The History of the Miniature Schnauzer

The History of the Miniature Schnauzer
By Carl Johannsen

The Miniature Schnauzer originated in Germany in the early nineteenth century. This type of breed was created in order to “bring down” the size of the Standard Schnauzer. The goal was to make a miniature version of the Standard Schnauzer. The Affenpinchser and Miniature Pincheser were breed together and that is how the Miniature Schnauzer got its mismatched colorings. Many breeders will not breed a white dog with another type of dog to prevent these so-called “part” colorings. Some people would not have their Miniature Schnauzer any other way.

The Miniature Schnauzer is a wonderful dog that is a mixture of pepper, salt, black and silver. The Miniature Schnauzer only weighs fifteen pounds and reaches a maximum height of twelve inches. The top coat of the Miniature Schnauzer is hard and very coarse but the undercoat is incredibly soft. The coat of the Miniature Schnauzer needs a lot of grooming performed. The Miniature Schnauzer’s coat must be kept clean and untangled. This is a non-sporting type of dog that has a life expectancy of fourteen years.

The downside to owning a Miniature Schnauzer is that this type of dog can not be trusted around small pets. A Miniature Schnauzer was once used as a rat hunter and it seems that this is a natural instinct for a Miniature Schnauzer to attack a pet small in size. Otherwise a Miniature Schnauzer does well with children and larger pets. It is usually best in the Miniature Schnauzer has grown up with the children and other pets. The Miniature Schnauzer does best when kept indoors.

This type of dog is usually uneasy around guests at first but will eventually warm up to them. A Miniature Schnauzer once comfortable in its surroundings is a warm, loving and loyal dog. This type of dog is a great addition to any home.

Written by Carl Johannsen. Find Miniature Schnauzer Dogs For Sale find more at Animaroo!

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  1. interesting article, thanx for posting!

    Comment by dog collar addict on July 1, 2007 5:57 am

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