Portraits and paintings of the Schnauzer by Justine Osborne

portrait of a mini schnauzer

"Paddy" Miniature Schnauzer
12 x 16in oil on Canvas

Paddy shows the the very striking beard and eyebrows, dinstinctive of the breed.
Fantastic to paint such a particular fur texture
Schnauzers have a very unique look about them, oozing character, and Paddy is no exception!


modern dog art - schnauzer
"Ruby sees Red"
Portrait of a Schnauzer
oil on canvas 16x16in

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Notes on the Schnauzer dog breed

Schnauzers are known for their distinctive beards and long, feathery eyebrows. The Schnauzer originated in Germany in the 15th and 16th centuries. The term comes from Schnauze , the German word for "snout", because of the dog's distinctively bearded snout. The word Schnauzer also means moustache in German. Although the Schnauzer is considered a terrier-type dog, they do not have the typical terrier temperament. Protective, energetic and alert.

The Schnauzer type consists of the giant, standard and miniature. .
Miniature Schnauzers are around 30 cm tall at the shoulder and weigh between 14 and 20 lbs. They have high energy levels and are very intelligent dogs. Coat colours - salt and pepper, black, and black and silver. The miniature Schnauzer came about by crossing the original schnauzer with breeds which included the poodle and the affenpinscher. Making excellent pets, they are loyal companions and are rarely aggressive toward strangers, although they are quick to bark at a perceived threat.
Standard Schnauzers are approx 46 cm tall at the shoulder, weighing 30 to 45 lbs. They are in the group of working dogs. Standard schnauzers have been used as ratters and guard dogs. Also carried messages in times of war, helped the Red Cross and been police dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are around 60 cm tall at the shoulder and weigh between 55 and 80 lb. Classed as working dogs. Historically, Giant Schnauzers herded cattle and were guard dogs at breweries.

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