Ah, the Mini Schnauzer, the adorable small dog breed that will win your heart with its engaging personality and childlike mannerisms. He’s a dog who’s got it all in one small package: intelligence, affection, an extroverted temperament, humor, and a personality that’s twice as big as he is. Throw in that mustache and quivering enthusiasm, and he’ll make you laugh YOUR tail off. Now who doesn’t need more laughter? And, With a Miniature Schnauzer in the house, you’ll never be alone, not even when you go to the potty. Hello, welcome to Animal Facts. Today we discuss the squared bodied, spunky companion, the Miniature-schnauzer. Get ready for Dogs 101. Let’s get started. But, before we dash into number 10, take a moment to like and subscribe for more fun fauna facts. Here we go. 10. The Schnauzer is a terrier breed, but unlike the rest of the group, schnauzers come from Germany, instead of the British Isles. The terra in terrier means earth, meaning the dogs were bred to burrow underground when hunting small prey.
Miniature schnauzers were not specifically bred for this line of work—though they were popular for ratting—so they lack the aggression of their fellow terriers. The happy and friendly dogs have a different upbringing and bloodline than the other terriers, despite similarities in appearance. Instead, Miniature Schnauzers are sociable dogs that love to be with their people. Their deepest need is to be fully included in all family activities, whether those activities center on watching YouTube or going out for a run. 9. The word schnauzer means beard. Being bred in Germany led to a German moniker. Schnauze comes from the German word for muzzle, referring to the dog’s square snout and distinct facial hair.. But unlike your dad’s, the mustache isn’t just for show. As ratters, the thick facial hair was sometimes matted down into thick armor that protected the canine’s face from any potential retaliation from its prey. 8. Miniature schnauzers have a thick, wiry double coat.
It came in handy when they dug into the ground, as it naturally kept the debris off. A modern bonus is they do not shed much, so they work well for those with allergies. However, they need to be groomed regularly. 7. Schnauzers were bred to hunt rats, so they rely on their keen sense of hearing to locate the vermin. Don’t expect any disturbances to get past them: They can hear frequencies twice as high as humans. As well as they can hear, they can also make noise. These little dogs have big voices.
The canines use this vocalization to say hello, alert you of something they found, or to let you know how they’re feeling. They bark when they’re happy, sad, or just bored. 6. Schnauzers have been used as guard dogs in past centuries. However as the time passed smaller sized Schnauzers which are more suitable to be kept in houses were preferred more over Giant Schnauzers. 5. What do Usher and 50 Cent have in common? You guessed it: they’re both happy Miniature-schnauzer owners. Other notable celebs that have had Miniature-schnauzer as companions include: Sugar Ray, Doris Day, Errol Flynn and Mary Tyler Moore. Oh and Bob Doyle. 4. Schnauzers have a lot of energy and therefore need to be exercised often. If you don’t exercise a Schnauzer then they may become a little stir-crazy and even a bit mischievous. There are many ways you can exercise a Schnauzer such as going on daily walks or runs, going to a local dog park or just playing games with them. 3. They are a long-lived breed with an average lifespan of about 14 years. Miniature Schnauzers are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they’re prone to certain health conditions, including cataracts and retinal atrophy.
2. He’s very intelligent, which makes training easy, but it also means he’s a master of manipulation. That combined with his stubbornness will keep you on your toes. He’s not as feisty as some terriers, however, nor as dog-aggressive. As with every dog, the Miniature Schnauzer needs early socialization — exposure to many different people, sights, sounds, and experiences — when they’re young.
Socialization helps ensure that your Miniature Schnauzer puppy grows up to be a well-rounded dog. 1. Miniature-schnauzers are highly adaptable. Another one of the defining characteristics of the breed, and another reason it’s so popular, is its high adaptability to most environments. It can make its home almost anywhere. Well, there ya have it 10 fun facts about a beloved dog breed. Did we miss any facts? What other breeds would you like to see us cover in Dogs 101? Let us know in the comments below. Before ya go, please hit the like button and subscribe to keep those fun fauna facts a comin’. If you’d like to help, consider becoming a patron on Patreon. And as always, catch ya next time..