The Miniature Schnauzer originated in Germany in the mid-to-late 19th century and has been one of the most popular breeds worldwide thanks to its' wonderful temperament and sweet nature. Characterized by a trademark bushy beard, this medium sized breed is double coated with a wiry outer coat and soft undercoat and has been described as spunky and comical by owners.
The Miniature Schnauzer is friendly, intelligent and eager to please. They have good guarding tendencies and excel in a family environment but are easily adaptable to apartment living as well. This breed also does well in households with other dogs and cats if introduced as a puppy but does not do well with small animals due to their high prey drive. Miniature Schnauzers shed little and are considered a hypoallergenic breed making them ideal for owners with allergies. Adults weigh 11-18 pounds and puppies are heart meltingly cute and love to be cuddled and pampered.
How to care for your Miniature Schnauzer puppy: Daily brushing of the coat is required and professional grooming is recommended every 4-6 weeks. Miniature Schnauzer puppies need moderate exercise such as a daily game of fetch or tug of war. Your puppy should be fed a high quality kibble on a regular schedule to avoid obesity. Training at an early age is essential to ensure a well-mannered adult. A weekly brushing of the teeth is recommended to prevent dental issues.
What to look for when choosing a Miniature Schnauzer puppy for sale: Look for a puppy that is alert and spirited with a strong body and healthy coat. Breeders who have Miniature Schnauzer puppies for sale should recommend a good diet and exercise plan to keep your puppy happy. Be sure to provide your new companion with lots of cuddles, love and affection and your Miniature Schnauzer puppy will return your devotion time and time again.