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6 Schnoodle Haircuts & Grooming Styles In 2024 (With Pictures)

Kristin Hitchcock

By Kristin Hitchcock


The Schnoodle is a mix between a Poodle and a Schnauzer. Because it is a mixed breed, they can end up with hair that varies considerably. Some take after their Schnauzer parents, while others may look more like a Poodle. Exactly how your dog looks will determine what haircut is best for them.

Because these dogs vary so much, there are tons of different haircuts for you to choose from, too.


Top 6 Schnoodle Haircuts & Grooming Styles

1. Puppy Cut


The puppy cut is a very versatile cut that works well for the average family. It involves trimming the coat to a uniform length, around 1–2 inches. This cut is called the “puppy cut” because it makes them have a fairly youthful appearance. The puppy cut also mirrors how most puppies naturally look—it just extends their youthful appearance a bit longer.

This style is very low-maintenance, so it works well for those who don’t want to do much grooming.

2. Schnauzer

If your canine has a coat type closer to a Schnauzer, you may want to get them a traditional Schnauzer cut. This involves cutting the majority of the fur on their body pretty short while keeping fur longer on their legs and around their face. It creates a bit of a beard.

You will have to do regular brushing and occasional trimming to maintain the beard. Their leg fur can also get tangled if not brushed regularly.

3. Poodle Cut

For Schnoodles that look more like a Poodle, you may consider choosing a Poodle cut. However, this cut requires a lot of maintenance. You’ll have to regularly brush your canine to prevent tangling and take them to get trims often.

There are different lengths you can get these dogs cut, though. Some owners get their dogs cut on the shorter side, while others choose a longer cut. Either way, there is often quite a bit of maintenance required.

4. Lion Cut

The lion cut isn’t as popular as some other options. However, it is a solid option for owners who want something a bit different. It typically involves keeping a long mane of fur around the head and chest while trimming the rest of the body very short.

The mane area will need plenty of grooming. However, the rest of their body does not. Therefore, it is a bit of a middle ground for others who don’t want their dog’s whole body cut short.

5. Teddy Bear Cut

The teddy bear cut involves leaving the fur very fluffy and rounded. It is similar to the puppy cut, but the fur is often kept a bit longer to give them a very fluffy appearance. This cut makes it look like they are a teddy bear, hence the name of this cut.

However, to keep the rounded look, these dogs need quite a bit of trimming. They also need a lot of brushing to prevent tangles.

6. Mohawk Cut

The mohawk cut isn’t common in the least. However, it can be an interesting way to make your dog stand out, especially if they are somewhat in between a Poodle and a Schnauzer. This cut involves keeping the fur long on the top of a dog’s head, at the very least. Some people choose to keep the fur long on the dog’s back, too.

This cut isn’t particularly maintenance-heavy. Therefore, it works well for those who don’t want to do much maintenance.

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There are several cuts you can choose for your Schnoodle. If they look more like a Poodle, you may want to choose a traditional Poodle cut. If they look more like a Schnauzer, consider a professional Schnauzer cut. There are also several cuts that are low-maintenance and work no matter your dog’s coat type, like the puppy cut.

Don’t forget to consider maintenance needs when you’re selecting a cut for your Schnoodle. Some cuts require far more maintenance than others, which is something important to keep in mind.

Featured Image Credit: Edwin Butter, Shutterstock

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