The schnauzer we’ll be discussing the most is the standard schnauzer. They’re considered the oldest schnauzer breed, while the other two developed later as time went on. They’re in the middle, both size and temperament-wise. The smallest schnauzer breed is the miniature schnauzer. The giant schnauzers were bred to help drive cows.
What is it?
When a pup has hip dysplasia, it means that their hip joint is malformed.
% Dogs affected:
Smaller range of motion and activity avoids climbing stairs or jumping on furniture, limping/stiffness, lameness in the hind end, pain, swaying gait, grating in the affected joint, loss.
Weight loss, glucosamine, joint fluid modifiers, supplements, anti-inflammatory medication, surgery, restricting daily exercise.
Loss of function in joint due to deterioration. Complications during surgery.
Amount a Spot accident & illness plan would cover*
*Hypothetical reimbursement examples illustrate reimbursement of an eligible vet bill at the noted reimbursement rate, assuming the annual deductible had already been met.
90% = $12600
80% = $11200
70% = $9800
What is it?
Schnauzers are predisposed to Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM), a condition where the walls of the ventricle weaken and become thinner causing the heart to enlarge.
% Dogs affected:
Arrhythmia, weakness, fainting, collapse, can’t handle physical stress, coughing.
Therapy, ACE-inhibitors, medication.
Internal scarring, invalidity, oedemas.
90% = $2160
80% = $1920
70% = $1680
A giant schnauzer is more protective than its smaller relatives.
The mini schnauzer is a more affectionate pup. They enjoy playing and being with you.
All schnauzers need some form of mental stimulation. The larger schnauzer breeds would do well with a job to do.
Your schnauzer will enjoy things like agility training, guarding your home and family, or another job.
They have a distinctive look with their wiry coat, and they’re hard to miss.
Salt and pepper, black.
Yes, schnauzers are hypoallergenic.
A monthly washing, especially their beards, paws, and legs, regular teeth brushing, and regular nail clipping.
It may help to make a game out of training or use treats.
Lifetime Care Cost:
Puppy: Birth to one year. Adorably small, the schnauzer puppy will begin its life journey by sleeping a lot and playing a lot. All that sleep means they have more energy when they’re awake.
Adult: 1 year to 10.5 years. Having reached adulthood, a properly trained schnauzer should be able to do whatever job you want them to.
Senior: 10.5 years to end of life. As your pup gets on in years, you might notice them becoming less energetic and sleepier. It’s to help them conserve energy and rest themselves after being really active for so long.
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