The Miniature Schnauzer originated in Germany and now after over a hundred years, they bring pure joy to many lives. But today’s question is, are they good for seniors and older people?
Are Miniature Schnauzers good for seniors?
The Miniature Schnauzer is a good dog for seniors, retirees, and old couples. Here’s why.
Miniature Schnauzers are easy to train
Miniature Schnauzers are intelligent and easy to train. They are smart and eager to learn new skills thanks to their natural prey instinct. But they also tend to lose focus if there are distractions. So give them positive reinforcement training, eliminate the distractions and watch them be obedient.
Miniature Schnauzers are suitable for apartment life
Their small size allows Miniature Schnauzers to be good apartment dogs. They are willing to stay inside but also ready for outdoor adventures. If you are a senior living in a small apartment, your Schnauzer will settle in with you nicely and adapt to your lifestyle.
Miniature Schnauzers are low-shedding
Miniature Schnauzers shed almost as much as an average human making them hypoallergenic. Not only will you be stress-free from cleaning the dog hair off everything in the house, you also don’t have to worry about allergies.
What are the downsides for seniors?
Since the Miniature Schnauzers have a relatively long coat, their grooming needs are also extensive. You will need to brush his coat daily and clip it every four to six weeks to keep him in the best shape.