Snorkie Musing – Who was my Doggy Mama? Schnauzer or Yorkie Part I

Mother’s day is this Sunday. Around here my hu-brothers and my dad are keeping secrets from Mama. I think she’s going to get some presents on Mother’s day. I know she’s going to get some sort of brunch somewhere. I wish I could go. But if I know Mama, she’ll bring me something yummy back. I’m still having pieces of that Canadian bacon in my dinner and breakfast since Mama’s birthday breakfast on Wednesday. Yummy! I wonder what she’ll bring me on Sunday.

I vote for the steak place!

As much as I love my Mama, on Mother’s Day I can’t help thinking about my doggy Mama too.

I was just a little fellow when I got taken away.

I’ve been wondering if she was a Schnauzer mama or Yorkie mama.

I’m the same size as a mini schnauzer, but much bigger than a Yorkshire terrier. If you want to see great pictures and videos of mini schnauzers and white schnauzers, in particular, you should visit my friends Santa and Minnie at their blog, I am Santa a Miniature Schnauzer.

I started surfing the net to see look at all sorts of pictures of white schnauzers. I’ve got some pictures for comparison. You guys, tell me what you think?

By the way, this is Part 1 of the blog. I decided to compare myself to some white schnauzers first and then I’ll look at Yorkies in the next blog!

Part I

Are you my Schnauzer Mama?

Here I am in my red sweater at Christmas

Here’s a white schnauzer wearing a red t- shirt.

Do you see the resemblance? He’s got a nice big black nose like mine!

Here’s a white schnauzer with a schnauzer cut.

We have the same floppy ears and I have more hair on my tail, but it’s the same shape and length.

Here’s a white schnauzer puppy. I used to have a toy like that.

Of course, I destroyed it! Gee he sure looks like me!

Here are a bunch of white schnauzers.

Of course, they all have Schnauzer haircuts. Oh and somebody docked their tails.

I still have ALL my parts (well, almost all of them…whimper…I’ll never be a Daddy. 😦 )

Here’s a white schnauzer at a dog show.

He’s nice and shaggy like me! Funny that they let him in at all.

I think he must be a spectator.

This is my favorite picture!

A white schnauzer Mama!

Doesn’t she look like me… except I’m a boy?

One of those little puppies could have been me!

Now let’s compare some more pictures of me—Opie!

And yes, that’s my ball!

I had treed a squirrel in the front yard!

And here I am at the dog park!


I’m on the floor of the car on the way back from the dog park.

I had fun, but it was a really hot day! You can see my portable dog bowl in the next shot.

Now look at my stance!

Isn’t that a little “schnauzerish”?

This is a miniature white schnauzer with the full on hair do.

Look at our tails and our legs. I’ll admit, I don’t have the hairdo, but come on!

Okay, I’m convinced that I am definitely from some parent that’s a white schnauzer.

I like to imagine myself snuggling for milk with my doggy brothers and sisters.

It’s anybody’s guess!


But just in case!

Happy Mother’s Day – Schnauzer Mama!

I ❤ U


I’ll explore the possibility of a Yorkie Mama in my next blog! So stay tuned.

In the meantime, enjoy this picture of me.

Admittedly, it’s a cheesecake shot, but





About Opie and Opie's Mom

Snorkie with attitude. My mom writes about me and sometimes she lets me write something too. I was rescued July 11, 2010! I am so happy! I love my family and I hate squirrels. I don't know any cats but the neighborhood cats are fun to bark at. Read Opie's Mom's Blog to find out more about me. View all posts by Opie and Opie's Mom

8 responses to “Snorkie Musing – Who was my Doggy Mama? Schnauzer or Yorkie Part I

  • Judy

    I vote for Schnauzer mama. A Yorkie mama would have to be very large to give birth to a larger puppy. I say Yorkie dad and Schnauzer mom.

  • DP

    I vote schaunzer too. Your baby is adorable!

  • Happy.Bark.Days

    Well, Opie, you certainly exhibit some physical Schnauzer traits. And those white Schnauzers sure look as beautiful and dashing as you! It’s quite possible your mom is/was a Schnauzer. We’ll wait to see the Yorkshire pictures before making our guess 😀

  • Santa, Minnie and Christmas

    Oh Opie, you sure have some schnauzer looks but those ears…er….may be a yorkie’s ears. Whatever you are, you are still good looking. Those puppies behind the fence do look like our Pinky.

    Thanks for the shoutout! Wish your Mum a Happy Mother’s Day!!

  • Bocci

    You are soooo adorable, Opie, it doesn’t matter who or what your Mama was! But we’re looking forward to the next post to see the comparisons with a Yorkie moma:-)

  • Sam

    Maybe your Mama was a Snorkie too!
    My Mama was an Aussie Shepard and my Daddy was something else and I am something else too!
    Whatever, you are one handsome doggy!
    Tail Wags Sam

  • Oskar

    As a miniature schnazuer with an all white mother (she’ll be in my post tomorrow) I say you’ve got way much schnauzer in you. You totally have our nose & ears.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  • Elizabeth

    This series was a fascinating read. 🙂 I can see the Schnauzer much more than the Yorkie. Opie’s got a gorgeous coat.

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