Puppy's mum says: A schnauzer is a schnauzer is a schnauzer

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Do you have a dog, and have questions about how to keep your dog happy? Is your new puppy having trouble settling in? Are you looking for a new puppy and aren't sure where to look?

I would love to help you with any of these issues, and more. My husband and I have bred many puppies over the last twenty years, and every puppy born at our home is important to us. Whether the puppy became a show dog or a much loved pet, it always remained 'our' puppy to some extent. We always cared about the wellbeing of that puppy.

I would love to be there for you too, if you have a new dog or pup, or if you're thinking of getting one, I would love to help you make the right choices for yourself, your family and for your puppy or dog.

Ask a question on this website, or make a comment. I'll answer you, I am here for you.

Jun 10, 2008

A schnauzer is a schnauzer is a schnauzer

When someone says I want a Schnauzer I immediately think of the Schnauzers I have at my house. We breed Standard Schnauzers, so called because they were the original Schnauzer - the standard or original breed.

One theory of how the Miniature came about is from breeding Affenpinschers with Schnauzers, bringing down the size. This happened in the 19th century and Miniatures have been bred true for over one hundred years.

The Standard Schnauzer was created well before then, and they were used as general farm dogs - guarding, herding, ratters, child minders. They still retain these instincts to this day. Schnauzers are used in herding trials, particularly in America, and some Australians can attest to their herding abilities.

Both sizes of schnauzer are nice dogs, but I prefer the Standard Schnauzer. I like bigger dogs and I prefer the slightly easier care coat of the Standard - not really much difference if you keep the grooming done regularly.

The Standard has a deceptively deep bark, and people can be surprised when the see the size of your dog if they have only heard it barking without seeing the dog. The Miniature Schnauzer has a much higher pitched bark which I personally don't like at all. Both breeds are good at obedience, and I certainly recommend doing obedience training with any dog you bring into your family.

Training will help you build a stronger relationship with your dog, as it helps you both learn more about each other. A well trained dog is a delight to live with. An untrained dog is not.

The Schnauzer is an intelligent dog, and learns quickly - good and bad! So it is up to you if you bring a Schnauzer into your home to decide what you want your dog to be allowed to do. Things that are cute when a tiny baby pup does it can be a nuisance if an adult dog does it.

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