Mini Schnauzer and neutered tomcat - good or bad match?
Anyone had any experience of mini shnauzers and cats in thesame home?
I am thinking very seriously about getting a minature schnauzer. I have a very soppy 6-yr-old neutered male cat whom I rescued as a stray, he has a very affectionate nature and is very 'laid back'. I would like to get a minature shnauzer, rescue if I can, although I am naturally concerned about how this will affect my resident puss.
Having read that Shnauzers like to chase smaller animals (although my cat is quite large -5kg), I am wondering if this would be a good 'match'. I want to get a dog/bitch that will get on well with my cat and maybe become a companion for him. Is this at all likely to happen with a mini shnauzer dog/bitch or am I barking up the totally wrong tree?
I would be very grateful of any comments,
NOTE FROM LINDA AND MAX:
Hi Sarah, our advice would be either to get a puppy so it can get used to the cat or, if you get an adult Schnauzer, you will probably have to go with one which is already used to cats.
Some Schnauzers are absolutely fine with them and others love to chase them.
Has anyone got experience of Schnauzers and cats to share?