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The Miniature Schnoxie is a hybrid dog that is a combination of the breeds Daschund and Miniature Schnauzer. Dachshund + Miniature Schnauzer = Miniature Schnoxie. This is a small sized dog that will make a great pet but also a good guard dog for the family. Miniature Schnoxies will often embody a lot of the physical traits of their Miniature Schnauzer parent.
The most common colors for Miniature Schnoxies are black, black and brown, white, cream, red, silver, gray, and light brown or golden. They will grow to be about fifteen to thirty pounds and have flappy ears and short but most often medium length fur. They will grow to be about fourteen or twenty inches tall. They have that bearded look of the Schnauzer as well, although physical attributes from both parents can vary.
The Miniature Schnoxie is a great pet for a variety of people as it is a very loving dog. Not only that, it is alert, docile, stubborn, friendly, curious, intelligent and loyal. It is also protective, and will bark if it sees intruders coming into the house or trying to break in. They are very good at guarding and hunting and possess a natural defensive instinct to protect their pack (also known as their owner humans).
Miniature Schnoxies will need a good amount of exercise on a regular basis. Take them out on walks and to the park to keep them healthy. Brush them on a regular basis as well! They will live about twelve to fifteen years, although some Miniature Schnoxies will live past fifteen years. Take them to the vet and make sure that you have them get heartworm medication and checked out for various ailments.