Patches is a male black & white Miniature Schnauzer puppy.
He was born on December 3, 2014, so he's 12 weeks old now.
Meet Patches! He is a cute little Schnauzer! He has a great personality in a small package. He loves to have his tummy rubbed and wants to be in... [read more]
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The Schnauzer is a German dog breed that is perceived to have been around for centuries. Tapestries and art dating back to the 1500’s have depicted this dog breed guarding farms, herding cattle, or simply keeping their people company. Historical breed documentation shows the Schnauzer to carry the name of Wirehaired Pinscher in its early existence. Only in the 1900s did the breed become popularly known as the Schnauzer, named after the first-prize winner of the first specialty dog show to be held in Stuttgart, Germany. Schnauzers were also said to have been used in the war as well as in German police work. Although initially classified by the American Kennel Club (AKC) under the terrier breed group, the Schnauzer has always been considered by the Germans as a working dog breed. The AKC eventually reclassified the Schnauzer into the working dog breed in the mid-1940s.
Schnauzers are generally medium-sized dogs that stand proudly in a dignified stance. Most dog lovers describe this dog breed as aristocratic in appearance with handsomely laid out facial features including arched eyebrows, a beard, and a mustache. His high-set ears are always on alert with their inner edge sitting close to the cheek. The Schnauzer has a wiry coat that does not shed a lot. The male Schnauzer stands at nearly two feet tall around the shoulders -- the female Schnauzer does not fall behind too much in size. The Schnauzer’s salt and pepper or pure black coat is wiry and dense with a soft undercoat in gray, fawn or black.
A thinking dog is how dog experts characterize the Schnauzer. He loves to have mental and physical stimulation that is varied from time to time – he can get bored with repetitive activities. His intelligence makes him easily trainable. With the Schnauzer’s working dog lineage comes the agility, stamina, and resistance to take him through all sorts of activities. The Schnauzer’s highly-developed senses are combined with his protective nature.
At home, the Schnauzer can serve as a guard, a companion, and a playmate. The protective instincts of the Schnauzer easily senses when his family members are in danger such as when an intruder has broken into the house or if something suspicious is going on in the vicinity. In stark contrast to the fierce guard dog role he assumes, the Schnauzer can be an affectionate and loyal companion for both adults and children. Because they are highly trainable, Schnauzers are also often used as therapy dogs.