Schnoodles, as mixes of Schnauzers and Poodles, can vary greatly in size depending on the size of their parents, as both parent breeds exist in three separate sizes. The most common hybridization, though, is crossbreeding a Miniature Schnauzer with a Toy or Miniature Poodle, so much of the available Schnoodle information concerns these smaller dogs. Overall, dogs of this breed are personable, playful, protective animals that are suitable for families of any size.
Depending on the genes it inherits from its parents, a Schnoodle will likely be highly intelligent, and will respond very well to training. If its genetic traits include the stubbornness of a Schnauzer, teaching a Schnoodle to obey commands may be a bit more tricky, but these dogs are generally smart overall.
Schnoodles also possess plenty of quirks that make them unique and lovable. They can be quite silly, for instance, and when happy they will often race around in circles with their rear ends stuck in the air (a move jokingly known as the "Schnoodle 500"). They also love car rides, and have the interesting tendency of using both front paws to hold objects, almost like the hands of a human.
And do Schnoodles ever love to play! These dogs are energetic regardless of size, and will be up for a game of fetch any time their owners ask. The larger, Giant Schnauzer-Standard Poodle mixes, while uncommon, are quite strong in addition to being active.