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The Schnauzer Handbook
Your Questions Answered

Getting a dog is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. If you already own a Schnauzer or are thinking of getting one of these wonderful and unique dogs, then the new Schnauzer Handbook, published in 2013, is the only book you'll ever need.

The ONLY owner's manual for
Miniature, Standard and Giant Schnauzers

"The Schnauzer Handbook is brilliant and covers almost everything you want to know about the breed... and how to spot health problems. I find the feeding guide from puppy to adult very useful and the exercising and socialising sections are of paramount importance too."

- Michele L. Bournemouth, England

Do You Want to Know:

  • How to pick the right puppy for you and your family?
  • Which Schnauzer will best fit in with your daily lifestyle?
  • How much and how often to feed your Schnauzer?
  • Just how suitable a Schnauzer is for allergy sufferers?
  • Why your Miniature Schnauzer is scratching - and how to stop it?
  • How much exercise your Schnauzer needs?
  • What to do when you first bring a new puppy home?
  • Where to find a rescue Schnauzer?
  • How long you can leave your Schnauzer alone for?
  • What the first signs of illness are?
  • How to start simple training techniques with your dog?
  • How often to bathe and groom him - or her?
  • Why your Schnauzer's coat is changing color?
  • The typical temperaments of the three different types of Schnauzer?
  • Whether to spay or neuter and what effect it will have?

The answers to these and dozens of other questions are all are at your fingertips in the new Schnauzer Handbook.

"A thoroughly interesting and entertaining book. There's hardly anything about schnauzers that isn't in here - it even made me smile! The photos and illustrations are first class and the chapters on Puppies and Behavior were particularly enlightening. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone who already has - or is thinking of getting - a schnauzer."

- J. Garrard, Ormond Beach, Florida, USA

I am a Schnauzer owner and professional writer/photographer with over two decades' experience working for international book publishers, magazines and newspapers. Just Google my name - Linda Whitwam - to check out my credentials and you'll find my books in locations worldwide, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble and some of them at Linda Whitwam

I run a leading Schnauzer website and have spent many months researching, writing and producing images for The Schnauzer Handbook. The finished product is completely unique, there simply is no other book with so much practical info dedicated to all three types of Schnauzer.

The Handbook contains over 250 pages packed with information and tips on Miniature Schnauzers, Giants and Standards.

The easy-to-read and visual style is suitable for anybody aged 10 to 100. The book features over 300 photographs and graphics and draws on the experience of canine experts, championship breeders and schnauzer owners.

The Schnauzer Handbook Chapter List:

  • Chapter 1 The Miniature Schnauzer
  • Chapter 2 The Standard Schnauzer
  • Chapter 3 The Giant Schnauzer
  • Chapter 4 History of Schnauzers
  • Chapter 5 The Schnoodle
  • Chapter 6 Schnauzer Colors
  • Chapter 7 Puppies
  • Chapter 8 Schnauzers for Allergy Sufferers
  • Chapter 9 Feeding Your Schnauzer
  • Chapter 10 Schnauzer Training
  • Chapter 11 Schnauzer Behavior
  • Chapter 12 Exercise
  • Chapter 13 Schnauzer Health
  • Chapter 14 Schnauzer Skin
  • Chapter 15 Grooming
  • Chapter 16 The Birds and the Bees
  • Chapter 17 Schnauzer Rescue
  • Chapter 18 Schnauzer Quiz

The 263-page book is available all over the world from Amazon:

Click here if you're in the USA or Click here if you're in the UK

The Amazon price is US$15.95 in the USA, (currently discounted to $13.85) and £13.95 in the UK (currently discounted to less. Free shipping with Amazon Prime), or €14.95 in Europe.

Read the true Schnauzr stories:

  • Giant Schnauzer Caesar and the unbelievable 9.5 million- to-one coincidence!
  • Miniature Schnauzer Koty from Missouri, who sure is "cute enough."
  • The amazing story of three-legged Skippy.
  • How little Mini Chloe is helping her disabled owner to enjoy life.
  • And six other heartwarming and funny stories of these wonderful and special dogs.

