15-33 lbs
Kerry Blue Terrier
Miniature Schnauzer
Kerry Blue Mini Schnauzer, Kerry Blue Schnauzer, Kerryblushnauz, Miniature Kerry Blue Schnauzer
The Kerrblushcnauz hybrid is a mix of the Kerry Blue Schnauzer and the Miniature Schnauzer.  There is little information available on the hybrid itself as it is a fairly new hybrid.  There is, however, plenty of information available on the two parent breeds who have been active working dogs since the 1700s.  The place and date of origin is unknown for the hybrid itself as is the purpose of the the mixing of the breeds.  We do know that the parent breeds of this spritely hybrid have great personalities and are very active, making the Kerrblushcnauz the perfect addition to an active family. Eager to be included in every outing, this cute canine excels at just about everything he attempts, including agility, obedience competition, and herding. An explorer and hunter at heart, the Kerrblushscnauz does have a built in prey drive, so should not be left unattended in the yard or he may head off on a chase. He is low maintenance as far as coat care and friendly with children.
purpose Purpose
Hunting, agility, obedience, companion, protection
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Kerry Blue Terrier, Miniature Schnauzer

Kerrblushcnauz Health

Average Size
Male Kerrblushcnauz size stats
Height: 14-19 inches Weight: 18-37 lbs
Female Kerrblushcnauz size stats
Height: 13-18 inches Weight: 15-33 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Portosystemic Shunt
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
Minor Concerns
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Urolithiasis
  • Glaucoma
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Mono/Bilateral Cryptorchidism
  • Epilepsy
  • Cerebellar Abiotrophy
  • Megaesophagus
  • Diabetes
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperlipoproteinemia
  • Bleeding Disorder
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Cataracts
Occasional Tests
  • Hip X-Rays
  • Blood And Urine Protein Screens
  • Dental Examination
  • Ear Examination
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray imaging
  • Eye Examinations
  • Schirmer Tear Test
  • Blood Analysis
  • Cardiac Ultrasound

Kerrblushcnauz Breed History

The Kerrblushcnauz hybrid is a mix of the Kerry Blue Terrier and the Miniature Schnauzer.  This is a fairly new hybrid and, unlike the parent breeds, there isn't much information available about it at this time.  The Kerry Blue Terrier, also known as the Irish Blue Terrier, originated in southwestern Ireland in the late 1700's or early 1800's and were utilized for hunting and killing of rats, attend to sheep and cattle and protect people and property.  While the exact heritage of this breed remains a mystery, it is believed by some that is a descendant from several other terrier breeds: the Irish Terrier, the Welsh Terrier, the Bedlington Terrier and the Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier. Its first appearance in the show ring occurred in the late 19th century and it has grown steadily in popularity ever since. The Irish Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1922.  Soon after, The Kennel Club (England) recognized the breed after many dog fanciers became deeply enamored of them.  The Kerry Blue made its first appearance in an American dog show in 1922 when it was entered, as a member of the Miscellaneous class, in the Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden.  The Kerry Blue Terrier was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1924.  Today, you will find the Kerry Blue has retained his expertise in agility, obedience and is solid in his herding abilities.  He has also become proficient as an earth dog, gun dog, retriever, conformation, watch dog and family protector.  He has further adapted his skills to those needed by law enforcement and military and performs in those arenas quite well.  He remains a faithful watch dog and family companion.  The Miniature Schnauzer, originating in Germany, has been used to control rats and vermin populations on German farms as well as being beloved family pets for centuries.  The breed is believed to be descended from the Standard Schnauzer, a somewhat larger breed, and the Affenpinscher and Poodle and, there are some who believe that other breeds also had some influence in the breed's development.  Those suggested breeds are: Miniature Pinscher, Wire Fox Terrier and the Zwergspitz.  Their first appearance in the show ring occurred in 1899.  They were brought to North America and it is believed that owners and breeders began breed them in about 1924.  For a time, both the Standard Schnauzer and the Miniature Schnauzer were in the Terrier Group but, in 1945, the Standard version was moved to the Working Group.  Both breeds of Schnauzer are recognized by the American Kennel Club.  This highly intelligent breed even today still excels in the companionship category as well as obedience and guard dog activities.  He loves his family and is quite happy to spend all of his time with them.

