Schnauzer Figurine | Mini Schnauzer | Schnauzer Replica - 2.95in. x 1.38in. x 2.48in. - 1 Piece (sl254329)
This is a schnauzer figurine from Safari Ltd.(r). Although schnauzers weren't recognized by the American Kennel Club until 1904, they were popular in Germany, their country of origin, for hundreds of years before. A fourteenth-century statue in Mecklenburg, Germany depicts a hunter with what appears to be a schnauzer at his feet, setting a very early date for this breed's appearance. Another statue, this one in Stuttgart Germany and dating to 1620, also features a schnauzer. The dogs were most likely bred as terriers and workers, helping families by keeping rats at bay and assisting farmers with their tasks. The breed name comes from the German schnauze, meaning snout, a clear reference to their distinguished whiskers. The Schnauzer comes in two sizes - the standard schnauzer and the miniature schnauzer. The standard schnauzer is the oldest variation of the breed. Standing 17 to 20 inches tall at the shoulder and weighing between 30 and 60 pounds when fully grown, the standard schnauzer is classified as a medium breed dog. The miniature schnauzer stands 12 to 14 inches tall and weighs around 10 to 18 pounds when fully grown. This beautiful schnauzer replica is hand painted with fine detailing for a realistic look. This mini schnauzer is made out of hard plastic that is BPA/phthalate/lead free. This miniature schnauzer is realistic, educational, and fun, and is suitable for a range of interests, including collectors, enthusiasts, teachers, and kids. Admire it on a shelf, use it in the classroom, or simply enjoy playing with it. Sold as one piece per package. Measures 2.93" L x 1.37" W 2.46" H. Recommended for children ages 3+.