Whether you’re considering adding a Schnauzer Poodle mix to your family or you have a puppy that won’t stop growing like a weed, it’s only natural to wonder, “how big do Schnoodles get?”
While there are no “breed standards” for this mix that clearly define estimated heights and weights, Schnoodles are typically classified into four sizes:
- Toy: Cross between a Miniature Schnauzer and a Toy Poodle.
- Miniature: Cross between a Miniature Schnauzer and a Miniature Poodle.
- Standard: Cross between a Standard Schnauzer and a Standard Poodle.
- Giant: Cross between a Giant Schnauzer and a Standard Poodle.
How Big Do Schnoodles Get?
Toy Schnoodles will grow to be 10-12 inches in height and weigh 7-15 pounds as an adult. Mini Schnoodles will grow to be 12-14 inches in height and weigh 15-30 pounds as an adult. Standard Schnoodles will grow to be 18-22 inches in height and weigh 30-50 pounds as an adult. Giant Schnoodles will grow to be 20-25 inches in height and weigh 50-80 pounds as an adult.
Here’s a handy table of the various Schnoodle sizes to make these measurements easier to compare:
|Size||Average Weight||Average Height|
|Toy Schnoodle||7-15 Pounds||10-12 Inches|
|Mini Schnoodle||15-30 Pounds||12-14 Inches|
|Standard Schnoodle||30-50 Pounds||18-22 Inches|
|Giant Schnoodle||50-80 Pounds||20-25 Inches|
Keep in mind, all these measurements are estimates. Your individual puppy may grow to be bigger or smaller than these estimates. Keep reading, as we’ll discuss the factors that may cause your puppy to grow significantly larger or smaller than these averages!
Toy Schnoodle Size Full Grown
The toy Schnoodle is a cross between the toy Poodle and the mini Schnauzer. It is the smallest size of Schnoodle available.
The toy Poodle parent typically weighs between 6-9 pounds and stands about 10 inches in height. The miniature Schnauzer parent will weigh about 11-20 pounds while standing 11-14 inches tall, according to the AKC.
Some breeders prefer to use alternative names when talking about the toy Schnoodle size such as “tiny Schnoodle” or “teacup Schnoodle.” For the purposes of this breed, those names are all essentially synonyms.
How Big Do Toy Schnoodles Get?
On average, toy Schnoodles will grow to be 10-12 inches in height and weigh 7-15 pounds as an adult.
Mini Schnoodle Size Full Grown
The mini Schnoodle size is a mix between the miniature Poodle and the miniature Schnauzer. It’s the most popular size of Schnoodle available.
The miniature Schnauzer will weigh between 11-20 pounds while standing 11-14 inches tall. The mini Poodle parent has a similar weight of around 12-20 pounds while standing about 15 inches tall.
How Big Do Mini Schnoodles Get?
On average, mini Schnoodles will grow to be 12-14 inches in height and weigh 15-30 pounds as an adult.
Standard Schnoodle Size Full Grown
The standard Schnoodle size is a cross between the standard Poodle and the standard Schnauzer.
The first parent, the standard Schnauzer, weighs 30-50 pounds on average while standing at a height of 17.5-19.5 inches, according to the AKC. The standard Poodle parent is usually a tad bigger weighing 45-70 pounds and having a height of 18-24 inches.
How Big Do Standard Schnoodles Get?
On average, standard Schnoodles will grow to be 18-22 inches in height and weigh 30-50 pounds as an adult.
Giant Schnoodle Size Full Grown
While in most doodle breeds, the “standard” size is usually the largest, that isn’t the case with Schnoodles. The giant Schnoodle size is the biggest type!
This additional size comes from the giant Schnauzer, which usually weighs 55-85 pounds and stands 23.5-27.5 inches in height, according to the AKC. It is bred with a standard Poodle who is a bit smaller on average at 18-24 inches and 45-70 pounds.
While not as common as mini Schnoodles, the giant Schnoodle is a great option for those who love bigger dogs but still want the benefit of having two allergy-friendly parent breeds!
How Big Do Giant Schnoodles Get?
On average, giant Schnoodles will grow to be 20-25 inches in height and weigh 50-80 pounds as an adult.
Less Commonly Used Sizes
Because there aren’t official breed standards or breed clubs for the Schnoodle, every breeder’s interpretation of these sizes may slightly differ.
In addition to interpretations differing, sometimes terminologies differ as well. Breeders may call a standard Schnoodle a medium Schnoodle or a moyen Schnoodle. Some may call a toy Schnoodle a tiny Schnoodle or a teacup Schnoodle.
In some doodle breeds, these terms can actually mean different sizes. However, when it comes to Schnoodles, they tend to be used as synonyms for one of the four sizes listed above.
The moral of the story is to always get an estimate from your breeder to the fully grown height and weight of their Schnoodle puppies. While estimates aren’t always perfect, this will be more precise than simply going by what term they use to describe the size.
What Impacts a Schnoodle’s Height & Weight?
How big your Schnoodle will be within their size category will vary based on three main factors. These factors are their gender, your Schnoodle’s generation, and the size of their parents.
Let’s start with the simplest—the size of your Schnoodle’s parents. Even within a certain size category, some dogs will naturally be larger or smaller.
If your Schnoodle’s parents happened to be on the smaller side, your puppy likely will be as well. The opposite would be true if your Schnoodle puppy’s parents were bigger than average.
Secondly is the gender of your puppy. While gender matters very little when it comes to the personality of Schnoodles, it can make a difference when it comes to size. On average, male Schnoodles will be about 10% larger than females fully-grown.
Keep in mind, a 10% difference is a lot more noticeable on the larger standard and giant Schnoodle sizes than it is the toy and mini Schnoodle sizes.
Finally, what generation your Schnoodle is can slightly impact your dog’s size. Generation simply means how close in DNA your Schnoodle is to a purebred Poodle or a purebred Schnauzer.
While generations can be complicated, here are the basics you need to know when it comes to size. The closer in DNA your Schnoodle is to the largerparent breed, the bigger your puppy will likely be as an adult.
In the case of the Schnoodle, there really isn’t that huge of a size difference between the two parent breeds. This means that generation won’t usually play a huge factor in your puppy’s full-grown size.
For example, you shouldn’t expect an F1 Schnoodle to be any larger or smaller than an F1B or an F2 Schnoodle based on generation alone.
When Do Schnoodles Stop Growing?
Schnoodles will reach their full-grown size between the age of 6 months and 2 years. Smaller dogs, like the toy and mini Schnoodle sizes, will reach their full-grown size around 6-12 months in age. Larger dogs, such as the standard and giant Schnoodle sizes, can keep growing until they’re around 2 years old.