Miniature Schnaupin

Breed Rating

family friendly:
Dog friendly:
Watch/guard dog:
Affection / Dependance:
Exercise needed:
Space needed:
Tendency to bark:
Grooming Requirements:
Tendency to bark:
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Breed Attributes


Breed group:     Type: Hybrid    Talent: , , , , ,


Size: Small     Weight: about 10 pounds     Fur length: Long    Ears: Flappy    Fur type: Straight    Fur Color: Black, Black & Brown, Black & White, Light Brown / Golden, White / Cream


Life Expectancy: about 15 years    Rarity: Uncommon    Availability: Hard to find    Climate: Good for every climate.

Breed Details


Miniature Schnaupin is a mixture of the Miniature Schnauzer and a Miniature Pinscher. The mixture of these two breeds results to a really cute house pet as they are both miniature with a really compact body. Consequently, the characteristics of the hybrid is dependent on the individual attributes of the parent breeds.


The two breeds in the mix equally have the colors black although it may be tainted with other colors. Usually, red is common in a Miniature Schnaupin may it be in a tan red, stag red or rust markings. While the Min Pin has white, salt and pepper and silver hues.


The coat of the Miniature Schnaupin is not as dense as the Miniature Schnauzer and also not as short as the Min Pin. It is somewhat in the middle of the two. To describe it further, the Miniature Schanuzer has a double coat in which the undercoat as soft and wiry on the outside. On the other hand, the Min Pin has a short coat with a smooth texture and the harder one sticks to the pet's body.


This hybrid has a lot of desirable traits the makes it a top choice for families. Since this is a hybrid, it would be a lot better to look for the individual attributes of each of the breeds in the cross. The Miniature Schnauzer is a source of positivity because of the happy and friendly predisposition. It is also known as a loving and a smart pet with full of energy. Whereas the Miniature Pinscher is known for its tough, courageous and strong-willed character added with a high level of intelligence and energy.


In the provision of care, the owner must look into the health status and not only the grooming of the pet. Therefore, aside from the combing and brushing of its coat, the coat that is situated around its eyes and ears should also be trimmed with a blunt-nosed scissors to prevent irritation of the mentioned body parts. The whiskers should also be cleaned after meals.


Training this breed is trouble-free for trainers because it is a hybrid whose parents are both intelligent. But if the behavioral issues are not addressed properly, it might cause a problem. Therefore, one needs to be authoritative in giving instructions to instill in their minds that man is stronger than them and that they ought to follow and obey their masters. It should also be in a calm and consistent manner to be effective.


To prevent behavior issues, one needs to take the dog for a daily long walk to release its high energy store level and to satisfy its primal instinct to migrate. Ideally, they should be behind their owners in walking and entering a door. In this way ,they will be made aware that the humans are the leaders and not them. Thus, avoiding any behavior problems.

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