by ARDEN COE HOLST
O ur introduction to Schnau- zers began over four decades ago in a Califor- nia suburban yard. While we were there admiring the active litter of ten running and tumbling across the grass, we watched the mother jump a seven-foot fence into the adjacent yard to steal the neighboring dog’s bone. It was a jaw dropping feat and probably should have been a warning, but, without hesita- tion, we took home her son. He was our introduction to this strong, determined, intelligent, reliable and mischievous breed. He was wonderful with our chil- dren and their friends, happy to be one of the play group. He also was a deter- mined watch dog. We always knew when someone was approaching our front door. Through him we learned about the Standard Schnauzer.
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