Uncle Ashboi, the Schnauzer

Daddy brought somebody home. Who’s that? What’s that? Why are we different?

SAM_2598His name is Ashboi.

He’s black in colour, unlike us. Mummy said he is another type of breed called ‘Schnauzer’. We looked totally different whether in build, size or colour.

SAM_2586What is Schnauzer?

Let’s google it. Based on the Professor Wiki, they are originated in Germany and the name comes from the German word for ‘snout’, due to their distinctively bearded snout. They are classified under the terrier-type family which consists of 3 breeds: the Giant, Standard and Miniature. Aunty Cindy (Ashboi’s Mummy) said he is considered the Standard Schnauzer which is under the group of working dogs. In the past, they had been used to catch rats, used as a guard dog, carried messages in times of war, assisted the Red Cross and also been police dogs.

SAM_2590 SAM_2591How about their temperamental?

According to the Professor Wiki, they are friendly and loving and can get along well with children provided they are raised and socialized properly and correctly. Because of their protective and energetic behaviour, they will tend to alert the family members to any potential danger. Due to their alertness, they makes an excellent watchdog but the disadvantage part is their watchful nature can lead to persistent barking. How to overcome this in order not to annoy the neighbours? The pawrents should make every single effort to curb the excessive barking through positive training. – REMEMBER: NO NO TO CONTACT AND VERBAL PUNISHMENT. – Wiki Wiki said that this breed is of above average intelligence and can be independent minded, hence early training and diverse daily exercise would help.

SAM_2595How about their appearance?

Let’s find out more. They have distinctive beards and long, feathery eyebrows. They are either a salt and pepper colour, brown (not common), black or white. Like us, they also have double coat. Their top or guard coat is wiry and thick while the undercoat is soft. Unlike us, they shed lesser than most dogs. Even though they shed lesser but they are not hypo-allergenic. Based on Doctor Wiki, the allergies are caused by dander, which can be controlled by feeding a higher quality diet and frequent grooming.

SAM_2592Baileys:”I love down stay.”

Myers:”What’s that? Treats Treats Treats!!!”

SAM_2593Mummy:”Are you all ready to hold for 1 minute?”

YES! We can do it.