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Weight: 7-20 lbs.
Energy Level: Moderate – High
The Mauzer is found in the following colors:
Health & Longevity
Average Life Span: 12-15 years
The Mauzer is a hybrid breed of the Miniature Schnauzer and the Maltese. This breed does have some major health concerns that you need to be aware of. It is important that you work alongside a reputable breeder to ensure the health of your puppy at all times.
Some of the health conditions to keep an eye on include patellar luxation, eye problems, Von Willebrand’s Disease, hypoglycemia, White Dog Shaker Syndrome, liver problems, collapsed trachea, and urinary stones.
Patellar luxation is also best known as a knee dislocation in your pup. This condition causes pain when the knee cap is knocked out of place and can happen easily. Patellar luxation is more common in female pups than males, but it can happen to any dog. You may be alerted to this condition as your pup will be in pain and elevate his or her leg off of the ground.
Eye problems can occur in any breed of dog, and you may notice that your pup suffers from problems with his or her eyes, or they have a chronic condition. Eye conditions can range from a simple infection to blindness. If you notice any problems with your pup’s eyes, it is important to alert your veterinarian right away.
Von Willebrand’s Disease is an inherited disease that affects the platelets in your Mauzer. The platelets will be lacking a protein in them that is needed for the blood to clot.
Hypoglycemia is a condition that is marked by low blood sugar in your Mauzer. This can be a deadly condition if it is not properly managed, so it is important to work closely with your veterinarian. Often, this condition is controlled through diet and medication.
White Dog Shaker Syndrome is a condition that occurs when your pup’s entire body begins to shake.
Liver problems may be present in your Mauzer and can range from a liver that does not function properly to any other condition. It is important that you alert your vet if you notice that your pup is jaundice or has any other difficulties.
A collapsed trachea is common in smaller breeds, and your Mauzer may have one. You will know if they do because they cough a lot and when they do cough, it may sound like a horn.
Lastly, your Mauzer may develop urinary stones, and they can be painful for your pup. You may notice that your pup has trouble going to the bathroom or there may be blood present in his or her urine.
Temperament & Train-ability
The Mauzer is considered to be a feisty ball of fire that has a sharp attitude, but can also lay down and provide you with some snuggles at the same time. It is not uncommon for your pup to be comedic at times too.
This breed is known to nip quite a bit and it can be fixed with training, but the possibility will remain. You need to make sure you socialize this pup as soon as you can to ensure that there are no aggression issues.
Since this breed does nip, it is not recommended for young children and should only be in a household that has no children or only older children. Your Mauzer will make a good watchdog and is wary of strangers, so do not expect to be able to let just anyone in.
You will notice that this breed does have a tendency to whine and bark a lot when he or she is excited. If you do not want this to happen, you will need to train your pup not to do this.
Your Mauzer is going to bond especially well with a single person in your home, and you can expect that they will be loyal to this person and snuggle a lot with their favorite owner.
This pup is generally considered easy to train, but can be stubborn and may ignore all of your commands. You do not want to use harsh methods with him or her because you will find that your pup just ignores you more and may nip.
You do need to take your pup for a walk daily and provide them with some playtime, as this breed is not entirely lazy. If you do not provide enough stimulation and play time, you will come home to a mess.
The Mauzer is considered to be a hypoallergenic pup that does not shed a lot, so he or she is ideal for those who have allergies. Your pup should be brushed once per day to ensure no tangles are present.
You do not need to bathe your Mauzer often since doing so can actually strip the oils from his or her skin and cause irritation. If your pup has a few dirty spots, you can wipe them down with a damp cloth.
Your Mauzer will eat 3/4 cup to 1 1/2 cups of food per day. You do want to feed them a healthy and hearty brand of food that is packed full of nutrients and whole foods.
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A Mauzer puppy will cost you anywhere between $300 and $750. You should also take into account the cost of other things such as food, supplies, vet checkups, vaccines, medical prevention treatments, and similar.
Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking
Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.
Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The Mauzer is not a good choice for those who have young children in the home. In addition, you do need to have patience when it comes to training because while this breed is easy to train, he or she will not always listen. You will find that this breed likes to nip, bark, and whine. This breed ranks a 3.
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