much you’d need to make your Schnauzer mix puppy healthy and happy.

It’s even better if you’d go over this number to cover unexpected expenses that can be anxiety-inducing for pet owners. 

Places to Find Schnauzer Mix Puppies for Sale and Adoption

Schnauzer mix puppy for sale and adoption

Going through the adorable Schnauzer mixes in the list might have already given you an idea of which one would be the most appropriate pooch for you, so now the question is: where can you get a Schnauzer mix puppy?

This might be quite exhausting, especially if you’re dead set on a specific mixed breed, but luckily, if you cannot afford to be on a reputable breeder’s long waitlist, you can try finding one in a rescue shelter.

Without further ado, here are some trustworthy platforms where you can look for a Schnauzer mix puppy for sale: 

  • AKC Marketplace – Though most of the listings on the AKC Marketplace are purebreds, you can still try your hand at finding a breeder focused on Schnauzer mixes through the site. If you have time to spare, you can also opt to contact the breeders themselves and ask for your preferred Schnauzer mix puppy.
  • PuppySpot – PuppySpot is a puppy advertising site with the mission of “placing healthy puppies in happy homes.” Aside from purebreds, the service also has a section for designer breeds, including a Schnoodle. The site is easy to navigate, with numerous filter options to cater to every user’s unique preferences.
  • Good Dog – Good Dog is another excellent choice for finding Schnauzer mix puppies for sale. The site conveniently divides the breeds from purebreds and crossbreeds, so you can easily see whether a breeder is selling your chosen Schnauzer mix. It also has a strict breeder screening process, ensuring the puppies here are of high quality.

On the contrary, you might feel that you’re more inclined to adopt than buy your Schnauzer mix puppy. This is perfectly understandable, as there are lots of puppies in shelters waiting to be brought to their forever homes.

Below are some online sources that you can use to find Schnauzer puppy mixes up for adoption:

  • Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of Houston (MSRH) – This non-profit, donation-driven, and volunteer-based organization saves homeless Miniature Schnauzers. You can check out the adoptable dogs they post from time to time, which can include a crossbreed. Just be ready for adoption fees that can range from $250 to $550.
  • Arizona Schnauzer Rescue – Primarily catering around Arizona and New Mexico, this charity rescues and takes in Miniature Schnauzers in hopes of bringing them to better homes. Their adoption process includes a two-week trial in case the dog isn’t a perfect fit for the adopter. With luck, you might just find your Schnauzer mix here.
  • Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas, Inc. – Established in 2003, this non-profit rescue organization has given happier lives to at least 4,700 dogs. They have a “happy tails” section on their site, where they exhibit dogs they have helped to be adopted. Some of these include Schnauzer mixes, so you might just adopt your own here.

In case you’re tight on budget but still want to acquire a puppy for free, you can also read through the other ways on how you can do that, aside from adopting.

Finding your preferred Schnauzer mix can be challenging, but with enough patience and luck, you’ll surely bring home a pooch that is fated to spend wonderful years with you.

Final Thoughts

Many Schnauzer mixes are available for dog lovers to love and care for, and they all possess traits and characteristics that they have acquired from their parent breeds.

However, like most healthy relationships, it’s vital to look beyond these qualities and assess whether you and your environment are a match to a mixed breed’s temperament, exercise needs, and overall lifestyle. 

It’s also important to make sure you are in the right mindset and financial situation before buying or adopting a Schnauzer mix puppy so that there won’t be a need to surrender or give them away to a new owner. 

Have you decided which of these hybrids is the one for you? Tell us which Schnauzer mix caught your attention the most in the comments below!

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