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Wauzer Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Wauzer so you can get to know the breed more.

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Wauzer
OriginGermany Scotland
Other Names
What other names does the Wauzer have? The dog breed also known as...
West Highland White Terrier & Miniature Schnauzer mixWest Highland SchnauzerGiant Wauzer (Westie & Giant Schnauzer mix)Standard Wauzer (Westie & Standard Schnauzer mix)
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Wauzer recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Wauzer recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Wauzer puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Wauzer price:
$600-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Wauzer, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Wauzer for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Wauzer gets to a happy place.

Wauzer General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Wauzer size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Wauzer weigh? Wauzer weight:
Male: 15-22 pounds (7-10 kg), Female: 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Wauzer? Wauzer average weight:
Male: 18.5 pounds (8.5 kg), Female: 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Wauzer? Wauzer height:
Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Wauzer average height:
Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm)

Wauzer Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Wauzer have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
WiryDense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Wauzer's coat?
WhiteSaltPepper SilverBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Wauzer and how often?
Advanced: The Wauzer requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes. Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog bath is important. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Wauzer a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Wauzer, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Wauzer dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the West Highland White Terrier & Miniature Schnauzer mix? Wauzer shedding level:
Wauzers shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Wauzer dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Wauzer Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Wauzer have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AffectionateCourageousFriendlyIndependentAlertIntelligentObedientFearlessSpirited
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Wauzer? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Wauzer's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Wauzer dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Wauzers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Wauzer is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Wauzer sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Wauzers don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Wauzers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the West Highland White Terrier & Miniature Schnauzer mix need? Wauzer social needs:
Wauzers are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Wauzer dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my West Highland White Terrier & Miniature Schnauzer mix bark?
Average to high: The Wauzer is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Wauzer good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Wauzers are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Wauzers will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Wauzer dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Wauzers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Wauzer can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Wauzer will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Wauzer bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the West Highland White Terrier & Miniature Schnauzer mix? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Wauzer? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Wauzer has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Wauzer do?
Wauzers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Wauzers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Wauzer to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Wauzer roam?
Wauzers have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Wauzer have high prey drive?
Wauzers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Wauzers are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Wauzer good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Nem a legjobb választás Wauzer, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Wauzer tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Wauzers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Wauzers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Wauzer dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Wauzer Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Wauzer temperament with other people:
Wauzers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Wauzer dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Wauzer temperament with children:
Wauzers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Wauzer dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Wauzers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Wauzer good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Wauzer dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Wauzers are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Wauzer can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Wauzers good office dogs? Do Wauzers make good office friendly dogs? Can Wauzers be office dogs?
No
Wauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Wauzer dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the West Highland White Terrier & Miniature Schnauzer mix temperament with senior people? Are Wauzer dogs good for elderly owners?
Wauzers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Wauzer dogs get along with other pets? Are Wauzer dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Wauzers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Wauzer breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Wauzers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Wauzer be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Wauzer is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Wauzer be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Wauzer be an emotional support animal?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Wauzer is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Wauzer be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Wauzer is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Wauzer be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Wauzer is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Wauzer be a boat dog?
Yes
Wauzer breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Wauzer be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Wauzer is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Wauzer Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Wauzer dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Wauzers are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Wauzer breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Wauzer breed? Most common health risks of Wauzer:
Atopic DermatitisCataractsCraniomandibular OsteopathyGloboid Cell LeukodystrophyHyperplastic DermatosisInflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)Legg-perthes DiseasePatellar LuxationPulmonary FibrosisWhite Dog Shaker SyndromeMycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection (MAI)Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy
How long do Wauzer dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Wauzer be?
12-16 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Wauzer breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Wauzers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Wauzer have? What is the activity level of the Wauzer?
Wauzers are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Wauzer dogs require per day?
Wauzers need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Wauzers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Wauzer need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Wauzer risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Wauzer's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Wauzer's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Wauzer can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Wauzer has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Wauzer drool?
The Wauzer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Wauzer could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Wauzer. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Wauzer Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Wauzer: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Wauzer have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Wauzer have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-6 puppies

Wauzer Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Wauzer's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Wauzers are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Wauzers are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Hypoallergenic: Wauzers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Wauzers shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Wauzer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Wauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Wauzers are good watchdogs.
  • Mouthiness: Wauzers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Adaptability: Wauzers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Wauzers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Wauzers are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Wauzers are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Boat Dog: Wauzer breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cons
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Wauzer requires a lot of grooming.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Wauzers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Wauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Wauzers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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