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The Miniature Schnauzer is a breed of small dog of the Schnauzer type that originated in Germany in the mid-to-late 19th century. Miniature Schnauzers developed from crosses between the Standard Schnauzer and one or more smaller breeds such as the Poodle, Miniature Pinscher, or Affenpinscher. The breed remains one of the most popular, and is currently the 10th most popular breed in the U.S.
Miniature Schnauzers are known for their lively personality and mischievous sense of humor. They are also highly loyal to their owner and can be very energetic, but if not given proper exercise or a balanced diet, they will gain weight very quickly. Mini Schnauzers are extremely vocal dogs, and are known for their barking. This is because they are excellent protectors of their home and will alert their owners to anyone that may be coming. However some dogs of the breed will bark at even the slightest noises. This amount of unnecessary barking can usually be controlled by training if the owner has patience with the dog. The Miniature Schnauzer is often guarded of strangers until the owners of the home welcome the guest, upon which they are typically very friendly to them. The breed is very good with children recognizing that they need gentle play.
Because a Miniature Schnauzer is one of the most intelligent breeds of dog, it can take commands and learn quickly, making them easy to train. However, Mini Schnauzers require a great deal of attention and affection from their owner, regardless if they are to be used as show dogs or home pets. If not given affection on a regular basis the breed can become depressed, which can decrease their mental and physical health.
They can be very independent and have been known to have a naughty streak in them. They are practical jokers, but it is all in fun. They are highly playful dogs, and if not given the outlet required for their energy they can become a somewhat difficult breed. Train your pup using Cesar Millan's Dog Whisperer tips!
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