Schnau-Tzu:Shih Tzu and Miniature Schnauzer Mix

Hybrid Breed

Shih Tzu + Miniature Schnauzer


Miniature Schnauzer and Shih Tzu mix - a hybrid breed.

The best of both worlds! The Miniature Schnauzer and Shih Tzu mix is the perfect companion for anyone looking for a loving, loyal and fun-loving pup.

What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?

The Miniature Schnauzer-Shih Tzu mix is a small dog with a short, stocky body. They weigh between 4 and 8 kg and have a shoulder height of 20 to 30 cm. They have a long, fluffy coat that can be either black, white or a mixture of both. They have a long muzzle and floppy ears.

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Origin Tibet - Germany
Life expectancy 10 - 16 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 Miniature Schnauzer and Shih Tzu mix - Such is probably his nature.

The Miniature Schnauzer-Shih Tzu mix is a small to medium sized dog with a life expectancy of about 12-15 years. They are a cross between the Miniature Schnauzer and the Shih Tzu, two popular companion dog breeds. These dogs are loyal and affectionate, which makes them great family dogs. They do not shed and are hypoallergenic, which is ideal for those with allergies.

Miniature Schnauzers and Shih Tzus are both known for their friendly and social personalities, so it's no surprise that their mixed breeds inherit these traits. These puppies are outgoing and enjoy human contact. They love nothing more than to be by their owner's side and will happily follow him around the house.

Although they are not overly active, Miniature Schnauzers and Shih Tzu mixes still need some daily exercise. A short walk or a play session in the backyard is enough to keep them happy and healthy.

Like all dogs, Miniature Schnauzers and Shih Tzu mixes need proper nutrition and care. They should be fed with high quality food and their teeth should be brushed regularly. Their coats should be brushed a few times a week to prevent matting and tangles.

If you are looking for a loyal and loving companion dog, the Miniature Schnauzer-Shih Tzu mix could be the perfect puppy for you!

What diseases can occur in Miniature Schnauzer and Shih Tzu mix.

The Miniature Schnauzer-Shih Tzu mix is a small, agile dog that is a cross between the Miniature Schnauzer and the Shih Tzu. The breed is also known as the Shih Tzu-Schnauzer mix, Shitzu-Schnauzer mix or Shnau-Tzu.

This breed has a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years and has no major health problems. However, like all breeds, the Miniature Schnauzer-Shih Tzu mix is prone to certain health disorders. Below are some of the most common health problems in this breed:

  • Allergies - both environmental and food allergies are common in this breed. Skin problems such as itching, hot spots and hair loss are often the first signs of allergies.
  • Ear infections - the Miniature Schnauzer Shih Tzu mix's long, floppy ears make them prone to ear infections. Signs of an ear infection include excessive scratching or pawing at the ears, shaking the head, and tilting the head to one side.
  • Patellar luxation: this condition causes the knee joint to slip out of position. It is usually caused by a genetic defect or injury. Patellar luxation can be painful and may require surgical correction.
  • Eye problems - the Miniature Schnauzer-Shih Tzu mix is prone to a number of eye problems, including cataracts, glaucoma and retinal dysplasia. It is recommended that the eyes be examined regularly by a veterinarian to detect these problems early.

The Miniature Schnauzer-Shih Tzu mix is a loving, affectionate companion that makes a great addition to any family. With proper care, this breed can enjoy a long, healthy life.


A Miniature Schnauzer-Shih Tzu mix has a wiry and dense coat. The coat can be a variety of colors, such as black, silver, or salt and pepper. The Shih Tzu portion in the mix can give the dog a longer coat that is silky and can be brushed regularly.

Fur length medium
Fur flat coated - rough-haired
Ear shape Floppy Ear - Tilt-ear
Tail rolled up - lang
Anatomy rugged, muscular
Size ♀ 20 - 39 cm
Weight ♀ 4 - 8 kg
Size ♂ 20 - 39 cm
Weight ♂ 4 - 9 kg
Suitable For Beginner, Seniors, Children
  • Eye infections

    Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.

  • Breathing problems

    Dogs with shortened muzzles can often experience respiratory problems.

  • Patellar luxation

    Patellar luxation is the term used to describe a displacement of the kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs.

  • Knee injuries

    Some breeds, unfortunately, especially suffer from knee injuries of various kinds.

  • A Miniature Schnauzer-Shih Tzu mix usually has the body of a Miniature Schnauzer and the head and face of a Shih Tzu.

  • A Miniature Schnauzer-Shih Tzu mix usually inherits the best traits of both parents, which means it is usually an intelligent, playful and affectionate dog.

  • A Miniature Schnauzer-Shih Tzu mix usually needs a moderate amount of exercise. They can go for a daily walk or play in the garden, but they do not need hours of intense activity.

  • Miniature Schnauzers and Shih Tzu mixes usually require regular grooming and brushing to maintain their coat. They may also need to have their hair trimmed or clipped on a regular basis.

  • A mix of Miniature Schnauzers and Shih Tzu can be a good choice for a family pet as long as they are well socialized and trained. They usually get along well with children and other pets.

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