Are Miniature Schnauzers Good Family Dogs?

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Are Miniature Schnauzers Good Family Dogs?

Temperament
Miniature Schnauzers are friendly and fun-loving dogs. They are very playful and love attention.
They enjoy regular activity and moderate exercise which are good outlets for their energy.
As very intelligent dogs, they can be stubborn but are also loving loyal pets.

Size
As the smallest Schnauzer breed, their size makes them good as a family pet. They are generally
large enough to play with kids and other family members without being overpowering.

Good with Kids?
Miniature Schnauzers are mainly friendly with children of all ages. They may sometimes be a
little wary of strangers but should eventually warm up to everyone over time.
The high-pitched voices of loud or young children can be difficult on their sensitive ears.
There is some risk of jumping, biting, accidental scratching, etc. and children should
be supervised.

Good with other Pets.
If trained and socialized early, Miniature Schnauzers can socialise well with other dogs,
even cats. They can also be territorial if they are not socialized to other animals and pets early.

Playful and Need Exercise?
Miniature Schnauzers are energetic, playful dogs and need a reasonable amount of exercise.
They need at least a good 30 minutes of moderately vigorous exercise, such as a walk, each day.
Running at dog parks or other safe off-lease situations is also a great option.

As intelligent dogs, Miniature Schnauzers also need mental stimulation and attention. Try treat puzzles,
toys and snuffle mats.

Trainable?
Miniature Schnauzers can be trained. They are an intelligent dog that does well with mental stimulation.
They can be somewhat stubborn and you will need assert your authority, but they are also eager to
please and fast to learn. Being consistent with your commands and training regimen will make it easier
to train your pet.

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