Oscar and Sasha

The Miniature Schnauzer is a smallest dog in the Schnauzer breed and originated in the mid-to-late 19th Century from Germany. The Miniature Schnauzer is a cross between the Standard Schnauzer and other smaller breeds such as the Poodle. A miniature Schnauzer is a spunky, but aloof dog who does things their own way. They tend to be good guard dogs without the tendency to bite.
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mikegoodson1
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Dog #1: Oscar
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is a: B/S Mini Bitch
Born: 23 Sep 2017

Oscar and Sasha

Post by mikegoodson1 » 13 Jul 2018, 11:33

Hi everyone,

Just thought I would post some pictures of Oscar and Sasha, as I have not uploaded any for a little while. We have decided not to let Sasha's beard grow too long as my wife wants her to look a little more feminine :(

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This is typical Sasha, in my wifes car after a walk but hanging over the back to let us know she is still there!

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Re: Oscar and Sasha

Post by Schnauzer Sam » 13 Jul 2018, 12:01

Two lovely dogs Mike. Sasha looks gorgeous and I love the slightly aloof look in her eyes in the second photograph.

Do they always do things together Mike? I was just wondering what would happen if you were take Oscar off to do something would Sasha follow to see what was going on?
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Re: Oscar and Sasha

Post by Robin black mini » 13 Jul 2018, 12:37

I love the pics and have just shortened my girls beard too.( also legs and skirt)..summer over here is getting so hot,32 C and moving to 40 c according to the weather predictions..
When I see two lovely schnauzer together I am swayed towards getting another later down the line...you are definitely convincing me in your pics.
You never said how you liked having a female as opposed to a male...id like to hear how you find the differences in m/ f ...
I find the girls so much easier than a male......I'm am convinced to have a female next time for sure.

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is a: B/S Mini Bitch
Born: 23 Sep 2017

Re: Oscar and Sasha

Post by mikegoodson1 » 13 Jul 2018, 12:59

Hi Sam/Jo

Thanks for the comments, she is certainly aloof/a minx/stubborn, a real character but we love her. For some reason (and this has NOT been trained), when she is excited to see you, she bites/nibbles your toes. Which in the Summer, when my wife wears open-toe shoes, apparently is a little painful :)

They do things together all of the time, although I think Sasha looks for and wants to be with Oscar, more than the other way around. I put that down to the fact Oscar spent 2 years on his own where as Sasha came in and Oscar was already there. So he had to learn to "make friends" with other dogs when out and about, where as Sasha isn't interested, she constantly wants Oscars attention. If he plays with other dogs, after a couple of minutes she barges her way in, forces them away so she can play with Oscar.

When out in the garden, she is happy to explore on her own but she is happier if Oscar is with her, so she can play with him and follow him around.

Regards to male or female preference, that is such a tough one to call. I think if I was really pushed on it, I would say I would probably take female over male. It's weird but if you tell Sasha off, it's like she looks at you all upset that she has done something wrong. Oscar looks at you a little more matter of fact about it all. They are both good and obedient or Schnauzer obedient I like to think of it as and of course, I love them to bits. I'm not even convinced that Sasha is any more affectionate than Oscar.....

Anyway, sorry, I feel like I have rambled on now :(

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Re: Oscar and Sasha

Post by Oscar 12345 » 13 Jul 2018, 19:02

Not rambling at all Mike, so lovely to hear about your two and lovely lovely photos. Sasha looks like Otto in those shots, similarly he doesn't like being told off at all, he looks quite hurt by it whereas my first would just look at you as if to say "are you talking to me" and then yawn. I am considering adding a female to the family in a year or two. I love the way you describe their relationship. I would want them to be the best of buddies. Otto would absolutely adore a little friend I am sure. Otto's beard will never grow as long as Oscar's, it looks very impressive.
Every snack you make
Every meal you bake
Every bite you take
He'll be watching you......

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Re: Oscar and Sasha

Post by zeta1454 » 13 Jul 2018, 20:54

Lovely photos - thank you for sharing them and the update on their characters :-)
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Re: Oscar and Sasha

Post by mikegoodson1 » 13 Jul 2018, 22:04

Thanks very much Julie and Leigh - just one last thing as you mentioned Oscars beard.

I tell the groomers every time I take them both, "do not touch Oscars beard" - they even joke about it with me now, "shall we trim Oscars beard this time" they say with a smile. I have seen some cracking pictures on here of Schnauzers with long beards so I am determined that Oscar will have one too!

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