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 Like Chapman, Kyle Chen covered part of his balcony with leaves and grass for Kaka, his 4-year-old schnauzer. NBC News, 8 Apr. 2022 In addition to Chesterfield, Aniston also has a white pit bull named Sophie and a gray schnauzer mix named Clyde. Shafiq Najib,, 23 Mar. 2022 Johnson, whose silvery-gray schnauzer Flash accompanies her everywhere, held out. Olivia Solon, NBC News, 8 Dec. 2021 Also to be retired from K-9 duty is Bexar, a 6-year-old male schnauzer trained in narcotics detection that suffers from constant ear infections. Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Nov. 2021 Aniston is also dog mom to Clyde, a schnauzer mix, and Sophie, a white pit bull. Tristan Balagtas,, 12 Oct. 2021 Also in attendance was Coleman Lynds, 27, of Lower Mills and his fiance, Michael, who brought their black schnauzer Serena, who is almost 3 years old, to the ceremony for the second time., 3 Oct. 2021 His wife, Mary Bonebrake, was eating a Subway sandwich as Duane wrangled their new puppy, Zoey, a terrier-schnauzer mix. Patrick Condon, Star Tribune, 19 June 2021 The shelter is named after her beloved schnauzer, who died several years ago. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 27 June 2020 See More

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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 21 May. 2022.

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