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Considered as one of the most popular dog breeds among all others, the Miniature Schnauzer originated in Germany the mid to the late 1800's. Its breed was developed from the cross between the standard schnauzer and one smaller breed such as the poodle or the affenpinscher. It became popular primarily because of its small size and huge personality.About Miniature Schnauzers
Originally, Schnauzers have been bred to function as farm dogs and should keep the rats out of barns. There was a bold courage in these dogs that made them into guard dogs, protecting herds and small farms as well as families and their homes. As time passed, the Miniature Schnauzers hunted for rats. What's more, they seemed to have ability for it and their small size was just the thing to fit into tight places to catch the rats.
Miniature Schnauzers generally have a small and square build. They are covered with a double coat with the outer fur being wiry whith the undercoat being softer. The body's coat is normally trimmed short while the hair on its ears and legs are retained. Often, Miniature Schnauzers are classified as non-shedding dogs. Although this is not completely true, the dog's shedding is only minimal and usually unnoticeable. Some of their features include a long head and with its beard being bushy as well as its mustache and eyebrows. They also have teeth that meet in what is called a "scissor bite"; dark-colored eyes in an oval shape; and ears that naturally fold forward and form a V.
The MiniatureSchnauzer's temperament has been described as spirited and attentive but still obedient to commands. They are friendly and intelligent dogs that are willing to please. Usually, they are easy to train so they make excellent watchdogs, always ready with a good sense of territorial instinct, but are more vocally oriented compared to other dogs that respond with actions.
Miniature Schnauzers are often guarded and cautious towards strangers. They only become friendly when their home owners have acknowledged and welcomed the guests. Compared to their terrier cousins, Schnauzers not normally aggressive. On the other hand, they like to vocally express themselves and will greet people with a bark or may give out a woof and a yap to express any joy or displeasure. Good to know, when the German word 'schnauzen' is translated, it simply means to snap vocally or to talk back.
Schnauzers are in need of daily regular grooming. This can be done by either stripping, which has become the much-approved method, or by clipping, that has been considered a short-cut and is usually reserved for pets. Keep in mind that whether it is a mini, a standard or a giant, Schnauzers, it often has a beard that has been created by letting the hair around the nose grow out. Allowing the dog to be unclipped or unstripped, its body hair will surely grow from 2-4 inches, and often will result in tangles of mats and curls. These dogs are not only good as pets, they are fun to have printed on your personalized checks as well. Who wouldn't want these adorable creatures on their checks? Order a checkbook with a Miniature Schnauzer photo today to make your checks look as good as your money.