The Miniature Schnauzer is an intelligent pet. Here is your informative A-list of Miniature Schnauzer. The Miniature Schnauzer is also known as Zwergschnauzer (Dwarf Schnauzer). This Miniature Schnauzer dog breed was originated from Germany in nineteen century. They were crossing between the Standard Schnauzer and the Poodle or the Appenpinscher. The dog name was derived from German word schnauze, it means muzzle. The Miniature Schnauzer was bred for killing rats, hunting, tracking or watching. They are excelling in competitive obedience and perform tricks. The Miniature Schnauzer was recognized by American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1926. Today, Miniature Schnauzers are a wonderful family companion for everyone.

Facts about Miniature Schnauzer

  • Temperament – The Miniature Schnauzer is alert, curious, energetic, friendly, fun, intelligent, mischievous, obedient and well-mannered. They are also known as perky breed. They have a lively disposition. The Miniature Schnauzer dog is affectionate with family; they need a lot of attention from owner. They are a good travel companion. They can get along with children and other dogs. It is better to supervise if you intend to mix them with non-canine pets. They tend to bark a lot and they are a good watch dog. Miniature schnauzers will wary of the stranger. Early socialization and obedience training is recommended for Miniature Schnauzer puppies. A confident and determined owner is suitable for this dog breed.
  • Appearance – TThe Miniature Schnauzer has a small body. They have a rectangular-shaped head and they come with a pair of small dark brown eyes. They have a pair of V-shaped small ears which folding close to the skull. The nose is black and the top skull is flat. The strong muzzle is bluntly extended. The neck is strong and the ribs are well sprung. The front legs are straight whereas the hind legs are strong-muscled. The feet are round with arched toes. They usually have a docked tail which carried high. The Miniature Schnauzer dog has a double coat. The outer coat is hard and wiry whereas the under coat is soft. One of their trademark traits are bushy beard, eyebrows and moustache.

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Miniature Schnauzer Breed Information

Size Small
Height 30 – 36 cm (male and female)
Weight 5– 7 kg (male and female)
Colour Black, white, black and silver or salt and pepper
Group Terrier Breed Dog
Life Span 15 years above
Litter Size Average 3 – 6 puppies
Exercise Ability Daily walk is needed. Let them play around at fenced yard
Grooming Requirements Brush regularly with bristle brush to prevent matting. Maintenance clipping is required twice a year. This dog breed is light shedder
Environment Indoor
Barking Average
Recognition CKC, APRI, DRA, NKC, AKC, ACR, FCI, NZKC, ANKC, UKC, KCGB


The common health issue for Miniature Schnauzer is prone to skin disorders, diabetes, kidney stones, liver problems, von Willebrand’s disease or hereditary eye problems.

If you are interested in this dog breed, you may adopt Miniature Schnauzer from American Miniature Schnauzer rescue or look for Miniature Schnauzer Puppies for sale from Miniature Schnauzer breeders.

Miniature Schnauzer