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Member since 27 Mar 2008
Member from Bishopdale
Hi, We've got a standard schnauzer, who we've had for 4 1/2 yrs now. We've met up with plenty of minatures but very few standards, or even giants. Anymore in the ChCh area? The dog parks are great, especially at the Groynes.
Member since 02 Nov 2006
Member from Linwood
I have a naughty habit of pairing up the various breeds to potential owners. When I read your post Jeff I immediately thought of Mark Sainsbury. A lovely man to have on TV and a Snauzer would be an ideal doggy for him. They are lovely dogs but can be on the large size. The middle size is just right. Can you tell us a bit about the breed?
A German breed, - for the purpose of guarding property and ratting (hence the facial hair). They don't moult and have little "odour". They need clipping about every 3 months to maintain appearance. They have a great character ranging from mildly placid to "feisty"! Colours range from black, to salt / pepper, through to sandy / tan colours. She is a great guard dog, but after meeting a stranger will be fine, (unless she takes a dislike for some reason). The "giant's" are a huge dog and from the few we've seen can be a bit of a handful. The minatures are cute with the same characteristics of the standards. We feel the standards are the ideal size (fits on the lap) and recommend them to anyone.
Member since 13 Apr 2007
Member from Casebrook
I have a minature schnauzer aged 6 years and she is delighful as a pet, very obedient and very loving, although at times gets a bit sulky when she know I am going out and leaving her behind, stays on my bed until I get home. I also like the standard schnauzer but a little to strong for me to handle as I am not in my teens anymore. Time to go as she is waiting to get on my lap and watch TV with me.
Member since 06 Apr 2008
Member from Rotorua
My cousin have two lovely schnauzer , one minertuer and the other medium size they love each others company and are beautiful dogs need lots of tlc and walk my parters aunt got one and hasnt been able to give it the time that much time etc walks and that and in then she had and fall so she couldnt take it out at all so now she given it back to the breeder I feel you must be able to put in the time to these dogs others wises it no fare
Hi Jeff, I also take my little Schnauzer to the Groynes, so in future will look out for a Standard Schnauzer with a owner called Jeff.
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