Miniature Schnauzer Dog Breed Information

Miniature Schnauzer Quick Facts
Miniature Schnauzer
Breed Group: Terrier
Origen: Germany
Nickname: Zwergschnauzer (Dwarf Schnauzer)
Weight: 11-18 lbs
Height: 12-14 inches
Color(s): Salt and pepper, black and silver and solid black


Miniature Schnauzer Appearance

The Miniature Schnauzers are small, sturdy, robust and active dogs. They are the smallest and most popular of the Schnauzers, developed from the standard Schnauzer. The head is strong and rectangular and the muzzle is equal in length to the skull and blunt. Its eyes are small, brown and deep with heavy arched eyebrows, bear and mustache. Its ears are V-Shaped, small and naturally folded or cropped erect. The front legs are straight. The docked tail is set high and carried erect. The tail is cropped just long enough so that it can be seen over the backline of the dog. The Miniature Schnauzer has a double coat. The outer coat is wiry and the undercoat is soft. The coat colors include salt and pepper, black, or black and silver. They weight around 11-18 pounds, and the height is around 12-14 inches.

Miniature Schnauzer Temperament

The Miniature Schnauzer is an alert, spirited and intelligent dog. They are eager to please and loyal to its family, loves attention and is usually good with children of all ages. This breed gets alone with moth people and other pets, is an excellent choice of a companion dog. Proper socialization with other dogs and people are important. They are suited to both inexperienced and experienced dog owners.

Miniature Schnauzer enjoy being in the middle of activities, they do not have a yappy bark, but rather sounds like a low, carried-out howl of a voice. They are often guarded towards strangers until the owners of the home welcome them.

Is Miniature Schnauzer the Right Dog Breed for You?

Miniature Schnauzers are adaptable to most living situations, easy to train, very good at obedience. Usually eager to please their owner, but can be a little stubborn and headstrong at times. This dog is very inactive indoors. He likes a yard but it is not necessary as long as he gets short walks through the day. This breed needs to live inside the house. They are not typically aggressive. However, they will express themselves vocally, and may bark to greet their owner, or to express joy, excitement, or irritation.

This breed makes a good watchdog and vermin hunter. He has plenty of energy, and enjoys exercise and joining in with family activities.

Miniature Schnauzer Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Miniature Schnauzers is around 12-14 years.

Miniature Schnauzer Health problems

The Miniature Schnauzers major concerns are urolithiasis and PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy). Some other concerns are Schnauzer comedo syndrome, allergies, eye problems, cataracts, retinal dysplacia, mycobacterium avian infection and urinary stones.

Miniature Schnauzer Care and Grooming

These energetic little dogs need daily, long, brisk, walks or jogs, and love play sessions off the leash. They tend to Gains weight easily, so is important not over feed them. Miniature Schnauzers should their ears check every month to prevent infection and dried them after a swimming.

When it comes to grooming you will need to put some work in to keep the Miniature Schnauzer's coat in good condition. His beard need to be clean on a daily basis after meals and ensure that the hair around his bottom is kept trimmed. Brush the coat several times a week.

Miniature Schnauzer Shedding

The Miniature Schnauzers shedding is minimal and generally unnoticeable when groomed properly, making it well suited to allergy sufferers.