The SASSIEST soldier dogs!


The snazziest, mustachioed little dogs! These wee pups are full of character and are renowned for their loyalty and protective nature. They are very playful and adore children as they can match their high energy levels!


Schnauzers are a German breed, originating in the 14th century. They were bred to be the perfect farming companion, small enough to fit in a farm cart, but also able to herd, protect livestock, hunt pests and guard the home. They were deliberately bred to have a propensity to bark loudly in comparison to their small stature, but to be unlikely to actually bite. The very definition of the famous saying- His bark is worse than his bite!


There are actually THREE Schnauzer breeds- the Giant Schnauzer, the Standard Schnauzer and the Miniature Schnauzer. The Miniature Schnauzer is the most popular breed in most homes.


They were deemed to be so determined (some might say stubborn!) and so dedicated to their handlers, that the German Army used them as guard dogs AND the Red Cross used them as carriers to deliver messages. They are a highly intelligent breed and rank 12th on the list of most intelligent dog breeds out of 350!


Their name comes from the German word “schnauze” which translates to “snout” and is often used to describe a “whiskery or fluffy snout.” Their famous whiskers are actually a remnant of their days as hunting dogs. Their whiskers help to protect their faces from the likes of vermin during a fight.


They weren’t always called Schnauzers though- have you ever heard of the Wirehaired Pinscher? That’s a Schnauzer! The name was updated in the 1900s although the beautiful curly “wirehair” coat has remained prevalent.


Speaking of coats, there are three recognised coat colours of Schnauzer, but did you know there is a controversial unofficial FOURTH colour? The three standard colours are solid black, black and silver, and “salt and pepper” which is a mix of grey and black. The fourth (unofficially recognised) colour is snow white.


Whatever their size or colour, these plucky dogs are full of personality, are fond of cuddles and are fiercely loyal to their pack or family!


Written by Peigí Conneff


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