Miniature Schnauzer

Ease of Training
Shedding
Watchdog
Guard Dog
Popularity
Size

History

  • He originates from Germany
  • He was used as a farm dog to hunt rats
  • He was developed using small Standard Schnauzers and it is also thought Affenpinschers and Poodles were used in his development
  • There is a painting from the 15th century that pictures a dog thought to be a Schnauzer
  • He was recognized as a distinct breed in 1899

Personality and Behavior

  • He's highly alert and is quick to sound the alarm if something's amiss
  • He's very intelligent
  • He a naturally happy dog
  • He loves children and gets along well with them
  • He isn't a wanderer and stays close to the home
  • He has a high prey-drive and may chase and attack anything small that scampers past
  • He loves to engage you to play with him
  • He doesn't have an aggressive streak like most terriers
  • He's a very healthy breed and lives a long life

Training

  • He's very easy to train. He learns commands very quickly.

Shedding

  • He sheds virtually no hair. You'll be hard-pressed to find a hair in your home! (Good for clean-freaks.)

Grooming / Maintenance

  • Option 1: Clip his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed occasionally.
  • Option 2: Strip his medium-length coat (pluck out the dead hairs) every 6 months and brush it occasionally.

Other varieties

  • Miniature Schnauzer, Standard Schnauzer, Giant Schnauzer

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