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Mini Wauzer

West Highland White Terrier / Miniature Schnauzer Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

A gray with tan scruffy looking Wauzer dog that is sitting on a carpet and its head is tilted to the left. It has small triangular ears that fold over to the front.

Bailey the Wauzer at 3 years old—"Bailey loves to play, watch TV and visit with all kinds of people. Bailey's mom was a Schnauzer and her father was a Westie (yet she looks like a Cairn ))."

Other Names
  • Wauzer
  • West Highland Schnauzer
  • Giant Wauzer - (Westie x Giant Schnauzer mix)
  • Standard Wauzer - (Westie x Standard Schnauzer mix)
Description

The Mini Wauzer is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Miniature Schnauzer and the Westie. 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 topdown view of a black brindle Wauzer dog that is sitting on a hardwood floor. Her mouth is open and it looks like she is smiling. The dog has wide black round eyes and pointy ears that stand up.

Wiggles the Wauzer at 8 months old—"Wiggles is a Wauzer (Min. Schnauzer and Westie mix). She is dark brindle in color. She is a sweet, happy dog. She is a wonderful, happy-go-lucky pet that does not shed. Great pets for kids from 1 - 90."

The back of a black brindle wiry looking Wauzer dog that is standing next to a metal chair on a hardwood floor. The dog is small and low to the ground.

Wiggles the dark brindle Wauzer at 8 months old

The left side of a black brindle Wauzer dog that is sniffing an orange plush doll in front of it. The dog is wiry looking.

Wiggles the dark brindle Wauzer at 8 months old

The front left side of a black brindle Wauzer dog that is laying on a red 'Coca-Cola' throw rug in front of a couch on top of a hardwood floor.

Wiggles the dark brindle Wauzer at 8 months old

A wiry looking dark brown brindle dog with ears that stand up and fold over at the tips sitting on a blue afghan knit blanket wearing a red harness. The dog has a black nose and round dark eyes.

Emi the dark brindle Wauzer at 6 months old—"I think she favors the Schnauzer side. Her beard is very noticeable, but can't tell if its going to be like a full beard as I've seen on full Schnauzers. the hair on her legs is very obviously growing much longer now also. She's a very energetic, loving , smart dog. She is brindle in color. In pictures the brindle doesn't show up much. In her puppy picture she looks much blacker, in this shot the brindling shows up much better. At 6 months old she weighed 10 pounds."

A fluffy little dark brown brindle puppy laying down on a tan carpet wearing a hot pink harness. It has a dark nose and dark round eyes. Its one ear is flopped over and the other ear is up and out to the side. There are dog toys next to it.

"This is the first day I brought Emi home. She was nine weeks old weighing 3.3 pounds."

Front view - a dark brown brindle dog with a fluffy snout, a black  nose and round eyes looking forward. The dog has a big black nose.

Gus the dark brindle Wauzer as a puppy at 5 months old—"Gus is a brindle Wauzer. He is a puppy, age 5 months old in this picture. He is very cute and active, not hyper! His dad is a Westie and his mom is a salt and peper Schnauzer. At 5 months he weighed 16 pounds. His coat is soft. He is clipped like a schnauzer. His ears are natural. He loves his toys. He lets you know if someone is around."

View from the top looking down at the dog -  a dark brown brindle dog with shorter hair on its back and longer hair on its legs with short fold over ears sitting on a red carpet looking down. There are toys in front of and next to the puppy.

Gus the dark brindle Wauzer as a puppy at 5 months old

The back right side of a white Wauzer that is laying on a wooden dock and it is looking back. The dogs fur looks wet on its head. It has a black nose and its paws are over the edge of the dock.

Tommy the Wauzer (Schnauzer / Westie mix) at 7 months old

The right side of a muddy white Wauzer dog that is standing in muddy water at a beach. There is a small wave behind the dog.

Tommy the Wauzer (Schnauzer / Westie mix breed dog) at 7 months old enjoying the muddy water

Close up - A white Wauzer dog is laying on a plastic chair and its head is tilted to the left. The dog has mud on the front of its snout and on its nose and round dark eyes.

Tommy the Wauzer (Schnauzer / Westie mix breed dog) at 7 months old

A white Wauzer puppy is sitting on a wooden dock and it is looking forward with a sunset over the water in the background.

Tommy the Wauzer (Schnauzer / Westie mix breed) as a puppy

The left side of a white Wauzer puppy that is sitting against a white wall on top of a brick floor and it is wearing a red bandana. It has dark round eyes and a wiry looking coat.

Tommy the Wauzer (Schnauzer / Westie mix breed) as a puppy

Topdown view of a white Wauzer puppy that is sitting on a bunched up rug. The puppy is looking up. It has a black nose and black eyes.

Tommy the Wauzer (Schnauzer / Westie mix breed) as a puppy