Other Names: Zwergschnauzer
Height: 13 – 14 inches Weight: 13 – 15 lbs
Colors: Pure black, or pepper and salt. Coat: Harsh, hard, and wiry.
Temperament: Miniature Schnauzers are lively, very friendly, affectionate With Children: Yes With Pets: Yes Special Skills: Vermin destroyer, watchdog and family pet.
Watch-dog: Very High Guard-dog: Low
Care and Exercise: Brush or comb the wiry coat of the Miniature Schnauzer daily or it will become matted. Clip out knots. Miniature Schnauzers should be clipped all over twice a year. Trim around the eyes and ears with blunt-nosed scissors and clean whiskers after meals. Needs long, brisk, daily walks and loves to play off leash. Training: Needs a confident handler who is fair and consistency. Miniature Schnauzers have a mind of their own and need variety as opposed to repetition. Learning Rate: High, Obedience – Medium, Problem Solving – Medium
Activity: High Living Environment: City or country they are an ideal pet for any setting.
Health Issues: Bladder stones, liver diseases, skin disorders and cysts.
Life Span: 12 – 14 years Litter Size: 3 – 6
Country of Origin: Germany History: Miniature Schnauzers actual roots are uncertain, but their is speculation that the black Poodle, the wolf-spitz and a rough coated German Terrier are breeds which may have played a part in their early development. They were primarily used for herding, protecting the flocks as well as a watchdog.
First Registered by the AKC: 1926 AKC Group: Non-Sporting Group Class: Non-Sporting Registries: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI (Group 2), KC (GB), UKC