"If you love schnauzers like I do, you'll love this book. It is comprehensive, interesting and fun. Every page is packed full of information and pictures and it certainly sheds light on some of my schnauzer's behaviour! I also really enjoyed the stories in the free gift. If you're only buying one book, I'd say go for The Schnauzer Handbook, it's got everything you need to know in one place."

- P. Derrick, London, England

Making sure your dog is on the right diet and getting the correct amount of food is essential for a healthy life. Here are some of the questions we regularly get asked:

  • How do I select the best food for my dog?
  • How much should I feed my Schnauzer?
  • How much and how often should I feed my puppy?
  • What's the best food for a Schnauzer with allergies?
  • My dog is getting older, do I need to change his food?

Find the answers to these and so many other questions in The Schnauzer Handbook. Read feeding charts for Schnauzers, based on weight and age, as well as the calorie counter chart to make sure your best friend doesn't become overweight.

The book contains countless tips to help you, your family and your Schnauzer enjoy a happy and healthy life together.

Here's just a selection of tips

  • Thirteen Top Tips for Feeding Your Schnauzer
  • Twelve Top Tips for Selecting a Healthy Puppy
  • Top Ten Tips for Working Schnauzer Owners
  • Twelve Top Tips for Training Your Schnauzer

What are some of the ailments which may affect Schnauzers and how do you know if your dog is not feeling well? You might not know it, but your dog CAN talk to you.

A change in your dog's behavior or habits can be a sign that something is amiss. Linda and Max Acting quickly can often be the difference between a successful or unsuccessful outcome for your dog.

I write from experience. When our Schnauzer Max became ill at four years old, we quickly recognized a change in him and took prompt action. Three and a half years later, Max is fit and full of life, having survived T-cell lymphoma, a particularly aggressive form of canine cancer.
The Schnauzer Handbook has over 30 pages dedicated to health.

Look out for:

  • The Top Ten Signs of a Healthy Dog
  • The Four Vital Signs of Illness.

If you can recognize symptoms of ill health early on and take swift action, you can improve your Schnauzer's chances of a good outcome. If you're lucky, you might be able to prevent a chronic condition from developing and save many hundreds of dollars - or pounds - in long-term veterinary bills.

"A charmingly-illustrated guide to schnauzer ownership, I loved this book. It tells you all you need to know about the breed and how to look after your pet. Whether you are thinking of getting a schnauzer as your companion or whether you are already familiar with the joys of these super dogs, this book is a must."

- J. Thornton, Yorkshire, England

You can't choose your relatives, but you can pick your long-term companion!

Getting a Schnauzer puppy is a life-enhancing experience . They will become part of your daily life for 10 to 15 years, if you are lucky. Schnauzers love people. Not only will they become part of your family, but you will become theirs. They will want to be with you and will love you unquestioningly.

The Schnauzer Handbook will help you select the right puppy for you and your family.


  • How to select a reputable breeder - and the ones to avoid
  • How to recognize dominant and submissive pups in a litter
  • How to pick a healthy puppy
  • How to choose a puppy with the right temperament for you
  • Whether to pick a male or female
  • What to do when you first bring a puppy home
  • The different stages of puppyhood and how to respond to them
  • About crate training

These and many other topics are covered throughout the book and in the 32 pages of the Puppies chapter.

"Very thorough, visually appealing and readable book on schnauzers with plenty of resources for our family."

- Myra H. in Avon, Connecticut, USA

"This is a great book for a family with a schnauzer! I love it."

- Myra's daughter Ruby, aged 15

Owning a Schnauzer is one of life's most rewarding experiences. The Schnauzer Handbook will guide you through to help you become a good owner and enjoy many happy years with Man's - and Woman's - Best Friend.

With my best wishes,

To buy The Schnauzer Handbook:

Click here if you're in the USA or Click here if you're in the UK