White schnoodle Complete Guide
As a mixed breed dog, Schnoodles come in a wide range of coat colors from solid coats to complex multi-colored markings. They can inherit their coat color from either parent breed – the Schnauzer or the Poodle. Schnauzers come in three AKC recognized coat colors including solid black, black & silver as well as salt & pepper. They can also come in which is recognized by the World Canine Organization but not the AKC. Poodles on the other hand come in eleven colors including black, black & white, brown, white, sable, silver, apricot, grey, red, cream and blue.
What Colors Do Schnoodles Come In?
Schnoodles come in a wide range of coat colors including:
- Black and White
- Blue Merle
White Schnoodles feature a solid pure white coat. It can also be more of a cream or off-white color. Tehy have jet black noses and dark brown or black eyes. White is the second most common Schnoodle coat color.
White Schnoodles are created by breeding a white or cream Poodle with a white Schnauzer. Schnauzers can come in white however it is not an AKC (American Kennel Club) recognized coat color meaning that they can’t be shown. Nevertheless, white is a recognized coat color by the World Canine Organization.
White Schnoodles are almost always toy or miniature sized as White Schnauzers are virtually always Miniature Schnauzers. White Standard and White Giant Schnauzers are extremely rare. You can get larger sizes of Schnoodle in white coats however they are usually later generations or cross back generations that have a higher percentage of Poodle genes as they would have to inherit the white coat from the Poodle.
One draw back of having a white Schnoodle is that you have to constantly wash them as their coats can get dirty really quickly. They are also likely to get food stains around their mouths and tear stains around their eyes, turning the fur in those areas a light brown color.
- Thanks to solid black being one of the 3 AKC recognized colors of the Schnauzer, black Schnoodles are very common! Both the Schnauzer and Poodle parent breeds can contribute to your Schnoodle puppy having a black coat.
- While this color is adorable, many pet-parents express frustration that this is the hardest color to photograph. Sometimes it can be hard to capture your dog’s eyes due to their dark hair color.
- Not only is a solid black Schnoodle an option, but there are many bi-color options that black is often a part of that we’ll discuss later in this article!
- Cream Schnoodles are a rich off-white color with a hint of yellow. From a distance, you may even mistake a light cream Schnoodle for a white Schnoodle, especially as they age and potentially fade.
- This color comes from the Poodle side and is often associated with Goldendoodles or Labradoodles.
Black and White Schnoodle
Black and White Schnoodles feature a mainly black coat with white patches on their paws and chest. They can also have white patches on their muzzle, eyes and above their eyes giving the appearance of eyebrows. Compared to solid black Schnoodles, the black sections of a Black and White Schnoodle’s coat are much lighter. It’s better described as a pepper or dark grey color.
Black and White Schnoodles are much rarer than solid black or solid white coated Schnoodles but that doesn’t mean they can’t be found. They’re created by breeding a black & white Poodle with a black & silver or salt & pepper Schnauzer.
Black and White Schnoodles are sometimes also called Parti Schnoodles. This is the case when they have a white base coat instead of a black one and it covers at least 50% of their body with a secondary color marbled through it.
Salt and Pepper Schnoodle
The salt and pepper combination comes from the Schnauzer, where it’s one of the 3 AKC recognized coat colors.
More of a pattern than a specific color itself, salt and pepper refers to the “banded” colors of a Schnoodle’s coat. This means that in any given strand of hair, it can have three colors present in it instead of just one solid color.
Because the shades of gray differ at various lengths of their coat, a salt and pepper Schnoodle can look significantly different after getting a haircut!
Apricot Schnoodles have very light red coats with a peachy tone. They usually have black or dark brown noses and dark brown eyes. Apricot Schnoodles are much rarer than black or white Schnoodles as Schnauzers are famous for having darker colored coats. They’re usually found in later generation or back-cross generation litters as the gene for Apricot needs to be inherited from the Poodle side.