Hi, this is my first post on the forum!!....My names tara, I am looking into getting a miniature schnauzer within the next few months however I want to do all possible research before I set my mind to it. I originally started looking at morkies but decided I wanted something a little more tough! (Totally different dogs I know)! With everything I have seen I read they are energetic, alert, loving, loyal and a tad stubborn. My boyfriend and I do a lot of fishing and hiking and are outdoors alot when the weathers nice so were looking for a dog that will walk with us without a leash, throw a stick in the lake and the dog goes for a swim etc. I need a small dog and really am not a huge fan of poodles. I also need something that works with us allergy suffers as myself! Any suggestions, warnings or tips?
Tara, sounds like a Miniature Schnauzer would fit your lifestyle just perfect. They are a fun loving, tough breed and arent afraid to get dirty and have some fun outdoors. Our mini goes with us on family camping trips and has a ball. We have three acres out in the country and she loves to play (and get dirty) outside with our other dogs. They are sturdy but still small. We just had our first litter of minis and are loving playing with the puppies. You can see more pictures of them and my female at She is truly a member of our family!!
Good luck with your search and I hope your find the pefect dog for your family.
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Hi Tara, Schnauzers are wonderful dogs. They are terriers,so early training is a much if you want your dog to be off leash in the woods. They love to chase small fuzzy creatures. Also make sure you get a well bred dog, someone who health tests and give at least a 2yr health guarentee or longer. They can have a world of problems, and a good breeder will address those issues.
Good luck in your search. start with a breed club first, and contact many breeders. See which work best for you. I have found that most good, reputable breeder will love to talk about their breed any time. They are not as worried about selling you a puppy, but giving you information to find out if the breed fits into your life.