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A dog of any of three breeds of various sizes, the miniature schnauzer, standard schnauzer, and giant schnauzer, having a blunt muzzle with a bristly beard and a wiry salt-and-pepper or black coat.

[German, from Schnauze, snout, alteration of Middle Low German snūte.]
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(Breeds) a wire-haired breed of dog of the terrier type, originally from Germany, having a greyish coat and distinctive beard, moustache, and eyebrows
[C19: from German Schnauze snout]
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(ˈʃnaʊ zər, ˈʃnaʊt sər)

any of three German breeds of dogs having a tight, wiry, usu. pepper-and-salt or black coat and a rectangular head with bristly eyebrows and beardlike whiskers: the breeds (miniature, standard, and giant) differ chiefly in size.
[1920–25; < German, =Schnauze snout + -er -er1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schnauzer - old German breed of sturdy black or greyish wire-haired terriers having a blunt muzzle ranging in size from fairly small to very largeschnauzer - old German breed of sturdy black or greyish wire-haired terriers having a blunt muzzle ranging in size from fairly small to very large; used as ratters and guard dogs or police dogs
terrier - any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
miniature schnauzer - a small schnauzer
giant schnauzer - a large schnauzer
standard schnauzer - a medium-sized schnauzer
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[ˈʃnaʊtsəʳ] n (dog) → schnauzer m inv
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The grooming competition had 17 teams from all over the world consisting of poodles, schnauzers and spaniels, who came with their own hairspray and makeup bags, the Mirror reported.
Canning with friends for the church fair and taking care of her mini schnauzers, Lady Bug and Cricket, all gave her great joy in life.
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On our recent walks we have come across Mini Schnauzers called Eric and Stanley, Labradoodles named Sid and Nancy, a Percy and a Labrador called Barbara.
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