|Ease of Training|
- 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
- He's very easy to train. He learns commands very quickly.
- 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.
- Miniature Schnauzer, Standard Schnauzer, Giant Schnauzer