Miniature Schnauzer Puppies
The Miniature Schnauzer is a small dog that originated in Germany. The breed came about after breeding Standard Schnauzer with other smaller breeds like Affenpinscher and Poodle. It is among the most popular dogs in the world simply because of its small size and temperament. You can find the Miniature Schnauzer puppies in black, salt & pepper, black & silver and white colors. It is currently the 11th most popular dog in the United States as of 2008.
The Miniature Schnauzer is square in proportion. Its head is rectangular in shaped. It has a strong muzzle which is blunt. The nose is black. The jaws, on the other hand, makes a scissor bite. The dog has deep set small eyes which are dark brown in color. The ears are set high on the head and make a V shape which folds close to the head. The dog’s front legs are straight and the docked tail is usually erect. What is more is that the Miniature Schnauzer puppies San Diego have a double coat. The undercoat is soft and the outer wiry. Often times, the coat is clipped to form a bushy beard, eye brows and mustache.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a loving and happy dog. They are usually energetic, intelligent and playful. They get well with children and love human company hence preferred as pets. When it comes to training, the Miniature Schnauzer puppies learn quickly. This is because of their being docile, affectionate, keen and devoted to learn. However, it is important to understand that the Miniature Schnauzer puppies San Diego can become unresponsive if they feel they are stronger minded than the owner. They are prone to the small dog syndrome. You should therefore be firm and patient when dealing with them.
The breed does not have a yappy bark; they sound a low howl. They make a great watchdog and also serve as vermin hunters. These dogs are easy to travel with. They can also be reserved with strangers absent proper training. To develop a positive and admirable personality, you should give your dog enough physical and mental exercises.
To curb the Miniature Schnauzer puppys energy, daily exercising is required. Walks and jogs are recommended. The pet also loves a play session; off their leash. Failure to exercise the dog leads to behavioral problems. When walking, the dog must be beside the person holding the leash. They prefer the owner leading the way.
The Miniature Schnauzer is prone to kidney stones, liver disease, skin disorders, diabetes, cysts and Von Willebrand’s disease. The breed is also subject to hereditary eye problems and gains weight easily.
The wiry coat is easy to groom. Regular brushing will help prevent matting. You can also cut out the matted hair. The hair around the eyes and ears should also be trimmed. Clipping is also required twice a year.
Height: 12 to 14 inches
Weight: 5 to 7 kilograms
About 15 years
They are best as pets. They are good apartment dogs and remain calm indoors after exercise.