Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer


The Miniature Schnauzer dog breed has it all in one small package: intelligence, affection, an outgoing temperament, humour and a personality that’s twice as big as their body. Add that walrus moustache and their quivering enthusiasm, and they’ll make you laugh every day.Although these are purebred dogs, you can still find them in shelters and rescues. Remember to adopt. With a Miniature Schnauzer at home, you’ll never be alone, even when you go to the bathroom. They have personality, and whether they’re jumping in front of you or curling up on your lap, you’ll never get bored with one of these puppies. AniMall24 recommends a carrier for travelling with your little Schnauzer. You should also buy a dog toy to help burn off your puppy’s high energy.


The Miniature Schnauzer is people-oriented and wants nothing more than to hang out with you. The Miniature Schnauzer is intelligent, mischievous and often stubborn. It is a very low hair dog, but needs a lot of maintenance in terms of grooming. It needs to be clipped approximately every five to eight weeks. He is noisy and protective of home and family, barking at even the slightest noises, good with children and other dogs, but cannot be trusted with small mammals, always keep your Miniature Schnauzer on a lead when not in a fenced area. A bored Miniature Schnauzer is an unhappy Miniature Schnauzer. Because he is intelligent and energetic, he loves varied activities and exercise. To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill or pet shop. Look for a reputable breeder who tests their breeding dogs to make sure they have no genetic diseases that can be passed on to the puppies and that they have a healthy temperament.


Miniature Schnauzers were originally bred to be ratter and guard dogs on farms. They were developed in the mid to late 19th century in Germany by crossing the Standard Schnauzer with smaller breeds, such as the Miniature Pinscher, Affenpinscher and perhaps the Poodle or Pomeranian. In Germany, it is known as the Zwergschnauzer (zwerg means “dwarf”). There are no records of how the Miniature Schnauzer was developed, but it is clear that the intention was to create a smaller version of the already established Standard Schnauzer. The first record of a Miniature Schnauzer was a black female named Findel, born in October 1888. In 1895, the first breed club was formed in Cologne (Germany), although it accepted several types of dogs.World Wars I and II were hard on dog breeding, especially in Europe, where some breeds were almost wiped out. But interest in Miniature Schnauzers soared after World War I, and the dog’s popularity has never waned since, and one aspect that has changed since the early days is the preferred colours. It used to be possible to find a Schnauzer of almost any size in red, black and tan, yellow or parti-colour, but not today, when black and silver shades are all the rage. Just as feelings about ear cropping change with the times, the appearance of the Miniature Schnauzer can change again: While the Miniature Schnauzer is considered a Terrier by the AKC, the Standard Schnauzer is classified as a member of the Working group.

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Dog Breed Group: Terrier Dogs
Height: 13 to 14 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight: 11 to 20 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 14 years

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