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The best dog!!
Member Name: sarahsee
Advantages: cute, lovable, fun, loyal.
Disadvantages: Needs attention when it comes to grooming.
I have a miniature schnauzer, she is nearly three now. Before I got her I did a lot of planning and reasearch on different dog breeds. I needed a small, obediant, lovable dog. because I live in a smallish house in the city, it was very important that I picked the right dog for me. When I got my schnauzer, the breed was'nt that popular, but it has got more common to see them around now. I got her when she was eight weeks old at the start of January 2009. When I saw her I just knew she was the right dog for me, she was very small and cute, but I suppose all puppies are! I was very excited as I had been longing for a dog for a few years, I now finally had one, I just wanted to get home and play with her.
She was very nervous when I got her home and out of the little cardboard box she travelled in. I tried to play with her but she was to scared to play back I think. That night she got a bit more tame, I was very pleased she had now settled in more. I felt very mean that night leaving her in the dark in the card board box!
after a week or so she was settled in and it was as if she had been living with me for weeks. I could'nt bring her on her first walk as she needed to get her booster enjections, but when she got them and came out with me for the first time, she hated it as it was snowing very heavily!!!
Now as she is older and bigger ( not much bigger, she is a very small dog) she thinks she is the boss of the house. Miniature schnauzer's have great energy and keep you on your toes, she now loves her walks and one good walk a day is more than enough exercise.My schnauzer hates being left on her own, though this may be different for other dogs as from a young age she had company all day long. Mini schnauzers love attention and being rewarded, they are fairly easy to train and are very obediant. schnauzers are good around children, though they may not trust you completely untill they know you better. Scnauzers are the perfect dog for people with allergies as they do not shed, but this may bring up one problem, they need groomed often.To groom my schnauzer i brush her every few days with a normal dog brush, this stops tats appearing. I have to clean out her eyes aswell every few days as they get bleary because she has a lot of fur around the eyes. To get a miniature schnauzer's haircut is pricey, but done right makes them look very distinctive as it brings out their features best such as eyebrows,legs etc.
Summary: I love my mini schnauzer, she is like my bestfriend,she comes everywhere with me!