The Chonzer is a cross between the Miniature Schnauzer and Bichon Frise breeds. The ears will be longer and fold over, hanging close to the head. They will have a scissor bite and dark eyes. The coat will have a thick outer coat with wavy or curly hair and a soft undercoat. The Chonzer also comes in a variety of coat colors such as salt and pepper, brown, black, or chocolate.
The Chonzer is a gentle, affectionate, kind, and energetic pet who is playful, friendly, and intelligent. They are good with kids, but small children should be supervised as they may tend to poke and prod, potentially hurting the dog.
Due to both parent breeds having a heritage of high hunting drive, the Chonzer will love to chase small animals. They are also quite an active breed that will need ample exercise regardless of their living environment. The Chonzer is an intelligent breed and is eager to please so they will be relatively easy to train.
Even though Chonzers are considered a low maintenance breed because of low shedding, they will still require brushing two or three times a week to keep them clean and free from debris or matting. Avoid bathing the Chonzer unless they really need it, because frequent bathing will remove valuable oils needed to keep the skin and coat healthy. It is also good to frequently wipe their face around the eyes and check the ears weekly to prevent eye infections, matting of hair around the eyes, and to reduce the opportunities for infections to develop.
Clubs, Registries & Associations
(Based on breed recognition. See store for details on a particular puppy.)
- American Canine Hybrid Club
- Designer Dogs Kennel Club
- Dog Registry of America, Inc.
- International Designer Canine Registry
Average Weight: 25-35 lbs.
Personality Traits: Affectionate, kind, energetic
Country of Origin: United States
Coat: Dense, wavy or curly