Looking for a loving playmate, a great family dog with boundless energy, and a heart of gold? The Schnoodle could very well be the dog for you. One of the best things about this breed is they come in a range of sizes, making it super easy for you to find one that will fit perfectly into your life (not to mention your home). Luckily, this Schnoodle size chart and calculator can give you a good idea of how big yours will get.
Schnoodles are a cross between Schnauzers and Poodles – both great breeds. However, these sweet, fun dogs don’t quite enjoy the popularity of, say, the Labradoodle or Goldendoodle. This means there are no real size standards in place for them. However, we can look to the parent dogs for clues, and our Schnoodle puppy size calculator can take you the rest of the way with determining just how big your Schnoodle will get.
The Different Types of Schnoodles
Happy, active, and loyal, Schnoodles make great pets for novices and experts, singles and families alike. These incredibly sociable dogs love nothing more than joining in with each and every thing that their owner does – from sports to road trips and even cleaning the house! They enjoy being right there in the middle of the action.
Given that this breed combines the energy, loyalty, and feistiness of the Schnauzer with the smarts, haughtiness, and athleticism of the Poodle, they can master most activities with ease. They probably won’t be able to take on the vacuuming, though – but then again, you never know!
In terms of size, three variations of both parent breeds (Schnauzer – Miniature, Standard and Giant. Poodle – Toy, Miniature, and Standard) means the possibilities are endless, at least as far as canines go… Beyond that, the generation of the dog will also play a part in their size. These are the different combinations:
|1st Parent||2nd Parent||% Schnauzer*||% Poodle*|
|F1 Schnoodle (first-generation)||Schnauzer||Poodle||50%||50%|
|F1B Schnoodle (first-generation backcross)||F1 Schnoodle||Poodle||25%||75%|
|F1BB Schnoodle (first-generation backcross backcross)||F1B Schnoodle||Poodle||12.5%||87.5%|
|F2 Schnoodle (second-generation)||F1 Schnoodle||F1 Schnoodle||50%||50%|
|F2B Schnoodle (second-generation backcross)||F1 Schnoodle||F1B Schnoodle||37.5%||62.5%|
|F2B Schnoodle (alternate cross)||F2 Schnoodle||Poodle||25%||75%|
|F3 / Multigen Schnoodle||F1B Schnoodle or higher||F1B Schnoodle or higher||Varies||Varies|
While most Schnoodles at present are first-generation, it likely won’t be long before breeders start getting on the Doodle bandwagon and creating second and even third-generation dogs.
Just make sure you purchase your pup from a reputable source to ensure their very best temperament and health.
Schnoodle Size Predictions
Being able to anticipate your dog’s future size is essential for an array of reasons. Not least among them is knowing how much space they will need. Most Schnoodles at present are on the smaller end of the scale, with common crosses being between a Miniature Schnauzer and a Toy or Miniature Poodle.
However, if you are looking for a larger pet, you should keep in mind that the dog’s size may impact their personality. Giant Schnauzers are fairly feisty and require a firmer hand than the others. While the trait will likely be softened in this crossbreed, there are no guarantees when it comes to genetics.
Schnoodle Size Charts & Growth Patterns
Here are some typical sizes for the different types of Schnoodle. These are based on:
- ‘Toy’ being Toy Poodle and Miniature Schnauzer
- ‘Miniature’ being Miniature Poodle and Miniature Schnauzer
- ‘Standard’ being Standard Poodle and Standard Schnauzer
- ‘Giant’ being a Standard Poodle and a Giant Schnauzer
Some breeders mix and match a bit more than this, making the outcomes a little more unpredictable.
|Toy Schnoodle||Miniature Schnoodle||Standard Schnoodle||Giant Schnoodle|
|Weight||4 – 10 pounds||10 – 20 pounds||20 – 60 pounds||60 – 85 pounds|
|Height||10 – 12 inches||12 – 15 inches||15 – 20 inches||20 – 28 inches|
|Age at Adult Size||6 – 7 months||7 – 10 months||12 – 18 months||12 – 24 months|
*Dogs are measured to the withers, which is the space between the shoulder blades.
Depending on their potential adult size, Schnoodles will have their most significant growth period in the first 3-8 months of their lives. During this time, they will achieve at least 50% of their full size.
Smaller dogs naturally reach their mature height much sooner than larger ones. However, even the biggest Schnoodle should be there by 12 months. All sizes will continue to grow outwards for a further couple of months after getting to their adult height as their muscles develop. So, it will always take them longer to reach their full weight.
Keep in mind that all pups should be on a diet specially formulated for puppies. Make sure to check out our Doodle puppy food guides.
Toy Schnoodles usually get to half their full weight around 2 to 3 months and their adult weight between 6 to 7 months.
You can calculate their potential adult weight at 15 weeks by taking what they weigh at that age and multiplying it by two.
Miniature Schnoodles usually get to half their full weight around 4 to 5 months and their adult weight between 7 to 10 months.
You can calculate their potential adult weight at 18 weeks by taking what they weigh at that age and multiplying it by two.
Standard Schnoodles usually get to half their full weight around 6 to 7 months and their adult weight between 12 to 18 months.
You can calculate their potential adult weight at 23 weeks by taking what they weigh at that age and multiplying it by two.
Giant Schnoodles usually get to half their full weight around 6 to 8 months and their adult weight between 12 to 24 months.
You can calculate their potential adult weight at 7 months by taking what they weigh at that age and multiplying it by two.
A different formula you could use is:
At What Age Are Schnoodles Considered Fully Grown?
The age at which Schnoodles are at their adult size depends on several factors. The first is whether you consider them to be ‘fully grown’ at their adult height or weight. If it’s the former, then they will likely get there somewhere between 4 and 12 months, depending on the type of Schnoodle they are. If it’s the latter, it could take larger dogs up to 2 years.
However, a great deal of your pup’s growth potential is dependent on their parents. So always make sure you ask not only whether the dogs are Toy, Miniature, Medium, Giant, etc. but also whether they fall on the lower or upper limits of the size range for their type.
Schnoodles are quickly gaining in popularity as loving family pets because of their smart nature and sweet temperament. Due to the fact that both parent breeds range in size, Schnoodles can be tiny or huge and most sizes in between. Whichever type you opt for, you won’t be sorry about welcoming one of these adorable canines into your home.
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The information on this page is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for qualified professional veterinary advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified animal health provider with any questions you may have.