MiniatUre SchnAuzer Adoption Singapore

Puppy Adoption Singapore

An all-rounder dog, the Miniature Schnauzer has got it all. Intelligent, affectionate, and extroverted, it has a larger-than-life personality that can make you laugh every single day.

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Temperament

What is a Mini Schnauzer like?

Playful, curious, and alert. These are the words that would describe a Miniature Schnauzer. Whilst they are small and regarded as companion dogs, they may not make the best lap dogs. That’s because they have a healthy energy level, which when combined with their curiosity, sees the need to be constantly engaged. When they are not occupied in an activity, they can be bored easily, and can turn gloomy and sometimes even destructive. 

These dogs are highly affectionate, and love to be the center of attention. They shower their owners with great love, enjoying nothing more than spending time with their owners. However, they can be naturally suspicious of strangers, and may take a while to warm up to other humans and pets. 

At a Glance

Key Measurements of a Miniature Schnauzer

Breed:

Terrier Dogs

Lifespan:

12 – 14 Years

Height:

30cm – 35cm

Weight:

5kg – 9kg

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Miniature Schnauzer Adoption Notes

Quick Summary

  • The Miniature Schnauzers are true companion dogs, and want nothing more than to spend lots of time with their owners. They are incredible affectionate, and often form strong and unbreakable bonds with their owners.
  • These dogs are intelligent and quick to learn. However, sometimes these traits may backfire on you, as they can become rather mischievous. With proper training however, they will be an absolute joy to have in the household.
  • Owners who prioritise hygiene will be happy to learn that these dogs shed very little. You won’t come home with piles of fur-ball everywhere. 
  • However, Miniature Schnauzers do need consistent grooming. At least once every one to two months will be advisable.
  • These dogs can be rather yappy. Whilst these habits can be tamed, they will still bark incessantly from time to time. As such, they are not the most suited for people living in HDBs.

 

yQuick Summary

  • On the other hand, their alertness makes them excellent watchdogs. They are also naturally protective of their family, and will not hesitate to confront whoever they deem as posing a threat.
  • Miniature Schnauzers are ever-curious. They are keenly aware of their environment, and love to be stimulated with activities. These dogs are a ball of energy, and therefore need an appropriate channel to expend that in some ways. Daily exercises or weekly agility training are both great ideas.
  • When kept inside the apartment for long periods of time with nothing to do, they may become moody, and could even turn destructive. It’s therefore important to keep your Miniature Schnauzer consistently engaged, both physically and mentally.
  • When going on walks, it is advisable to keep these dogs leashed. Owing to their natural curiosity, these Miniature Schnauzers may be overwhelmed by new sights and foreign smells, and ignore your calls as they set off chasing whatever has caught their attention. 
Customer Reviews

Testimonials: Miniature Schnauzer

Love Of My Life

I got the love of my life from Singapore Puppy Adoption. I can't thank them enough for giving us one of the most beautiful treasures that our family has ever had. Moose is our baby and he fits perfectly with our family. Thank you!!

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Buyer info: Ning En

Dog info: Moose, Mini Schnauzer

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Buyer info: Ning En

Dog info: Moose, Mini Schnauzer

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I got the love of my life from Singapore Puppy Adoption. I can't thank them enough for giving us one of the most beautiful treasures that our family has ever had. Moose is our baby and he fits perfectly with our family. Thank you!!
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Extremely helpful and friendly

My children and I visited the shelter a couple of months ago and adopted a 6-month-old Mini Schnauzer puppy. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. The animals were well cared for and their cages were all clean. Very happy with our baby boy who we've named Mickey. Thank you!

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Buyer info: Jane Ong

Dog info: Mickey, Mini Schnauzer

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2020-05-19T21:10:26+00:00

Buyer info: Jane Ong

Dog info: Mickey, Mini Schnauzer

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My children and I visited the shelter a couple of months ago and adopted a 6-month-old Mini Schnauzer puppy. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. The animals were well cared for and their cages were all clean. Very happy with our baby boy who we've named Mickey. Thank you!
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Great Little Dog

Adopted a great little dog that was well trained & behaved. The staff is very accommodating & friendly. Abe is a perfect companion for a senior living independently. I would highly recommend this shelter!!

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Buyer info: Jim Tan

Dog info: Abe, Mini Schnauzer

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2020-05-19T21:08:59+00:00

Buyer info: Jim Tan

Dog info: Abe, Mini Schnauzer

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Adopted a great little dog that was well trained & behaved. The staff is very accommodating & friendly. Abe is a perfect companion for a senior living independently. I would highly recommend this shelter!!
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CONSIDERATION: PROS

A Miniature Schnauzer is perfect if you want a dog who…

Is Small:

Like its name suggest, the Miniature Schnauzer is a small dog breed, allowing you to bring it anywhere with you.

