Miniature Schnauzer

The Miniature Schnauzer is a terrier like lively little dog that is very inquisitive and persistent. They are friendly and love to have a good play.

These small dogs enjoy to bark making them a good choice if you are looking for a little watchdog. If you don’t want a dog that barks excessively then stay away from this breed.

Miniature Schnauzer Facts

Miniature Schnauzer

Exercise Requirements:      3 star rating

Good with Children:             4 star rating

Easy to Train:                        4 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    5 star rating

Low Shedding:                       4 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         4 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 33-36 cm (13-14 in)

Weight: 6-7 kg (13-15.5 lb)

Coat: Wiry, harsh with a dense undercoat

Colour: All pepper and salt colours

Lifespan: 14 years

Special Characteristics

These dogs love company and enjoy being around people, they are always alert and looking to play. They are described as being reliable, biddable, inquisitive, eager and persistent.

Exercise Requirements

These little dogs have medium exercise requirements, being busy at home and outside. Two good walks each day will keep them happy and content.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: They are loyal towards their owners and will show them lots of affection.

Children: Usually good around children if raised with them.

Other Pets: Good around other small pets if raised with them.

Strangers: Friendly if well socialised from a young age.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Are friendly towards other unknown dogs if well socialised. The keyword here with the Schnauzer is “socialised”, keep them socialised and you will be a happy owner.

What to Watch Out For

Like I have said earlier, these small dogs love to bark and will bark excessively. If you have thin walls then this is probably not the best dog breed for you.

Health Risks

A lot to mention here including; juvenile cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy, Legg-Calve-Perthes, epilepsy, pancreatitis, hypothyroidism, bleeding disorders and dental problems.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner of the Miniature Schnauzer should be confident and active who enjoys and has the time for lots of play, training and above all grooming.

More Photos

Miniature Schnauzer with white lower legs and pepper and salt fur coat Miniature Schnauzer puppy laid down in the garden

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