Schnauzer: Facts you may not know about these versatile dogs

In our Dog Breed of the Month series, we will highlight a new dog breed every month.

 Next, we'll take a deep dive into the Schnauzer world. Here's everything you need to know about traits and temperament.

"Schnauzers are great and versatile dogs, easily recognisable by their bristly whiskers, eyebrows, and beard," Bill Lambert of The Kennel Club told Country Living.

"While Schnauzers and Miniature Schnauzers make a fairly compact companion, and most would happily live in a flat or smaller house, a Giant Schnauzer is an excellent choice for active owners with a larger house and garden, who are looking for an energetic and loyal four-legged friend."

Schnauzers are excellent family pets and are ideal for owners with diverse lifestyles.

Whether you have young children or live in a family with several adults, Schnauzers will blend in with ease if properly trained.

According to Bill, "Schnauzers are considered easier to train and good-natured, and can make a great companion for owners living in the city or the countryside, and first time owners too."

"While Schnauzers and Miniature Schnauzer are mostly companion dogs, Giant Schnauzers need more space and exercise, which means they will be happiest in a larger house with access to a large garden," Bill said.

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