Many people find miniature dogs cute and adorable. These dogs are smaller compared to other dogs, measuring around twelve inches in height on the average. There are so many types of miniature dogs all over the world.
One kind of miniature dogs is the miniature schnauzer. It is a combined breed of a standard schnauzer and smaller breeds of dogs. The Schnauzer Miniature was ranked 11th most popular breed of dogs in the United States in the year 2007.
Miniature schnauzers have squarely proportioned built. It belongs to the pinscher clan. Miniature pinscher has a stouter appearance. Its coat is less refined although the earlier breeds had more refined coats.
The miniature bull terrier is also another popular small breed of dogs. Bull terriers have strong build. The miniature breed of bull terriers has short, fine and glossy coats that are so close to the skin. The least liked color is blue or liver colored coats. These dogs are easy to take care of. A miniature bull terrier is often mistaken for chihuahua. Mini French bulldogs are naturally playful and clownish. There are a hundred more different breeds of miniature dogs.
The miniature Schnauzer is the outcome of the result of crossbreeding between the standard size Schnauzer and one or more smaller breeds like Miniature Pinscher or Affenpincher and poodle. The aim was to create a smaller breed of standard Schnauzer which proved successful. The breed is one of the favorite and most popular breed in US.
The Schnauzer Miniature comes in the color combination of pepper, salt, black and silver. Like any other dog miniature Schnauzer requires proper and regular grooming. The wiry coat of Miniature Schnauzer is easy to take care of. The life expectancy of this miniature breed is around fourteen years and the time spend with the Miniature Schnauzer will always be a quality time. These dogs are bold and courageous and were originally used for guarding small farms, herds and families. They were once used as rat hunter and their small body helped them to get into tight places. Any animal smaller to them can suffer the attack of Miniature Schnauzer. This breed easily gains weight if fed with balanced diets and regular exercise.