Miniature Schnauzers originates from Germany and was bred originally for hunting rats and mice. The word Schnauzer means "small beard". This dog is classified as one of the Terrier Dog Group.
- Miniature Schnauzers are terriers. They are feisty, stubborn, and will not back down to other dogs it they are challenged.
- Miniature Schnauzers don’t shed. They are wonderful for those with dog allergies.
- Schnauzers are the closest dog to human likeness that any other dog can be.
- They are very friendly dogs, and adore people they know. They can be suspicious of strangers and may bark if they see someone they feel doesn’t belong near their home.
- They are extremely intelligent and will quickly learn who you accept near the property. They are not at all vicious, but are wonderful alert dogs.
Schnauzers do very well with other pets, it they are brought up with them. They will go after anything that flees. They are very intelligent and are great with children and the elderly. They are easily trainable.
- The miniature schnauzer does not shed its coat and is hypoallergenic. They do require regular grooming.
- Depending on how you choose to keep the coat they could need grooming every 6-8 weeks.
- The coat is not hard to groom, although it does need attention. Comb and brush daily with a short wire brush to prevent matting. They should be clipped all over to an even length twice a year, in spring and fall.
We would like to say the Miniature Schnauzers are totally free of all health problems, but just as any other breed, that’s not the case. Buying a puppy from a well established breeder with established lines will make it less likely that your dog will come down with many health problems, however some are truly unpreventable, and there can still be problems that arise.
The liver’s job is to cleanse the blood of toxins. When a liver shunt occurs in a schnauzer it prevents this job from being accomplished. The blood vessels responsible for feeding the liver have, in most cases, bypassed the liver. It has always been believed that this is a hereditary condition or a birth defect. New finding indicate that in some cases it can be brought on by stress. In any case, it can be diagnosed properly without surgery.
A large percent of toy/tea cup schnauzer puppies experience a condition called, Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar). Hypoglycaemia is not genetic. It is preventable, treatable, and correctable. When a puppy, small in size has a hypoglycaemia attack, some vets jump to the conclusion that it is a liver shunt. In most cases this is not true. Symptoms are lethargy or depression, trembling, gums are white, teeth are clenched, and in extreme cases seizures. You must immediately give your puppy sugar. Nutra Cal or Nutra syrup, honey, etc. Your puppy needs to eat three times a day- letting the food soak up warm water for each feeding is a must.
Toy breeds can retain teeth. This can cause plaque and bacteria build up. It is good to brush their teeth and give them toys like ropes, hard plastic chew toys, nyla bones, budda bones, edible bones, all natural treats. DO NOT give your puppy rawhide chews. RAWHIDE IS NOT DIGESTIBLE. Also GREENIES have been known to block up the digestive system causing death.
About the White Schnauzer. The white mini schnauzer is one of the most beautiful schnauzers. It is NOT an albino or a defect in the schnauzer breed!!! The white mini schnauzer is a product of the gene pool produced when the Standard Schnauzer was bred down to the miniature size.
The Chocolate (liver) has green eyes and brown noses as well as brown pads on their feet.
The Parti colored miniature schnauzers have a white body with a black, liver or salt and pepper mask covering the face. The there are a variety of spots in the same color decorating the body.
Then or course you have black and silver miniature schnauzers, salt and pepperminiature schnauzers, and black miniature schnauzers.
The Miniature Schnauzer stands between 12 and 14 inches, and weighs between 10-15 lbs.
Our miniature schnauzers are bred with temperment in mind. We have acquired some dogs with excellent genetic backgrounds, excellent health, and wonderful hair coats.
Schnauzers are often described as fiery or feisty. They absolutely love their owners and have an abundance of love to give.
Schnauzers are a breed of dog that you will fall in love with. They absolutely love you to bits, they are such a smart and wonderful dog. We started out with one and now we have five. I just can't say enough good about this breed.
Toxic foods for your Miniature Schnauzer:
5. Macadamia Nuts
6. Fatty Foods
8. Mouldy or Spoiled foods
9. Apple Cores
10. Peach and Plum Pits
11. Potato Peels or Green Potatoes
13. Yeast Dough
14. Alcoholic Beverages
16. Green parts of Tomatoes
18. Raisins or Grapes
19. Xylitol-a sweetener used in human foods
20. Citrus Fruits
22. Lunch meats or Cold Cuts
23. Hops-used to make beer