Miniature Border Schnollie:Border collie and Miniature Schnauzer Mix

Hybrid Breed

Border collie + Miniature Schnauzer


What is a Miniature Border Schnollie?

The Miniature Border Schnollie, a charming mix of Miniature Schnauzer and Border Collie, is a relatively new designer dog breed. Two highly intelligent and active breeds make up the DNA of this unique dog breed known for its energetic, happy and loving personalities.

History and Origin

The Miniature Border Schnollie is a cross between two well-known and popular dog breeds - the Border Collie, famous for its shepherding abilities and the Miniature Schnauzer, known for its companion dog character. This breed was created in the last decades mainly in the USA and Australia with the aim to combine the positive qualities of both breeds.

Alternate Name -
Origin UK - Germany
Life expectancy 10 - 15 years
Care requirements high-maintenance
Activity level high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Characteristics and temperament

This mixed breed often inherits the intelligence and work ethic of the Border Collie and the alertness and friendly nature of the Miniature Schnauzer. It is known to be smart, loyal and alert. This dog loves to do chores and be an active part of family life.

  • Loyalty: Miniature Border Schnolls are extremely loyal and form a close bond with their owners.
  • Intelligence: they are remarkably intelligent, which makes them quick learners. These dogs love to be challenged mentally and are easy to train.
  • Energy: With a high energy peak, these dogs need a lot of exercise. They love long walks, games and activities.
  • Attention: although they can be very independent, they still enjoy the company of their owners and need daily interaction.

Suitability of the Miniature Border Schnollie.

This breed is great for active families or individuals, as the Miniature Border Schnollie needs plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. They make great companions and love learning new tricks and performing tasks. They are also very child and pet friendly.

Please note: As with all mixed breeds, a Miniature Border Schnollie's individual personality and appearance may vary and differ from the characteristics listed above. It is important to contact a responsible breeder to ensure the dog is healthy and well socialized.

Care tips

A Miniature Border Schnollie requires regular grooming:

  • Regular brushing: Regular grooming is necessary, especially during the coat change. Long or curly coats should be brushed at least once a week to prevent matting.
  • Health Check: It is also important to regularly check and clean your dog's ears, as well as take care of his teeth.
  • Diet: The Miniature Border Schnollie needs a balanced, high-quality diet to support his vitality and energy.
  • Exercise: This mixed breed dog is very active and needs adequate daily exercise and mental stimulation. This can be achieved through toys, outings and dog sports such as agility or obedience.

Health of the Miniature Border Schnollie

Miniature Border Schnollies are generally healthy dogs, but can be prone to certain genetic diseases, such as hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, and various eye diseases. It is important that they be examined regularly by a veterinarian to detect health problems early.

Breeding the Miniature Border Schnollie

Breeding a Miniature Border Schnollie can be challenging because the parent breeds have different sizes, body types and personalities. Therefore, it is important to find a trustworthy breeder who prioritizes the health of the animals and is dedicated to providing well-socialized, healthy puppies.

It is always advisable to visit the parents before purchasing a puppy to ensure they are in good health and well socialized.

The Miniature Border Schnollie is characterized by its medium size, rugged appearance and soft, medium-length coat, which often has the characteristic Schnauzer mustache look. They are strong, sturdy and have impressive stamina.

The Miniature Border Schnollie's coat is of medium length, dense and water repellent, which is beneficial when working in rural areas. Coat colors range from black, brown, white to various mixtures of these colors. In addition, the coat can be either smooth or curly.

Fur length medium
Fur flat coated - rough-haired
Ear shape Standing Ears - Tilt-ear
Tail fanned out - lang
Anatomy slim, sporty, muscular
Size ♀ 30 - 53 cm
Weight ♀ 5 - 19 kg
Size ♂ 30 - 56 cm
Weight ♂ 5 - 20 kg
Suitable For -
  • Epilepsy

    Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.

  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • A Miniature Border Schnollie is an intelligent, affectionate and energetic hybrid breed. They are very athletic and therefore need a lot of exercise. They are also very alert and can be trained very well.

  • This dog can come in many different colors including white, black, brown, silver, gold, red and black/silver.

  • It lives an average of 12 to 14 years.

  • They need a lot of attention, love and care. They also need training and physical activity to stay healthy and happy.

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