Breed Review: Miniature Schnauzer (20 Pics)

Miniature Schnauzer is a universal dog. He can be a hunter, a sensitive guard, a strict customs officer, and can simply illuminate your home with rays of joy and happiness. About this brave temperamental dog, they say: “He is always in a good mood.” His energy is manageable, and the cheerful nature of the mongrel keeps even at a respectable age. He is a family favorite, enthusiastically taking part in collective holiday festivities, shopping trips, trips to nature, always ready to keep company with his owners, who go for a run, a bike ride, or a bike ride. According to the FCI rating, miniature schnauzers are among the ten most popular dogs on the planet.

#1 It is well known that the historical homeland of the Miniature Schnauzers is Germany

Presumably, their ancestors are German Pinschers - a breed of ancient origin. These medium-sized dogs were famous for their ability to ruthlessly kill small rodents, especially rats, and had excellent conservation qualities. It is known that smooth-haired and hard-haired puppies were found in the German Pinscher's litter. From the middle of the 19th century, breeders began to subject the offspring of Pinschers to separation.

#2 Smooth-haired dogs continued to be called pinschers, and wire-haired dogs were called stable pinschers or rattlers (rat catchers)

The latter soon became known as schnauzers, which means "muzzle" in German. It indicated an expressive feature of their appearance - a muzzle with a rectangular beard. In 1895, the Pincherschnauzer Club was created in Cologne, the organizers of which approved standards, including for schnauzers.

#3 Many enthusiastic breeders became interested in the new breed, and soon they began breeding work to create miniature schnauzers, which they called miniature schnauzers.

In German, "zwerg" means "gnome". According to one of the versions, in addition to the schnauzers proper, dogs of small breeds were involved in the creation of the breed: Affenpinschers, Miniature Pinschers, Poodles, Spitz, possibly some terrier breeds. The opinion that miniature schnauzers appeared exclusively due to the crossing of the smallest individuals of schnauzers is denied by most dog handlers, since the first Miniature Schnauzers were absolutely black, which confirms the participation of at least representatives of the Affenpinschers in the miniaturization of dogs.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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