1. Toy Schnauzers have the same long life expectancy of a
regular miniature schnauzer (12-15 years +).
2. Toy schnauzers are not fragile like a toy poodle or chihuahua,
as they have a much sturdier stocky build. However, young
children need to be supervised around the dog as a puppy to
prevent it from being hurt.
3. We do not suggest a Teacup for toddler size children. When
they leave us, they are less than 2 pounds, and very fragile until
they are 6 months or older.
4. The Miniature Schnauzer is listed on the AKC's top 10 list as
one of the most intelligent dogs of all the 175+ breeds. The Toy
size are just as smart, and LOVE doing tricks, obedience, and
5. The Miniature Schnauzer is also listed on the AKC's top 10 list
of hypoallergenic dogs. The Toy size is also non-shedding and
6. Like most toy breeds, you may need to have some puppy teeth
pulled when you have your toy schnauzer spayed/neutered. It is
important to remember to do this, or they can develop an
undesirable jaw line.
7. Your puppy will need to eat three meals a day until it is about
3-4 months old. Their little bodies are subject to hypoglycemia,
so please supervise meals and make sure they are eating. By the
time they are about 4-6 months old, you can safely go to twice a
8. Be prepared that the "rare" colors of the toy schnauzers make
them a popular topic of conversation on walks and with friends
and neighbors so be prepared to answer questions! Everyone will
want to know where you got your adorable dog.
9. There's really nothing different about the Toy, except for their
wonderful size. Be aware that Schnauzers THINK they are big
dogs. (Video demonstration Below). We have found that they eat
less food, and make less mess. There is also less hair to comb,
brush, and groom.
10. They are very portable, and will easily fit in a carry on bag for
the airplane. Not to mention, grandma and grandpa can easily
The Toy is identical to the Miniature in every way!
They just come in a smaller package!
|Ten Things to Consider
Before Purchasing a Toy Schnauzer: