Species group: Mixed Breeds
Other name(s): Miniature Schnaupin
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.
The first generation Miniature Schnaupin is a cross between a pure Miniature Pinscher and a pure Miniature Schnauzer, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix. This so-called designer hybrid is intended to create an apartment-sized toy that fits easily into many families.
Appearance / health:
As with many mixed breeds, even puppies from the same litter can look different. Expect an energetic toy.
Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of a mixed-breed dog, the well-socialized Miniature Schnaupin is likely to be a vivacious attention hog who loves being with its people. They should not be left alone for long hours at a time.