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Crested Schnauzer

Crested Schnauzer

Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Crested Schnauzer Build Information

The Crested Schnauzer comes from the crossing of the Chinese Crested with the Miniature Schnauzer. These small dogs are most commonly hairless, similar to the Chinese Crested, with the strong, squared muzzle and furry face of the Minature Schnauzer, though they may have long, soft fur in a few different color variations including pale pink to black, off-white, and gray.

Length (Male):8-12 in.
Length (Female):10-12 in.
Weight:< 14 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

They are very energetic, smart, playful, and friendly dogs, particularly enjoying hunting vermin. Crested Schnauzers love to eat so food intake should be monitored and care needs to be taken to prevent sunburn on hairless dogs. They are fast and energetic, requiring daily exercise.

Activity Level:Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black, Black & Tan, Gray, White
Grooming:Low Maintenance
Coat Type:Wiry

Crested Schnauzer Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Meet the Chinese Crested and Miniature Schnauzer mix!

Training:Moderately easy to train
Dutiful Watchdog:Yes