Miniature Schnauzer Breed Maintenance
Maintaining a Miniature Schnauzer’s coat is slightly more work than other breeds and requires brushing two to three times a week. Additionally, this breed should be professionally groomed every six to eight weeks to keep his coat and long hair looking its best. The upside to the excessive grooming measures is this breed does not shed heavily. The undercoat does its job to capture the loose hair and dander, making this breed hypoallergenic. While grooming, the Miniature Schnauzer’s ears should be checked and cleared of debris. Ear cleaning will help keep the Miniature Schnauzer health as well as prevent “doggy” odors from developing. After checking his ears, brush through the long hair of his arms and chest to prevent or work out any matting. As with other breeds, brushing the Miniature Schnauzer’s teeth will keep them healthy and free of dental disease. The Miniature Schnauzer is an all-weather dog and tolerates both hot or cold climates. This breed also does well in an apartment or with urban living though the Miniature Schnauzer does require moderately intense exercise. When it comes to feeding the Miniature Schnauzer, this is a relatively small dog who needs between ½ and 1 cup of dry food divided into two meals daily. The amount of food fed to a Miniature Schnauzer will depend on activity levels, metabolism, and age. Keeping a close eye on your dog’s nutritional health and adjusting food as needed will ensure your Miniature Schnauzer stays healthy.