Eskimo Schnauzer

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10-30 lbs
United States
American Eskimo

The Eskimo Schnauzer is a hybrid of the American Eskimo and the Schnauzer breeds. The Schnauzers belong to three breeds; Miniature, Standard, and Giant whereas the American Eskimo incudes the Toy, Miniature, and the Standard within the same breed. Typically, the Eskimo Schnauzer is bred to be a smaller dog and mixed with the miniature-sized American Eskimo and the Miniature Schnauzer. However, larger dogs using Standard parents may be used. A Standard hybrid will typically stand taller than 18 inches and weight over 30 pounds. The Eskimo Schnauzer is a designer dog and bred as a companion. Determining the potential traits of this hybrid can be difficult given the lack of detailed information and many owners must turn to the parent breeds for more details.

Date of Origin
American Eskimo and Schnauzer

Eskimo Schnauzer Health

Average Size
Male Eskimo Schnauzer size stats
Height: 14-18 inches Weight: 10-30 lbs
Female Eskimo Schnauzer size stats
Height: 14-18 inches Weight: 10-30 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Addison's Disease
  • Pancreatitis
Minor Concerns
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Cataracts
  • Bladder Stones
  • Atopy Dermatitis
  • Canine Cushing’s Disease
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Patellar Luxation
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Radiographs

Eskimo Schnauzer Breed History

The Eskimo Schnauzer is a hybrid of the American Eskimo and the Schnauzer. The mix is a modern designer dog intended as a companion dog and does not have a long or well known history. As such, owners must look at the history of the breed parents to understand the history of this hybrid. The Schnauzer is further separated into three breeds but mostly vary only in size and some physical traits. The health and personality traits show little variation in the three breeds. The American Eskimo is neither American nor Eskimo and was called the German Spitz, descended from the Northern Spitz. Anti-German sentiment following World War I instigated a name change upon the German Spitz, who affectionately became known as the American Eskimo, or Eskie. It is believed the kennel that most prominently bred the canine, the American Eskimo Kennel, lent its name to the breed. The American Eskimo is a famous entertainer of the last two hundred years and can learn to walk the tightrope, thanks to its high agility, intelligence, and desire to please. The American Kennel Club officially recognized the American Eskimo in 1994. The Schnauzer is believed to have developed in the Middle Ages in Germany and dates to the 15th century where the breed was often depicted in wooden carved artwork of Albrecht Dürer. Originally bred to assist of the farm and hunt vermin, the Schnauzer also provided guard protection for farmers on their way to market. The Schnauzer name is a literal German translation of mustache and the German name, Mittelschnauzer translates as a bearded muzzle. Breeding programs help standardize the coat color of black and salt and pepper for this breed. Today, the Eskimo Schnauzer is not a well-known hybrid, and little documentation exists on the mix. However, the American Eskimo and Miniature Schnauzer parents are well known, well-loved breed. The Dog Registry of America recognizes the Eskimo Schnauzer as a hybrid breed.

Eskimo Schnauzer Breed Appearance

The Eskimo Schnauzer has a sturdy body thanks to both its parent breeds and is usually seen with a white coat similar to the Schnauzer. The head on an Eskimo Schnauzer is square shaped with a longer muzzle than other American Eskimo mixes and the eyes are dark brown, oval-shaped and carry an inquisitive and spirited expression. The ears are triangular-shaped and stand up. The body appears slightly longer than it is tall and the tail is set high with a curve over the back but may be docked.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Eskimo Schnauzer eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Eskimo Schnauzer nose
Coat Color Possibilities
white Eskimo Schnauzer coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Eskimo Schnauzer straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Eskimo Schnauzer Breed Maintenance

The Eskimo Schnauzer may be a hypoallergenic hybrid if its coat matches the Miniature Schnauzer. This breed may not shed much, but if the coat is more like the American Eskimo, you can expect more shedding from this hybrid. The coat requires frequent grooming and brushing to keep its medium length hair free of mats and healthy. While brushing your Eskimo Schnauzer, clean his ears and look out for redness, indicative of yeast or bacteria within the ear. As a potentially hypoallergenic mix, avoid bathing your Eskimo Schnauzer and stick to frequent brushing to distribute natural oils, remove dead and loose hair, and remove dirt and debris from the coat. Routine teeth brushing and cleaning is also recommended; annual wellness checks with the veterinarian can provide an evaluation of dental hygiene.

Brushes for Eskimo Schnauzer
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Eskimo Schnauzer requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Eskimo Schnauzer Temperament

The Eskimo Schnauzer is an active, friendly dog that is affectionate with their families. This hybrid is a sturdy canine that makes for an excellent companion for children. The American Eskimo parent can make the Eskimo Schnauzer aloof with strangers, and you can expect him to alert you when strangers approach. However, with early and proper socialization, the Eskimo Schnauzer can easily adjust. The Eskimo Schnauzer can be dog-friendly if it leans more towards the American Eskimo parent. However, the Schnauzer may lessen this quality in the mix. Early and consistent socialization is key to living and interacting with other dogs. They love to play and may give chase for a few minutes to the family cat and will be more aggressive towards small animals and cats not in the family. The Eskimo Schnauzer is an intelligent mix and easy to train and this hybrid needs plenty of mental and physical stimulation daily to lead a healthy life.

Eskimo Schnauzer Activity Requirements

The Eskimo Schnauzer is a mix of two high energy breeds and needs 60 minutes of daily exercise in order to expend energy in a happy way. The intensity of exercise doesn’t have to be great; a few 30 minute sessions and a light walk or a game of ball will keep this hybrid well exercised. This is an intelligent mix, and mental stimulation is just as important to prevent boredom vices from developing. If the Eskimo Schnauzer can get all of its daily mental and physical exercise, it is well suited for apartment living. This mix also has a high tolerance for both hot and cold weather, but its indoor living arrangement makes living anywhere possible.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
9 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Eskimo Schnauzer Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.8 - $1
Monthly Cost
$25 - $30

Eskimo Schnauzer Owner Experiences

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