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The Schnekingese is a popular hybrid between the Pekingese breed and the Miniature Schnauzer. Although the place and date of origin of the Schnekingese are unknown, the history of his parent breed is really interesting. It depicts the story of ancients, wars, and legends. Well, the cross between the two parent breed is adorable, casting a feisty and courageous nature being a loyal family pet.

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Schnekingese is a lively dog scoring the features of his parents with high temperament qualities. Noted as an affectionate, loving, energetic, and lively personality, Schnekingese is loved by his owners a lot. It’s a canine that enjoys the companionship of other breed and love to socialize with other animals and children. Proper care is must to ensure that he creates a positive bond with children, as he is fast in having a negative and violent play with the kids. The other side of this friendship demands you to guide your kid to be equally humble with this canine. While training your canine to make sure his sessions are interesting, reward them in their little success, and be encouraging all the time.

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8-10 inches
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11-15 lbs
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General Health

Schnekingese is mostly affected by Patellar Luxation, Sick Sinus Syndrome, and Portosystemic Shunt. Also, they suffer from Cataracts, Cleft Lip or Palate, Brachycephalic Syndrome, and Mitral Valve Dysplasia. Occasional tests are must to keep them healthy and fit.

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The origin of Schnekingese will take you back in history when Miniature Schnauzer and the Pekingese met each other. The Miniature Schnauzer is a German breed that originated in Germany in 1400 century. At that time, the miniature was a breed used for hunting, killing rats and other vermins. This non-shedding breed is of three sizes (giant, standard, and small). This popular hunter got recognition by the American Kennel Club in 1926 after coming to North America. The Pekingese is an origination of China found in the 8th century. Being the feisty and independent canine, this breed got recognition by the American Kennel Club in 1906.

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Schnekingese is a mixed breed that requires low to moderate maintenance. He derives his coat from Miniature Schnauzer that may or may not turn to be hypoallergenic. Schnekingese can obtain long fur from Pekingese or short one from Schnauzer. He requires brushing depending upon the thickness and length of the hair. The shorter coat needs brushing once or twice a week while longer ones require brushing daily. Proper brushing removes the debris, loose hairs, tangles, and mats and allows the oil to spread all over the coat. Bathing is also necessary for these canine but with a gap not at regular intervals to avoid dry hair. Proper care is must for the ears, and therefore, it is important to clean it and wash it with ear wash solution. Properly trim the nails and brush the teeth of your canine two to three times every week and if you can do it every day.

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Ideal Environment

Schnekingese is a highly active small breed that enjoys a daily walk as a part of his routine. He also loves to play games such as fly ball, Frisbee, fetch, and obedience practice. Well, the will to catch his prey is quite high, making it essential for you to keep an eye while he is outside the house. Being small in size, the canine finds it easy to live in apartments or condo after he gets all the exercise needs regularly. He is also good for keeping in a family home in an urban or rural area. Schnekingese is suitable for a moderate climate depending upon the kind of coat he inherits from his parents.

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