Hybrid Breed

Maltese + Miniature Schnauzer


Maltese and Miniature Schnauzer mix - a hybrid breed.

This mixed breed is the best of both worlds. You get the loyalty and loving nature of the Maltese with the spirited personality of the Miniature Schnauzer.

What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?

The Maltese Miniature Schnauzer mix has a small, compact body and weighs between 3-4 kg. They have a short, dense coat that is white with black or brown markings. Their average height is 20-25 cm.

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

Possible character traits of Maltese and Miniature Schnauzer mix - Such is probably his nature.

Maltese and Miniature Schnauzer mixes are loyal, protective and make excellent family dogs. They are also relatively easy to train and are known to be intelligent and quick learners. However, like all dogs, they need plenty of exercise, patience and love.

Maltese and Miniature Schnauzer mixes are not for everyone. These spirited little dogs have a lot of energy and need daily walks, runs or playtime. They also need lots of mental stimulation, so puzzle toys and interactive games are a must. Without proper exercise and stimulation, they can become destructive and fearful.

This mixed breed is also known to be somewhat stubborn and independent, so early socialization and obedience training are important. They can be headstrong and stubborn, but with patience and positive reinforcement, they will learn what you want them to do.

Maltese and Miniature Schnauzer mixes are excellent watchdogs, alerting you to strangers or perceived threats by barking. They are also fiercely loyal to their families and form close bonds with their human companions. They are best suited for a home with older children who respect their space and give them the attention they need.


  • affectionate
  • educable
  • compliantly
  • sociable
  • animatedly
  • lighthearted
  • fiery
  • friendly
  • fearless
  • obedient
  • intelligent
  • concentrated


  • Family Dog
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What diseases can occur in Maltese and Miniature Schnauzer mix.

The Maltese Schnauzer is a mixed breed that is the result of a cross between the Maltese and the Miniature Schnauzer. This mix is not a purebred dog and is considered a designer or hybrid dog. The Maltese Schnauzer mix is a small to medium sized dog with a life expectancy of 13 to 15 years. This mix is best suited for a home with moderate to high activity and does well with children. Maltese Schnauzers are known to be intelligent, loving and loyal dogs.

Common health problems in Maltese Schnauzers include patellar luxation, epilepsy, heart disease and eye problems. Maltese Schnauzers also tend to gain weight, so it is important that they maintain a healthy weight. Regular veterinary exams and preventative care are recommended for all Maltese Schnauzers to help them live long and healthy lives.

The coat of a Maltese Miniature Schnauzer mix is usually white, but it can also be black, brown or gray. The color of the coat can also be a combination of these colors. The texture of the coat is usually wiry and coarse, but can also be soft and silky. Maltese Miniature Schnauzer mixes do not shed much and are considered hypoallergenic.

Fur length medium
Fur wavy - rough-haired
Ear shape Triangle - Tilt-ear
Tail fanned out - lang
Anatomy dainty, muscular
Size ♀ 20 - 39 cm
Weight ♀ 3 - 8 kg
Size ♂ 21 - 39 cm
Weight ♂ 3 - 9 kg
Suitable For Beginner, Seniors, Children
  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Skin inflammations

    Can be hereditary in certain breeds.

  • Heart disease

    Can occur frequently in dogs and can sometimes be treated with medication.

  • Patellar problems

    Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.

  • A Maltese Miniature Schnauzer mix is usually small to medium in size and has a white or light colored coat. The mix may also have some black or gray markings on the face and body. The coat is usually medium to long and may be wavy or curly.

  • Maltese and Miniature Schnauzer mixes usually reach a weight of 3-4 kg and are about 20-25 cm high.

  • Maltese and Miniature Schnauzer mixes usually have a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.

  • Maltese and Miniature Schnauzer mixes are generally friendly and energetic dogs that enjoy being with people. They get along well with children and other pets, but can be wary of strangers.

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