Terrier Breeds: Miniature Schnauzer And Scottish Terrier

The Miniature Schnauzer stems from the Schnauzers of Germany while the Scottish Terrier's ancestors are hunter terriers from the highlands of Scotland.

Miniature Schnauzer

The three Schnauzer breeds sprang up in Germany. The Standard Schnauzer is the oldest of the trio, known since the 15th century. The Miniature Schnauzer, showed as a distinct breed since 1899, was bred by crossing small Standards with Poodles and Affenpinschers. This is a full-bodied dog, squarely built, with deep brisket, straight topline, and muscular thighs. The head is powerful and rectangular, the whiskered muzzle blunt, the oval eyes dark and overshadowed by bristling eyebrows. The coat

is hard and wiry.

WEIGHT: 13-17 pounds

HEIGHT. 12--14 inches

COLOR: salt and pepper, black and silver, solid black.


Scottish Terrier

Cerebrated to be one of the oldest of British terrier breeds, the Scottie's ancestors were ancient terriers from the Highlands of Scotland.

Once called the Aberdeen Terrier, he hunted all types of vermin. He's a compact and powerful dog, having a short back, wide hindquarters, and short, heavy-boned legs, all giving the effect of immense power in a small size. His head is long, the muzzle relatively blunt, ears small and upright, and eyes set well under heavy brows. His seven-inch tail is set up in a slight curve. His coat, nearly two inches long, is dense underneath and hard and wiry on top.

WEIGHT 18-22 pounds

HEIGHT about 10 inches

COLOR: steel or iron gray, brindled or grizzled, black, sandy, or wheaten. 

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