Standard Schnauzer Chin

15-25 lbs
United States
Japanese Chin
Standard Schnauzer
A mix of the Japanese Chin and the Standard Schnauzer, the Standard Schnauzer Chin is a beautiful dog that may be toy or small sized with a medium to long coat that tends to be thick and soft but may also be rough or hard. They are both alert and friendly dogs that make excellent family pets although you need to watch them around preschool children. They enjoy climbing and jumping as much as they like to hunt and guard. This breed is moderately easy to train but needs plenty of patience and perseverance. As a designer breed, the Standard Schnauzer Chin makes a wonderful addition to your family.
purpose Purpose
Companion, Guard Dog
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Japanese Chin and Standard Schnauzer

Standard Schnauzer Chin Health

Average Size
Male Standard Schnauzer Chin size stats
Height: 13-17 inches Weight: 20-30 lbs
Female Standard Schnauzer Chin size stats
Height: 10-14 inches Weight: 15-25 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia (Chd)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Heart Problems such as Pulmonic Stenosis
Minor Concerns
  • Skin Diseases and Disorders
  • Congenital Eye Defects
  • Bladder Stones and Infections
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Diabetes
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Cardiac Test
  • DNA

Standard Schnauzer Chin Breed History

The Standard Schnauzer Chin has not been around long enough to have their own history but you can get an idea of their background by looking at the histories of the Japanese Chin and Standard Schnauzer. Contrary to their name, the Japanese Chin is not from Japan but from China. However, others believe the breed originated in Korea while others still claim they come from Japan. Either way, they were bred from the Pekingese and Pug thousands of years ago to be a lap dog. They are believed to have been brought to Japan from China in the sixth century by some Buddhist teachers who gifted some of these little dogs to the Emperor of Japan. The Japanese Chin was treated as nobility and only royal families were allowed to own them. Eventually, with so many of the Japanese Chins being gifted, they managed to make their way onto trading ships and were soon found all over the world. In 1854, a Commodore in the US Navy named Matthew Calbraith Perry brought the Japanese Chin to Europe and gave a couple of these noble dogs to Queen Victoria who gifted a pair of them to the United States president, Franklin Pierce. The American Kennel Club accepted the Japanese Chin in 1888 but it was named the Japanese Spaniel at the time. Later, in 1977, their name was officially changed to its name of today, the Japanese Chin and they are the 108th most common breed of dog in America. The Standard Schnauzer is the oldest of the Schnauzer breeds and has been working on farms since the middle ages. Originally from Germany, the Schnauzer was bred with the Wire-Haired Pinscher, Wolf Spitz, and German Poodle to perfect the breed for ratting and guarding the farm. While other breeds were becoming fancy German show dogs, the Standard Schnauzer continued working on the farms of Germany but was eventually noticed by the German dog fanciers who produced a standard for the breed. Soon after, the AKC noticed the Schnauzer and it was accepted into the club in 1904, where it is the 85th most well-liked breed in America.

Standard Schnauzer Chin Breed Appearance

The Standard Schnauzer Chin appearance varies quite a bit due to the differences between the two parent breeds. The Japanese Chin is a tiny toy breed that is usually under 10 pounds but the Standard Schnauzer ranges from 30 to 40 pounds so the Standard Schnauzer Chin may be anywhere from 10 to 30 pounds. The Japanese Chin also has a round head with short legs and the Standard Schnauzer is a rectangular dog with long legs so their body is something in between. Their coat may be white and black with red or beige points, white and red, white and orange or lemon, or white and black.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Standard Schnauzer Chin eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Standard Schnauzer Chin nose
brown Standard Schnauzer Chin nose
Coat Color Possibilities
brindle Standard Schnauzer Chin coat
sable Standard Schnauzer Chin coat
pied Standard Schnauzer Chin coat
white Standard Schnauzer Chin coat
fawn Standard Schnauzer Chin coat
cream Standard Schnauzer Chin coat
red Standard Schnauzer Chin coat
brown Standard Schnauzer Chin coat
black Standard Schnauzer Chin coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Standard Schnauzer Chin straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Standard Schnauzer Chin Breed Maintenance

Your Standard Schnauzer Chin maintenance largely depends on which parent breed they take after. However, both breeds require a lot of grooming time so be ready to spend some quality time brushing your dog. The Standard Schnauzer has medium length wiry fur that is longer on the chin and the legs, requiring special grooming to strip the coat and keep the beard trimmed. The long, silky coat of the Japanese Chin needs thorough brushing with a pin brush and metal comb on a daily basis to reduce shedding and matting. Bathing your dog is only necessary when your dog gets really dirty since they are both regular groomers and you should trim their toenails once a month.
Brushes for Standard Schnauzer Chin
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Standard Schnauzer Chin requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Standard Schnauzer Chin Temperament

The Standard Schnauzer Chin is an affectionate pet with a lot of energy and an entertaining personality. They may have the small dog syndrome that some little dogs get when they are treated like humans so be sure to let them know who is in charge from the beginning. Housebreaking them can be slow and you will have to be firm but use positive reinforcement rather than physical punishment. These dogs do get along well with other dogs as long as they are socialized well and early but do better in homes without small children. They may also be susceptible to separation anxiety and frequent barking.

Standard Schnauzer Chin Activity Requirements

This breed is an energetic working dog that also enjoys laying around at times. The Schnauzer in them has the hunting and ratting blood that makes them want to chase any small critter they see but the Japanese Chin is the type that would rather watch you do the work. However, they do need to get out and exercise every day whether they want to or not to keep them healthy and happy. The Schnauzer is athletic and enjoys any kind of outdoor sports such as tracking, hunting, and earth dog trials. The Japanese Chin is also athletic but enjoys other types of sports like climbing and jumping, so agility courses are perfect for them.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes
activity minutes

Standard Schnauzer Chin Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1.5 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.60
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$24.00 - $48.00
food bag monthly cost

Standard Schnauzer Chin Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Standard Schnauzer Chin size stats at six months
Height: 13.0 inches Weight: 15.0 lbs
Female Standard Schnauzer Chin size stats at six months
Height: 10.0 inches Weight: 10.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Standard Schnauzer Chin size stats at 12 months
Height: 14.0 inches Weight: 20.0 lbs
Female Standard Schnauzer Chin size stats at 12 months
Height: 11.0 inches Weight: 15.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Standard Schnauzer Chin size stats at 18 months
Height: 15.0 inches Weight: 25.0 lbs
Female Standard Schnauzer Chin size stats at 18 months
Height: 12.0 inches Weight: 20.0 lbs

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