Miniature Schnauzer pet insurance
No one wants a poorly pet, but unfortunately, illnesses and injuries can happen to any dog. Dog insurance for your Miniature Schnauzer can provide peace of mind that your pooch is taken care of. Regular health checks with your vet will help to spot problems from an early stage. And pet insurance can take away the concern of paying for treatment.
Sainsbury’s Bank Pet Insurance
With Sainsbury's Bank Pet Insurance we can insure your Miniature Schnauzer from as young as 8 weeks of age. Once your dog is insured, we can cover it up to any age – as long as you keep renewing the policy without a break. We also cover older dogs, if you take the policy out before their 8th birthday.
How to care for a Miniature Schnauzer
It goes without saying that you’ll need to take your pooch to the vet regularly to check for any health issues. But you’ll also need to think about day to day care for your dog. Here are some tips to help you stick to a routine that will help your dog live a happy and healthy life.
Temperament and behaviour
Despite being part of the Terrier group, Miniature Schnauzers are less noisy and feisty than other terriers. They have a calm temperament and are good with children and other dogs. But they do have the instinct of a guard dog and are prone to barking. This can be controlled with consistent training.
Common health problems
The Miniature Schnauzer is generally a healthy breed but there are a few health issues that you need to be aware of. Regular vet health checks will help to spot signs of these conditions and provide treatment where possible. Having Miniature Schnauzer pet insurance in place will cover the costs of any treatment your pooch needs to keep them happy and healthy.
So, is a Miniature Schnauzer right for you?
Their friendly, calm and obedient personality is suited to most families. You can rest easy knowing a Miniature Schnauzer will be your devoted companion for their entire life. You’ll have no problems with training and their exercise demands are minimal. They’re great with children and other animals, so you don’t need to worry about introducing them to your family.
How long do Miniature Schnauzers live for?
A Miniature Schnauzers life expectancy is 12-15 years. Diet, exercise, grooming and training all play a part in your dog’s health and can affect their lifespan. For example, an overweight dog is more likely to suffer from a health problem.
What dog group is a Miniature Schnauzer?
This dog breed is part of the Terrier group because it was bred to hunt and kill vermin and guard their families’ home. Miniature Schnauzers have a similar temperament to other dog breeds in the Terrier group. They are obedient, energetic, fearless and spirited.
What is a Miniature Schnauzer?
Miniature Schnauzers were originally bred in Germany to be a ratting dog on farms. They were also used as guard dogs. The Standard Schnauzer was crossbred with smaller breeds, such as Affenpinscher and Poodle, to create this miniature breed. Ideal for fitting in smaller spaces where vermin nest.
Can Miniature Schnauzers be left alone?
Most Miniature Schnauzers can be left alone, especially with the right training, but each dog is different. If you plan to leave your dog alone, give them lots of toys to play with to keep them entertained. Walk your dog before you leave them as they usually enjoy a sleep after a walk.