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Miniature Schnauzer


The Miniature Schnauzer originated in Germany during the 19th century as a farm dog able to rid the property of vermin. They descend from the slightly larger Standard Schnauzer, and have a very distinguished and handsome appearance. The coat typically comes in salt and pepper, or solid black. Mini Schauzers are clever, willing to please, highly social and have a mischievous streak! They have a playful personality, they are highly trainable and can do well in both country and city environments.

Common Health Conditions

  • Mini Schnauzers may be susceptible to diabetes. The classic symptoms of diabetes in dogs are excessive thirst, increased urination, and weight loss despite normal or increased food consumption.
  • The liver is vital to your Mini Schnauzer’s health. When functioning properly, it regulates blood sugar and filters toxic substances.
  • Cushing’s disease is a condition where the body overproduces the cortisol steroid hormone.
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