The Miniature Schnauzer is not only a very well known breed of dog, it is also a very loved breed of dog. This has to do a lot with the Miniature Schnauzer's personality. Of course, no matter what the reason for buying one of these pups, you are going to want to get them as puppies. That is because the puppies are easier to train. Of course, this is something that goes for most dog breeds. When you start dog obedience training them young, they usually grow up the way you want them too. Today we are going to talk in a little more detail about Miniature Schnauzers and their personalities. It's time to see why so many people go out of their way to get one of these dogs.
One thing to note about Miniature Schnauzer is their great spirited temperament. Although they are also very alert as well. The good news is that they are very obedient to commands that you give them. If there is one thing that you will not have to teach Miniature Schnauzer puppies, that is to be nice to strangers. This is a dog that is very friendly and very willing to please people. The dog is never overaggressive to other people or even other dogs. All it takes for a Miniature Schnauzer to trust someone is for the owner to welcome them into their home. Then the Miniature Schnauzer goes from being a watch dog to a dog that is happy to make a new friend.
The Miniature Schnauzer is also a dog that is great with children. The dog is good at recognizing that kids are young, and they need to play gentle with them. This is not a dog that is likely to bite someone by mistake when playing. They do like to follow kids around, and this is just because of how highly playful they are. They do have to have an outlet for all of their energy, however. If they do not, they will turn their lack of fun, into mischievous behavior.
Although this dog does not attack other dogs very often, the Miniature Schnauzer is a dog that will attack small prey. That is because it is a prey driven dog. A lot of times, you will notice that this dog will chase birds and rodents. Some of them will even chase cats if they are not raised around cats. Of course, Miniature Schnauzers are not very big and have to be careful. A well trained cat, or a cat that knowns how to defend itself, will have no problems taking down a Miniature Schnauzer with is claws.
As you can see, this is a very loving dog, but it does have a playful side. If you are looking for a dog that is just going to lay their and be quite, this may not be the dog for you. They are going to have to go outside and play dog games, and they prefer to do it with you. This is a dog that is going to need a backyard to run around in, or you will be walking it on a chain a lot.