The Mauzer is a small-sized dog that has been crossed between the Maltese and the Miniature Schnauzer. These floppy-eared, long-haired dogs are known for their cute looks and funny disposition. It’s fairly easy to bring up a Mauzer, though it’s hard to find one. The roundish shape of the mauzer’s head, set atop a stout neck, is very similar to their Schnauzer parents. They have round eyes, black to brown nose, and a long muzzle. These friendly dogs make great pets for apartment dwellers.
|Also known as||Malzer, Maltese / Miniature Schnauzer Mix|
|Coat||Long, rough, soft, silky, wire|
|Colors||Gray, Black, White, Brown|
|Type||Guard Dog, Toy Dog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Lifespan/expectancy||12 to 15 years|
|Weight||7-20 pounds (for both male and female)|
|Height (size)||Small; 8-14 inches|
|Temperament||Intelligent, docile, responsive, playful, loving, alert|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Litter Size||8-10 puppies|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
The mauzers are affectionate dogs that are both fond of their owners as also children. Though, they bond with one person and love to be spoiled, begging for his/her love and attention. Given a chance, they would even move around all day with its loved one.
They love to have fun, and are bubbly and jolly, although, might be nippy and bold at the same time. Though otherwise quiet, they tend to yap when they feel challenged, hear/see anything strange, see a stranger around, or hear the barks of other dogs.
They are comfortable with all kinds of weather, provided they get enough shade and water during summer, a blanket and a dog house in winter. They are usually comfortable with all other pets in its family, especially if they are brought up together. They are loyal to their family members, and are always on the move guarding their families. This makes them a good guard and watchdog as well.
Also, whenever you use shampoo to bathe your pet, use a good-quality dog shampoo, keeping in mind the itchy, dry nature of your dog’s sensitive skin. When it’s time to trim your dog’s hair, consult a professional if you think you are not really skilled for the job. This is to retain the overall cute looks of your pet.
Start training your baby mauzer when you brought it home from the breeders. Teach them how to mingle with other pets and children, and help them socialize with your friends and relatives. They are intelligent dogs, and wouldn’t take long to pick up tricks and training, especially if you use sober techniques. Praise them or give them treats with every success, and your dog would be more than happy to use more effort to learn, just to see you impressed. Use the same technique while giving them potty and obedience training.
Mauzers get bored very easily with same old routine diets, but at the same time, might fall sick easily, if their diet is irregular. So keep an eye on what and when it eats. You can try your own dog recipes, or provide them with tasty dog foods that are equally nutritious as also fit for dogs of similar sizes and energy levels.