Schnauzers are highly intelligent and excellent family companions, they're uniquely handsome, even aristocratic, in appearance
The Schnauzer Pearl is a small dog with a whole lot of heart. He’s always in the top 20 most popular breeds in the U.S., England, and Germany, but he’s bred around the world.
Schnauzers Pearl are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they’re prone to certain health conditions. Reason why we offer and deliver healthy Schnauzer puppies.
The Schnauzer Pearl dog breed has it all in one small package: intelligence, affection, an extroverted temperament, humor, Throw in that walrus mustache and quivering enthusiasm, and they’ll make you laugh every day.
Learn About The Schnauzer Pearl
What can you expect from a Schnauzer Pearl?
- Highly intelligent, playful, and energetic
- Vigilant watchdog with a ready bark
- Hypoallergenic coat that sheds very little
- Friendly and eager to please
- Docile and devoted
- Small, but sturdy
But also keep in mind these other possible traits:
- Can be snappy when nervous
- Standoffish toward strangers
- Does not tolerate harsh reprimands or negative-reinforcement training
- Easily bored and will find her own fun
- Likely to attack other small animals, including cats
- Likes to dig
Your Schnauzer's Pearl Health
We know that because you care so much about your dog, you want to take good care of her. That is why we have summarized the health concerns we will be discussing with you over the life of your Mini Schnauzer. By knowing about health concerns specific to Miniature Schnauzers.Many diseases and health conditions are genetic, meaning they are related to your pet’s breed. There is a general consensus among canine genetic researchers and veterinary practitioners that the conditions we’ve described herein have a significant rate of incidence and/or impact in this breed.
That does not mean your dog will have these problems; it just means that she is more at risk than other dogs. We will describe the most common issues seen in Miniature Schnauzers to give you an idea of what may come up in her future. Of course, we can’t cover every possibility here, so always check with us if you notice any unusual signs or symptoms. This guide contains general health information important to all canines as well as the most important genetic predispositions for Miniature Schnauzers. This information helps youplan for your pet’s unique medical needs.
General Health Information for your Schnauzer Pearl
Dental disease is the most common chronic problem in pets, affecting 80% of all dogs by age two. Unfortunately, your Miniature Schnauzer is more likely than other dogs to have problems with her teeth. Dental disease starts with tartar build-up on the teeth and progresses to infection of the gums and roots of the teeth. If we don’t prevent or treat dental disease, your buddy may lose her teeth and be in danger of damage to her kidneys, liver, heart, and joints. In fact, your Miniature Schnauzer’s life span may even be cut short by one to three years! We’ll clean your dog’s teeth regularly and let you know what you can do at home to keep those pearly whites clean.
Miniature Schnauzers are susceptible to bacterial and viral infections — the same ones that all dogs can get — such as parvo, rabies, and distemper. Many of these infections are preventable through vaccination, which we will recommend based on her age, the diseases we see in our area, and other factors.
Obesity can be a significant health problem in Miniature Schnauzers. It is a serious disease that may cause or worsen joint problems, metabolic and digestive disorders, back pain, and heart disease. Though it’s tempting to give your pal food when she looks at you with those soulful eyes, you can “love her to death” with leftover people food and doggie treats. Instead, give her a hug, brush her fur or teeth, play a game with her, or perhaps take her for a walk. She’ll feel better, and so will you!
All kinds of worms and bugs can invade your Mini Schnauzer’s body, inside and out. Everything from fleas and ticks to ear mites can infest her skin and ears. Hookworms, roundworms, heart-worms, and whip-worms can get into her system in a number of ways: drinking unclean water, walking on contaminated soil, or being bitten by an infected mosquito. Some of these parasites can be transmitted to you or a family member and are a serious concern for everyone. For your canine friend, these parasites can cause pain, discomfort, and even death, so it’s important that we test for them on a regular basis. Your Harlin-gen Veterinary Clinic team will also recommend preventive medication as necessary to keep her healthy.
Taking Care of Your Schnauzer Pearl at Home
Much of what you can do to keep your dog happy and healthy is common sense, just like it is for people. Watch her diet, make sure she gets plenty of exercise, regularly brush her teeth and coat, and call us or a pet emergency hospital when something seems unusual. Be sure to adhere to the schedule of examinations and vaccinations that we recommend for her. This is when we’ll give her the necessary “check-ups” and test for diseases and conditions that are common in Mini Schnauzers. Another very important step in caring for your pet is signing up for pet health insurance. There will certainly be medical tests and procedures she will need throughout her life and pet health insurance will help you cover those costs.