A Schnauzer comprises a German breed of canine. The name derives from the German word for snout as for the canines’ distinctively hairy muzzles. Kennel clubs normally divide this breed into 3 designations by size:
Miniature Schnauzer: Which is less than 15 inches high at the shoulder
Standard Schnauzer: Females are 17-19 Inches, Males are 18-20 inches
Giant Schnauzer: Which is 23.5- 25.5 Inches at the shoulder.
Different breeds nowadays, arising from the Standard of the past, the three share a few common features like intelligence, watchfulness, substantial sense of smell, and dedication to household.
Originally a wirehaired dog produced in Southern Germany, the standard schnauzer dates back to the fifteenth cent. The standard schnauzer, catalogued by the American Kennel Club in the working-dog group, was initially employed as a rat terrier, farm dog, and defender.
The giant schnauzer, arose at the close of the nineteenth cent. by mixing the standard schnauzer with assorted indigenous sheepherding and farm dogs and later on the Great Dane. Both it and the giant schnauzer, as well a functional dog and bred particularly for driving cattle, were employed in police work.
The miniature schnauzer, likewise produced close to the close of the nineteenth cent., Ensued from the breeding of standard schnauzer to affenpinscher. The miniature schnauzer is classed in the terrier group and has been advanced chiefly as a pet.
The coat of all 3 breeds can be pepper and salt, silver, or black in coloring.
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