is a very lovable breed. He was first bred in Germany. Used for catching rats and for a farm guard dog. Because the Schnauzer has such good hearing, farmers would place their Schnauzer in the field with their sheep dog. The Schnauzer would usually hear a predator first and alert the main herder. Schnauzers were so likable and useful that people wanted them in all kinds of places. So they started breeding other sizes. The Schnauzer comes in literally every size. There are Giant, Standard, Miniature, Toy, and TeaCup!
Personality and Grooming...
Since your Schnauzer was bred to be a ratter, he may enjoy chasing things. But he is also very smart and loves to please his owners. If you let him know that you don't like something, he won't want to do it again! Because of this instinct though, Schnauzers love to play. They love people and other animals, making them a great family dog. Grooming is required. The Schnauzer cut was created to protect them. The legs, beard, and ears were left long and allowed to mat up to keep rats from being able to bite them easily. Today, Schnauzers are left long in those areas but are kept brushed. Sizes range from 6 lbs-110 lbs. Average life span 12-16 years.