Miniature Schnaupins Jetta at 1 year 5 months and Jasmine at 11 months (Miniature Schnauzer / Miniature Pinscher hybrids)—"They are sisters from different litters with the same parents. Their father is an AKC-registered purebred red-colored Min Pin and mom is an AKC-registered purebred salt and pepper Schnauzer, which make Jetta and Jasmine 50% purebred to 50 % purebred. I noticed as Jetta and Jasmine grew, Jetta had more of her mother’s fur, like tufts on her ears and such. Jasmine has the same tufts, but they are more on the insides of her ears. Jasmine grew bigger than her older sister and her hair is more wiry then Jetta's fur. Jasmine has a mane that goes from her neck down her back to her tail. When she gets excited it kinda stands up like a Min Pin's mane. Really kinda cool that having the same parents they look different. Jasmine at 3 now still is all about play play play play, LOL." Photo courtesy of JessKem Schnaupins
The Miniature Schnaupin is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Miniature Schnauzer and the Min Pin. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.
Jasmine analyzing her toy, “Alright...how the heck do I get that little bell inside this DARN thing?!”
"They are so smart and analytical. That pic of her with that ball with the bell inside—she would turn it toward her looking at a way to get at the bell inside. When puppy-proofing things I found that I had to watch her watching me, and I could tell that the cogs were turning in her head as if asking "how can I get what dad is putting out of my reach?" LOL. They both can open doors (if not shut all the way) and I have caught both in the kitchen opening cupboards to take a peek at the pots and pans. I have put latches on them. They were definitely a handful hehehehe but such a pleasure to raise." Photo courtesy of JessKem Schnaupins
Jasmine is still trying to get the little bell out of the toy! Photo courtesy of JessKem Schnaupins.
Mini Schnaupins (Min Pin / Mini Schnauzer mix breed dogs)—this picture shows the size difference between Jetta and Jasmine. They are sisters from the same parents, but from different litters. Both are full grown in this picture. Jasmine is quite a bit larger than Jetta; even though Jetta is the older pup by 6 months, Jasmine is still larger than her older sister. Photo courtesy of JessKem Schnaupins
Jasmine the Miniature Schnaupin at 2 years old, daring her owner to take the ball from her ;-)—"My friends and I had a pool party and everyone that had dogs was told to bring them. That day I discovered Jasmine loves veggies. Someone brought a veggie platter and it had everything on it: carrots, broccoli, radishes, celery, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes.... Jasmine would eat them all except the scallions. Hahahhaha. I also discovered that Jasmine would eat corn on the cob, and roll the cob as she was munching. Darnedest thing I ever saw. It blew me away and the next time I was at the vet for shots, I asked is that OK? The vet said the general rule was, what is good for us is usually good for them. She said the no-no's were chocolate and grapes. I don't worry much on that since I hardly every eat many sweets." Photo courtesy of JessKem Schnaupins
Miniature Schnaupins Jetta at 8 months with Jasmine at 2 months old (Miniature Schnauzer / Miniature Pinscher mix breed dogs), photo courtesy of JessKem Schnaupins
Miniature Schnaupin puppies Jetta at 6 months old with 3-day-old sis (Miniature Schnauzer / Min Pin mix breed dogs), photo courtesy of JessKem Schnaupins
Jasmine the Miniature Schnaupin (Miniature Schnauzer / Min Pin mix) sittin’ with dad, photo courtesy of JessKem Schnaupins
Jasmine the newborn Miniature Schnaupin puppy at 3 days old (Miniature Schnauzer / Min Pin mix), photo courtesy of JessKem Schnaupins
Jasmine the Miniature Schnaupin puppy at 2 weeks old (Miniature Schnauzer / Min Pin mix), photo courtesy of JessKem Schnaupins
Jasmine the Miniature Schnaupin full grown (Miniature Schnauzer / Min Pin mix), photo courtesy of JessKem Schnaupins
Miniature Schnaupin, “Yeah, I'm spoiled!” photo courtesy of JessKem Schnaupins
Nole is a Mini Schnauzer / Miniature Pinscher mix, called a Mini Schnaupin. He is a 2½-month-old puppy in this picture. "I rescued Nole from the La Plata County Humane Center. Nole is black with some reddish spots and a white stripe down his chest. He's very stubborn, and knows when he's in trouble, loves to be around other animals, always wants to play, he's very affectionate and loves to be loved on."