Miniboz

10-25 lbs
12-17"
United States
Boston Terrier
Miniature Schnauzer
Mini Bos
The Miniboz is a small breed hybrid that is a cross between the Minature Schnauzer and the Boston Terrier.  These cheerful hybrids are believed to have originated within the United States during the 2000s.  The Miniboz is a friendly hybrid that has a shaggy, wiry coat and a prominent beard. They are affectionate companions that don't require much exercise apart from a few short walks and plenty of play time. The Miniboz is easy to train and does well in all environments, including family homes and apartments. These dogs are well suited to first time owners.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
1990s
Ancestry
Boston Terrier, Miniature Schnauzer

Miniboz Health

Average Size
Male Miniboz size stats
Height: 12-17 inches Weight: 10-25 lbs
Female Miniboz size stats
Height: 12-17 inches Weight: 10-25 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Canine Glaucoma
Minor Concerns
  • Demodectic Mange
  • Cataracts
  • Corneal Ulcer
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Urinary Stones
Occasional Tests
  • Blood Analysis
  • Optical Examination
  • Regular Full Physical Examination By Veterinarian
  • Blood and Urine Tests
  • Dental and Oral Examinations

Miniboz Breed History

The history of most designer hybrids remains quite a mystery. However, the Miniboz, a curious, fun-loving dog, is currently recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Breed Registry, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, Dog Registry of America and the International Designer Canine Registry. Based on its recognition with American Clubs, it can be speculated that this designer breed is a native to the United States. The Miniboz shares its lineage with the spunky Boston Terrier and the courageous Schnauzer.  The Boston Terrier is a brachycephalic breed that was actually created during the late 1800s, through the crossing of the French Bulldog and an English Terrier. These charming dogs were originally used as pit-fighting dogs due to their heavy stature. Fortunately the fighting is now outlawed, so the modern-day Boston Terrier is no longer as heavily built as their ancestors and they serve a more simple and pleasant life being a loyal companion to their owners. During the 1800s, breeders began crossing the Standard Schnauzers with the Affenpinscher and the Poodle. This eventually led to the creation of the Miniature Schnauzer, who was a strong-willed, wiry-haired dog recognized for its bearded facial hair that often gave the dog an "old-man" appearance. Though small, the Miniature Schnauzer was a hard-working breed that often hunted rats on farms and guarded flocks from wild animals.

Miniboz Breed Appearance

Nothing best describes the Miniboz than a shaggy little dog with a whole lot of personality. These designer dogs often appear to have short muzzles and rounded heads. Their jaws are quite powerful and they may inherit an under bite which is common in the Boston Terrier breed. The Miniboz is not as heavy built as the Schnauzer; most tend to have long slender legs and muscular bodies. When it comes to their coats, the Miniboz will likely be adorned with short, wiry fur where the majority of hair is sparsely distributed around the ear and muzzle regions. They will often inherit the "grandpa- like" beard commonly seen in the Schnauzer. The coat color of the Miniboz can often vary from greys to brindles and brown. The Miniboz tends to be bi-colored or tri-colored with white markings around the chest as opposed to a single solid color.
Eye Color Possibilities
blue Miniboz eyes
Blue
hazel Miniboz eyes
Hazel
brown Miniboz eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Miniboz nose
Black
brown Miniboz nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
black Miniboz coat
Black
brindle Miniboz coat
Brindle
brown Miniboz coat
Brown
gray Miniboz coat
Gray
fawn Miniboz coat
Fawn
isabella Miniboz coat
Isabella
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Miniboz wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Miniboz Breed Maintenance

If you're looking for a low-shedding and possibly hypoallergenic dog, then the Miniboz is just right for you! These guys have short, wiry coats that don't require much when it comes to grooming. The Miniboz will require a good brush down of its coat either once a week or once every two weeks depending on their coat length and which parent breed they are most similar to. A Miniboz that may inherit a more Schnauzer-like coat that will require a little bit more grooming and trimming in order to keep their coats from going scruffy. However, hybrids that tend to inherit a Schnauzer coat are more likely to be hypoallergenic. A Miniboz that takes on a short coat like the Boston Terrier may not be hypoallergenic but will definitely require much less grooming. Because this hybrid has semi-floppy ears, it's important to always check for signs of wax build up. Excessive wax and debris in the ears should be cleaned out with a proper pet ear cleaner in order to prevent bacterial and yeast infections. As with all dogs, it is essential that owners brush their dog's teeth weekly in order to prevent tartar and plaque buildup. Allowing tartar to accumulate can lead to severe gum infection, tooth decay and even various metabolic diseases in the long run.

Brushes for Miniboz
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Flea Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Miniboz requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Miniboz Temperament

A friendly and intelligent breed, your Miniboz is sure to entertain you for hours with its goofy personality. Because of their loveable persona, the Miniboz often does quite well with children and other pets, a trait they may inherit from their parent breed, the Boston Terrier. However, keep in mind not all Miniboz hybrids will be tolerant of children and it's essential to never leave a child or other pet unsupervised. When encountering a stranger at your home, your Miniboz is not going to be possessive over you. Instead, they may cozy up to the visitor or engage them in play. For the most part, the Miniboz is a friendly dog that is easy to train and quite adaptable. Because of their eager personalities, these hybrids will make great additions to the family for first-time dog owners.

Miniboz Activity Requirements

The Miniboz is not an overly active dog so won't require extensive exercise. Instead, these hybrids tend to enjoy more playtime as opposed to long walks or runs. Owners who choose to bring a Miniboz into their lives should be prepared to invest a lot of money in toys. These hybrids love all sorts of toys and may enjoy destroying them. The Miniboz is also a social butterfly; they will thrive in environments where they have other dogs to play with. Taking them to dog parks or on play dates will be a great way to mentally stimulate them. Miniboz's are a quiet and adaptable breed, and so they will do well in all kinds of households, including apartments.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Miniboz Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.30
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $35.00

Miniboz Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Miniboz size stats at six months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 7 lbs
Female Miniboz size stats at six months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 7 lbs
12 Months
Male Miniboz size stats at 12 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 12 lbs
Female Miniboz size stats at 12 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 12 lbs
18 Months
Male Miniboz size stats at 18 months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 20 lbs
Female Miniboz size stats at 18 months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 17 lbs

Miniboz Owner Experiences

Stannis
3 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Nose work
Agility training
Tug-of-war
Hike
Play
Walk
Stannis is a great, loveable, energetic pup who loves to be chased around! He does have a bad case of noise related anxiety. He will do anything for treats and we teach him a new trick every week or two. He loves people and although he's not the most cuddly, loves to be around people.
5 months ago
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