Schnauzers originate from Germany, and they are generally sweet, energetic, and free spirited dogs. But they’ve also been bred with many other dogs to create some beautiful mixed breed pooches.
Below, we’ll share some of the basics of the breed and list some of our favorite schnauzer mixes! Then, we invite you to join us in the comments to let us know what you think about these pups and tell us which one is your favorite!
Schnauzer Breed Basics
Before diving into some of these marvelous mixes, let’s take a quick look at what the purebred schnauzer brings to the table.
- Schnauzer dogs come in three different sizes. There are distinct breed profiles for miniature, standard, and giant schnauzers. The greatest difference between these breed subsets are the size differences between the breeds, but it’s worth noting that these designer dogs don’t necessarily remain the same size as their schnauzer parent.
- Schnauzers are generally healthy dogs. Schnauzers tend to live between 12 and 15 years. These purebred pups are relatively healthy, but they may suffer from health conditions like pancreatitis and portosystemic shunts. They also don’t shed very much, which is a plus.
- Schnauzers love their families, but they aren’t social butterflies. These canine cuties blossom at home, and are happy to showcase endless affection to adults and kids in their pack. However, they can be wary of strangers and have high prey drives, so they might not be the best pick for multipet households.
- Schnauzers make great watchdogs and like to keep busy. These pups are super alert and incredibly intelligent. They can be strong-willed at times, so they need plenty of consistent training sessions. These pups love to play and run around, so they’ll need a lot of exercise on a regular basis.
30 Schnauzer Mixed Breeds
There are plenty of canine crossbreeds with schnauzer in them to choose from! Take a look at these adorable Schnauzer mixes and see if one would be a good fit for your fam!
1. Border Schnollie (Border Collie x Schnauzer)
The Border Schnollie is a relatively new breed combo, but these pups are intelligent, loyal, and make great family pets. Schnollies love hanging out with their favorite humans, but they can be a bit reserved around new faces.
These pups are gentle around children and have relaxed personalities. They do enjoy time outside, so active pet parents would make for a perfect pairing for these pooches.
2. Border Schnauzer (Border Collie x Schnauzer)
The Border Schnauzer is a lively furry friend with a sharp mind. Like most border collie mixes, these pups are fairly easy to train and bond closely with a couple of special humans.
Border Schnauzers are active dogs that get a long well with kids and adults. However, they do have strong herding tendencies, so early socialization is essential if you have small kids or pets.
3. Chonzer (Bichon Frise x Schnauzer)
Chonzers are well known for being charmers. Not only do they have the looks, but they have the sass, style, and pizzazz to go along.
These pups can make amazing family dogs, so long as they’re taught to play gently with kids. If you’re a fan of bichons, make sure to check out our list of bichon mixed breeds here!
4. Eskimo Schnauzer (American Eskimo Dog x Schnauzer)
The Eskimo Schnauzer has been bred as a designer dog, and he is a loyal and charming companion. Eskimo Schnauzers are easy to train due to their natural intelligence, and they love being with their humans.
They can be somewhat reserved around strangers, so you’ll want to start socialization training early. These pups make excellent little watchdogs that are also happy to accompany you on the couch.
5. German Schnauzer (German Shepherd x Schnauzer)
The German shepherd and schnauzer mix is a great option for anyone who is after a loyal and playful companion. These pups will love you to pieces and win you over with their endless loyalty.
These pups need plenty of exercise and need active households to thrive. German Schnauzers can be aloof around strangers (like most GSD mixes are) so they’ll need plenty of socialization training to help them blossom.
6. Schnauzer Lab (Labrador Retriever x Schnauzer)
The Schnauzer Lab mix is a fairly well-known mixed breed combining the schnauzer and the beloved, all-time four-footed favorite, the Labrador. These pups are social butterflies and typically get along fantastically with kids and other pets.
Schnauzer Labs are happy to come with you for a swim or hike, and they make amazing companions for active families. Just make sure they get plenty exercise– too much free time may lead to mutt mischief.
7. Miniboz (Boston Terrier x Schnauzer)
The Miniboz is well known for being sweet tempered and a great family companion. Boston terrier mixes are also known to be quite the goofballs, so they should generate plenty of smiles and laughs in your home.
One thing is for sure: These little pups are soft, silky, and love to play!
