miniature schnauzer

noun

Definition of miniature schnauzer

: any of a breed of schnauzers that are 12 to 14 inches (30 to 36 centimeters) in height at the withers and are classified as terriers

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Recent Examples on the Web Their miniature schnauzer and Hagrid also get along well. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, "Medina resident trains guide dogs for the blind," 7 Dec. 2020 Pretzel, a miniature Schnauzer went missing from Lew’s home on Feb. 29. Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, "Deaf woman seeking public’s help in locating missing service dog," 3 Mar. 2020 Caper, our 9-month-old miniature schnauzer, was desperate for a trim. Hannah Beech, New York Times, "Bangkok Opens Up as Virus Caseloads Drop, and Pretty Pups Benefit," 10 May 2020 And nearly one-tenth of miniature schnauzers were aggressive and fearful toward strangers, but such traits were virtually unheard of in Labrador retrievers. Michael Price, Science | AAAS, "Is your dog anxious? Genes common to its breed could play a role," 5 Mar. 2020 More miniature schnauzers, and fewer Labradors, were aggressive toward strangers than other dogs. Jim Daley, Scientific American, "Three Fourths of Dogs Are Angst-Ridden—and Owners May Be Partly to Blame," 5 Mar. 2020 The California woman in Simi Valley was letting her 10-year-old miniature Schnauzer named Pumbaa out to the yard to relieve himself early Thursday morning when a mountain lion attacked the pup, according to Simi Valley Police Department. Gabrielle Chung, PEOPLE.com, "Woman Punches Mountain Lion in an Attempt to Save Dog from Deadly Attack," 9 Dec. 2019 Last year, a man in Marsworth, England, discovered his 11-month-old black miniature schnauzer was missing after a driver delivering a package on behalf of Amazon came into his house instead of leaving the parcel in a safe box along the driveway. Chris Harris, PEOPLE.com, "Amazon Delivery Driver Allegedly Stole a Couple's Dog and Tried to Sell It Online," 31 July 2019 But something wasn’t right with our miniature Schnauzer, Zeno. Allan Ripp, WSJ, "A Dog Man Learns That Cat Lives Matter," 15 Jan. 2019

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circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Miniature schnauzer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miniature%20schnauzer. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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