Q: Which breed of dog is better miniature schnauzer or a miniature poodle?
I want to get a family pet and have kids ages 5 and 6. Which breed of dog is better. A miniature poodle or a miniature schnauzer?
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Answer by ladystang
to me i prefer poodle
depends on dog and your ability to train both
Answer by Rosalie
Hands down, a NICE Mini Poodle – Schnauzers can be nippy and are very barky – and not necessarily good kid dogs. Ask the local Poodle club for the name of a good breeder – they should be able to find you an ADULT rather than getting a puppy in the mix – an adult will be able to cope far better with kids that small.
A side note though – although a mini Poodle would be fine, you really might want to consider just getting a Lab – hey are really the best for small kids – any smaller dog is going to have to fend off the kids at some point just for survival, and a Lab is pretty much impervious to anything they can do. And of course it's not YOUR kids we're worrried about – it's their friends and their lawyer parents. Nobody ever sues when you have a Lab…
Answer by Whitney
Mini anything is a bad idea when you have younger children. I'm a dog Groomer and I have known many in both breeds to bite. A good family dog would be a lab or golden retriever. I suggest you go to akc.org and do some research on breed personalities. I recommend against anything that needs a haircut because you already have your hands full without having to brush a dog every day and worry about the kids sticking stuff in its hair. If you really want a small dog, I suggest a pug or Boston terrier. They are lower maintenance and have good personalities. DO NOT get a yorkie or a Chihuahua. Please.
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Answer by NebraskaLady
I think female mini schnauzers are a lot friendlier and more even tempered than males. We have had several females.
Answer by Tailor Ho
My uncle has a Schnauzer (i also do, but she is a mix). my uncles is quiet aggressive, mine is friendly unless you jump the fence and hates my little cousin. Idk why. But my cousin is like 2. But, if you a mini poodle maybe get him a a little older age. Because the kids may grab at him.
I think, I bigger dog is best. Like a golden or Labrador
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