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THE TOY SCHNAUZER 

You may ask, "How did the toy schnauzer come about?"

Many Schnauzer enthusiasts claim that more recently, unscrupulous breeders have introduced toy breeds into the schnauzer lines in order to bring down the size of the Miniature Schnauzer.

This is far from the truth.

Actually, the original American "CORRECT" size for the miniature schnauzer was 10 to 12 inches, which meant that the dogs were about 8-13 lbs. Maximum. That standard of perfection has been changed through the years, raised, raised, and raised again, so that the bigger dogs could win.......to its current 12-14" dogs weighing 14-22 lbs.

During the late 1800ís and early 1900ís when the Miniature Schnauzer breed was being established, the Standard Schnauzer was bred to the Affenpinscher, the Fox Terrier, and the Poodle, to bring down the size of the Standard Schnauzer.

These smaller breeds created a gene pool for a variety of size and color to surface from time to time.

By taking the small size minis and breeding back to the small size minis, breeders have reinforced the gene pool that brought the Toy Schnauzer about. These tiny bundles of joy, micro minis  as some call them, are not dwarfs or defects in the breed as some would have you believe. They are just plain and simply a smaller size of the miniature schnauzer.  
The toy schnauzer now has a new group among it's members,
the
TEACUP Schnauzer.
These little guys weigh under 6 pounds when full grown.  Below are several examples of the teacup schnauzer.

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Introducing Panda.  This is one of my little doll babies.  She is a teacup, weighing 5.5 pounds at 10 months old.  She loves to grab mama's clothes and pull me away from the others.  At 2 years of age, Panda now weighs 6 pounds and thinks she owns the house.

 

Above is Jim Dandy, my 3 pound, 7 inch wonder! 

Introducing my pride and joy, OLIVER.  Oliver is a liver pepper and tan.  He weighs only 3.75 pounds and he was born in Sept of 2004.  Isn't he just gorgeous??????
Oliver passed away in the summer of 2006.  My heart has not healed since that day.

This little chocolate beauty is Bitsie.
She is the smallest yet.  Born June of 2004, she weighed 2.5 pounds until she was spayed in Jan of 2006.  Now she is a whopping 4lbs.  She and Prissy, below, are best friends.


Coco here is a four pound Chocolate male out of my Jackson and Faith.


Two little teacup white chocolate babies.  This is Liv and Oli.  Sister and Brother.

 

To the right is another picture of my gorgeous little Prissy.  Prissy passed away in 2011, at the age of 10, due to a reaction to Adam's Flea Dip.

Here's Laughin at you,  Suzie, "Music Makerís Suzie Qíte"
Another 3 pound 7 inch wonder.

Isn't She Q'Te?

Hereís Sassy. She is mama's girl.  She weighs 10 pounds and is 11 years old.  Sassy is 11 inches tall.  She is Suzie Q'te's Great Grandmother. You just have to love those ears.
Sassy passed away at the old age of 13 in November of 2008.

Here below is my precious little Jewel (Four pound Rowdy's sister).  She is a six pound phantom (black and silver).  Jewel's mother, Franny is also a toy (weighing 6 pounds).

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