February 27, 2017

Marian Harding Answers Miniature Schnauzer FAQs

Marian Harding has been breeding Miniature Schnauzers for thirty years. Frequently Marian Harding is called upon to respond to potential owners’ frequently asked questions.

How big are Miniature Schnauzers?
Marian Harding says that adult Miniature Schnauzers weigh 10-15 pounds, and reach about 12”-14” at the withers.

Are Miniature Schnauzers good pets for a home with children?
Marian Harding recommends Miniature Schnauzers for family pets due to their sociability and playfulness. For best family integration, Marian Harding suggests having a young dog grow up alongside the children. However, Marian Harding cautions that, while this dog likes to play, it may not tolerate excessive rough activity.

Are Miniature Schnauzers good outside dogs?
In Marian Harding’s experience, Miniature Schnauzers are not content to be outside dogs. Rather, Marian Harding instructs owners to prepare for the dog to be in the house or apartment most of the time. In addition, Marian Harding notes that this intelligent breed can become bored if left alone for long. Marian Harding’s suggestion to prevent this is ample exercise via walks or fenced yards.

Do Miniature Schnauzers need extensive grooming?
Marian Harding recommends routine bathing and grooming to keep the dog’s coat smooth and prevent matting. Even though many owners delegate this task to a professional groomer, Marian Harding notes that owners should also brush the coat daily to maintain its shine.

Do Miniature Schnauzers aggravate allergies?
Actually, Marian Harding says Miniature Schnauzers may be one of the best options for those who suffer from allergies. This breed sheds very little or not at all, and has relatively clean habits, making it a top choice in Marian Harding’s estimation.

Do Miniature Schnauzers have health issues?
Marian Harding alerts all Miniature Schnauzer owners to watch for signs of potential eye problems in their dogs. In addition, Marian Harding notes that Miniature Schnauzers tend to overeat so they may gain weight easily, and can develop diabetes or bladder stones. Upon request, Marian Harding can offer owners tips and diet recommendations to help avert these problems.

For more information about Marian Harding’s breeding services, please visit the Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers website at www.hardinhaus.com.

Or contact Marian Harding at:
Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers
4637 Blairwood Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37938
865-922-0522

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