All About Miniature Schnauzers

Miniature Schnauzers are active dogs, always alert and prepared for action. If you are looking for a sedentary lap dog, this is not the right breed for you. The Schnauzer is a dog with a very formal temperament and adapts well to family life, whether it is in a large country house or a flat in the city.

He gets along well with children and will accept strangers once he has had a chance to take a look at them. It is a somewhat presumptuous dog that will not initiate a fight, but that will stand firm if it is challenged to him. It is a brave, intelligent and alert dog who likes to please and who likes to be with his family.

He likes to have fun, has a positive outlook on life and a formal personality. Take a look at a Miniature Schnauzer and you can see that sparkle in your eyes that says “Come and play with me!

He is agile, intelligent and knows how to be alert, besides, he likes that its owner is like an equal, which perhaps does not suppose the ideal relationship for its training.

Origin

During the second half of the nineteenth century, from crosses between smaller Schnauzers Medians, was created in 1890 that today we know as Miniature Schnauzer. The last varieties of Miniature Schnauzer to appear were white and black and silver in the late 60’s. It is said that from genetic mutations of salt and pepper came the white, although it seems that some individuals were born from the cross between blacks.

Behavior

Miniature Schnauzer is intelligent, safe, civilized. He likes the company of people even though he may be suspicious of strangers. He likes to be treated with intelligence and kindness.

Appearance

It is of strong constitution, robust and muscular. He has a long elongated head, and the beard has just remarked the quadrangular shape. You can have cut ears implanted high or can carry natural, “v” shaped. The tail is also usually amputated and the length left is about three vertebrae. It has a rough, tight and hard hair and has to be a single color, or black, or salt and pepper, or black and silver or white. The miniature schnauzer average weight is 11 to 18 pounds (5 to 8 kilograms) for males and 10 to 15 pounds (5 to 7 kilograms)for females.

Specific care Miniature Schnauzer

The Miniature Schnauzer likes to eat a lot, so be careful not to overfeed it. Being a very active dog you need to exercise daily to keep your body and mind in shape.

Apart from regular brushing, it is also necessary to fix it’s hair every two to three months.

Health

The Miniature Schnauzer is a strong dog and in good health. In spite of this, problems in the race in the urinary apparatus and of kidney stones are known.