Miniature Schnauzer Breeders

Written by Courtney Salinas
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Miniature Schnauzers may appear delicate and prissy but are actually quite active and sturdy. They were originally bred to hunt vermin and will often take off after small, fast animals. Because of these traits you will need to keep your Miniature Schnauzer in a fortified fence lest it run blindly into the street in pursuit of prey.

Miniature Schnauzers can be at home both in an apartment and on lots of land. They really want to be with their people and adjust well to any environment where they have company. Be aware that you will need plenty of time to spend with your Miniature Schnauzer as a dog that feels ignored will find other, more destructive ways to use energy.

Finding a Breeder

While an AKC registration is desirable when finding a Miniature Schnauzer puppy, it is by no means a health or breeding guarantee. The AKC does not monitor breeding practices or breeders and anyone who has two registered Miniature Schnauzers can breed more registered Miniature Schnauzers. You should do your own research on the breeder to make sure they are reputable.

When you visit a breeder, not only should you ask if they provide health guarantees, but ask if the health guarantees are lifetime. Some breeders only provide guarantees for a month or a year, but a good breeder will always provide a lifetime guarantee. Ask for references when you visit breeders. Talk with the owners of some of the other dogs the breeder has sold. Find out what the experience was like for them before and after they bought their Miniature Schnauzer.


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