Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer information

The Miniature Schnauzer breed was developed in Germany. The breed was created from the selection and breeding of small Standard Schnauzer. As a result, the Miniature Schnauzer has kept all the characteristics of the Standard Schnauzer.

After the Second World War, the popularity of the Miniature Schnauzer increased and he was acknowledged as a good companion. The Miniature Schnauzer is a very active dog; he has kept the stamina of his ancestor who were used to follow coaches. As a result, Miniature Schnauzers require regular exercise.

Miniature Schnauzer characteristics

The Miniature Schnauzer measures between 12 to 14 inches and weighs from 6 to 7 Kilos. Miniature Schnauzers have a wiry and hard outer coat. On the contrary, the inner coat is soft.

The coat is usually trimmed on the body but kept long on the legs, around the mouth and the eyebrows. The long hair around the mouth is commonly called beard.

The most common coat colours are black, black and white, black and silver.

Miniature Schnauzer temperament

The Miniature Schnauzer dogs are very good natured dog. Similarly to the Standard Schnauzer, the Miniature Schnauzer dogs are very lively and affectionate towards their owners. This particular dog breed is also considered as good watch dogs as he often barks to strangers who approaches their owners' house.

This dog breed is particularly friendly with other dogs. The Schnauzers can also get along with other animals but a gentle introduction is preferable.

Miniature Schnauzer training

The Miniature Schnauzer dog breeds can be quite stubborn and they will need a firm but gentle training. Like most dogs, the Schnauzers puppies are eager to please their owners and of course a positive reinforcement often gives good results. Giving short training sessions to your Schnauzer puppy is essential as well as the level of interaction.

This will help creating a positive association in your Schnauzer puppy's mind who will immediately associate training sessions with entertainment.

The Schnauzers are known as active dogs and such dog breeds therefore need a vigorous amount of exercise. The Schnauzer dogs enjoy going for walks and exploring their surroundings.

Miniature Schnauzer food habits

Feeding your Miniature Schnauzer with a good quality aliment is essential to keep him healthy. Feeding your dog with inappropriate food can lead to all sort of health problems the most common ones being skin conditions and obesity.

Miniature Schnauzers are greedy with food and can easily put on weight, so it is strongly advised to have a good control on their diet.

Miniature Schnauzer health

The Miniature Schnauzer is known to be a healthy breed. However, some disease can still affect this particular dog like:

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