Genetic Disorders in Miniature Schnauzers

Miniature Schnauzer Health

Every breed of dog has one or more genetic defects that are particular to its breed. Miniature schnauzers are no different. Genetic Disorders in Miniature Schnauzers are one of the main reasons someone interested in a mini schnauzer as a pet should do their research when selecting a breeder. The most common health problems with miniature schnauzers are (inherited) eye problems: retinal dysplasia, cataracts, blindness Be sure that your … [Read more...]

Miniature Schnauzer Temperament

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Miniature Schnauzer Temperament A miniature schnauzer's temperament is not dependent upon its color. Whether black, salt & pepper or black & silver, the mini schnauzer is intelligent, loving and mischievous. To have a mini schnauzer with the idea temperament, one must be sure to train and socialize the dog. Socialization of a mini schnauzer puppy cannot be emphasized enough, without it the pup can be downright mean to children, … [Read more...]

Grieving the loss of your pet

The loss of a pet, a furbaby, is an unfortunate, and inevitable, experience. If you have lost a pet, my deepest sympathies and big hugs from me.Here are some resources I have found helpful in coping with my recent loss:Sid's Garden of MemoriesChance's SpotPet LossAssociation for Pet Loss and BereavementLightning Strike Pet Loss SupportRainbow BridgePet Grief Counseling HotlinesSuperdog Grief Counseling ResourcesPet Loss BooksOur Departed … [Read more...]

Friday Link Rally

Karen Brittan's "Thinking of Buying a MS Puppy?"Karen Brittan's "A Few Words about Breeding and Breeders"Volhard Puppy Aptitude TestDogplay.com: Responsible BreedingDogplay.com: Guide to a Responsible BreederOMG! Who clipped this poor baby's ears??: So bad, they're cute. … [Read more...]

Why the miniature schnauzer rocks

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Here's why I think miniature schnauzers are so great: They are so freakin' intelligent I like to watch the eyebrow action on a mini schnauzer deep in thought. And, training a mini schnauzer? They will test the limit to no end; tell them to "sit" and they will see if they can get a reward for "almost" sitting. Tell them to "fetch the ball" and they will try to see what will happen if they bring the bunny, instead. They love to be little … [Read more...]