The Schneagle is a small cross breed between the Schnauzer and the Beagle. While the other canine clubs have registered the Schnauzer Beagle Mix as ‘Schneagle’, it’s only the IDCR that has registered this cross as the ‘Miniature Schneagle’. Known for their intelligence, alertness, energetic abilities, friendliness, and playfulness, these social canids make a great companion dog. They are coated with average to long hair, and have ears hanging down to their long muzzle tipped with a dark nose, a hardy physique, and stout legs. Schneagles are short build, and their busy nature is sure to amuse you. The schneagle is a dog that would bond with you so intensely that you will hardly be able to escape falling in love with this little one.
|Also known as||Miniature Schneagle, Schnauzer Beagle Mix|
|Coat||Long, average, short, thick|
|Colors||Black and tan, lemon, tricolor, and white|
|Type||Designer dog, companion dog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Life Span/Expectancy||12 to 15 years|
|Weight||7-15 pounds (for full grown male and female)|
|Height (size)||Small to medium|
|Personality Traits||Loving, alert, social, active, playful, intelligent|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DRA, ACHC, DBR, DDKC, IDCR|
Schneagles make great family dogs as also a loyal companion. They are fond of you and every time they see you, they would show you an exciting, happy face. They are friendly with people and would always be eager to please the owner and his family. They love people, and do not discriminate between individuals. They would show their immense fondness if they find you their ‘type’, and would make a great companion with everyone, kids to elderly people, males or females. They would make a strong bond with those in particular with whom they are close.
Being a well-mannered, jolly, playful dog, they would play with your kids and other pets, and they are quite safe with them. However, they are alert too, and would guard your property all night. But, with its socializing instinct, it wouldn’t ever pose a threat to strangers, and would refrain from displaying wary attitude the moment they would understand that he is your visitor, or a friend. Thus, they do not really make a good watchdog, but a guard dog for sure. They would not bark much, and are normally quiet unless they are approached by strangers, or come across anything fishy. In that case, they wouldn’t hesitate giving you alert calls only to alarm your family members of the ‘impending danger’.
The Schneagle is one of the most decent and modest dogs around, with the cuteness of the schnauzer crossed with the herding instincts of the beagle. Schneagles have an inborn instinct to socialize, especially if your socialization training is a success enough to keep your schneagle in a good mind.
Training your schneagle wouldn’t be a problem at all, since they are patient, level-headed and intelligent. However, it’s you who might need to hold a little patience, since the results might come gradually. This is because of their inherited instinct of its beagle parent that might at times show a bit of obstinacy and independent disposition. Harnessing your schneagle with gentle and positive reinforcement techniques is recommended since harsh training methods wouldn’t give you prompt results. Be firm, but also be gentle at the same time.
If it shows its whims, do not give up, nor scold your dog. Instead, praise them for every success in picking up trainings and tricks. Rewards should also make your training efforts a success. This method should, in fact, be good for you, since your dog would then relate your praise with its success, and it would show its keenness in picking up all your trainings one by one, and easily. Assert yourself as the leader of its ‘pack’, and your dog will respond readily.
Begin training when it is still a puppy and brought home from the breeders or rescue shelter. Trainings like behavioral, socialization, housebreaking and crate are all equally important at this age. Do not keep your dog alone for long hours. They love you and your company. Hence, this might bore them and develop behavioral issues.
Only the general diet that is usually recommended for all other dogs of its size and levels of energy is recommended. Get the best food from the pet store and make sure your dog, especially when a puppy, is getting the best nutrition during the most important time of its life.