Kerrblushcnauz Breed Appearance

The Kerrblushcnauz hybrid is the result of breeding the Kerry Blue Terrier with the Miniature Schnauzer.  Unlike the two parent breeds, the Kerrblushcnauz is a newer hybrid canine and there is little information available on the hybrid itself.  To get an idea about the appearance of your hybrid puppy as he ages, you need to look at the two individual parent breeds and the appearance characteristics associated with each of them. This parent breed has a coat that is soft, dense and wavy and comes in blue and grey, ranging from darker to lighter with or without black or white markings. The Kerry Blue Terrier is described as being a medium-sized canine, having a well-muscled, sturdily built body, a long head with beard, whiskers and bushy eyebrows.  This breed's ears are v-shaped and fold over toward the small dark, expressive eyes.  The nose is black with large wide nostrils and a tail that should always be straight (a conformation requirement), moderate in length, set high and carried erect.  The Miniature Schnauzer's body is described as small, squarely built and sturdy, with a rectangular head, the distinctive Schnauzer beard and whiskers and a wiry coat that may be solid black, solid white, salt and pepper or black and silver. It is a double coat, with a wiry outer coat and a softer undercoat which catches the loose hair, making them an attractive family pet for those who have family members who suffer from allergies or asthma.  Their small, dark, deep set eyes can sometimes cause them to have a grouchy expression.  The ears are small, may be cropped or uncropped, and are v-shaped.  The tail, may also be cropped or uncropped, is set high, variable length and carried erect. It is likely your Kerrblushcnauz will be a sturdy, bearded dog with a dark coat who carries a sweet expression in his sparkling, dark eyes.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Kerrblushcnauz eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Kerrblushcnauz nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Kerrblushcnauz coat
white Kerrblushcnauz coat
silver Kerrblushcnauz coat
gray Kerrblushcnauz coat
blue Kerrblushcnauz coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Kerrblushcnauz wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Kerrblushcnauz Breed Maintenance

As a hybrid, this canine can inherits the low maintenance designation, as well as hypoallergenic and low shedding designations from its parent breeds.  To keep your hybrid looking great, you will likely find it necessary to brush him two to three times a week to remove loose hair, debris, tangles, oils and mats.  He will likely need to be bathed every 4 to 6 weeks and monthly trimming of his toenails should be sufficient unless he can wear them down naturally with his outdoor activities.  Attention will need to be focused to regular checking and cleaning of his ears as well as brushing his teeth at least weekly.  The recommended way of performing these maintenance activities will be provided by your veterinary professional.
Brushes for Kerrblushcnauz
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Kerrblushcnauz requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Kerrblushcnauz Temperament

Your Kerrblushcnaz hybrid can inherit the personality and temperament traits of either or both of his parent breeds, the Kerry Blue Terrier and the Miniature Schnauzer.  There isn't much information available on this newer hybrid canine but the breed parents are described as affectionate, aggressive, alert, friendly, gentle, intelligent, independent, loyal, playful and protective.  Both parent breeds are good with kids but the Kerry Blue Terrier may not behave appropriately toward the family cat or other small animals, his hunting/ratting instincts kicking in.  Both parent breeds have a moderate tendency to wander, so keeping your hybrid on leash when outside is important unless you enjoy chasing him as he follows his nose to investigate unusual and interesting scents wherever they lead.  Your hybrid may be wary around strangers but early socialization can help modify this trait.  Your hybrid will be an energetic canine family member, to be sure, as he gets this energy from both parent breeds.  Daily exercise will not only be helpful but likely will be vital for the health and happiness of everyone in the household.

Kerrblushcnauz Activity Requirements

Your Kerrblushcnauz hybrid gets huge amounts of energy contributions from both parent breeds, the Kerry Blue Terrier and the Miniature Schnauzer.  Daily exercise will not only be helpful but likely will be vital for the health and happiness of everyone in the household... a tired Kerrblushcnauz is a happy one.  He loves his human family and will enjoy participating in all activities with them.  He will need about 60 minutes of daily exercise which can include daily walks, playtime in the dog park, games of fetch and Frisbee, agility training, obedience training and playing in the fenced back yard.  The Kerrblushcnauz can live in a rural or urban setting and will adapt to living in an apartment or condo or family home with or without a fenced yard as long as the exercise needs of this energetic canine can be met.  He can tolerate warmer and colder temperatures, provided he is given adequate protection from the extremes in those temperatures.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
7 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes
activity minutes

Kerrblushcnauz Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00
food bag monthly cost

Kerrblushcnauz Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Kerrblushcnauz size stats at six months
Height: 12.0 inches Weight: 20.5 lbs
Female Kerrblushcnauz size stats at six months
Height: 11.0 inches Weight: 17.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Kerrblushcnauz size stats at 12 months
Height: 16.5 inches Weight: 27.5 lbs
Female Kerrblushcnauz size stats at 12 months
Height: 15.5 inches Weight: 24.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Kerrblushcnauz size stats at 18 months
Height: 16.5 inches Weight: 27.5 lbs
Female Kerrblushcnauz size stats at 18 months
Height: 15.5 inches Weight: 24.0 lbs

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