Schnauzer, Miniature Question

is it normal for miniature schnauzer to have long legs, my dog is 20mnths and when he was 14...


is it normal for miniature schnauzer to have long legs, my dog is 20mnths and when he was 14 weeks he wasn't much smaller. when i see puppies he seems massive to them.

    In Schnauzer, Miniature - Asked by Anonymous - 5/2/2012 11:18:28 AM
Maybe your dog is from the Giant Schnauzers side, Or a standard Schnauzer, there are 4 sizes as far I know for them: 1)tea cup (pocket sz) 2)miniature (toy-small) 3)standar (regular-medium sz) 4)giant (big as a Napolitan Mastin sometimes)
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/8/2012 5:29:40 PM


As in people, there are smaller and larger schnauzers in a litter. The breed standard calls for a top height of 14". Measure your mini from the floor to the top of his whithers to see if he is within breed standard. Puppy mills and others that do not know the standard for a mini are increasingly breeding in-bred "toys" (there are no toy schnauzers) and t-cup. Your schnauzer may just be the healthy, robust schnauzer that is within breed standards.
    Answered by caroleanndavis - 6/23/2012 10:25:37 AM
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Wow, I just read the answer below which says there are four sizes..toy, teacup etc. whoever wrote that does not have a clue about the sizes acceptable in mini-schnauzers. THERE IS ONLY ONE SIZE MINI-SCHNAUZER...IT IS THE SMALLEST IN THE BREED STANDARD..IT IS 12" TO 14" AT THE WHITHERS. Also, there are only three colors acceptable in the breed...salt and pepper, black and black and silver...none of the funky colors are within the breed standard. The European standard also accepts white. However, their size is the same. the dog should be robust, stocky and muscled.
    Answered by caroleanndavis - 6/23/2012 10:28:17 AM
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