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Miniature Schnauzer Breed Information

This breed is German from origin. They are great companion dogs, but they were used as guard dogs, trackers, and watch dogs and also as hunter dogs. They are very small in size. They have strong and bluntly muzzle. They have black nose, and their teeth meets at scissor bite. They have high set ears, and usually they are cropped. Naturally their ears are small and re V shaped. Their tail is docked after birth. Their body is covered with double coat. The outer coat is wiry and the under coat is soft. Usually their coat is trimmed. They are available in black, white and silver. This breed is loving calm and happy. They are very energetic and also active. They enjoy the company of children and are also calm around strangers. They are very devoted, and very caring towards their owner and the family. They can be great companion dogs and also good family dogs. The owner of this breed should be calm and gentle with this breed as they can get stubborn if you dominate them. The average height of this breed is 3o cm to 36 cm, and the average weight of this breed is 5 kg to 6 kg. They are comfortable and can easily adjust in an apartment. But if they do not get proper exercise, they might get destructive. They should be taken out for daily walks and also jogs. They will also enjoy a play session with the kids. Their coat is wiry and should be combed and brushed regularly in order to keep it glossy. Their coats are regularly trimmed and clipped in order to keep it clean. Also make sure that you clean their whiskers after ever meal. Their ears should be checked and cleaned regularly, in order to avoid infections. The major health issues affecting this breed, are liver disease, diabetes, Von Wilebrandís diseases, kidney stones, skin infections and also cysts. They should be not over fed, because they tend to have eating disorders. The average life expectancy of this breed is 15 years. They do not show any signs of going until they are nearing to their expiry.

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