The Chonzer hybrid, the result of breeding between the Bichon Frise and the Miniature Schnauzer, can take on the physical and temperament characteristics of either or both of the parent breeds. Your Chonzer is considered a medium-sized dog, weighing 25 to 35 pounds and standing at a height of 10 to 16 inches. Most Chonzers have a snout that resembles the Schnauzer parent with a head that is more round like the Bichon parent, but ultimately, these as well as other traits will be dependent upon the parent breed who contributed the most to the bio gene pool of your puppy. The coat can be thick on top, wavy to curly, with a soft undercoat. As a puppy, your Chonzer may be salt and pepper colored but may turn white to grey as it ages. The other colors which are available for your Chonzer pet can also be brown, black or chocolate. Your Chonzer hybrid originated in the United States but the date of origination is unknown. However, the parent breeds have existed for several centuries. The Bichon Frise parent breed originated in France, Spain and Belgium where they were bred for companionship purposes. Later, they had a time in the limelight, working as circus show dogs. Once the third most popular dog in the United States, the Miniature Schnauzer originated in Germany where they were bred to perform as ratters. The Chonzer hybrid is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, Dog Registry of America, Inc. and the International Canine Registry. This hybrid canine has become very popular, with its size making it perfect for virtually any aged person, living in any size apartment, condo or family home whether in an urban or a rural setting.