8. Wowauzer (Welsh Terrier x Schnauzer)
Two of the key characteristics of a Wowauzer are playfulness and being friendly, and as a result, they are a great choice for a family with kids. They do have a tendency to chase small animals, so they might be best suited as the only dog in your pooch palace!
Wowauzers love to play and are happy to learn tricks, so long as there are treats around.
9. Snorkie (Yorkshire Terrier x Schnauzer)
In addition to having an incredibly cute name, the Snorkie is a cute and loving pup, who will certainly be a conversation point wherever you go!
These dogs are wary around strangers, so early socialization is key. Snorkies will dole out plenty of puppy kisses to their families, but (like most Yorkie mixes) they might not make the best pick for homes with small children due to their size.
10. Schpit (Pit Bull x Schnauzer)B
The Schpit is one of the most unusual looking dog mixes due to the stocky build and body of a pit bull combined with the sparse, wiry hair of the schnauzer. Schpits are active family dogs that adore hanging out with their favorite humans.
These pups do not like to be left alone for long periods of time and appreciate staying busy with exercise and toys. They have plenty of personality to reign as the sole pooch of your household.
11. Schnug (Pug x Schnauzer)
This schnauzer and pug mix sure does give the ultimate puppy eyes look! These sweet pooches usually end up with the copious fur of a schnauzer with the prominent eyes and smushed face of a pug.
Schnugs are super sweet and love cuddling up to their favorite humans. They are happy to do just about anything, so long as you’re nearby!
12. Schnoodle (Poodle x Schnauzer)
The Schnoodle has become a pretty popular dog breed combo over the last few years. Active and intelligent, these pooches have a lot to offer. Best of all? They shed very little!
Schnoodles are fairly easy to train and get along well with other dogs. They can be a bit aloof around strangers though, so start socialization early!
13. Schnocker (Cocker Spaniel x Schnauzer)
Cocker Spaniel Schnauzer mixes are attentive and compliant — they love their owners and they make darn sure you love them back! With their natural intelligence and eager-to-please attitudes, training these dogs should be a breeze. Just remember that ear care can be pretty important for any cocker spaniel mix, as their ears hang especially long and low.
These dogs bond closely with their families and need to be in homes in which someone is usually around to keep them entertained.
14. Schneagle (Beagle x Schnauzer)
The Schneagle is known primarily for his alertness, attentiveness, and faithfulness. These guys like to keep busy, so they’re great pets for folks who get out and about a lot.
Schneagles tend to follow their nose, so you’ll need to put in plenty of time for them to learn their mutt manners. These friendly dogs do well with adults, kids, and other pets making them great for multipet households.
15. Schnausky (Siberian Husky x Schnauzer)
The Husky Schnauzer mix is not a very common breed combo, but these cute pooches end up with the coloring of a husky and the fur of a schnauzer. These dogs are highly active (read: never seem to tire), and they are happy to accompany you on a run or hike.
Schnausky dogs can be strong willed at times (like many husky mixes), so they need pet parents who can commit to consistent training sessions. These friendly furballs tend to do well with other dogs and humans.
16. Pom-A-Nauze (Pomeranian x Schnauzer)
The Pom-A-Nauze is becoming increasingly popular due to not only the popularity of its parent pups, but also to its energetic attitude and effervescent personality. Pom-A-Nauze pooches are total firecrackers that will keep you family entertained with their endless antics and enthusiasm.
Just note that these little dogs can be somewhat suspicious of other dogs and humans, so early socialization is key to success.
17. English Schnauzer (English Bulldog x Schnauzer)
English Schnauzers are total lovebugs who get along well with kids and adults alike. These furballs can be a bit strong willed, but a couple of treats will win them over!
These canine crosses are a bit lazy, but that just makes them amazing couch companions. Just make sure they get enough exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
18. Jacknauzer (Jack Russell x Schnauzer)
Jack Russell Schnauzers are pooch powerhouses in compact frames. Despite their small size, Jacknauzers (as they are sometimes called) have endless energy and need plenty of exercise to keep their tails wagging.
These furry friends aren’t always the most affectionate four-footers, but they make alert, loyal watchdogs that will do anything for their favorite humans.
19. Basset Schnauzer (Basset Hound x Schnauzer Mix)
The lovely Basset Schnauzer is a true best buddy who will enjoy following you from one room to the next. While these pups love to play, they’re also happy to accompany you on the couch.
