Pom-A-Nauze

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Germany -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen
This breed is also known as
Pomanauzer 
Scheranian 
Schnauzeranian

A brief presentation of the Pom-A-Nauze

The Pom-A-Nauze is a hybrid of the Miniature Schnauzer and the German Toy Spitz / Pomeranian. It's an interesting combination of breeds, with both parent breeds coming from Germany, both breeds being created for the purpose of hunting and killing rats, and both parent breeds being originally larger than the dogs we see today. What's more, both parent breeds are among the most popular family companions in the U.S.A. today.

History of the Pom-A-Nauze

The Pom-A-Nauze hybrid is a cross between the Miniature Schnauzer and the German Toy Spitz / Pomeranian. There is little information available on the hybrid itself, although we tend to think it originated in the U.S.A. in the last 50 years or so, as this is the period when intentional breeding of hypoallergenic purebred dogs with other purebreds with different temperaments became popular. The Pom-A-Nauze hybrid itself is recognized by these organizations: American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Breed Registry, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, Dog Registry of America, Inc. and the International Designer Canine Registry.

 

        

A little of the German Toy Spitz / Pomeranian

        
The parent breed German Toy Spitz / Pomeranian, originating in the Prussian region of Pomerania, now Germany and Poland, is also one in which no date of origin has been established but which became popular in 1870 when the Kennel Club in England recognized it. In 1888, Queen Victoria was visiting France and fell in love with a German Toy Spitz / Pomeranian named Marco. Being a larger dog at the time, as he was originally bred for sheep farming, she wanted a smaller dog and is credited with breeding the German Toy Spitz / Pomeranian down to the size we see today. The German Toy Spitz / Pomeranian was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888.
Standard of the German Toy Spitz / Pomeranian

 

        

A little of the Miniature Schnauzer

The Miniature Schnauzer parent breed began life as the larger Schnauzer and originated in Germany, with the larger version of the Schnauzer dating back at least to the 1400s in paintings depicting dogs resembling the larger version of the Schnauzer. The Miniature Schnauzer is thought to be the result of crossing the larger Schnauzer with the Affenpinscher and other small breeds. In the late 1800s, the Miniature Schnauzer was originally bred for farm raking and guard dog duties, tasks for which its small size made it perfect. During the world wars, it was difficult for some breeds to survive, but the Miniature Schnauzer did, remaining popular even today as it continues to be loved as a cherished pet. The Miniature Schnauzer was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1926 in the Terrier group.
Standard of the Miniature Schnauzer

Appearance of the Pom-A-Nauze

The Pom-A-Nauze is a hybrid mix of the Miniature Schnauzer and the German Toy Spitz / Pomeranian and, as such, can inherit appearance characteristics from one or both parent breeds. Pom-A-Nauze owners and breeders describe this hybrid as measuring 25.5 to 35.5 centimeters in height at the withers and weighing 1.5 to 7 kilos. Any size of Schnauzer can be used in this hybrid, Dwarf, Standard or Giant, usually the Dwarf version is the parental breed of choice, so weights range from 1.5 to 7 kilos. Although the coat may resemble either parent, it is generally wiry and straight, being available in brown, cream, white, golden and sandy colors. Its ears will be erect and its tail may be shortened or of a natural length.

Temperament of the Pom-A-Nauze

The Pom-A-Nauze is a hybrid mix of German Toy Spitz / Pomeranian and Miniature Schnauzer that can inherit temperament traits from one or both parent breeds. Personality traits that can be inherited include affection, intelligence, loyalty, alertness, playfulness, cheerfulness, friendliness, independence, liveliness, openness and sociability. Because the Miniature Schnauzer parent contributes to frequent barking, your hybrid could be a problem in low-noise areas. It's advisable to use appropriate socialization as early as possible in his life to ensure that he'll also be good with children and the family cat. He will probably be a little wary of strangers until he feels that his family's safety is not at risk. The Miniature Schnauzer parent contributes to a strong tendency to hunt as well as a moderate tendency to roam. So it's strongly recommended that, when exercising your hybrid outside the house or fenced yard, you keep him on a leash, unless of course you like to let him hunt through brambles and tall grass as he follows his nose into places you'd rather neither of you go. He gets his intelligence and independence from his Pom parent, so expect him to be moderately easy to train if positive training methods are used.

Needs and activities of the Pom-A-Nauze

Your Pom-A-Nauze is a hybrid that requires moderate levels of exercise. He's smaller, so he'll adapt quickly to life in apartments and condos, provided he has plenty of exercise opportunities. He'll love long walks or jogs with you, playing fetch or Frisbee in the dog park or fenced yard, and a variety of interactive games indoors or out. Because he's highly intelligent with good hunting instincts, it will be important to keep him mentally and physically exercised, and these suggested activities will help. This will help avoid those destructive and annoying behaviors that can develop due to boredom. He can live in an urban or rural setting, in an apartment or condo, or in a family home with or without a fenced yard. Its tolerance to hot or cold weather will depend on which parent breed dominates the biological pool. Be sure to provide any extra protection needed for these extreme temperatures.

Maintenance of the Pom-A-Nauze

The Pom-A-Nauze hybrid is a mix of German Toy Spitz / Pomeranian and Miniature Schnauzer, and is a low-maintenance dog breed that may or may not be hypoallergenic, as only the Miniature Schnauzer contributes to this trait. The contribution to shedding tendency is higher on the Pom side than on the Schnauzer side, making this trait variable and dependent on which parent breed has the greatest influence in the biological pool. This moderate maintenance will require brushing once or twice a week to remove loose hairs, debris and distribute natural oils throughout his coat, bathing as required, weekly ear checks and cleaning with a cotton ball and approved ear cleaning solution and weekly nail checks. trim if necessary. Dental care should be administered at home, in the form of tooth brushing at least twice a week, preferably daily, and professional dental examinations and cleanings performed regularly to prevent periodontal disease and accompanying tooth loss. Odor levels and drooling tendencies are both in the low category for this hybrid.

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