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.
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