Mini Wire Hair Snauzer:Fox Terrier and Miniature Schnauzer Mix

Hybrid Breed

Fox Terrier + Miniature Schnauzer


What is a Mini Wire Hair Schnauzer?

The Mini Wire Hair Schnauzer, also known as the Fox Terrier and Miniature Schnauzer mix, is a small but energetic dog created by mixing two popular breeds.

Origin and history

This mix is created from the pairing of a Fox Terr ier and a Miniature Schnauzer, two breeds with a rich history. Fox Terriers were originally bred in England in the 19th century for fox hunting. Miniature Schnauzers also date back to the 19th century, but from Germany, and were used as rat catchers. Both breeds are known for their intelligence and temperament.

Alternate Name -
Origin UK - Germany
Life expectancy 12 - 15 years
Care requirements high-maintenance
Activity level high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Character and Behavior

The energy, stamina and courage of Fox Terriers mate with the keen intelligence and affection of Miniature Schnauzers in the Mini Wire Hair Schnauzer. The result is a motley character that is both sophisticated and exceedingly lovable. In summary, this mixed breed produces active and social dogs.

  • Active and Energetic: Like the Fox Terrier, the Mini Wire Hair Schnauzer is a very active and energetic dog. They require a lot of exercise and feel most comfortable when they have tasks and challenges to complete.
  • Independent and Intelligent: The Mini Wire Hair Schnauzer's heritage makes them a clever and independent animal. They learn quickly, but need consistent and positive training.
  • Sociable and affe ctionate: Despite their independence, Mini Wire Hair Schnauzers are also very sociable and affectionate pets. They build strong bonds with their families and enjoy the company of both people and animals.

Suitability and attitude

The Mini Wire Hair Schnauzer is full of energy and needs plenty of exercise. Therefore, he is especially suited for active people and families. Trips to the park, walks, and playtime are essential.

Despite his high energy level, this dog is very loving and will fit well in any family with children. Consistent and loving training is essential for a successful bond. Conditioned by its original breeding intent, the Mini Wire Hair Schnauzer brings the necessary will to work and proves to be intelligent and docile.

Care of the Mini Wire Hair Snauzer

The Mini Wire Hair Snauzer's coat care requires special attention. His rough and dense coat should be brushed and combed regularly to prevent matting. Intensive grooming is required, especially during the shedding phases. His hanging whiskers should be kept clean and trimmed as needed.

  • Coat care: regular brushing
  • Whiskers: keep clean and trim as needed.

Health and nutrition

Like most breeds, Mini Wire Hair Snauzers are prone to certain health problems. These include skin conditions and eye problems in particular. A balanced diet and regular veterinary checkups are therefore essential.

ith good health and care, the life expectancy is 13 to 15 years.

Breeding of the Mini Wire Hair Snauzer

Breeding the Mini Wire Hair Snauzer should be done responsibly and with care. Important aspects are a genetic health check of the parents and a careful selection of puppy buyers. The goal of any breeding should be to preserve and promote the special characteristics of this mixed breed.

The Mini Wire Hair Snauzer's coat is short, wiry and dense. Color can vary, but most have a mix of black and white, often with brown markings. Its coat is weather resistant and can look neat and trim with proper grooming.

With its distinctive muzzle and lively round eyes, this breed has a very distinctive appearance. Its body is compact and strong, with a friendly and lively expression.

Fur length short - medium
Fur rough-haired
Ear shape Tilt-ear
Tail short - lang
Anatomy muscular, square, muscular
Size ♀ 30 - 39 cm
Weight ♀ 5 - 9 kg
Size ♂ 30 - 39 cm
Weight ♂ 5 - 10 kg
Suitable For -
  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Numbness

    Often occurs in old age.

  • Bone Cancer

    May occur with age.

  • Ataxia

    Ataxia (from Greek ἀταξία ataxia 'disorder' 'irregularity') is a generic term in medicine for various disorders of movement coordination. Ataxia can occur even when there is no paralysis (paresis), that is, when there is normal muscle strength.

  • Myelopathy

    Degenerative myelopathies of dogs are a series of slowly progressing neurological diseases associated with destruction of the spinal cord. These diseases are associated with slowly progressive movement disorders of the hindquarters.

  • This hybrid breed has characteristics that relate to the basis of the parent breeds. They tend to be intelligent and bright, loyal and caring followers and responsive players.

  • Since every dog is different, whether health problems occur depends on the individual animal.

  • As with most dogs, the coat needs to be brushed at least once a week to prevent tangles.

  • Yes, regular training is necessary.

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