Schnauzer

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Schnauzer

a dog with hard, wiry, black or salt-and-pepper colored coat that is short on the body but longer on the legs and face, where it forms the characteristic eyebrows, moustache and chin whiskers. The small, v-shaped ears are set high and fold over except in countries where ear-cropping is practiced. The tail is docked to a short length. There are three varieties of Schnauzers, each regarded as a separate breed, similar in appearance but varying in size. The miniature (12-14 inches tall) is classed as a terrier while the standard (17-20 inches tall) and giant (23-27 inches tall) are classed as working dogs in the United States. The miniature Schnauzer is predisposed to congenital cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy and Schnauzer comedo syndrome.
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Despite the controversy, the four-day show is back, culminating on Sunday with the Best In Show competition, won last year by giant Schnauzer Philip.
IT WAS third time lucky for giant schnauzer Philippe who tonight scooped the Best in Show award at Crufts 2008.
The 'best in show' category is of course the centrepiece of the night, the moment when the lights dim, the Royal Marines sound their trumpets, and the makeshift floorboards suddenly vibrate as the crowd stampede back from the bar The six finalists, ranging from Phil the Giant Schnauzer to Astro the shoe-sized Chihauhau, were jauntily trotted out by their proud owners.
The other group winners included a beagle called Harry, a smooth coat Chihuahua called Astro, Marnie a Japanese Shiba Inu, Rosco an English Setter, Phil the giant Schnauzer and India, a Belgian Shepherd dog.
The hairy Giant Schnauzer hound named Rabbie, after the Scots bard, set off smoke alarms at his owner's despatch firm by sitting too close to an electric heater.
But it was Emma and her giant schnauzer Blue who took home the Career Start title for newcomers and the coveted People's Choice award, which is voted for by the public.