We have had 3 miniature schnauzers over the years and have loved them all. Our current one is a black female, 5 years old, named Elsa Rose. She is a hoot! She shares our house with 2 male Scotties and she is most certainly the boss of them.
Elsa is a very cuddly dog, which balances out the aloofness of the Scotties. She is very smart, as schnauzers tend to be, and has earned a Canine Good Citizen designation from the AKC. Of course she almost failed the last piece of the test – the part where she had to be quiet for 3 minutes while I left the room. She did not want to lose sight of her mama!
Right now we are battling bladder stones and how to keep them at bay. She has had 2 surgeries to remove stones. We are using a special diet, no treats (other than her special food), cranberry pills, pro-biotic powder with meals and lots of water. Hopefully we will have success.