3-15 lbs
Miniature Schnauzer
Pomanauzer, Scheranian, Schnauzeranian
The Pom-A-Nauze is a hybrid mix of the Miniature Schnauzer and the Pomeranian.  This is an interesting combination of breeds, with both parent breeds coming from Germany, both breeds being created for purposes of rat hunting and killing and both parent breeds being initially larger than the canines we see today.  Additionally, both parent breeds are among the most popular family companions in the United States today.  Are you looking for a furry family member whose small frame is packed with personality?  Look no further; your search is over.  Keep reading for all of the fun facts about this canine personality-plus package.
Date of Origin
Miniature Schnauzer, Pomeranian

Pom-A-Nauze Health

Average Size
Male Pom-A-Nauze size stats
Height: 8-14 inches Weight: 3-15 lbs
Female Pom-A-Nauze size stats
Height: 8-14 inches Weight: 3-15 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Portosystemic Shunt
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Urinary Crystals and Stones
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
  • Myotonia Congenita
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Cataracts
  • Epilepsy
  • Megaesophagus
  • Diabetes
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye)
  • Canine Glaucoma
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Allergies
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Dental Problems
Occasional Tests
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Blood Sugar and Thyroid Tests
  • X-rays of various parts of the skeletal system

Pom-A-Nauze Breed History

The Pom-A-Nauze hybrid is a mix of the Miniature Schnauzer and the Pomeranian.  There is little available information on the hybrid itself, though one would tend to think it originated in the United States within the past 50 years or so as this is the time frame in which the intentional breeding of hypoallergenic purebred dog breeds with other purebreds with differing temperaments became popular.  The Miniature Schnauzer parent breed began as the larger Schnauzer and originated in Germany, with the larger Schnauzer version being traced back to at least the 1400's in paintings depicting dogs resembling the larger Schnauzer version.  The Mini version of the Schnauzer is believed to be the result of crossing the larger Schnauzer with the Affenpinscher and other small breeds.  In the late 1800's, the Miniature Schnauzer was originally bred for ratting on the farms as well as to perform guard dog tasks, tasks for which its small size made him perfect.  During the periods of the World Wars, it was difficult for some breeds to survive, but the Miniature Schnauzer did so, remaining popular even to present times as he continues to be loved as a cherished family pet.  The Miniature Schnauzer was recognized by the American Kennel Club in  1926 in the Terrier Group.  The Pomeranian parent breed, originating in the Prussia region of Pomerania (now Germany and Poland), is also one in which no date of origin has been established but who became popular in 1870 when the Kennel Club (England) gave it recognition.  In 1888, Queen Victoria was visiting in France and fell in love with a Pomeranian named Marco.  Being a larger dog in those days as it was initially bred for sheep-herding, she desired a smaller canine and is credited with breeding the Pomeranian to reduce the size to that which we see today.  The Pomeranian was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888.  The Pom-A-Nauze hybrid itself is recognized by these organizations:  American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Breed Registry, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, Dog Registry of America, Inc. and the International Designer Canine Registry.

Pom-A-Nauze Breed Appearance

The Pom-A-Nauze is a hybrid mix of the Miniature Schnauzer and the Pomeranian and, as such, can inherit appearance characteristics of one or both parent breeds.  Owners and breeders of the Pom-A-Nauze describe this hybrid as one which stands 10 to 14 inches tall at the withers and weighing in at 3 to 15 pounds.   Any size of the Schnauzer could be used in this hybrid (Mini, Standard or Giant), generally the Mini version is the parent breed of choice,  making the weight range from 3 to 15. Though the coat could be like either one of the parents, it generally is found to be wiry and straight, being available in colors of brown, cream, white, golden and sable.  Her ears will be erect and her tail may be docked or a natural length.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Pom-A-Nauze eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Pom-A-Nauze nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Pom-A-Nauze coat
brown Pom-A-Nauze coat
cream Pom-A-Nauze coat
white Pom-A-Nauze coat
sable Pom-A-Nauze coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Pom-A-Nauze wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Pom-A-Nauze Breed Maintenance

