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Miniature Schnauzer
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  • The Miniature Schnauzer is the most popular of the three Schnauzer breeds.
  • Senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole, actress Mary Tyler Moore, actor Bill Cosby, and actor/martial artist Bruce Lee have all owned Miniature Schnauzers.
  • The Miniature Schnauzer has a double coat that requires hand stripping for the show ring. Most pet owners prefer to clip the outer coat of their dogs to avoid the extensive grooming required to keep this breed in show condition.
  • The Schnauzer is of German origin, said to be recognizable in pictures of the 15th century.
  • The Miniature Schnauzer is derived from the Standard Schnauzer and is said to have come from mixing of Affenpinschers and Poodles with small Standard Schnauzers. The breed was exhibited as a distinct breed as early as 1899.
  • The Miniature Schnauzer was originally bred to be a small farm dog, able to go to ground for all kinds of vermin.

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