The breed is believed to have been originated from Germany. The name is derived from the German word Schnauze, which means muzzle. It consists of three breeds the miniature, standard and giant with the first one being the most popular. Miniature Schnauzers were known to have developed by mating small Standard Schnauzers, with the Affenpinscher and the Poodle. Schnauzer is clearly characterized by its whiskers and a double coat, which has a soft undercoat and a hard, wiry outer coat. Colors of the coat can be black or solid black or silver. Their double coat requires hand stripping but sheds very little. Smart and consistently cheerful, this diminutive breed is a natural protector. Early training is extremely important as they are not a very smart breed. Owners should try to be calm, but need to maintain an authority over the animals. Though, they do not bark very loudly, this breed is a remarkable watchdog and vermin hunter. Schnauzers are highly susceptible to liver disease, diabetes, skin disorders, von Willebrand’s disease, cysts and kidney stones. They live on an average of about 15 years. The breed does not show any signs of age until quite late in life. The coat needs to be trimmed around the ears and eyes and the whiskers needs to be regularly cleaned. Some of the talents of the breed include hunting, ratter, tracking, watchdog, and performing tricks.



This breed makes an excellent house dog and family pet due to their temperment, great with kids. They will have been wormed and have first […]
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