The Pom-A-Nauze hybrid is a mix of the Pomeranian and the Miniature Schnauzer is a moderate maintenance canine breed, which may or may not be hypoallergenic as only the Miniature Schnauzer contributes this trait.  The shedding tendency contribution is higher from the Pom side than the Schnauzer side, making this trait variable and dependent upon which parent breed has the greatest influence in the bio pool.   This moderate maintenance will require brushing once or twice a week to remove loose hair, debris and distribute the natural oils through her coat, bathing as needed, weekly ear checks and cleaning with a cotton ball and approved ear-cleaning solution and weekly toenail checking and trimming if needed.  Dental care should be administered at home, in the form of brushing of her teeth at lease twice a week (daily is preferred) and professional dental exams and cleanings done regularly to prevent periodontal disease and the tooth loss which accompanies it.  The smell level and drooling tendencies are both in the low category for this hybrid.
Brushes for Pom-A-Nauze
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Pom-A-Nauze requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Pom-A-Nauze Temperament

The Pom-A-Nauze is a hybrid mix of the Pomeranian and the Miniature Schnauzer who can inherit the temperament traits of one or both parent breeds.  The personality traits which can be inherited are: affection, intelligence, loyalty, alertness, playfulness, cheerfulness, friendliness, independence, liveliness, outgoing and social.  Because the Mini Schnauzer parent contributes frequent barking traits, your hybrid could be a problem in noise-restricted areas.  It is recommended that appropriate socialization be utilized as early in her life possible to ensure that she will be good with kids and the family cat as well.  She will likely be a bit wary of strangers until she feels family safety is not at risk.  The Miniature Schnauzer parent contributes a high tendency to hunt as well as a moderate tendency to wander.  So, it is highly recommended that, when you're exercising your hybrid outside the house or fenced yard, you keep her on leash, unless of course, you enjoy chasing her through the briars and the brambles as she follows her nose into places you'd rather neither of you go.  She gets intelligence and independence from her Pom parent, so expect that she'll be moderately easy to train if positive training methods are employed.

Pom-A-Nauze Activity Requirements

Your Pom-A-Nauze is a hybrid who requires moderate levels of exercise.  She is smaller, so she'll adapt to living in apartments and condos quickly, provided ample exercise opportunities are afforded her.  She will love long walks or jogs with you, playing fetch or Frisbee in the dog park or fenced backyard and a variety of interactive games whether inside or outside.  Because she is very intelligent with good hunting instincts, it will be important to keep her mentally exercised as well as physically exercised, and these suggested activities will help.  This will help to avoid those annoying destructive behaviors which can develop from boredom.  She can live in an urban or rural setting, in an apartment or condo or family home with or without a fenced yard.  Her tolerance to hot or cold weather will be dependent upon which parent breed has dominance in the bio pool.  Be sure to provide her with any extra protection needed for those temperature extremes.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
5 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

Pom-A-Nauze Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.80 - $125.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Pom-A-Nauze Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Pom-A-Nauze size stats at six months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 6 lbs
Female Pom-A-Nauze size stats at six months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 6 lbs
12 Months
Male Pom-A-Nauze size stats at 12 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 9 lbs
Female Pom-A-Nauze size stats at 12 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 9 lbs
18 Months
Male Pom-A-Nauze size stats at 18 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 9 lbs
Female Pom-A-Nauze size stats at 18 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 9 lbs

Pom-A-Nauze Owner Experiences

8 Years
3 People
Stunter is very sweat and not too hard to train. He is very energetic and very sweet and affectionate. Not too many health problems. Very strong. He got hit by an ice cream truck when he was about 1 but that has not held him back if anything it has made him stronger. He is a very great friend to have.
3 months, 1 week ago
3 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Buffy is fun of life, and is always down for an adventure
4 months, 4 weeks ago
18 Months
5 People
Has a moody temperament with strangers and other animals. Has a brother cat, but is alert and too brave for his own good when it involves other animals big or small.
1 year, 1 month ago
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