ABOUT THE TOY SCHNAUZER –
If you’re like most people, you’re probably familiar with Schnauzers and Miniature Schnauzers but have you heard of Toy Schnauzers? Not many people are aware that they exist and this is because they are yet to be officially recognized as their own breed but they are not alone as Toy Poodles among other breeds are also on a long road to recognition.
So far, there are only three recognized sizes of the Schnauzer namely: Miniature, Standard and Giant. Toy Schnauzers are usually registered as Miniature Schnauzers because of their small size but when you meet them, you will see that are they’re quite different as they’re smaller in size than Miniature Schnauzers.
Speaking of size, a Toy Schnauzer weighs 8-12 lbs. with a height that’s around 9-12 inches at the withers. Apart from their size and color, there isn’t really nothing different about Toy Schnauzers as they have pretty much the same personality and structure as Miniature Schnauzers.
Because of their small stature, some people are of the opinion that Toy Schnauzers are runts and sickly but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Runts are weaker members of a breed. They are usually sickly and prone to a wide range of health problems. This does not describe a Toy Schnauzer. In fact, they are not fragile like a Chihuahua as they have a much sturdier, stocky build.
Furthermore, they are just as hypoallergenic are Miniature Schnauzers and they also like to play. They can enjoy fun outdoors for a couple of hours at a go before getting tired, and a little nap is all they need before they become ready to play again. This goes to show that they Toy Schnauzers are completely healthy puppies and not sickly runts.
Toy Schnauzers are very much like the Miniature Schnauzers in that they are playful, friendly, affectionate, smart, curious and alert. They enjoy human company a lot and crave to always be around their owners. They get along well with other pets and love to be included in family activities.
Who are Toy Schnauzers perfect for?
Anyone can adopt a Toy Schnauzer but they are particularly suitable for retired couples who want a canine companion that they can travel with or a pup that they can welcome into their apartment. But if the reason why you love them is that they are basically a laptop version of a Schnauzer and are very adorable, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t get one.
In addition, you may want to keep in mind that Toy Schnauzers come in a variety of ‘rare’ colors that make them adorable. So expect strangers to walk with you and ask you where you got your cute dog.
Toy Schnauzers are basically Miniature Schnauzers but in a smaller package. They are friendly, affectionate and have the same intelligent approach to life. If you’re looking for a puppy that will be devoted to you and that you can take with you anywhere you go, Toy Schnauzers make for a great choice
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