Standard Wauzer

20-25 lbs
13-15"
Unknown
Westie
Standard Schnauzer
Wauzer
The Standard Wauzer is a hybrid dog. His parent breeds are the West Highland White Terrier and the Standard Schnauzer. He is a small dog, weighing less than thirty pounds at maturity. He will require only moderate grooming, and  he may inherit the hypoallergenic gene from his West Highland White Terrier parent. He is an excellent family pet, and, with plenty of socialization, he does well with other pets. He is happy in either an apartment or a home with a yard that provides him plenty of room for play. He is easy to train, and he will need daily exercise to remain healthy.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
West Highland White Terrier, Standard Schnauzer

Standard Wauzer Health

Average Size
Male Standard Wauzer size stats
Height: 13-15 inches Weight: 25-30 lbs
Female Standard Wauzer size stats
Height: 13-15 inches Weight: 20-25 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Craniomandibular Osteopathy (Lion Jaw)
  • Myotonia Congenita
Minor Concerns
  • Eye Problems
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Urinary Stones
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Full Physical Examination
  • DNA for VWD

Standard Wauzer Breed History

The Wauzer is not a common designer breed; however, this is due to the fact that he is more recently developed than some other hybrid breeds. It is thought that this particular hybrid breed has been in existence for up to forty years. However, the Standard Wauzer has become increasingly popular within the last ten years. Unfortunately, there are no exact records on how the hybrid was developed, so,. a study of the history of the parent breeds is in order. The Standard Schnauzer hails from Germany. Evidence of the breed has been found in paintings by Rembrandt, and a tapestry from 1501 depicts a dog much like the Standard Schnauzer. The Schnauzer was bred to work with livestock, guard farm property, and to rid the farm of mice and rats. Schnauzers often accompanied their owners to market as a means of protection. In the 1800s, breeders began introducing the gray Wolfspitz and the black German Poodle in the breeding process. At one time, the Standard Schnauzer was referred to as a Wirehaired Pinscher. In 1879, owners began showing the Standard Schnauzer. During World War I, the Standard Schnauzer was utilized by the military to aid Red Cross volunteers and to carry messages to various battalions. It is thought that the Standard Schnauzer was brought to the United States for the first time in the early 1900s. He could have made his way here with German families who migrated here, or he could have been brought back to the U.S. with those who had fallen in love with the breed while serving during WWI. He was registered by the American Kennel Club in 1945. The West Highland White Terrier, also known as the Westie, is thought to have originated in the Highlands of Scotland some time during the 1600s. The dog was bred for the purpose of hunting mice or rats. He is related distantly to the Dandie Dinmont, Skye, Scottish, and Cairn Terrier. However, in 1906, the Westie was officially recognized as its own breed by the Kennel Club of England. According to legend, the Westie is white because a Colonel Malcom of Poltallock mistakenly shot one of his West Highland terriers during a hunt. Upon realizing what he had done, the colonel bred only white West Highlands from that point on so that the dog could never be mistaken for a fox again.

Standard Wauzer Breed Appearance

The Standard Wauzer is a small dog. At maturity, he will weigh no more than thirty pounds.  He will have a double coat. The undercoat is dense. The outer coat is long and wiry. He is often white, but, should the Standard Schnauzer be the dominant parent breed, he may be a variety of colors. He may be brindle, red, or black. He may also be silver or gray. He is generally short and stocky. He generally has the short legs of the Westie parent. He may have erect ears. However if he has the longer, floppy ears of the Schnauzer parent, you may need to give his ears a little more TLC. He generally has brown eyes. He may also have longer hair around his eyes as well. He may or may not inherit the beard so characteristic of the Standard Schnauzer parent.
Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Standard Wauzer eyes
Hazel
brown Standard Wauzer eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Standard Wauzer nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
red Standard Wauzer coat
Red
silver Standard Wauzer coat
Silver
white Standard Wauzer coat
White
gray Standard Wauzer coat
Gray
brindle Standard Wauzer coat
Brindle
black Standard Wauzer coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Standard Wauzer wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Standard Wauzer Breed Maintenance

The Standard Wauzer will require a moderate amount of maintenance. He will need daily brushing to maintain a healthy coat. You may choose to clip his coat. If so, you will still need to brush him two or three times a week. Bathe him every six to eight weeks. Choose an all-natural shampoo so as not to irritate his skin. You may need to trim the hair around his eyes in order to keep him from having difficulty seeing. If his ears are erect, you will simply need to clean his ears when you bathe him. If he has floppy ears, you will need to clean his ears out once a week. Use a damp cotton ball to wipe his ears. Check for any odor or redness at this time. These symptoms are indicative of an ear infection. Brush his teeth every two or three days in order to prevent bad breath and the build-up of tartar. Brush his teeth daily if you want to prevent tooth decay. Trim his nails every two to four weeks.
Brushes for Standard Wauzer
Pin Brush
Comb
Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Standard Wauzer requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Standard Wauzer Temperament

The Wauzer is a sweet, lovable little dog. He is friendly and rarely meets a stranger. In fact, he craves attention. He does not like to be left alone for long periods of time, and he may be prone to separation anxiety. He loves to cuddle and he also loves to entertain. You will enjoy watching his antics, and he loves nothing more than to make you laugh. He is a wonderful companion, and he will want to join you in most family activities. He has a lot of energy and can keep up! He is highly intelligent, so it would be a good idea to invest in toys that stimulate his mind. He is great with children and other dogs. With early socialization, he may get along with other pets (cats, ferrets, and the like). Keep in mind that he does have a tendency to view smaller animals as prey, so be careful when introducing your Wauzer to new pets. However, if he grows up with these pets, he is unlikely to view other pets as anything more than a buddy.

Standard Wauzer Activity Requirements

The Standard Wauzer is a highly energetic little dog, and he will need a good deal of activity to maintain both his happiness and his health. Left to his own devices, the Wauzer might become somewhat lazy and put on weight. He will enjoy almost any activity you provide him with, as long as he gets to be with the family. Short, brisk walks through the neighborhood are the perfect activity for both you and the Wauzer. He will also enjoy trips to the dog park. However, make sure that he is completely trained in obedience before letting him off his leash. He may have a tendency to chew and dig, so plan for this in providing activities for the Wauzer. Giving him toys that allow him to chew and playing tug-of-war with him will keep him from tearing up your belongings. If you happen to put him in a fenced-in area for play, be sure to place the fence posts deep enough into the ground so that he does not dig himself out of the yard.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
9 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Standard Wauzer Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.90 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $32.00

Standard Wauzer Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Standard Wauzer size stats at six months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 13 lbs
Female Standard Wauzer size stats at six months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 11 lbs
12 Months
Male Standard Wauzer size stats at 12 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 17 lbs
Female Standard Wauzer size stats at 12 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 15 lbs
18 Months
Male Standard Wauzer size stats at 18 months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 21 lbs
Female Standard Wauzer size stats at 18 months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 19 lbs

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