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Schnauzer – Mini

This breed was created by mixing the Standard Schnauzer with other small breeds such as the Affenpinschers and possibly the poodle. They were used for guarding children, being a watchdog and guarding flocks. This breed was brought to American in 1925. The AKC gave the Miniature Schnauzer was given full acceptance in 1926 and was grouped in terrier.

  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Weight: 12 - 18 lbs
  • Height: 12 - 14 inches
  • Color: This breed comes in Salt & Pepper, Black & Silver and Black.

Breed Characteristics

Size
Activity
Children
Other Dogs
Grooming
Watch
Guard
Trainability

This energetic breed is lively, loving and loyal. The Miniature Schnauzer makes a great companion and is very eager to please. They are alert and intelligent which makes them great watch dogs. This breed loves a good romp in the yard with the older crown but also know when to be gentle with small children, making them a good family pet.

The life expectancy is between 12 – 14 years. Here are some common health concerns in the Miniature Schnauzer breed:

• Eye Disorders – Cataracts & PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
• Allergies
• Diabetes
• Obesity

Coat:

The Miniature Schnauzer has a coat which is made up of two layers. They have a soft undercoat and a wiry & harsh outer coat.

Coat Color:
This breed comes in Salt & Pepper, Black & Silver and Black.

Coat Care:

It is best to brush the Schnauzer daily to keep their coat from matting. They should be clipped all over two times a year.