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schnauzer Line breaks: schnau|zer
Pronunciation: /ˈʃnaʊzə/

Definition of schnauzer in English:


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A dog of a German breed with a close wiry coat and heavy whiskers round the muzzle.
Example sentences
  • Today, the German smooth-haired pinscher is considered the stepfather of several German dog breeds, including the miniature pinscher, wire-haired breeds such as the schnauzers and affenpinschers, and the popular Doberman pinscher.
  • This is fortunate because a number of breeds - poodles, cocker spaniels, huskies, and schnauzers, to name a few - are prone to eye disease and should be carefully watched.
  • By 1944, the Army accepted only five breeds: German shepherds, Belgian sheepdogs, Doberman pinschers, farm collies, and giant schnauzers.


1920s: from German, from Schnauze 'muzzle, snout'.

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