schnau·​zer | \ ˈshnau̇-zər How to pronounce schnauzer (audio) , ˈshnau̇t-sər \

Definition of schnauzer

: a dog of any of three breeds that originated in Germany and are characterized by a wiry coat, long head, pointed ears, heavy eyebrows, and long hair on the muzzle:

Examples of schnauzer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The shelter is named after her beloved schnauzer, who died several years ago. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, "New animal shelter opens in Phoenix. Here's how rescue dogs, cats could benefit from it," 27 June 2020 That’s when their dog, Edison, which saw the schnauzer come outside, escaped from an open car door. John Benson, cleveland, "Speeding drunk driver confuses North Royalton for Parma Heights: North Royalton Police Blotter," 24 June 2020 Shorn of her schnauzer outfit, Gogo resembled an all-white Jack Russell terrier. David Colman, New York Times, "You Missed a Spot: How Not to Groom Your Dog During Lockdown," 25 Apr. 2020 The Michigan Humane Society picked up the white, 4-year-old mix, believed to be schnauzer and poodle, from Detroit Animal Control. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Animal rescues watch over animals in need, but no one's watching them. That could change.," 8 Dec. 2019 Today, Ashley and Philip share the home with their now 7-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son, as well the family schnauzer. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "Made with love: Custom-built house near La Grange boasts stunning DIY decor," 24 Oct. 2019 The company has cloned more than 40 dogs, including schnauzers, Pomeranians and Malteses, at a cost of about $53,000 each, some as pets and others for medical research. New York Times, "His Cat’s Death Left Him Heartbroken. So He Cloned It.," 4 Sep. 2019 This dog named Gandalf With his long white beard, Gandalf the 7-year-old schnauzer is quite appropriately named. Emily Sabens, Indianapolis Star, "Here are 10 of the best things we've seen so far at Gen Con 2019," 2 Aug. 2019 Sarah Gish The dog spa — which features bathtubs for large and small pups — has a schnauzer and beagle outlined on the wall. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Saltwater pool, gym, dog spa: Tour downtown KC's new Crossroads Westside Apartments," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of schnauzer

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for schnauzer

German, from Schnauze snout — more at snout

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The first known use of schnauzer was in 1899

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“Schnauzer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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