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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I have a 5 yr old female miniature schnauzer and from experience, they are such wonderful companions. They’re very sweet, playful, lovable, and intelligent. schnauzer_power@yahoo.com

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    These dogs can get much larger up to about 25 pounds. I have a mini schnauzer and he is 22 pounds. These are the greatest apartment dogs. They donot need a lot of space. All of the mini schnauzers I have had have had separation anxiety problems. This may be common in the breed.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I love Miniature Schnauzers, and I highly recommend them for anyone looking for a dog. They adapt quickly to any situation and are great companions for families or the elderly. I do need to correct the breed description, though. Mini Schnauzers come in solid black, salt & pepper, as well as black & silver. Their official size is 12 – 14 inches at the shoulder, not 13 – 14 inches. Their AKC group is not Non-Sporting, it is Terrier. Their coat can be harsh and wiry if it is stripped like the show dogs, but pet schnauzers are normally clipped and this causes the coat to be quite soft.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I’ve had my little Ally for 2 years now & I wouldn’t trade her for anything! I decided on a mini-schnauzer because my parents have owned one (Molly) for 7 years. They have so much personality and spunk! And, on top of that, they are very cunning and clever. Ally never fails to bring a smile to my face every day! She’s my little clown.

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  • Jan 5, 2009 at 12:00
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    We love our miniature schnauzer and she is a normally a very friendly dog, but she has one behavior issue that is puzzling. When she is picked up or jumps on a lap she growls rather ferociously. She has never bitten anyone, but she sure acts vicious in this situation.

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  • Jan 20, 2010 at 12:00
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    We have a wonderfull little miniature schnauser. he is one year old. he is very intelligent . he loves to learn and he is very good with both children and other animals .(LINEBREAK)there coat does not shed so they are very suitable for allergy sufferers. (LINEBREAK)our dog does not like to be left alone.i have heard that this is a common trate in this breed.(LINEBREAK)he likes to spend time with his family no matter what their up to. (LINEBREAK) i would highly recomend this breed .(LINEBREAK)sturdy, playfull,friendly and smart.(LINEBREAK)linda(LINEBREAK)

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  • Apr 21, 2010 at 12:00
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    As with all terrier breeds, Schnauzers are high energy. Don’t be fooled into thinking the smaller the dog the fewer the walks!! They can bark a lot as they are territorial and want to protect the home (and you) so they need some good training to build confidence and lessen the barking. As with all dogs on the whole, training and exercise are the key to a happy, healthy, well behaved dog. Fun, loving and playful, Schnauzers can make you laugh out loud when they are treated properly.

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  • May 16, 2010 at 12:00
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    I was surprised to see that the color of black and silver was omitted from the Schnauzer description. The colors are Solid Black, Black and Silver and Salt and Pepper. These are the accepted colors by AKC. Each country has it’s own rules as to colors they accept for registration.(LINEBREAK)Some breeders also have puppies available in Solid Silver, Chocolate or Parti Colored. They’re really beautiful but can’t be registered in the USA. I love ’em ALL!!!

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