Max is a wonderful dog and I have been saying for many years that a schnollie should become a recognised breed! People are always asking what breed he is and saying how obedient he is, these days he walks off lead next to me, although I always carry a lead for safety and road crossing.
When he was a puppy he needed firm and consistent training. He became clean quickly asking to go out to the garden. He developed into a well balanced, good natured friendly and obedient dog. He was very lively as a puppy and enjoyed lots of games, such as tug, hide n seek, football and being chased as well as dog puzzle games. He also likes to keep to a routine and doesn’t really like being home alone but boy do you get a welcome when you get home! He loves playing with other dogs and has always been gentle with puppies and rescue dogs having a calming effect on them. Everyone knows him in our neighbourhood and lost of people stop and fuss him when we’re out walking.
As he has grown older he requires less exercise but still enjoys his daily walks, usually a 1 mile to 1 and half miles in the morning and a shorter walk in late afternoon. He still enjoys a game of chase or tug too.
He has always been an excellent guard dog but will except strangers once I tell him it’s ok to do so! He can sense when a person is uncomfortable with dogs and usually starts to bark or growl before we get close, I put him on lead and calm him and usually speak to the person too, inviting interaction if applicable?
All in all a wonderful family dog.