The Miniature Schnauzer belongs to the terrier class and is 12 to 14 inches in size. Known in Germany as the Zweig schnauzer, it is a cross between a common Schnauzer and a small dog.
In the United States and Canada, the mini Schnauzer used to be the most popular dog. Miniature Schnauzer is a breed of terrier dogs. They are energetic and lively. Their appearance and personality are very similar to their cousin Standard Schnauzer. They are alert and lively. Disadvantages: toy, too thin or coarse.
The origin and history of Miniature Schnauzer
This is a small breed of Schnauzer. It was first raised on the farm to catch mice, and later it was loved by the ladies of the upper class in Europe. He took part in the dog show for the first time in 1899.
Morphological characteristics of Miniature Schnauzer
The head is strong,
From the nose to the eyes; longer. Slightly narrowed.
The ears are highly developed and of medium thickness. If the ear is clipped, the ear should be upright, V-shaped, folded forward, with the inner edge close to the cheek.
Eyes of medium size, dark brown, ovate, and oriented forward.
The nose is large, black and full.
The muzzle is strong, parallel to the head and of the same length as the head. The muzzle is obtuse wedge-shaped with exaggerated bristles and whiskers. Give the entire head a rectangular appearance. A complete white tooth, strong and perfect scissors bite.
Neck strong, medium thickness and length, elegant arc shape, combined with shoulder introduction. The back is strong and strong.
The chest width is moderate and the ribs are well expanded. If the cross section is observed, it should be egg precursor.
The thigh is thick and the angle of the back knee is appropriate. The second thigh, from the knee to the hock, is parallel to the extension of the neck. The feet are small, compact and round, with thick pads and strong black nails. Toes close, slightly arched (cat feet) with toes straight forward.
Comb dog hair
Pay attention to the order of combing
From the neck, from front to back, from top to bottom, that is, from the neck to the shoulder, then back, chest, waist, abdomen, hind body, and then comb the head, and finally the limbs and tail. During the carding process, one side should be combed and the other side should be combed.
Carding technique: carding should be in the direction of rapid carding and pulling. Many people comb long hair dogs only on the surface of the long hair, but ignore the fine hair below. The dog's undercoat is soft and dense. If it is not combed for a long time, it will form tangles and even cause eczema, dermatophyte or other skin diseases. Therefore, when carding long hair dogs, one should comb layer by layer, and turn up the long hair, and then comb the bottom hair.
Types of comb: brush, elastic wire brush and long and sparse metal comb. A brush only fluffy the ends of long hairs, but not fine hairs. When carding long haired dogs, brush, elastic wire brush and long and sparse metal comb should be used together.