IS Light-shedder

For owners who like their rooms clean, the Miniature Schnauzer is a good choice as it doesn’t shed much. 

Is Alert

Miniature Schnauzer makes for good watchdog due to their keen attention to their surroundings. 

Is adaptable

Their intelligence and eagerness to please means that they can easily adapt to new households.

Tips: Feeding

Whilst each dog differ in its dietary needs, you can use this as a general guide if you’re unsure of where to start. Puppies between the age of 8 – 12 weeks should be feed with four bowls of food daily. As they grow older, between the age of three to six months, you can decrease the food they need to just three bowls. As they get older, you can choose to feed them either once or twice a day. Fully grown Miniature Schnauzer however, still prefers to have two meals a day. You can do this by splitting up one full meal into two light meals. 

Tips: Parlour

Whilst your Mini Schnauzer requires consistent grooming, they may not always be at ease at the grooming parlour. Since this takes place inside a cage, your Mini Schnauzer might be nervous or anxious if they have never been in a cage their entire lives. For many Mini Schnauzer, that is the case, and a trip to the local pet groomer can prove to be overwhelmingly traumatic. If you notice severe discomfort in your Mini Schnauzer during each visit to the groomer, you should consider grooming them at home on your own.

ConsideratiOn: CONS

Don’t get a Miniature Schnauzer if you don’t want to deal with its…

Barking

These dogs may not be the best choice if you live in a small and quiet neighbourhood.

Maintenance

Their coats require grooming once every one to two months. You can either groom them yourself or to get a groomer.

BOREDOM

Miniature Schnauzer need new activities to stimulate them. They can be easily bored when kept unoccupied.

Prey Drive

Miniature Schnauzer have strong prey drive that sees them running off other small animals. 

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Habitation

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Appearance

Similar to its Terrier cousins like the Yorkshire Terriers and the Silky Terriers, the Miniature Schnauzer is built sturdily, with good proportions all round. They have long faces and strong muzzles, with very well-defined whiskers. 

These dogs wear a double coat, with the outer coat being longer near the legs, muzzle, and eyebrows. Their gait is fast and agile, with a nice reach. 

They are typically black or silver in colour, although white Mini Schnauzer exists as well, though rare.

Children

Stars: 2/5

I’ll do best in a home with children aged 12 and up.

Dogs

Stars: 2/5

I’m picky with whom I socialize. I may improve with time and management!

Cats

Stars: 2/5

I’m still testing the waters with cats. I’ll do best with time and management.

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Other Details

Basic profile of a Miniature Schnauzer

Activity

01. Exercise Requirements

Like the Silky Terrier, these dogs are alert and eager, and are always up for physical exercises. As such, walking them at least once a day is the bare requirement. However, you don’t have to go overboard with the physical activities, as they are not one of the more active dog breeds. Their energy level can be described as just medium. 

They do enjoy human companionship in everything they do, as they simply adore your presence. Even a simple game of fetch where you throw a tennis ball back and forth will be something that they’ll enjoy.

Fitness

03. Potential Health Issues

Miniature Schnauzer is typically a healthy breed of dog. However, much of this still depends on their diet. Ensure that you follow the diet suggestions below. You can also consult you veterinarian for personalised tips and advice tailored specifically for your Miniature Schnauzer.

At various points in their life, you may find your dog being more susceptible to certain diseases such as cataracts, pancreatitis, and urinary stones. Whilst some of these are inevitable, early diagnosis can help manage these conditions, allowing them to live better lives.

Breaking In

02. Obedience Training Style

Miniature Schnauzers are highly intelligent, and coupled with their eagerness-to-please, can learn things very fast. This means they can be housebroken much more easily than other dog breeds.

However, this presents a downside as well. Due to their ever inquisitive nature, repetitive trainings do not sit well with them. They can get bored easily when going through the same motion over and over again. As such, new and innovative methods should be explored. This keeps training fun and engaging, building a conducive environment for them to learn. 

diet

04. Nutritional Requirements

Miniature Schnauzers need a healthy diet that includes proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and dairy. Doing so ensure that they grow up to be well and healthy dogs. 

These dogs have an ideal shape for you to monitor their weight. When you feel their ribs, you should be able to see their waistline. If you can’t, they might have gotten slightly overweight. If the ribs are overly distinct, they might be underweight. Adjust their diet accordingly then. You should divide their meals into two sessions a day, whilst always providing them with a source of clean water.

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