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Breed Group: Terrier
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Overview
The Miniature Schnauzer is a cross between the Standard Schnauzer, the Affenpinscher, and it is said the Poodle is a possibility. They were bred to retain the same look and characteristics of the Standard Schnauzer, but being of a more manageable size. This breed originated in Germany, named after the German word for muzzle, "schnauze." The Miniature Schnauzer does very well in killing rats which is what he was commonly used for, and does well in hunting, tracking, competitive obedience, and performing tricks which he is known for.
Character
The Miniature Schnauzer is generally well mannered and very obedient making him a great student. A very perky breed, they do not do well in kennel life and should always be kept as a companion. This breed loves to be around his owner and does best in a family environment. The Miniature Schnauzer makes a wonderful alarm dog, barking at the sight or sound of something odd or treading onto his territory. This breed is very active, but does not require as much exercise as the Standard variety.

Does your Miniature Schnauzer bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
The Miniature Schnauzer can have troubles with other dogs, however if properly trained and socialized; this breed can do all right. This breed should be supervised around small children, and does best with older children and more respectable children. The Schnauzer can be combative with other dogs, however if raised with them this breed can do well. They are not recommended for a home with smaller animals such as the cat as they have the tendency to chase them.
Care
The Miniature Schnauzer should be brushed regularly to prevent matting or tangling, however is fairly easy to comb through. This breed should be clipped professionally twice a year, however is not required if brushed regularly. Professional plucking is required on the coat of this breed. The coat of this breed, while it can still become tangled and/or matted, has a fairly tangle resistant coat. The Miniature Schnauzer sheds little to no hair making him ideal for a family with allergies.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The Miniature Schnauzer has a hard and wiry outer coat, while the undercoat is close and dense. This breed has a distinctive beard and should always have longer hair on the chest, underbelly, and legs. The coat of this breed should be plucked to remove dead hair.
Training
The Miniature Schnauzer is naturally well mannered and obedient, however needs training. They can be very demanding and if left alone, they can become somewhat of a tyrant. Consistency and a firm yet gentle hand is required. A variety of training methods work best with this breed. Obedience training must be started at an early age as they have the tendency to be stubborn. The Miniature Schnauzer is very eager to learn and is fairly easy to housebreak if the right techniques are used. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Miniature Schnauzer puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
The Miniature Schnauzer is very lively and energetic, however gets quite a bit of exercise indoors. This breed does love long walks and regular romps though and would do beautifully with an average sized yard. This breed makes an excellent jogging companion for an owner that loves the outdoors. The Miniature Schnauzer requires extensive stimulation as they have the tendency to become noisy and destructive if left alone for long periods of time. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
13-15 lbs
Height
12-14 inches
Color(s)
Salt and pepper, black and silver, or black
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Breeding small, quality AKC puppies in our living room, the parents run the household! We currently have 2 stud dogs, one a sweet little platinum silver, Toby and his white son, Cody who is a little doll! We guarantee health for 1 year and pups have been vet checked, wormed and first shots when sold. Colors produced: whites, salt and peppers, silvers, blacks and parti's.

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If you are buying a Mini Schnauzer, my question is what does ACA mean?

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Anonymous asked:
Is it possible to get a Schnauzer that will be larger than the teacup say 20 to 28 inches high and about 25 lbs?

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Anonymous asked:
The last Miniature Schnauzer we had was a black one. It was so different from the salt and pepper. Why is that? Not only in their temperament but also their looks.

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The coloration of the Miniature Schnauzer does not effect the temperament of the dog. What you got was just, another dog. The Schnauzer is larger than life, a dog that is always on the move. However, like every person in the world, they all have different personalities. If their looks were different, then that would be considered bad breeding practices. I suggest going to a reputable, responsible and knowledgeable breeder if you decide to get another pup.

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How long do Miniature Schnauzers live?

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The average life span of the Miniature Schnauzer is 12 - 14 years.

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My Mini Schnauzer lived 15 years and 1 month.

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In 14 years I have met people who's Mini Schnauzers live up to 16 years but on average approximately 13 to 14 years my first mini Schnauzer died at 13 years

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Can a Miniature Schnauzer be white?

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Miniature Schnauzers have three colors that are accepted by the AKC, UKC, AND CKC - salt-and-pepper, black-and-silver and solid black. White used to be a recessive gene in which a pup could come out white, but with great breeders, it has nearly been eradicated from today's gene pool of well-bred dogs. So to answer your question, no, they can not be. If you are looking for a white, small bred dog, I would suggest the West Highland White Terrier; they are a spunky little breed of dog that is full of personality, just like the Mini Schnauzer.

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Yes, my white Minature Schnauzer was AKC registered. I had to submit a good picture to prove she was all white.

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No. I have been breeding AKC mini Schnauzers for 14 years and I will not allow any dog into my breeding pool if they have any known white or parti colors in their background. DNA or not a mini Schnauzer should be Back, Black /Silver or Salt / Pepper ONLY. There is no real way to know for sure how breeders are getting the different colors but I have never had a white puppy born in 14 years just the 3 colors stated above.

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The AKC has done some DNA testing on Schnauzers with white coats and determined a white schnauzer is a black dog with a white coat and IS acceptable in dog shows around the world. Some of their forms have been updated to reflect this change. However, if white is not an option on your AKC Registration form, I was told to check the salt and pepper box. White coated schnauzers may now be shown in competing as well. My info came straight from an AKC representative who also judges at competitions. And, many white coated dogs have won several AKC championships. All of my miniature schnauzers come from champion bloodlines and range in color from black, white, salt and pepper, and black and silver phantom. Since my info came straight from the AKC, I wanted to clear up this misconception. Toy Schnauzers and teacup schnauzers are not recognized by the AKC as of yet, but that will change in the future. I have Miniature, toy and teacup schnauzers. They are all high quality dogs with great genes in their bloodlines.

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