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 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 One of my friends posted on Facebook that the shelter had a mini schnauzer for adoption. Special To,, "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

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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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23 Dec 2019

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“Schnauzer.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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