What Is a Schnauzer and Lab Mix?

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Labrador Retriever and Schnauzer mixes do not have a specific name, but are a hybrid of a purebred Schnauzer and a purebred Labrador Retriever. Schnauzers and Labradors are both intelligent, active dogs, so their offspring are likely to need lots of attention. Both breeds are considered highly trainable and family-friendly.

Labradors are all about the same size, while Schnauzers come in miniature, standard and giant versions, which impacts the size of the mix. Both dogs have low grooming needs, but their coats are different textures. In addition, each breed comes in several colors of coats, so the mixed Schnauzer-Lab could be any range of color and coat-style.