Miniature Schnauzer Puppies for Sale in Maryland
The miniature schnauzer was developed from the standard schnauzer and was bred by the Germans to have a smaller size that made it easier for it to hunt rats. This breed falls into the terrier group and is recognized by the American Kennel Club. Miniature schnauzers generally only grow to 12 to 14 inches and only 11 to 20 pounds. They have a double coat, with a wiry outer layer and a soft undercoat. While they are considered low-shedding dogs, their coats still require regular brushing or clipping. The standard coloring is black and gray or all black.
Miniature schnauzers have a lot of personality packed into their small bodies. They are very loving and affectionate with their families, and while they are great with other animals and children, they can be wary of strangers. They make good watchdogs and have a bigger bark than their size would suggest. These dogs have a moderate energy level and can do well in most homes. City dwellers will need to prioritize a daily walk to satisfy their “patrolling” instinct. Miniature schnauzers are hardy dogs that enjoy a little rough-and-tumble playing and aren’t predisposed to many health issues.
If you’re interested in adding a miniature schnauzer puppy to your family, let Maryland Puppies Online help.