Good Exercises For Your Miniature Schnauzer
The Schnauzer name derived from the German word “Schnauze”, which means “muzzle”. It was used as a farm dog, mostly as ratter and still retains the ability. Today, this dog is mostly a companion dog today. They were developed by breeding small Standard Schnauzers, probably with the Affenpinscher and possibly the Poodle. Miniature Schnauzers are a very popular breed throughout the world.
- small dog – 11 to 15 pounds (5 – 6.8 kg)
- sturdy, square build
- docked tail is set high and carried erect
- double coated dog – outer coat is wiry and the undercoat is soft with minimal shedding
- intelligent, alert dog, can be a good watchdog
- moderate energy dog
- playful and gets along well with children and like to be with people
- affectionate, devoted, and docile
- some can be reserved with strangers, tends to be a one-person dog
Don’t be fooled because this is a little dog that is good indoors. This breed is smart and has some energy and needs a little activity every day. They are inclined to behavior problems (barky, temperamental, defensive) without activity.
- medium-brisk walks (15 – 25 minutes)
- play at dog park, if socialized
- short games (15 – 20 minutes) at catch or any game where they chase things
Suggested Exercise Plan
At least one 20-minute brisk walk most days, 20 minutes of play time (chasing, running or with a toy) once a week to engage their mind.
Things To Note
This breed sheds little to no hair and is a good dog for allergy sufferers.