Miniature Schnauzers are pretty awesome if I do say so myself! Although…I may be a tad bit biased, but for real though they are awesome dogs! I had never even heard of a Mini Schnauzer until my husband told me that his childhood pet was a Mini Schnauzer that he loved dearly and that Mini Schnauzers make really good pets. I was pretty much set on getting a Yorkie or a Maltese, but when I laid my eyes on Simba for the first time, I knew that a Mini Schnauzer would become my pet! I have tons of reasons why Mini Schnauzers are such awesome dogs and make such great pets, but I will only name a few so you won’t be reading all day long 🙂
- Miniature Schnauzers are super SMART!
Miniature Schnauzers are intelligent dogs. They are very easy to train and learn very fast. It didn’t take Simba long at all to be potty trained and to use the doggy pad to handle his business or to ring the dog bell to let us know that he had to go outside to handle his business. He also learned a couple of tricks pretty fast and he is still learning things now.
See more of Simba’s tricks on his YouTube channel.
- Miniature Schnauzers are good with children!
Do you have kids and are worried how the new dog is going to interact with them? Well, the Mini Schnauzer loves kids! He treats them as his pal. He loves kids just as much as he loves adults. They are very energetic and love to play! I think that’s the perfect combo! Simba has had no issues being around kids of any age (even ones that aren’t born yet as you can see in the first picture below). He has grown up with our little one and they are basically best friends. As you know, you should always, always, ALWAYS, watch your children around your dog. Never leave them alone unsupervised.
- Miniature Schnauzers are loving!
Miniature Schnauzers are probably in the top ten list for showing affection! I mean I really don’t know, but it seems that way because my Miniature Schnauzer loves to love! He loves to curl up on my lap or lay on me. He loves greeting me when I come back home from work to show how much he missed me. He loves to have my attention. He just loves me for me!
- Miniature Schnauzers are protective!
Do you want a dog that will let you know when someone is at your door before they even knock? Miniature Schnauzers will definitely let you know when someone comes around before you even see them. They will bark and let you know that people are around and they will also let the people know that this is HIS HOUSE and you better be good to his humans or he is going to have an issue with you. Mini Schnauzers are quite small, but that doesn’t stop them from being protective of the ones they love. My husband tussles around with me from time to time, you know “play fight” and Simba barks and tries to protect me in a playing way of course. Or my husband will be all on me playing around and he can hear the annoyance in my voice and he will get mad at my husband for bothering me LOL. He knows what STOP means and if Jordy is bothering me and hears me say STOP he wants Jordy to STOP right then and there and will try to make him stop. I can only imagine if someone was trying to hurt me in some way for real…Simba wouldn’t have that and would definitely have my back!
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- Miniature Schnauzers are good with other dogs!
Do you already have a dog, but want to add another one to your family? Mini Schnauzers are great with other dogs. Simba gets along with all kinds of dogs and loves to play. He doesn’t mind another dog being in the house with him and he definitely loves to go outside and run around with other dogs. Simba is just as loving with other dogs as he is with humans so no worries there!
Simba has personality for days! He makes me laugh all of the time. He won’t let me go anywhere in the house by myself, not even the bathroom! He always curls up in my lap or lays beside me when I’m relaxing or even when I’m busy on my computer and he still wants my attention. When the husband or the little one aren’t home, I’m not alone because Simba is there. He keeps me company and he always knows how to make me smile. Simba is an all around good dog and I wouldn’t trade him for the world! He’s the best pet I’ve ever had. I can definitely go on and on about Miniature Schnauzers, but I’ll spare you. I’m not an expert on dogs and maybe all Mini Schnauzers aren’t as awesome as Simba, but I’ve met a couple of Mini Schnauzers and they seem just as awesome! Always do your own research when getting a new dog of course. If you’d like to view some Miniature Schnauzer cuteness overload, click HERE. If you are already a member of Packdog.com and would like to receive the Miniature Schnauzer Pack newsletter that is written by me every week, click HERE to subscribe.
Do you have a Miniature Schnauzer or have you come in contact with one? What’s some other reasons that Miniature Schnauzers make a good pet? Don’t have a Miniature Schnauzer? What kind of dog do you have? What makes your dog a good pet? Share in the comments below!