A dwarf German dog
that has a puppet look is very demandable in the breed market.
Miniature Schnauzer is such of that kind. Let's take a look at this popular dog.
Miniature Schnauzer History:
The breed is originated from Germany in back to mid-late nineteenth century. The dog comes from the German Standard Schnauzer commonly known as Affenpinscher or a Monkey Looked dog. The another name of this dog is Zwergschnauzer or Dwarf Schnauzer in general. Whatever, now it has become one of the most popular dogs in pet market.
Miniature Schnauzer Overview:
Miniature Schnauzer is a little but firm dog
that has a superfine squirrel case body structure. The perimeter of its head is little bit shorter in the side of two beautiful ears that gives it a fabulous and unique style. The two ears has a splendid style because they are erected but folded downward by its half. But the tail is always raised on top. The two layered coat has woolen outer face and soft inner face. To specify more about Miniature Schnauzer briefly, following points can be looked at:
Height: 12 to 14 inches. (both for male & female)
Weight: 10 to 15 pounds. (both for male & female)
Colors: Black, Silver, Pepper, Salt, White etc.
Litter Size: 1 to 4 puppies, average 3.
Group: Terrier, AKC Terrier.
Life Span: 12 to 15 years.
AKC Ranking: 11.
Miniature Schnauzer Characteristics:
Certainly, Miniature Schnauzer likes people and it is a wonderful social dog. It loves to play and chat with children and people. Very much devoted to its master and always ready to respond. Keen and sharply intelligent. But at the same time it has the hunter instinct and can be used as a watchdog.
Temperament of this dog can be mentioned as:
Brave and inquisitive.
Miniature Schnauzer Condition of Living:
An apartment life is definitely better for Miniature Schnauzer. A house with yard not essential for this dog because it is much active indoors. But to avoid monotonousness and boredom of apartment life, Miniature Schnauzer should be taken outdoors very often. This will ensure to make this dog happy always.
Miniature Schnauzer Grooming: Its coat has a hard outer surface and it is woolen. Thus, a regular brush is essential with a smooth and comfortable comb. Besides regular and basic bath and shampooing is also needed. Sometimes extra hair should be cut down using small scissors.
Miniature Schnauzer Physical Problems:
Following physical problems can be appeared to this dog - PRA, Urolithiasis, Hydrophobia occurs least.
Miniature Schnauzer Exercise: A daily long and vivacious walk is well enough as this dog is always active indoor. A training of being entered into & exit from a room after somebody is also needed.
Miniature Schnauzer Feeding: 1/3 or 1/2 cup of high quality dry food a day is good enough for feeding this type of dog.
Eventually, this unique styled dog can be a fantastic choice as dog breed.