Facts & Origin
Crested Schnauzer (Chinese Crested Dog and Miniature Schnauzer Mix)
The Crested Schnauzer is a designer dog breed that is the result of crossing a Chinese C rested Dog and a Miniature Schnauzer. The Chinese Crested Dog is an ancient and rare breed characterized by its unique "crest" - an area of long hair that extends from the head to the tail. On the other hand, the Miniature Schnauzer originated in Germany and is known for its small size, energy and distinctive "schnauzer" or beard.
Suitability and attitude
The Crested Schnauzer is well suited for families, individuals or the elderly. They are adaptable and can live just as well in an apartment as they can in a house with a yard. However, they need regular exercise and mental stimulation to maintain a healthy weight and avoid boredom. Their friendly and sociable nature makes them great companion dogs and they usually get along well with children and other pets.
|Origin||China - Germany|
|Life expectancy||12 - 15 years|
|Care requirements||low-maintenance - high-maintenance|
|Activity level||low - high|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
The Crested Schnauzer is an intelligent, playful and affectionate dog. They inherit the curiosity and energy of the Miniature Schnauzer, as well as the affection and calmness of the Chinese Crested. These dogs are social and enjoy being part of family activities. Despite their smaller size, they can exhibit strong alertness, which makes them good watchdogs.
The Crested Schnauzer is an adorable, intelligent and lively companion dog that is perfect for a variety of life circumstances. With proper care, exercise and attention, this mixed breed dog is sure to enrich any family.
Grooming and health
Crested Schnauzers may have moderate grooming needs, depending on the type of coat they have. Dogs that have inherited the coat of the Chinese Crested require regular brushing to prevent matting and shedding, while those with the coat of the Miniature Schnauzer require less intensive grooming. They are prone to the same health conditions as their parent breeds, including eye problems, skin problems, and dental issues, so regular vet visits and good nutrition are important to their health and well-being.
What does this mixed breed look like?
Thesize of the Crested Schnauzer can vary depending on which parent they more closely resemble, but they generally fall into the small to medium sized category. Their coats can be long and silky, like the Chinese Crested, or dense and wiry, like the Miniature Schnauzer. Colors can vary and include anything from white to black, gray and even brindle. They have a distinctive expression and a robust build.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
This hyrid breed is affectionate, energetic, intelligent, bright and alert. They are very loyal companions and love to spend time with their families.
The average life expectancy is 12-15 years.
This hybrid breed can be prone to skin diseases as well as musculoskeletal, cardiac and eye diseases.
It is important to brush the coat regularly to reduce matting and dirt.
Yes, these dogs make great companions. They are intelligent, affectionate and loyal. However, they need regular attention and mental stimulation to be happy.