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Schnau-Tzu

Miniature Schnauzer / Shih Tzu Hybrid Dog

Information and Pictures

The left side of a white with grey Schnau-Tzu dog that is laying on a rug in front of a sliding door and it is looking at the camera.

Lucky the Schnau-Tzu at 2 years old—"We got Lucky when he was a month and a half old; he has since been the best family pup we could ask for."

Recognition

Miniature Schnau-Tzu

Schnautzu

Shih Schnauzer

Description

The Schnau-Tzu is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Miniature Schnauzer and the Shih Tzu. 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.

Recognition

ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DBR = Designer Breed Registry

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

A brindle grey and tan with black Schnau-Tzu dog is wearing a colorful bandanna laying across a tan couch and partially on top of a white pillow. There are tan pillows behind the dog. It is looking forward and its head is slightly tilted to the right.

Brusier the Schnau-Tzu (Schnauzer / Shih Tzu hybrid)—"Brusier was named after the dog Brusier in Legally Blonde. Brusier is about 10 months in these pics. This is the first dog I have ever really had and I am 37. This is also the first dog my daughter has had obviously, too, and she is 15. If I knew a dog was this much fun I would have had one a lot sooner. I was not looking forward to housebreaking him in, but actually it wasn't too bad as he learned pretty quickly. I then wondered if he would try to chew up everything. I can't say he has been the best at not trying to chew up things, but he knows what's his and what's not his. Brusier is pretty much how the description says on him; he is playful, loyal and loves to be with my daughter and me. He also loves taking rides and sticking his head out the window in the wind to feel the air. He loves walks and almost even walks arrogantly as he walks the sidewalk in our neighborhood as to say "look at me." He sleeps with my daughter next to her bed or with her on the bed. I love it that he doesn't shed, as I didn't want a dog that did shed. He follows us around the house to make sure he doesn't "miss" anything. He also will lie down when we lie down. We don't know anything about doing dog tricks, but I would bet he could learn things pretty well. He knows a lot of words that we say and he has adapted to know when we are getting ready to leave the house. That's when he gets his little sad puppy face in gear the best. I can't say he loves a bath but he takes it in okay. What he does love is getting dried with the hair blower. When we go places with him like PetSmart people say his face is so cute and he is a pretty dog."

Close up front side view - A shaggy looking grey and tan with black Schnau-Tzu dog is standing on a carpet and it is looking forward. The dog has longer hair on its head and tail and its body is shaved short.

Brusier the Schnau-Tzu (Schnauzer / Shih Tzu mix breed dog) at about 10 months old

Close up head shot - A shaggy looking, grey and tan with black Schnau-Tzu dog sitting on a carpet looking forward with its head tilted to the left.

Brusier the Schnau-Tzu (Schnauzer / Shih Tzu mix breed dog) at about 10 months old

Close up front side view - A tan with white and black Schnau-Tzu puppy is laying across a carpet and it is looking forward. The puppy has a toy in-between its front paws.

"This is Rex. We also call him Rexy. He is six months old now and is 2 inches taller than my full-breed Shih Tzu, but the same length as him. He is smart and he can sit, lie down and go up for treats. I am trying to teach him to shake hands. He loves the outside, unlike my Shih Tzu and is very playful especially with my other dog. When he is by other dogs that he doesn't know he is a real wimp if they try to come after him."

Close up front view - A multi-colored Schnau-Tzu is wearing a green with pink shirt and it is being held in the air by a person inside of a house.

Coco the multi-colored Schnau-Tzu (Schnauzer / Shih Tzu mix breed) at 7 months old wearing a shirt

Close up - A multi-colored Schnau-Tzu is wearing a green with pink shirt, it is being held in the air by a person, it is looking down and to the left.

Coco the multi-colored Schnau-Tzu (Schnauzer / Shih Tzu mix breed) at 7 months old wearing a shirt