Mini Schnauzer Trivia Answers

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Schnauzer Trivia Answers

1. The average size of the Miniature schnauzer is: 12-14 inches

Male Mini Schnauzers are usually a bit taller than females They stand 12 to 14 inches tall and weigh 11 to 18 pounds. Female Miniature Schnauzers stand 11 to 13 inches tall and weigh 10 to 15 pounds.

2. Which state, at one time, had a K9 unit made up of Giant Schnauzers as its police dog? Delaware

Although German Shepherds are the most commonly used dog breed on police K9 units, other dog breeds such as Rottweilers, Boxers, Doberman Pinschers, and Giant Schnauzers have also served.

Giant Schnauzer

3. The original name of the Standard Schnauzer was Wire haired Pinscher: TRUE

In the Middle Ages, schnauzer-type dogs of medium size were developed from herding, ratting and guardian breeds in Western Europe. Dog fanciers of the 19th century began to standardize their look and temperament for the show ring. Standard Schnauzers were mixed with the German Black Standard Poodle and the German Pinscher.

In the earliest days, puppies from a single litter could be classified as either German Pinschers (the short haired puppies) or schnauzers ( the long-coated wire-haired puppies). Over time, breeders decided to separate the varieties changing them to actual breeds.

It was also in the late 19th century that the medium-sized schnauzer was developed into three different breeds/sizes: the Miniature, the Standard (the original), and the Giant.

Wire Haired Pinscher Schnauzer

4. Who is the oldest known Miniature Schnauzer? Findel

The oldest Miniature Schnauzer registered was a pure black bitch named Findel, who was whelped in October 1888.

5. Of the 3 sizes of Schnauzers, which one barks more? The Miniature Schnauzer

With that being said, most all dogs bark. It's a natural response for them. Some dogs have an inherited predisposition to bark when other dogs or people approach their territory. This is the case for the Mini Schnauzer and for this, they make wonderful watchdogs.

6. Schnauzer is from the German word schnauze meaning what? Snout

The word schnauzer was used to describe the dog's distinctive bearded snout or muzzle.

7. Schnauzers distinctive characteristics include: Bushy eyebrows and beard

Mini Schnauzers are very handsome distinguished dogs in appearance with many distinctive traits. They are alert and spirited, with small dark oval eyes and a rectangular head. But they are most recognizable for their bushy eyebrows and beard.

8. The breed's history, since 1950 in America, can be traced back to which one dog? Ch. Dorem Display

The Miniature Schnauzer breed was first developed in the late 1800's but first appeared in America in the 1920's. In 1926 the Wirehaired Pinscher Club sponsored both Standard and Miniature Schnauzers. The club later became known as the Schnauzer Club of America and in 1933 the distinction between the two Schnauzers was made and separate breed clubs were organized.

Ch. Dorem Display was the first AKC Best in Show winner. His Westminster record is unbeaten today. Virtually all champion Miniature Schnauzers finished in the USA since the early 1950's have between one and several hundred lines to Ch. Dorem Display.

Mini Schnauzer Dorem Display

9. The AKC (American Kennel Group) places the Standard Schnauzer in what group? Working

Dogs of the Working Group were bred to perform such jobs as guarding property, pulling sleds and performing water rescues. They are quick to learn, intelligent, and have been invaluable assets to man throughout the ages.

10. How many teeth does a Miniature Schnauzer have? 42

Puppies first teeth erupt at 2 to 3 weeks of age. The average puppy will have 28 temporary or baby teeth. Between 3 and 4 months of age, the baby teeth begin to shed and are replaced by adult incisors. Between 5 to 7 months of age, all the adult teeth canine, premolars, and molars come in.

The average dog has 42 teeth: There are 2o teeth in the upper jaw: 6 incisors, 2 canines, 8 premolars, and 4 molars. And there are 22 in the lower jaw: 6 incisors, 2 canines, 8 premolars, and 6 molars.

11. The AKC (American Kennel Club) places in the Miniature Schnauzer in which dog group? Terrier

Dogs in the Terrier Group are feisty and energetic. They range in sizes from small to medium. Their ancestors were bred to hunt and kill vermin.

12. Which former Senator owns a Miniature Schnauzer? Bob Dole

Elizabeth and Bob Dole with Mini Schnauzer Leader

Associated Press Photo by John Duricka

Elizabeth Dole rescued a Miniature Schnauzer from the D.C. Humane Society as a gift for her husband Senator Bob Dole. He was named Leader and became quite famous himself as he was selected to appear as Mr. September in the Ralston Purina Celebrity Pets Calendar in 1998.

Miniature Schnauzer Leader passed away at the age of 17 in March of 1999.

13. The Miniature Schnauzer originated in: Germany

The earliest records of the Standard Schnauzer in Germany come from the late 19th century. They were originally bred to be farm dogs suited for herding and guarding property.

As time passed, farmers bred the Standard Schnauzer into a smaller, more compact sized dog by combining it with the Affenpinscher and Miniature Poodle. The first recorded Miniature Schnauzer appeared in 1888 Germany and was the perfect ratting dog.

14. The Schnauzer comes in what three sizes? Miniature, Standard, Giant

The Standard Schnauzer is known as the original Schnauzer. These dogs were bred to heard and guard property.

The Miniature Schnauzer was developed as a compact sized dog that would be able to go to ground for prey, or ratting.

The Giant Schnauzer was developed by numerous breeds including the black Great Dane, the Bouvier des Flandres, and the Standard Schnauzer. Originally bred to assist on farms by driving livestock to market and guarding the farm, the breed eventually moved into the city, where it worked guarding businesses. In later years the Giant Schnauzer was used as a military dog and for police work.

15. The Miniature Schnauzer is considered a Hypoallergenic Dog: TRUE

Hypoallergenic dogs are breeds that generally do well with people suffering with allergies. These dog breeds usually produce less dander and shed very, very little. Included in this list is the Miniature Schnauzer.

16. The AKC (American Kennel Group) places the Giant Schnauzer in what group? Working

See a description of a dog in the Working Group in the answer of #9.

17. The Miniature Schnauzer is reportedly a result of crossing what dog breeds? Standard Schnauzer, Affenpinscher, Poodle

The Miniature Schnauzer is a small dog that originated in Germany in the late 1800's. Miniature Schnauzers developed from crosses between the Standard Schnauzer and the smaller breeds of Poodle and Affenpinscher for farmers needing an efficient ratting dog.

Standard Schnauzer

Standard Schnauzer





18. What Singer/Songwriter owns a Mini Schnauzer? Amy Grant

American singer-songwriter Amy Grant, best known for performing Christian music is only one of the many celebrities that find the engaging Miniature Schnauzer irresistible. Other famous celebrity owners include: Errol Flynn, Bill Cosby, Paul Newman, Rob Lowe, Steve McQueen, Mary Tyler Moore, Bruce Lee, Sugar Ray Leonard, Katherine Heigl, and Liza Minnelli just to name a few.

19. Schnauzers come in all the colors listed below except...? Brown

The only 3 colors currently accepted under the Miniature Schnauzer breed standard are Salt and Pepper; Solid Black; and Black and Silver.

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