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Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer
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Overview

The Miniature Schnauzer is a small breed of dog that was developed in Germany. They are known for their distinctive appearance, with a square-shaped head and bushy eyebrows and beard. Here is some information about their temperament, lifespan, shedding, training, and puppyhood:

Temperament

Miniature Schnauzers are intelligent, playful, and affectionate dogs. They are known to be good with children and make great family pets. They are also very loyal and protective of their owners, which makes them good watchdogs. However, they can be stubborn at times, so early training and socialization is important to prevent them from developing bad habits.

Lifespan

Miniature Schnauzers have a lifespan of 12-14 years, on average.

Shedding

Miniature Schnauzers are considered low-shedding dogs, making them a good choice for people with allergies. However, they do require regular grooming to keep their coat healthy and free of mats.

Training

Miniature Schnauzers are intelligent and eager to please, which makes them easy to train. They respond well to positive reinforcement techniques, such as praise and treats. They are also good at learning tricks and can excel in obedience competitions.

Puppy

Miniature Schnauzer puppies are generally playful and curious. They require lots of socialization to ensure they grow up to be well-adjusted and friendly adults. Early training is also important to establish good behaviors and prevent bad habits from forming. They are relatively easy to house train and can be crate trained to help with potty training.

Miniature Schnauzer is a great choice for families looking for a small, affectionate, and low-shedding dog that is easy to train and loyal to their owners.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #18
2017: #18
2016: #17
2015: #16
Origin:Germany
Breed Group:Terrier (AKC:1926)(UKC)
Size:Small
Type:Purebred
Life span:12-14 years
Temperament:Alert
Fearless
Friendly
Intelligent
Obedient
Spirited
Height:
Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm)
Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm)
Weight:
Male: 11-18 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg)
Female: 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg)
Colors:Black
Black & Silver
Salt & Pepper
Litter Size:3-6 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $600 - $1000 USD

Breed Characteristics

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7 Ollie Dixie
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10 Boomer Minnie
11 Tank Callie
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13 Chico Hannah
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