Wire Hair Snauzer Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Wire Hair Snauzer so you can get to know the breed more.

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Other Names
What other names does the Wire Hair Snauzer have?
Mini Wire Hair SnauzerMiniature Wire Hair Snauzer
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Wire Hair Snauzer Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Wire Hair Snauzer puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$600-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Wire Hair Snauzer, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Wire Hair Snauzer for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Wire Hair Snauzer gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Wire Hair Snauzer?
Average: The Wire Hair Snauzer is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Wire Hair Snauzer Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Small
Weight
How much does the Wire Hair Snauzer weigh? Wire Hair Snauzer weight:
Male: 15-20 pounds (7-9 kg), Female: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Wire Hair Snauzer? Wire Hair Snauzer average weight:
Male: 17.5 pounds (8 kg), Female: 15.5 pounds (7 kg)
Height
How tall is the Wire Hair Snauzer? Wire Hair Snauzer height:
Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Wire Hair Snauzer average height:
Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Wire Hair Snauzer Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Wire Hair Snauzer have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Wiry
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Wire Hair Snauzer's coat?
SaltPepper SilverBlackWhiteWhite & BlackWhite & TanWhite & Black & TanWhite & Tan & Black
Grooming
How to groom the Wire Hair Snauzer and how often?
Advanced: The Wire Hair Snauzer requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes.

Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog baths are important.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Wire Hair Snauzer a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Wire Hair Snauzer, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Wire Hair Snauzer dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Mini Wire Hair Snauzer?
Wire Hair Snauzers shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car being covered by dog hair. Wire Hair Snauzer dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Wire Hair Snauzer need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Wire Hair Snauzer every day?
8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible. For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Wire Hair Snauzer Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Wire Hair Snauzer have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AlertFriendlyObedientFearlessIntelligentSpiritedKeenBoldQuick
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Wire Hair Snauzer? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Wire Hair Snauzer's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Wire Hair Snauzer dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Wire Hair Snauzers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Wire Hair Snauzer is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Wire Hair Snauzer sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Wire Hair Snauzers don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
High: Wire Hair Snauzers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Mini Wire Hair Snauzer need? Wire Hair Snauzer social needs:
Wire Hair Snauzers need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Wire Hair Snauzer dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Mini Wire Hair Snauzer bark?
Average to High: The Wire Hair Snauzer is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have a different meanings. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Wire Hair Snauzer good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Wire Hair Snauzers are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Wire Hair Snauzers will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Wire Hair Snauzer dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Wire Hair Snauzers strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Wire Hair Snauzer bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Mini Wire Hair Snauzer? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Wire Hair Snauzer? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Wire Hair Snauzer has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Wire Hair Snauzer has a hard bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Wire Hair Snauzer bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI. However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are. They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Wire Hair Snauzer do?
Wire Hair Snauzers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Wire Hair Snauzers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Wire Hair Snauzer to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Wire Hair Snauzer roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Wire Hair Snauzer is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Wire Hair Snauzer have high prey drive?
Wire Hair Snauzers have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Wire Hair Snauzer dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Wire Hair Snauzer good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Wire Hair Snauzer indoors.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Wire Hair Snauzers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Wire Hair Snauzers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Wire Hair Snauzer Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Wire Hair Snauzer temperament with other people:
Wire Hair Snauzers are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Wire Hair Snauzer dogs get along with other pets? Are Wire Hair Snauzer dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Wire Hair Snauzers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Wire Hair Snauzer dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Wire Hair Snauzer temperament with children:
Wire Hair Snauzers are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Wire Hair Snauzer dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Wire Hair Snauzers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Wire Hair Snauzer good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Wire Hair Snauzer dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Wire Hair Snauzers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Wire Hair Snauzer breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Wire Hair Snauzers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Wire Hair Snauzers good office dogs? Do Wire Hair Snauzers make good office friendly dogs? Can Wire Hair Snauzers be office dogs?
No
Wire Hair Snauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Wire Hair Snauzer dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Mini Wire Hair Snauzer temperament with senior people? Are Wire Hair Snauzer dogs good for elderly owners?
Wire Hair Snauzers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Wire Hair Snauzer Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Wire Hair Snauzer dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Wire Hair Snauzer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Wire Hair Snauzer breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Wire Hair Snauzer breed? Most common health risks of Wire Hair Snauzer:
CataractsMycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection (MAI)Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)ArthritisDeafnessEpilepsyEye ProblemsLegg-perthes Disease
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Wire Hair Snauzer breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Wire Hair Snauzer see the vet?
Average
The Wire Hair Snauzer should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Wire Hair Snauzer dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Wire Hair Snauzer be? What is the age limit of the Wire Hair Snauzer? How many years can the oldest Wire Hair Snauzer live?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Wire Hair Snauzer: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Wire Hair Snauzer breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Wire Hair Snauzers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Wire Hair Snauzer have? What is the activity level of the Wire Hair Snauzer?
Wire Hair Snauzers are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Wire Hair Snauzer dogs require per day?
Wire Hair Snauzers need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Wire Hair Snauzers don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Wire Hair Snauzer need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Wire Hair Snauzer risk for obesity:
Average: The Wire Hair Snauzer has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Wire Hair Snauzer's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Wire Hair Snauzer can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Wire Hair Snauzer has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Wire Hair Snauzer drool?
The Wire Hair Snauzer is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Wire Hair Snauzer could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Wire Hair Snauzer. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Wire Hair Snauzer As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Wire Hair Snauzer be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Wire Hair Snauzer is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Wire Hair Snauzer be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Wire Hair Snauzer be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Wire Hair Snauzer is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Wire Hair Snauzer be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Wire Hair Snauzer is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Wire Hair Snauzer be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Wire Hair Snauzer is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Wire Hair Snauzer be a boat dog?

Yes

Wire Hair Snauzer breed usually likes being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, as a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Wire Hair Snauzer be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Wire Hair Snauzer is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Wire Hair Snauzer dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Wire Hair Snauzer Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Wire Hair Snauzer: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Wire Hair Snauzer have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Wire Hair Snauzer Recognition

AKC Group
Is Wire Hair Snauzer recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Wire Hair Snauzer recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Wire Hair Snauzer breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.

Wire Hair Snauzer Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Wire Hair Snauzer's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Wire Hair Snauzers are easy to train.
  • Hypoallergenic: Wire Hair Snauzers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Wire Hair Snauzers shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Wire Hair Snauzer is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Wire Hair Snauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Wire Hair Snauzers are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Wire Hair Snauzers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Wire Hair Snauzers are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Wire Hair Snauzers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Wire Hair Snauzers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Boat and Sailor Dog: Wire Hair Snauzer breed usually likes being on a boat.

    Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

    Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages.

Cons
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Wire Hair Snauzer requires a lot of grooming.
  • Mouthiness: Wire Hair Snauzers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Wire Hair Snauzer is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Wire Hair Snauzers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Cat Friendly: Wire Hair Snauzers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Wire Hair Snauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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