|Ease of Training|
- He's the oldest of the three Schnauzers
- He originated in Germany
- He's one of the oldest breeds
- It's thought he was developed by crossing German Poodles, Gray Wold Spitz, and Wirehaired Pinschers.
- He's seen in paintings of the 15th and 16th century
- He was used to as a vermin hunter on farms and in homes
Personality and Behavior
- He's very affectionate with his family
- He's very intelligent
- He's very energetic, has lots of physical stamina and is strong for his size
- He's fearless and will take on any foe
- He likes children very much and gets on well with them
- He's will alert the family of any stranger on the property
- 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