schnauzer

noun
schnau·zer | \ˈshnau̇-zər, 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:

a : standard schnauzer

b : giant schnauzer

c : miniature schnauzer

Examples of schnauzer in a Sentence

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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 One of my friends posted on Facebook that the shelter had a mini schnauzer for adoption. Special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Miniature schnauzer is welcome "brother" for Shaker Heights family's first pet: Send us your pet rescue stories," 17 Jan. 2018 Is Alex, our beautiful big schnauzer, flopped at his feet? Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Walking Through the Past Into New Motherhood," 10 Apr. 2018 And dim Jim is somewhat of the sniveling little schnauzer of the White House press corps. Fox News, "Nunes and Meadows call for release of FBI text messages," 25 Apr. 2018 Fortunately for us, the shelter notified my wife that a second mini schnauzer was coming in that day. Special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Miniature schnauzer is welcome "brother" for Shaker Heights family's first pet: Send us your pet rescue stories," 17 Jan. 2018 While Krall was trying to separate the animals, the neighbor's schnauzer sank his teeth into Krall's thigh, leaving a bloody gash. Philly.com, "Missed information was key," 10 Sep. 2017 For a traditional Sunday roast with either sirloin or roast chicken and a Yorkshire pudding the size of a schnauzer, try Barking Dog (33-35 Malone Rd., barkingdogbelfast.com). Kathleen Squires, WSJ, "Why Travelers Are Suddenly Rushing into Belfast," 6 Oct. 2017 While Krall was trying to separate the animals, the neighbor’s schnauzer sank his teeth into Krall’s thigh, leaving a bloody gash. Sandra G. Boodman, Philly.com, "Medical Mystery: A dog bite that nearly proved fatal," 10 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of schnauzer

1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for schnauzer

German, from Schnauze snout — more at snout

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