Find Miniature Schnauzer dogs and puppies for sale and adoption. Buy, sell, adopt and advertise here. Continue reading to learn more about Miniature Schnauzers, a companionable and intelligent dog that makes a great pet.
Popularity: Very popular;
Trainability: There are a few differing opinions when it comes to training Miniature Schnauzers. The first opinions states that these dogs are intelligent and naturally obedient, so they're a pleasure to train. The second opinion states that although this breed learns fast, it can be somewhat stubborn when it comes time to train. Either way, it's agreed upon that Miniature Schnauzer training needs to be consistent and fresh. Don't go about repeating the same command or trick over and over again. Do attempt to train over and over again, but keep what you teach varied. Also, use your voice when training as this dog tends to respond to that;
Size/Weight: Small sized dogs, weighing in at an average of 11-20 pounds;
Origin Location/Date: The Miniature Schnauzer dates all the way back to 15th century Germany as a Standard Schnauzer. Originally bred as a more medium sized dog that would be used to catch rats, it evolved into a smaller dog during the 1800s that would be more of a companion. While popular in Europe, the breed eventually made its way to the United States where it was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1933;
Energy Level: These are high energy dogs and as such, you'll want to walk and run yours daily. You'll also want to play with it in the back yard or at the park. This isn't only important to relieve some of the dog's built up energy reserves, it's to maintain a proper weight. These dogs have a tendency to become overweight, so be sure not to overfeed and exercise regularly. Work it out until it tells you it is finished;
Temperament: The Miniature Schnauzer is generally a very friendly dog that gets along well with families, individuals, other animals in the house, and children. Like many other dogs though, it can be cautious and suspicious of strangers. Once they meet them though, they're okay. This breed of dog thrives at playtime and wants human companionship. It's important to socialize these dogs from an early age to ensure they grow up friendly and well-mannered. These dogs also have a tendency to bark a lot, so it's important to control that during puppyhood;
Necessary Space: While this dog does require a good amount of exercise in the form of walks, jogs and playtime, it's suitable for apartment living because of its small size. These are popular dogs to own in cities where there are sidewalks and parks in which to exercise;
Talents: The Miniature Schnauzer is an extremely adaptable dog that's affectionate, intelligent, trainable and a wonderful watch dog. Although, as mentioned above, it does have a tendency to bark, but that barking can come in handy when it's needed;
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years;
Group: Terrier Group;
A few terms and phrases to describe the typical Miniature Schnauzer puppy and dog: intelligent, naturally obedient, easy to train, can be stubborn, rat hunters, companionable, proud, independent, loving, good watch dog, highly energetic, friendly, good watchdog, and smart.
We offer an effective online advertising venue for Miniature Schnauzers in our free classifieds, so if you're buying or selling, please take a look around this category to do just that.
Locating the absolute perfect Miniature Schnauzer puppy can end up being quite the chore. Our website takes much of the hassle out of your search. We give you an extremely convenient and easily navigable full-featured venue for finding, selecting and purchasing your next best friend - the Miniature Schnauzer puppy (or Miniature Schnauzer puppies) from your comfy couch or your desk at work. Whatever your location, you can easily search our website (desktop or mobile) all day, every day. All you need to do is browse our hundreds of dog breed categories and you'll find tons of ads for Miniature Schnauzer breeders, Miniature Schnauzers for adoption and Miniature Schnauzer puppies for sale. Most of our listings even include photos. Sometimes, many, many pictures. Depending on the seller or breeder, quite thorough ad descriptions are included. As you'll see, many Miniature Schnauzer dogs can be shipped throughout the world and some come with a vet check and health guarantee. It's no wonder that with our extensive collection of available Miniature Schnauzer puppies for sale and our almost as many listings for Miniature Schnauzer dog breeders, you'll certainly have a great start with finding that perfect companion.