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.
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.