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Looking For A Small Dog? Choose A Miniature Schnauzer Puppy

by Leslie Gibson

Having a smaller dog can make it much easier when it comes to caring for the dog. Smaller dogs can be just as good as larger ones, however, and in some cases better. One small dog you should consider is the Miniature Schnauzer. Keep reading to learn more so you can have this small dog in your home. 

Their Personality

The Miniature Schnauzer is a happy and outgoing dog. They are also loyal to their family and have good manners. Of course, this does depend on their parents as some traits will be passed down. Because of this, ask the breeder about the temperament of the mother. You will find the Miniature Schnauzer loves to play and wants to be in the middle of everything you are doing. As long as you are giving them a lot of attention, they are happy. It will be like having a shadow as the dog will follow you and other family members as you move around your house. 

The Miniature Schnauzer does not like to be left alone for hours at a time. They also tend to bark when they hear noises outside. This can be a good thing as the dog can alert you to trouble. If your dog barks too much, however, take them to a dog trainer to help with this. Dog training is suggested because these dogs are intelligent and learn easily. 

The Miniature Schnauzer does not do well with other pets in many cases. They also are not good dogs to have if you have very small children. Older children that can run and play with them will work much better. The dog may be too rough if the child is smaller. 

Grooming Your Dog

Your dog will have longer fur so it should be groomed every several weeks. If you live in a cold region, only clip the fur that is needed during the winter. The dog needs their coat to keep them warm. Take your dog to a groomer to ensure it is groomed properly. A groomer will know how to trim around the dog's snout, eyes, and eyebrows. If you do not groom them, their fur will grow long enough to get in their eyes. 

There are different styles you can choose when it comes to grooming. The groomer will know of some, and you can also do research on your own. Along with grooming, the groomer can give your dog a bath, brush them out, and clip their nails if needed.

Along with taking your dog to a groomer, brush it weekly at home yourself to remove loose hair. This will cut down on shedding in your home. Ask the groomer about the best type of brush/comb to use for your dog. 

Talk to a breeder in your area to learn more about Miniature Schnauzer puppies.