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Miniature Schnauzer

The spirited Miniature Schnauzer descended from the Standard Schnauzer and was bred to hunt vermin on farms. He has a stocky, muscular body with a distinct whiskered muzzle and bushy eyebrows. Alert and intelligent, he is an excellent watchdog, and his friendliness and eager-to-please personality make him an affectionate companion. The Miniature Schnauzer’s dense, nonshedding coat requires regular grooming.
Living Considerations
  • Good with older children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
Famous Miniature Schnauzer owners include Sens. Bob and Elizabeth Dole, actress Mary Tyler Moore, actor Bill Cosby, and martial artist Bruce Lee.
Also Known As:
Dwarf Schnauzer
Miniature Schnauzer
  • Size Small
  • Height 30.5 to 35.5 centimetres
  • Weight 6 to 8 kilograms
  • Coat Wiry
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Black, black and silver, or salt and pepper
  • Activities Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Hunting, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both