The history of the origin of Schnauzers (Zwergschnauzer, Mittelschnauzer, Riesen Schnauzer)
What is the history of the origin of schnauzers? In their appearance, it is not difficult to guess that they occurred directly from the pinschers or from the German version of the English terriers.
The first schnauzers were called in a different way. This breed was called the German coarse pinscher.
Initially these dogs (Riesen Schnauzer,Mittelschnauzer, zwergschnauzer) were used for escort, for guarding, and also for extermination of moles and rats. The custom to prune this breed of dog tail and ears was caused by the need to protect the dog's weak spots, because the bites of moles in these parts of the body left painful wounds that easily inflamed.
Today schnauzers do not have to deal withRats, so that the tailing is not practical, but rather aesthetic, because it gives the dog a more formidable appearance, especially to the giant schnauzer, which corresponds to its guardian function. But this argument is recognized only by some countries, while in other countries, such procedures are finally banned.
So today there are schnauzers(Risen schnauzer, mittelschnauzer, rizenschnauzer) with uncircumcised ears and tails. The first such copies were puzzling, but now they do not pay any attention to this. After all, if it's a worthy representative of the breed, any schnauzer is a great dog, even in an uncircumcised version. Let's return to the story in an attempt to find out the origin of this dog.
The available information is not very accurate, becauseAmong historians there are disagreements. Two cynologists of the 19th century, the German Rainbach and the Austrian Fitzinger offer different versions of the crossing that took place. The first believes that the wire-haired pinscher was the result of the crossing of a poodle and a pug. The second claims that his ancestors were a lap dog and a German spitz.
In 1876, in his book "Dogs and their Breeds"Dr. Fitzinger describes an even larger pinscher, derived as a result of crossing a large poodle and a typical German spitz. He also talks about a small wire-haired pinscher, described as a slightly modified version of the apen pinscher, that is, there already existed pinscher of 3 sizes.
But nothing more is known about them, becauseSchnauzers of the middle and his ancestors were called stables, in other words - they were second-rate dogs that had little interest in the cynological aristocracy and therefore they were not mentioned in literature. Then, as of course today, dogs were not afraid of evil spirits, guarding horses, they developed complete mutual understanding with them and keep it, to this day.
Once, being not only watchmen of horses andThey accompanied carriages and stagecoaches. Today they can be companions on walks and amicably accompany you. One thing is true - where there are horses, there will necessarily be a schnauzer.
Schnauzers received their modern name inBeginning of the 20th century. Schnauz - in German means "mustache". Accordingly, the schnauzer called a mustached man. The fact is that in those days, the distinguishing feature of these dogs was not a beard, but a mustache.