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Mtn Rose Miniature Schnauzers

Education
Do your Research before!!!
Often when looking for information about the Miniature Schnauzer we search the web for all kinds of resources and information.  When learning about the breed it's important that you do your research and make sure that the Miniature Schnauzer is going to fit into your life style . 

Web Site: - American Miniature Schnauzer Club
http://www.amsc.us

Looking for a dog is not like shopping at Amazon. Sometimes you will need to wait for the right dog and breeder to provide you the training and experience to make the puppy and a part of your lives.

Most of all, adopting a dog is a lifelong commitment.  If you feel that you can not handle the commitment do not get a dog it is not good to adopt a dog and then taking it back or try to find a new home.   Socializing your Minature Schnauzer is very important. Taking them with you to Lowes is great when they old enough and there Immune Systems are mature and they have had all the shots unto Rabies.  Hold them for the first couple of times and let them get used to voices, other paying attention to them and all the sights and sounds. Allowing them to right in the cart with there favorite blanket so they are comfortable is wonderful. Make sure your puppy has a proper collar and leash and you are in charge of there every move. I would not take them into a Pet store until there immune system has fully devleopled - usually after 6 months old and they have had all there shots including the Rabies.   I have provided some links to other educational sites that might be helpful.  Enjoy your puppy now - they grow up to fast.  A puppy is not something to just think about you must put the training, love, and effort to make it part of the family.


Breed Standard
A compact, stocky terrier with abundant face and leg furnishings Height: 12-14 inches (at shoulder) Weight: 14-15 pounds 
Ears are cropped to stand erect also floppy ears are starting to take a popular change in the United States Tail is docked short to dogs structure
Personality: A German sensibility instead of the fiery nature of the British terriers High intelligence . Excellent with both children and elderly people Alert nature and natural protective instincts make the Mini Schnauzer a good watchdog
Coat:

​Double coat: harsh and wiry outer coat and soft, close lying undercoat Beard and bushy eyebrows. Acceptable colors are solid black, black and silver, or salt and pepper. The gray salt and peppers are the most common each color will turn Gray after been groomed and shaved for 3-4 years. Some keep the dark undertone and some don't. The grizzled colors are the result of hairs with unique light and dark banding instead of a mixture of light and dark hairs. Pet or Show requires professional grooming.

Health Concerns: General good health
Genetic eye diseases such as cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy Diabetes Liver diseases common Von Willebrand's disease, a bleeding disorder Bladder and kidney stones reported
Schnauzer Bumps:

Great web site to explain Schnauzers Bumps along with Pictures and treatment solutions:


Tasty Tidbits: The most popular terrier, it is the only one that is not of British origin One of three sizes of the Schnauzer. There are two larger varieties: the Standard and the Giant Schnauzer. Non shedding coat is good for people with allergies Not as prone to wandering as other terriers Does not dig (i know a lot of schnauzers that do dig!, unlike most other terriers.

Mixed breed dogs
Also called designer dogs—come in a variety of coat types and colors, shapes, and sizes that do not stand up to the purebred. Also referred to as random-bred or mutt dogs, they result from breeding different purebreds or other mixed-breed dogs together.

Mixed breed dogs have no pedigree, and usually are the result of accidental matings. They’re usually not registered, although there are mixed breed registries that may offer some sort of documentation.

Mixed breed dogs often superficially resemble a purebred. They can inherit all the best—or all the worst—traits of their parents. It’s difficult if not impossible to predict what a mixed-breed dog’s puppies will look like or how they’ll behave.

What’s A Designer Dog?
The term “designer dog” refers to a hybrid. Hybrids are created by combining existing breeds to form new ones. Most existing dog breeds were created in this way and likely are hybrids. Many are so ancient, though, their origin is obscure.

A recent example of a designer dog is the Labradoodle, purposely bred to create low-shedding dog (Poodle) with the temperament for a guide dog (Labrador). Because Poodles come in three sizes, Labradoodle pups also vary in size and may be more like the Poodle or Labrador side of the family. Breeders dedicated to establishing the variety as a true breed work to establish a predictable type, working with generations of dogs.

The designer dog label today is used to market hybrid dogs, which may (or may not) be more healthy, cute, trainable or other fill-in-the-blank claim. Shelters sometimes label mixed breeds as a designer breed to promote adoptions. Puppy mills jumped on the designer dog bandwagon to create boatloads of interesting mixes they sell for high prices.

The health and temperament of a puppy trumps cute factor and marketing ploys every day. Don’t let a designer label or popular puppy fads get in the way of choosing a healthy companion—whether pedigree, mutt or designer breed, listen to your head as well as your heart.Mixed breed dogs—also called designer dogs—come in a variety of coat types and colors, shapes, and sizes that rival any purebred. Also referred to as random-bred or mutt dogs, they result from breeding different purebreds or other mixed-breed dogs together.

Mixed breed dogs have no pedigree, and usually are the result of accidental matings. They’re usually not registered, although there are mixed breed registries that may offer some sort of documentation.
Mixed breed dogs often superficially resemble a purebred. They can inherit all best and worst health issues from both breeds. So when opting to get a Designer or Mixed Breed do your research on each breeds faults. You might want to make health insurance your main expense.
Most of all what ever pet you choose. Make sure in your mind and heart that this is another child and requires a lifelong commitment of love.