Miniature Schnauzer

DESCRIPTION

The Miniature  Schnauzer is a small,sturdily built dog.The body is square and in proportion the strong head is rectangular in shape.The width of the head gets slightly smaller from the ears to the eyes.The muzzle is strong and ends rather bluntly.The nose is black .The bite is scissors.The deep-set,smalleyes are dark brown in colour.Ears set high on the head are often cropped to a point.When the ears are left natural they are small and V-shaped,folding close to the head.The front legs are straight.The mini Schnauzer has a double coat.The outer coat is wiry and the undercoat is soft.The coat is clipped so it has a bushy beard,eyebrows.Coat colours include black,white,salt and pepper,and black and silver.

TEMPERAMENT

The Miniature Schnauzer is an intelligent,loving,happy dog.It is energetic,playful,gets along well with children and likes to be with its people.Affectionate,keen, devoted and docile.With proper leadership it can get along with other dogs.It makes good companion and family pet.The Mini Schnauzer will not listen if it senses it is stronger minded than its owner.These dogs do not have a yappy bark,but rather they make sounds like a low, carried-out howl of a voice.This breed makes a good watchdog and vermin hunter.An easy dog to travel with.Some can be reserved with strangers if the humans do not provide stability in their lives,but most love everyone.

ORIGIN

The miniature Schnauzer is a German breed.During the years around the turn of the century,both smoth German Pincher and coarse-haired Schnauzer pups appeared in the same litters.The German Pinscher club initiated a policy requiring proof of three generations of pure coarse-haired Schnauzer coats for registration.This quickly helped set type and made them distinct breed from the German Pinscher.These Schnauzer name derived from the German word “Schnauze,”which means “muzzle.”It was used as a ratter and still retains the ability,but is mostly a companion dog today.Some of the schnauzer’s talents include:hunting,tracking,ratter,watchdog,competitive obedience and performing tricks.