Schneagle

7-15 lbs
12-14"
Unknown
Beagle
Schnauzer
Miniature Schneagle
The Schneagle is a hybrid dog. His parent breeds are the Miniature Schnauzer and the Beagle. He is a rather small dog, generally not weighing more than twenty-five pounds at maturity. He has moderate grooming needs, usually depending on the type of coat he inherits. He may also be hypoallergenic depending on the genetics he inherits from the dominant parent breed. He is generally loyal and loving. He needs a good deal of attention, so he may not be a good match for people who are away from home a lot. The Schneagle is also extremely loyal. He tolerates other pets, especially with early socialization. He is happy in either an apartment or a home with a fenced-in yard,  but keep in mind that he may prone to wandering should he ever happen to get outside without a leash or outside of his yard. Be sure to give him plenty of exercise in order to keep him from putting on weight.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Beagle, Miniature Schnauzer

Schneagle Health

Average Size
Male Schneagle size stats
Height: 12-14 inches Weight: 20-25 lbs
Female Schneagle size stats
Height: 12-14 inches Weight: 7-15 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Distichiasis
  • Cherry Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Invertebral Disc Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Epilepsy
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Ear Infections
  • Beagle Dwarfism
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Full Body Physical Examination especially of the joints

Schneagle Breed History

The Schneagle is a hybrid dog, and while he is not as rare as some other hybrids, little is known about his origins. However, we can study the history of his parent breeds in order to understand the beginnings of the Schneagle. The Beagle is traditionally a hunting dog. He once hunted with nobility in Europe, and in modern America, he accompanied hunters after a variety of game. It is thought that the Beagle is a descendant of the Talbot hound, a dog that was brought to England by William the Conqueror around 1066. During the time of Edward II and Henry VII, extremely small Beagles (known as Glove Beagles) were very popular. Their name came from a legend that they were small enough to be held in a gloved hand. Elizabeth I kept another variety of Beagle known as the Pocket Beagle (again, small enough to fit in a pocket). Although the smaller Beagles were good at hunting, they weren't very fast due to their very short legs. In fact, during the 1700s, fox hunting became more fashionable, and, had farmers not kept packs of Beagles for hunting small game in the countryside, the Beagle might have become extinct. In the mid-1800s, Reverend Phillip Honeywood developed a pack of Beagles which are thought to be the ancestors the modern-day Beagle. Honeywood bred the dogs for hunting skills; a fellow Englishman by the name of Thomas Johnson bred Beagles that were both attractive and skillful hunters as well. It was also at this time that the Beagle became larger as a result of breeding to larger dogs. However, once the Beagle was imported to America, hunters began breeding the Beagle to smaller hunting dogs to decrease their size yet again. The American Kennel Club began registering the Beagle in 1884. 

The Miniature Schnauzer is a born hunter as well. He was bred to hunt rats and guard farms across Germany. He is the result of interbreeding the Schnauzer, the Miniature Pinscher, the Affenpinscher, and perhaps the Poodle. There are no definitive records about how the breed was developed, so his exact parentage is unknown. The earliest recorded Schnauzer is a female, Findel,  n 1888. An interest in the Miniature Schnauzer took place after World War I, a time when dog breeding was difficult to say the least. His popularity remains steady today. 

Schneagle Breed Appearance

The Schneagle's looks are most definitely hard to predict, and will be dependent upon the dominant parent breed. He will likely have at least some length to his coat, but it is always possible that he may inherit the short, coarse hair of his Beagle parent breed. He will also be one of a variety of colors. He may be black and tan, with long, almost blonde locks of hair. He may be black over most of his body with just a hint of tan markings. He may also have white markings on his chest and stomach. In fact, some Schneagles may have long hair in some spots and shorter hair in others. He will have large round, dark eyes. His medium-length muzzle ends in a black nose. His tail will be long with a curved tip. He will vary in size. Some Schneagles are very small, weighing no more than seven pounds. The average Schneagle weighs closer to twenty pounds, though. He will not be very tall. Again, the female is often noticeably smaller than the male.
Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Schneagle eyes
Hazel
brown Schneagle eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Schneagle nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Schneagle coat
Black
brown Schneagle coat
Brown
fawn Schneagle coat
Fawn
pied Schneagle coat
Pied
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Schneagle wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Schneagle Breed Maintenance

The Schneagle may be relatively low maintenance when it comes to grooming. However, depending on the length of his hair, some Schneagles require more maintenance than others. Shedding level is dependent upon the dominant parent breed. The Beagle tends to shed more regardless of the time of the year. The Minature Schnauzer sheds very little if any. Should the Schneagle inherit the genetics of the Miniature Schnauzer, he will be hypoallergenic and you can brush him every other week. Should he inherit the genetics of the Beagle, you will need to brush him weekly to remove any excess hair. Bathe him once a month unless otherwise necessary. Brush his teeth two or three times a week to prevent tartar buildup and bad breath. To prevent tooth decay, brush his teeth daily. Trim his nails once a month unless he wears them down naturally as they can break or tear if left too long.
Brushes for Schneagle
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Schneagle requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Schneagle Temperament

The Schneagle is a sweet, friendly, playful dog. He is energetic and loves to socialize with both humans and animals. He loves being the center of his family's activity, and he loves meeting new people as well. Highly intelligent, his antics may amuse both his owners and their visitors. He is loyal and does not like to be alone. Many Schneagle owners report that he will follow family members from room to room in an effort to be a part of whatever activity they are involved in. He is alert and highly attentive. He loves to cuddle and will spend untold hours on the couch with you should you allow him to do so. A sweet companion, his greatest desire is to be physically close to his family. He is generally easy to please (and therefore easy to train), but he may also have a stubborn streak. Patient persistence is key to housebreaking the Schneagle. He is the type of dog who should never be left outside for long periods of time. His place is inside with his family. 

Schneagle Activity Requirements

The Schneagle can be a bit on the lazy side if you allow him to do so. He will sit on the couch with you for hours, but at the same time, if you encourage him to go outside with you, he will happily join you. Because he gets along well with other dogs, he is a great candidate for a trip to the dog park. He will also enjoy time for play in a fenced-in area. Again, remember, his place is inside with his family. He will suffer from separation anxiety should he be away from his family for a great deal of time. He is an energetic dog, so you can buy toys for him to play inside. A good idea is to purchase toys that stimulate his mind as well as those that encourage physical play. He will also enjoy short, brisk walks around the neighborhood with you. Short bursts of activity are better for the Schneagle. For him, activities that he can enjoy with you while exercising will make him happiness.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
5 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes

Schneagle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$1.00 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Schneagle Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Schneagle size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 8 lbs
Female Schneagle size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 4 lbs
12 Months
Male Schneagle size stats at 12 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 10 lbs
Female Schneagle size stats at 12 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 7 lbs
18 Months
Male Schneagle size stats at 18 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 17 lbs
Female Schneagle size stats at 18 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 11 lbs

Schneagle Owner Experiences

Radar
2 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
Walks
Playing in the snow
Fetch
We adopted Radar from a shelter when he was a year old, and after about 6 months he began warming up to new people more easily than when we first got him. Radar enjoys following his nose more than taking a brisk walk when on the leash. He has a strong stubborn side and refuses to move on the leash if he does not care to go in the direction you wish. He is loyal and loving with a fun personality.
10 months, 3 weeks ago
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