All available puppies pictured below are here in Oxford, Massachusetts
For well over a decade now, a smaller version of the Miniature schnauzer has been bred, called the Toy Schnauzer. In order to size down the Miniature Schnauzer,
smaller toy breeds were introduced. This was necessary and is not frowned
upon. The Toy Schnauzer is bred to be a small family pet, suitable for city and
apartment life and as a great breed for both the young and old alike.
breed has found popularity faster than it has been developed. In appearance he
looks exactly like his bigger cousin, the Miniature Schnauzer. In temperament,
he has retained the same intelligence yet is calmer and quieter than the Miniature Schnauzer.
Because this is a pet only breed, the Toy Schnauzer comes in a wide varity of coat types and
colors. Coat types range from the harsh coat of the Mini Schnauazer to the also popular softer woolier coat types.
In most new breeds, there is considerable inbreeding done to fix the breed's traits. But the Toy Schnauzer is being bred as a pet, so inbreeding is discouraged and genetic diversity has been encouraged. In keeping with this goal of genetic diversity, other toy breeds may be added, as long as it does not take away the
appearance or temperament of the Toy Schnauzer. Allowable
breeds are Toy Poodle, Miniature Pinscher, and Maltese.
Here are some suggestions to similar breeds: For a hypoallergenic pup similar in temperament but a little larger: Mini-Schnauzer For a hypoallergenic pup similar in temperament and size: Maltese, Toy Poodle