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Concept artwork of a Schnautzel
First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
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Schnautzels[1] are boar enemies appearing in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port. They only appear in the Autumn Heights levels Windmill Hills and Horn Top Hop. Their name is a portmanteau of the German words Schnauze ("snout") and Schnitzel ("cutlet"), as well as the English word "snot".

Schnautzels attack by shooting rows of six fireballs out of their nostrils at the Kongs. Between each attack, they slowly tread back and forth, always focused on the Kongs. The Kongs can defeat a Schnautzel by either stomping or rolling into it three times, or by throwing a single barrel at it.

A Schnautzel briefly appears in the short introduction cutscene of Windmill Hill. A Cheesy Chester holds up a stick with some bananas on it in front of a Schnautzel, who then proceeds to burn the bananas.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フレイムホッグ[2]


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 14.
  2. ^ 「ドンキーコングトロピカルフリーズ任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Page 16Media:DKTF Shogakukan P16.jpg.