Schnairedale Dog Breed


A Schnairedale is a cross of an Airedale Terrier and Giant Schnauzer dog breeds. Both of these are large-sized dog breeds, with the Schnauzer adults typically weighing 55 to 110 pounds and Airedale Terrier adults typically weighing 40 to 65 pounds. The Schnairedale Terrier can be a large breed weighing from 43 to 101 pounds and stand over 27 inches tall.

Schnairedale Breed Details

Breed Specs
Hybrid10-13 yrs.22½-27¼ in.43-101 lbs
  • Friendliness
  • Overall
  • Family Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Stranger Friendly
  • Maintenance
  • Easy to Groom
  • Energy Level
  • Exercise Needs
  • General Health
  • Shedding Amount
  • Behavior
  • Barks / Howls
  • Easy to Train
  • Guard Dog
  • Playfulness
  • Watch Dog
  • Ownership
  • Apartment Friendly
  • Can Be Alone
  • Good for Busy Owners
  • Good for Novice Owners
  • Intelligence
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Below are the details and facts on the Schnairedale breed.

Schnairedale Breed Description

Schnairedales can be friendly and affectionate to children, but do best with older mature children. This is because the Schnairedale isn't the most playful breed and prefers not to be teased or approached unexpectedly. When first introducing children to this breed, caution is recommended. Their size also makes them a difficult breed to have around small children since they may unintentionally knock over a small child. Schnairedales can have a very strong prey instinct and might chase animals they consider prey. They are not recommended for households with smaller pets.

a Schnairedale is likely to be an intelligent, energetic dog who can be a great family pet. A Schnairedale needs to be busy a lot of the time and needs an owner who can spend time with him. If he isn't exercised or gets bored he can become quite destructive or develop bad behavior. They are affectionate dogs who respond well to praise but can become shy if not socialized early. They are very protective of family and do tend to be a bit reserved around strangers. This breed may also be territorial and sometimes aggressive, but not toward the family. They are also sensitive dogs who can sense their owners mood. Your Schnairedale will need firm consistent training and is not recommended for first time owners. Early socialization is key with this breed.

Schnairedale Breed Recognition

The following dog breed registries and organizations recognize the Schnairedale as a dog breed:

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