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Chihuahua / Miniature Schnauzer Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Kiki the Chizer sitting on a couch next to a purse and looking at the camera holder with its mouth open and tongut out

Kiki the Chihuahua / Schnauzer mix at 1 and a half years old—We found Kiki at a flea market, and thought she was a very unusual hybrid but so cute. We automatically fell in love with her. She was only about six weeks old when we got her. She had markings like a Rottweiler. Eventually as she grew her hair got longer and turned Schnauzer grey. She is almost 2 years old and we couldn't imagine life without her! She has the best little personality. She shares both Chihuahua and Schnauzer traits. Protective like a Chihuahua, and has the Schnauzer bark and energy. She knows how to sit, stay, speak, lay, "go get bubba" (her Pug brother), among other commands. Never knew this was a popular hybrid, and they're considered "Chizers"! We're actually wanting another one!"

Other Names
  • Schnauchi
  • Schnauhuahua
  • Schnizer

The Chizer is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Chihuahua and the Miniature Schnauzer. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DBR = Designer Breed Registry
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
Recognized Names
  • American Canine Hybrid Club = Chizer
  • Designer Breed Registry = Schnauchi
  • International Designer Canine Registry® = Chizer
Close Up - Mocha the Chizer standing next to a water bowl and looking at the camera holder with a refrigerator in the background

Mocha the Chizer (Chihuahua / Miniature Schnauzer mix breed dog) at 1 and a half years old

Mocha the Chizer standing on a white and tan tiled floor and looking up at the camera holder

Mocha the Chizer (Chihuahua / Miniature Schnauzer mix breed dog) at 1 and a half years old

Mocha the Chizer as a puppy being held up, belly-out in the lap of a person and looking at the camera holder

Mocha the Chizer (Chihuahua / Miniature Schnauzer mix breed) as a puppy at 4 months old

Coco the black Chizer with one very large ear standing up and the other ear down sitting in the lap of a person who is behind it and looking to the right

Coco the Chizer (Chihuahua / Miniature Schnauzer mix breed dog) at 2 years old—"Coco is a very obedient, gentle dog. She likes to watch TV and play with the kids around the house. She will stay by my side whenever I'm laying down and especially when I'm sick. Coco loves to fetch and chase after squirrels. Her short legs take her very far, believe it or not."

Honey the Chizer is laying on white and green blankets on a black leather couch

"This is Honey the Chizer at one year old. She is Miniature Schnauzer and Chihuahua. Honey is a slight bit bigger than a Chihuahua and has medium length hair that is coarse. Honey is very loving and will cuddle for hours if you let her. She loves chasing my cats and hopes they will chase her does and she loves it! Honey is great around kids and snuggles up with them all the time. She loves to play catch me if you can! She is very fast. Honey is protective and not easily trusting to strangers. She needs time to get used to new people but does. She is smart and will sit, stay, speak, come and lie down. I cannot imagine life without my Honey!"

Front view head shot of a small happy looking wiry haired dog with small ears that fold over to the front in a v-shape. It has a black nose, pink tongue and dark eyes. There is a larger brown dog behind it. They are outside in front of a white stucco wall.

"This is my Slicky a 3 month old Chizer. He is super friendly and loves playing with cats."

A small wiry looking gray and tan dog with perk ears wearing a hot pink harness sitting in grass looking up a the camera. The dog has dark eyes, a dark nose and a small tail and looks like its smiling.

"This is Pennelope, my 2 year old Chihuahua / Miniature Schnauzer mix with her hair long. She is, by far, the most behaved dog I have ever seen. Her favorite game is fetch and she absolutely loves anything cheesy, especially cheese crackers! However, little Pennelope is a very jealous dog. If she spots another dog near me, she immediately gets mad, but never vicious of course."

A small breed dog with its coat shaved short on its back and the top of its head and longer hair on its legs and belly and face. It has large perk ears and is laying down on a hardwood floor wearing a hot pink harness. It has dark eyes and a black nose.

Pennelope the 2 year old Chihuahua / Miniature Schnauzer mix with her hair shaved short wearing her hot pink harness.

Front view of a wiry looking overweight dog with perk ears and gray, tan and white fur sitting in dirt and grass looking to the left. The dog has a black nose, black lips and black eyes.

"This is our Chizer "Lucy". She is 6 years old in this picture and very friendly. She will visit with strangers while we are on our daily walk and makes friends very quickly. She is very balanced and very happy."

Front view close up head shot of a wiry looking dog sitting in dirt and grass looking up. The dog has dark eyes, a black nose, large perk ears and is wearing a blue collar.

Lucy the Chizer at 6 years old

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