Schnocker


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Weight: 15–25 pounds

Group

Hybrid

Description

The Schnocker is a cross between the American Cocker Spaniel and the Miniature Schnauzer breeds, and as such, tends to be a small to medium-sized dog. It has a slim build, long legs, floppy ears, dark eyes, black nose, and a tail of varying length. The Schnocker’s coat texture can vary quite a bit depending on the dominate parent breed. It can have a short or long coat which can range from straight, wavy, shaggy, coarse, or soft. Common coat colors are black, brown, blonde, white, and grey.

Personality

Being a hybrid, the Schnocker can inherit the temperament qualities of either or both parent breeds of the Miniature Schnauzer and the Cocker Spaniel. The Schnocker has been described as having an intelligent, affectionate, and loyal personality. Due to the breed’s desire to please and intelligent nature, the Schnocker has been known to be easily trained.

Grooming Requirements

The Schnocker is considered to be moderate in maintenance, with a coat which will require brushing several times a week. It is also a minimal shedding coat and might be hypoallergenic, depending on if it inherits its coat traits from the Miniature Schnauzer parent. Trimming toenails and bathing on a regular basis is also recommended.

Exercise/Energy Level

The Schnocker is a slightly active breed. Even though it would be happy to spend time with tis owner indoors, daily walks or play time is recommended. The Schnocker is small enough to live in an apartment or condo provided it is exercised appropriately.

Clubs, Registries & Associations

  • American Canine Hybrid Club
  • Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • International Designer Canine Registry

(Based on breed recognition. See store for details on this particular puppy.)