The Miniboz, also known as Mini Bos, is a small-sized cross between two popular purebreds – the Miniature Schnauzer and the Boston Terrier. It is a well-built dog with a rectangular head, dark and round eyes, forward-folding pointy ears, mustache, and a beard. Patient and compatible with kids as well as other dogs, the sweet-natured Miniboz makes a good family companion.
|Other names||Boston Terrier-Miniature Schnauzer Mix, Min. Boston Pinscher|
|Coat||Flat/long, untidy, wiry|
|Color||White/cream, black, dark brown/chocolate, salt and pepper/gray, black and white|
|Group of Breed||Non-Sporting, Terrier|
|Size/Height||Small; 12-17 inches|
|Temperament||Energetic, intelligent, affectionate, playful|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||USA|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DDKC, DRA, ACHC, IDCR, ACHC, DBR|
Miniboz Puppy Playing Video
Temperament and Behavior
Being incredibly people-oriented and loving by nature, the Miniboz enjoys nothing more than spending time and hanging out with its owner. It is gentle, well-mannered, sociable and full of life, always wanting to be the center of attention.
Its terrier ancestry combined with its alert and spirited disposition, as well as good territorial instincts make it an excellent watchdog. It is wary of strangers and has the tendency to bark, though it is never overaggressive. It will typically be friendly to the strangers once the owner welcomes them.
The Miniboz may exhibit a strong prey drive like its parents, chasing small animals such as birds, rodents, and cats.
Make sure that your Miniboz gets enough activities, or it will become ill-tempered and destructive. It needs 45-50 minutes of regular exercise to keep it both physically and mentally sound. Playing sessions in the yard and regular long walks should be given to satisfy its exercise requirements. Provide some toy so that your pet dog can play when indoors.
Brush your Miniboz’s coat twice or thrice a week so that it is not matted, specifically in the long hairs on its face and feet. Check its armpits and make sure that you wash its beard after it eats. Trim its toenails once a month and brush its teeth every week.
The Miniboz dogs are prone to some health conditions including cataracts, cherry eye, progressive retinal atrophy, entropion, megaesophagus, allergies, heart murmurs, allergies, deafness, and urinary stones.
- Obedience training: Teach your dog few basic obedience commands such as ‘sit’, ’look’, ’leave it’, and ‘come’ commands in order to create some alternative responses with which it can replace its chasing behavior. For example, if your Miniboz spots a small animal (the object that triggers prey drive aggression) at a distance, ask it to sit and look at you. Once your pet dog complies, reward it with treats. Continue the training process by moving closer to the triggering object.
- Crate training: It is one of the most effective methods of housetraining your dog or puppy. Never stick your Miniboz in its crate all day and make sure that it does not spend more than two to three hours at a time in the kennel.
- Leash training: This is important to keep its high prey drive under control.
An adult Miniboz needs half to one and a half cup of dry dog food a day.