There is something uniquely adorable about dogs in the mini version, and the mini schnauzer is no exception. This breed is one of three different types of schnauzer, and it’s very cute. There are many people who prefer to have a small dog, and when you add a ‘mini’ in front of any dog, it suddenly becomes that much more desirable. These are dogs that people love to call their own because they are so friendly and loving. They show a great deal of affection, they are not standoffish and they are very intelligent animals. In fact, many people who choose a dog from this breed, no matter the size, are so impressed by the animal’s sheer intelligence that they find this is their preferred breed of dog for the rest of their lives. If you’re not familiar with the mini schnauzer, we have a long list of fun facts to help you get to know this small dog in all its adorable glory.
It’s the Most Popular of the Schnauzers
Of the three different schnauzers recognized by the American Kennel Club, the mini is the most popular. There are a number of reasons for this, but it usually comes down to the fact that miniature animals maintain that ‘puppy’ look and feel for their entire lives, and people just love that aspect of any cute dog.
It’s a Popular Dog
The mini schnauzer is not just a popular dog in terms of its size and its breed. It’s a popular dog in general. In fact, it’s the 16th most popular breed in the world right now, and it just keeps rising on that list of popular dogs. In fact, many people believe that this is a dog that will make it even higher on the list given its intelligence and its adorable nature, and it’s not anywhere near where it should be at 16.
They Like Long Walks
You might see it on a dating profile, but no one really cares if men or women like long walks (on the beach). This particular dog breed, however, loves a long walk. This dog will walk all day long if you let it. It’s not an overly active dog as far as exercise is concerned, but it’s not going to turn down a nice long walk with its favorite humans. Call it curiosity and an interest in the real world, but this breed is one that will consider long walks a big perk to being part of a family.
They’re Small Shedders
Consider the fact that this dog typically has a long coat; it does not shed nearly as much as you might think that they do. They are actually minimal shedders that will not make a huge mess in your home or cause you to sit in dog fur all the time. If you keep them brushed regularly, you will find that this breed is not a big shedder at all. And the more you brush the less hair you will notice around the house, which is always a nice addition to your family.
They’re Not Size-Oriented
The good news about this breed for many homeowners is the fact that they don’t care how much space and size you have at home. They are happy to be with people and they just don’t care if they are with people in a ton of space or next to no space. They just want you there with them, and they are fairly unapologetic about it. Your dog will get on just fine in a small apartment just as well as it will in a huge home with a big yard in which it can run around as often as it would like. It’s not a particular dog. You can have a dog like this without worrying about behavior issues if you are in a big home or a small one, somewhere with a yard or somewhere without. City or small town, this is a breed that doesn’t care as long as it is with you.
Like any other animal in the world, the mini schnauzer is one that does very well as far as health is concerned. They’re not overly sick animals that are prone to breed specific diseases. However, like all other animals, there is always a chance your dog will become sick or diagnosed with some sort of disease that you might not want to see it suffer from. However, that’s just a chance you take with any animal. The lack of breed specific diseases associated with the mini schnauzer just gives you an improved chance of having a healthy dog.
This is a Cheerful Breed
Most people love a cheerful dog. After all, most people choose to go with dogs over other animals because of their exuberance and excitement, particularly when it comes to seeing their family members. When this dog sees you for the first time during the day or after a day at the office, it’s going to show a cheerful side. It is a breed that is going to be very happy to see you, very happy to have you home and just happy in general. It’s a cheerful breed that is rarely in a mood otherwise.
They’re Great with Other Animals
One of the first questions many potential dog owners ask when they are looking into a new dog is whether or not the mini schnauzer is going to get along well with other animals. The answer is yes; this is a breed that does get along well with other animals. And, in fact, this is a breed that will make it friendly with cats and dogs alike. However, rodents and other small animals – even the household variety such as hamsters – might make this breed become a bit predatory. This means you should watch out for the dog if you have small animals such as this as pets. Kids, for example, love hamsters and other small rodents and this might become a conflict of interest for your family.
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