Chocolate Schnauzer - a popular favorite
The Chocolate Schnauzer is very popular! Colors of pet are usually of great interest to dog owners and schnauzer lovers are not an exception. If you’re a huge fan of schnauzers, you’re probably are finding a hard time choosing the color that you prefer.
Miniature Schnauzers come in different colors including Black, Black and Silver, Silver and Pepper, Chocolate and more. The colors emerged when the standard schnauzer was bred down to the miniature schnauzer in the 19th century. The goal was to create a duplicate but in a much smaller size.
Appearance of the chocolate schnauzer
More correctly called the liver schnauzer; the chocolate schnauzer is a very striking dog. In essence, the chocolate schnauzer is a type of solid colors like the black schnauzer.
Their bodies feature colored markings on their eyebrows, muzzle, inside the ears, across the chest, down the legs on the feet and underneath the tail – all of which blend with the coat and become less noticeable as they age. They also have green or hazel eyes and brown noses as well as brown pads on their feet.
Although fading is very prominent in the Schnauzer breed, the chocolate is a distinct color. Sometimes, it’s hard to tell what color puppies are when they are born but if you will look at the pads of their noise and feet, you will be able to tell.
Because of variations in genetics, the chocolate/liver schnauzer exists in different color shades, ranging from very dark liver to pale wheaten cream. However, all chocolate schnauzers will have brown skin, nose etc. They also age gracefully and do not show signs of age until late in life.
Personality of the chocolate schnauzer
The chocolate/liver schnauzer is much like any other schnauzer of any coloring. They are typically curious and alert, yet obedient to command. If you’re looking for a puppy to adopt to keep you company, the liver schnauzer is a great choice in that they enjoy the company of humans. They also get along with every member of the family and can be very loyal too.
In terms of trainability, the chocolate schnauzer is a very intelligent dog, so training on obedience and tricks is relatively easy. Because they are energetic and love to play, they get easily distracted, which means you will have to make the training fun so they can remain focused. A handful of treats may help too.
A very common trait with the chocolate schnauzer is that they are territorial, and are thereby suspicious of people and things that approach what they consider to be theirs. They may not attack a lot but they are more likely to bark and create a fuss. However, this doesn’t mean that they are incessant barkers.
The chocolate color option of the schnauzer is becoming quite popular today. Their uniqueness is in the fact that they look different from the most popular colors of the breed available today but they retain the characteristics and appearance that’s common with the breed.