Schnauzers are small dogs that are sturdily built.
- They are very square to look at with a head that is rectangular in shape.
- Their muzzles are small and somewhat blunted in shape.
- They have very deep-set eyes which are usually brown.
- Their ears are set up high on their heads and are usually cropped.
- Their tails are almost always docked and is thus, very small.
Miniature schnauzers have double coats which are wiry on the outside. The undercoat is soft. Most schnauzers are black, white or a combination of black and silver.
Schnauzers for sale usually go very quickly because this is a very popular breed amongst dog owners.
They are intelligent and loving dogs which are playful and very energetic. They make good family pets because they generally get along very well with children.
Training schnauzers is very important if you want to make sure your pet will get along well with other dogs. You must establish yourself as the pack leader very quickly, though, because a schnauzer will not pay attention to an owner if he senses that he is the dominant one. This is a situation you will definitely want to avoid because it will be very difficult to control your dog.
Miniature Schnauzer Breeders
Miniature schnauzer breeders usually breed dogs that grow to be about 12-14 tall and weigh between 10-15 pounds when full-grown. Schnauzers are prone to weight gain so you must be careful not to overfeed it. If you have been told by your veterinarian that your dog is overweight follow his diet advice carefully because an overweight dog will not live as long. If your Schnauzer is able to maintain a healthy weight and does not develop any of the other health concerns associated with the breed such as diabetes, you can expect your dog to live about 15 years and enjoy a good life.
These dogs adapt very well to apartment living as long as they receive at least one brisk walk or jog each day. Schnauzers who are not walked daily in this way tend to develop behavior problems such as becoming destructive to property when their owner is not around.
Miniature Schnauzer Puppies
Miniature schnauzer puppies originate from the German Pinscher and the Schnauzer breeds. They first became widely available around the turn of the century. They were developed by crossing a small standard Schnauzer with an Affenspinscher which means “muzzle” in German. They were originally developed to seek out rats but they have evolved into a favorite companion dog breed.
Your schnauzer will quickly become a valued member of your family if you socialize him well. He will alert you to any problems that he sees developing and will become very protective of you, your property and your children. They make exceptional watchdogs but you need to keep their barking in check or it can get out of hand quickly. Early obedience training when your dog is still a puppy is highly recommended to avoid behavioral problems when it grows into adulthood.
A few proactive measures will ensure that you will have a well-behaved and loving dog.