Plush Animals Features
** Plush Schnauzers
** White and Black
** Made by Russ Berrie Yomiko Classic Collection
** Large Dog 16 inches Long, Small Dog 10 inches Long
This Germanic hund (hound) is part of the Russ Berrie Yomiko Classics collection. And what a delightful collection these little guys make. The breed came out of Germany (duh) in the 15 or 16th century and possesses a unique, distinctive look – namely its ‘bearded’ snout, hence its name ‘schnauze’, or snout. Another classic trademark of the Schnauzer, along with its beard, are its feathery eyebrows. Together, the combination give the Schnauzer a wizened, ancient look, akin to some sort of wizard. And that’s pretty epic in our book. Though sometimes classified as a terrier by courtesy of its appearance, its temperament is softer, more patient and gentle than that of your average terrier. Schnauzers are not the smartest dogs, but they’re reasonably bright. Also, some are prone to stubbornness, which can lead to problems if you don’t nip that in the bud with proper training early on.
Unlike some breeds, Schnauzers make excellent watch dogs. They are not outright aggressive with strangers, but they will keep an eye out for people they don’t know and alert you as necessary. Sometimes, this leads to them ‘alerting’ nonstop, but you can stop that too, with proper training. Russ Berrie captures the unique charm of the Schnauzer in there selection of plush Schnauzers that come in multiple sizes. The large one is 16 inches long, while the smaller one is 10 inches long. As with all their toys, Russ Berrie crafts these doggies with love, an eye for detail and a desire for quality that makes these little guys a class act.