The Schnoodle is a medium-size dog, weighing 13 to 75 pounds and standing 25 to 66 centimetres, depending on which type of Poodle (Miniature, Toy, or Standard). With that said, the gene pool can produce a wide variety of Schnoodle types, but most common Schnoodle designer dogs are either Toy or Miniature types of either parent breed. The Schnoodle is fined-boned with strong legs – a reflection of its athletic form.
When it comes to appearance, one consistent feature of the Schnoodle is its nicely proportioned head that is inherited from both parent breeds. Schnoodles’ muzzles are short and moderately concave, tapering to a large and dark coloured nose. They have eyes that are dark coloured and round-shaped, which is framed by an abundance of eyebrows. Some Schnoodles have long ears that are set high atop the head.
The coat can vary depending on which parent breed it takes after, since Schnauzers have rough-wiry coats, while Poodles have soft and curled coats. However, most Schnoodles wear coats that fall between. The colours include grey, brown, black, white, apricot, black and tan, black and white, and sable.
Dog grooming depends on the type of coat. The Schnauzer-type coat has a low grooming requirement compared to the Poodle-type. Basically, most Schnoodles will require brushing at least twice a week. Some owners hire professional groomers every two months to make the Schnoodle appear smart and adorable. Like any dog, dental care, ear care and nail trimming (among others) are crucial to maintaining its healthy status.