Basset Schnauzers can be independent thinkers at times (like most basset hound mixes), so they’ll need plenty of positive training sessions to boost their mutt manners.
20. Schnelpie (Schnauzer x Australian Kelpie)
This unique canine cross results in an endlessly loyal, energetic companion. The Schnelpie is an amazing watchdog that will let know you if he detects any funny business in your front yard.
These active dogs need plenty of exercise and will appreciate pet parents who enjoy spending lots of time outside.
21. Schnauzgi (Corgi x Schnauzer)
This energetic pooch loves spending time with his family and playing with toys. These pups can be strong willed at times, but they can usually be won over with a couple of treats.
While these dogs are sure to fall for anyone in the family, they do have a strong prey drive, so they might not be the best pick for homes with small pets.
22. Bull Schnauzer (Bull Terrier X Schnauzer)
This headstrong homie is sure to keep you endlessly entertained. While these pups are somewhat suspicious of strangers, they blossom at home and bond closely with their families.
Bull Schanuzer pups are great watchdogs, but they are usually best suited for homes where they are the sole pooch of the household.
23. Chizer (Chihuahua x Schnauzer)
These compact cuties are full of love for their peeps. Chizer dogs have plenty of personality for their frames and make surprisingly good watch dogs.
Note that these marvelous mini mixes can be wary of strangers, so early socialization is needed. These dogs are perfect for apartment living and don’t need a lot of exercise to keep their tails wagging.
24. Great Schnauzer (Great Dane x Schnauzer)
Are you seeking a gentle giant? This Great Dance Schnauzer cross has a heart as big as his body. As true watchdogs, these pups will let you know when anyone is approaching your driveway, but they’re nothing more than slobber-delivering mechanisms to their friends and families.
Great Schnauzers love to play and will act as lapdogs despite their large size. These scruffy furballs are amazing family companions, but they need to learn their mutt manners early on to account for their large size.
25. Chow Schnauzer (Chow Chow x Schnauzer)
These adorable pups are fairly independent, and are happy to keep themselves busy. While these dogs are pretty intelligent, they can also have a stubborn streak, so they’ll need plenty of patient, consistent training sessions.
Chow Schnauzers may not be the most affectionate dogs, but they are incredibly loyal. Make sure you have plenty of room for these big best buddies!
26. Australian Schnauzer (Australian Shepherd x Schnauzer)
Are you seeking a sporty sweetheart? The Australian Schnauzer is an amazing running, hiking, or swimming buddy with endless energy.
These four-footers like to keep busy and need an active household. They’re somewhat reserved around strangers, so early socialization is needed.
27. Dachshund Schnauzer (Dachshund x Schnauzer)
The Dachshund Schnauzer cross is a friendly furball that loves spending time with other dogs and his family. Dachshund Schnauzers are playful pups, but they don’t need that much exercise, making them well-suited for apartment living.
These furballs have a strong prey drive, so they might not be a great fit for homes with other small pets.
28. Golden Schnauzer (Golden Retriever x Schnauzer)
The sweet Golden Schnauzer is an amazing family dog. Golden Schnauzers love spending time with kids and other dogs, making them natural social butterflies.
These dogs are likely to follow you from one room to the next and act as permanent puppies. Golden Schnauzers don’t like to be left alone for long periods of time, so they’ll need homes where someone is usually around.
29. French Schnauzer (French Bulldog x Schnauzer)
These comical canines are sure to keep you entertained. While they don’t need hours and hours of daily exercise, these marvelous mixes certainly need plenty of playtime.
French Schnauzers excel with everyone in the family. They can be prone to separation anxiety, so they’re best suited for homes where someone is usually around.
30. Shih Schnauzer (Shih Tzu x Schnauzer)
Are you seeking a loving lapdog? The Shih Schnauzer is a great family companion that excels amongst adults and kids.
These pups can be a bit strong-willed, so they need patient pet parents who can guide them through the training process. Shih Schnauzers are more than worth it, and are sure to shower you with plenty of puppy kisses!
Well there you have it — 30 great schnauzer mixes. Just remember that even though these cuties often have semi-predictable traits, it can be tricky to know exactly what you’re getting with any cross-bred canine, so be sure to meet the individual pup you intend to welcome into your home before making a final decision.
Do you have a Schnauzer mix? Know of any we missed? Let us know in the comments below!