Miniature Schnoxie

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12-30 lbs
10-13"
Unknown
Dachshund
Miniature Schnauzer
Schnauzund, Schnoxie
The Minature Schnoxie is a hybrid cross of the Minature Schnauzer and the Daschund. These charismatic, affectionate breeds are considered a small sized dog, that appears to be quite heavily built. The Schnoxie can develop either a smooth, straight coat or a dense, wiry coat. Some may be hypoallergenic and are often low shedders. Schnoxies are loving dogs that will bond very tightly to the owners. These guys can do well in all households as they are easy to train, but bear in mind that some Schnoxies can be quite vocal. Those who enjoy barking may not be suited to an apartment lifestyle.
Purpose
Companionship
Date of Origin
1990s
Ancestry
Dachshund, Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnoxie Health

Average Size
Height: 12-14 inches Weight: 15-30 lbs
Height: 10-13 inches Weight: 12-30 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Idiopathic Epilepsy
  • Canine Glaucoma
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Seborrhea
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Canine Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Regular Full Physical Examination By Veterinarian
  • Blood Glucose Tests
  • Skin and Hair Exams

Miniature Schnoxie Breed History

The Miniature Schnoxie is a designer breed that may have emerged within the last decade.  As the hybrid is still considered a new breed, not much information is available out there regarding his purpose and creation..  However, the Miniature Schnoxie is currently recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Breed Registry, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, Dog Registry of America and the International Designer Canine Registry. The Schnoxie is a hybrid of the Dachshund and the Miniature Schnauzer. The Miniature Schnauzer was a small sized dog that developed in Germany during the 19th century. These purebreds were created through the outcrossing of the Standard Schnauzer with various small breed dogs such as the Affenpinscher, Miniature Pinscher and possibly the Poodle. The Miniature Schnauzer was designed to be a strong-willed, versatile ratting dog, that hunted rodents around farms and guarded flocks. The Dachshund is a spunky little dog that's often referred to as the Weiner dog. These purebreds were developed in Germany during the 1500s and were mainly used to flush badgers out of dens and hunt small game animals. It's widely believed that the first smooth coated Dachshund was created by crossing the Braque (a pointer and gun dog), the Pinscher, and the French Basset Hound, whereas the wire-coated hounds may have been created by crossing the smooth coated Dachshunds to various Spaniel and Terrier breeds. Today both parent breeds and hybrids live a more comfortable life by serving as loyal, loving companions to their owners.

Miniature Schnoxie Breed Appearance

The Miniature Schnoxie is a small to medium sized dog that often stands 10 to 14 inches in height and can tip the scales at 30 pounds. For little dogs, the Schnoxie is a breed that can appear to have a very strong-boned, muscular physique. These hybrids will have long muzzles with powerful jaws and ears that tend to sit high on the head which may be semi-flopped or completely flopped. The body and chest of the Schnoxie can appear to be very deep and broad, whereas the fore and hind limbs are often short, but powerful. The Schnoxie can either have a straight, smoother coat or it can retain a more wiry, rough coat. This is because their parent breed, the Dachshund can either have a short, sleek, smooth coat or a short, wiry dense coat. So, your hybrid's coat will depend on the dominant parent's genes. 

Eye Color Possibilities
Blue
Hazel
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Brown
Isabella
Coat Color Possibilities
Black
Gray
Brindle
Pied
Silver
Red
Isabella
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Miniature Schnoxie Breed Maintenance

The Miniature Schnoxie is an average maintenance dog when it comes to grooming. The Miniature Schnoxie can have fur that may not be very thick as compared to the Schnauzer. If this is the case, owners can get away with brushing their hybrids every few weeks in order to distribute oils and keep their coats glossy. The Schnoxie may be prone to doggy odor; if you have a hybrid that's getting a little smelly then you can bathe him once a month with a gentle shampoo. The Schnoxie is a low shedding dog that can be hypoallergenic if it retains a more Schnauzer-like coat, and can be suited to owners who don't like seeing tumbleweeds of hair around their homes.  Like all dogs, the Schnoxie is prone to dental disease, so it is crucial that owners brush their hybrid's teeth weekly in order to prevent bacterial infections and tooth decay from occurring. Furthermore, as Schnoxie's tend to have flopped ears, it's important to keep those ears clean and free from excessive dirt, as an excess in wax production can lead to a yeast infection.
Brushes for Miniature Schnoxie
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Miniature Schnoxie Temperament

The Miniature Schnoxie is a loving, loyal and curious little hybrid that will tag along with their owners wherever they go.  Due to their pleasing nature, these hybrids can be quite easy to train. However, some Schnoxies can be quite stubborn and strong-willed. They will need a firm owner who will set boundaries and house rules. Schnoxies can make great companions for families with children and other pets, but it is never a good idea to leave any dog unsupervised with another pet or a child. When encountering a stranger, your Schnoxie may bark and be very cautious. Schnoxie's don't have an aggressive bark, their barks are meant to warn their owners. However, as these doggies can be quite vocal, they may not be suited to apartment or urban lifestyle.

Miniature Schnoxie Activity Requirements

The Miniature Schnoxie isn't an overly active dog and will not require tremendous amounts of exercise. On average, owners should walk their Schnoxie 2 to 3 times a day for a minimum of 30 to 40 minutes. Your Schnoxie may enjoy activities such as fetching, short runs, long walks, hiking, and agility courses. These hybrids are social butterflies and will thrive in an environment where they can interact and play with other dogs. Even though the Miniature Schnoxie does not require a lot of exercise, it is important to never neglect your hybrid as he can develop anxiety and obesity.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
7 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Miniature Schnoxie Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$25 - $45

Miniature Schnoxie Height & Weight

6 Months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 11 lbs
Height: 9 inches Weight: 11 lbs
12 Months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 17 lbs
Height: 11 inches Weight: 17 lbs
18 Months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 24 lbs
Height: 11 inches Weight: 24 lbs

Miniature Schnoxie Owner Experiences

Cricket
4 Years
3 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Chase
Fetch
Hide & Seek
Ours was rescued from a shelter. She had been an abused dog, so she has some anxiety. She is frightened of new people but has bonded tightly to the people in our household. She is playful and affectionate.
4 weeks ago
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