Breed group : Toy, Terrier
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GENERALBreed group: Toy, Terrier Type: Hybrid
Talent: Guarding, Watchdog
PHYSICALSize: Small Weight: 7-20 pounds Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black, Black & White, Brown & White, Gray / Salt & Pepper, Light Brown / Golden, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 12-15 years Rarity: Common Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Good for every climate
The Mauzer is a cross between a purebred Maltese and a purebred Miniature Schnauzer. They are called hybrid dogs due to their origination from two different pure breeds. These dogs are small in size with a height in the range of 8 to 14 inches and weight anywhere between 7 to 20 pounds. These dogs are cuddly, friendly, alert, intelligent and docile. These dogs are loving to their family but wary of unfamiliar persons. Once properly introduced, they instantly become friendly with guests. These dogs are alert and make good watch dogs. They are not noisy and will only bark to get attention of their owner to something or to display their pleasure or displeasure. They are very playful and high energy dogs. They can live in a small house or apartment if their exercise needs are properly met. They make very good family and companion dogs.
The Mauzer dogs are found in a few colors. Mostly they are found in white or white with black patches or gray with white or black.
Their coat can be like a Miniature Schnauzer with short, wiry and rough hair or it can be like a Maltese with long and silky hair. The coat is really cute to look at. It has a soft and silky feel. Physically, it is about 8.5 inches long and hangs on each side unless the owner decides to cut it short like a puppy cut.
The Mauzer dogs are friendly and docile dogs. They are loving and affectionate with their family but wary of strangers. These dogs are cuddly and eager to please and like to spend more time with their family. They like to cuddle up or snuggle beside their owner. These dogs are very good with children and make great playmates with their playfulness. They also get along well with other dogs and pets in the family. The Mauzer dogs are alert and attentive and make good watch dogs. They are suspicious of strangers and will bark to alert the family if an unfamiliar person tries to get near. Once the guests are greeted by the owners, they become instant friends with them. They are very good dogs to have as family pets.
Adequate time is needed to attend the needs of this breed. This type of coat is single coat and these dogs will need protection from weather extreme. It is because the length of the coat needs daily combing and brushing using a brush to avoid mat formation. Aside from that, trimming of its coat around the eyes and ears must be done using a blunt-nosed scissors to prevent irritation of the mentioned areas. Furthermore, drying also should be a part of the routine to prevent possible infection.
The Mauzer dogs are very trainable. They are intelligent and eager to please dogs and will thrive to gentle training accompanied with positive reinforcements. The trainers of this breed should be able to project a leader behavior even in a simple walk. They should always take a lead or else it will result to a behavior problem in which they will not listen anymore thinking that they are more strong-minded than humans. Moreover, instructions must be done in a gentle but firm with a touch of authority in a natural way.
These dogs will need playing opportunities to be happy and content. Since this breed has a huge amount of energy stores, sufficient activity must also be done to release it. Thus, it is preferable to do play activities without the leash on but just make sure that it is in a safe yard. Aside from liberating the energy, a brisk and long walk or jog is also highly necessary to prevent behavioral issues.