Miniature Schnauzer

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Dog Ratings

5 Stars = Most Ideal; 1 Star = Least Ideal
Hypoallergenic
Hypoallergenic
Energy
Energy
Shedding
Shedding
Intelligence
Intelligence
Watchdog
Watchdog
Affectionate
Affectionate
Popularity
Popularity
Training
Training
Healthiness
Healthiness
Playful
Playful
Other Dogs
Other Dogs
Children
Children
Cats
Cats
Grooming
Grooming
New People
New People

Dog Information

Body Size:
Medium
Coat Type:
Long
Price:
$400 - $1000
Lifespan:
12 yrs - 14 yrs
Weight:
11 lbs - 20 lbs
Height:
12 " - 14 "
Breed Group:
Terrier

Overview

The Miniature Schnauzer is a spirited, obedient, alert, fearless, and intelligent small dog breed that can bring a lot of love and happiness into your life. This small dog may often be called by the name of Zwergschnauzer, Mini Schnauzer, Dwarf Schnauzer, rather than its common breed name of Miniature Schnauzer. If you want to know more about the dog you are looking into, it is best to start with their descendants, the Miniature Schnauzer descends from Standard Schnauzers, Affenpinscher, and Poodle. The Miniature Schnauzer is a great choice of small dog for your home as they will be around for 12 to 14 years! According the the American Kennel Club, the Miniature Schnauzer is part of the Terrier breed group, which allows you to find other dogs that are similar to them. The Miniature Schnauzer is a popular small dog, this allows you to know that you are making the right decision if you decide to purchase it. The Miniature Schnauzer may be the perfect dog for your lifestyle, continue reading to learn more and help you decide if this is the small dog for you!

Body Characteristics

The Miniature Schnauzer is known for its Medium size, which may be a deciding factor for those searching for a small dog. The Miniature Schnauzer, or Zwergschnauzer, Mini Schnauzer, Dwarf Schnauzer, varies in height from anywhere between 12in to 14in, which may be a deciding factor for many who are looking into this small dog. The Miniature Schnauzer can weigh between 11lbs to 20lbs making it an excellent choice for those who are looking for a Medium small dog! The Miniature Schnauzer is a small dog with a Long, wiry outer coat and soft undercoat type coat, which make it a great indoor and outdoor companion. If you are looking into choosing the Miniature Schnauzer to join your family, you may find it with a coat in the colors of black, salt and pepper, black and silver, or white.

Temperament

The Miniature Schnauzer is a highly intelligent dog, which is great for owners who want an inside dog as they can leave the house knowing they will not come home to a disaster. The Miniature Schnauzer is above average when it comes to training, you will be able to train it fast and be able to teach it some things other dogs may not be able to learn. The Miniature Schnauzer is moderately playful and is great for those who are looking for a dog that can be playful and calm. If you have children with lots of energy, the Miniature Schnauzer will fit right into your family and keep your children entertained for hours. The Miniature Schnauzer is above average in affection, it will want to spend most of its time with you but may want to be left alone from time to time. The Miniature Schnauzer may not want to be around children all the time, but it may be able to tolerate them on occasion. The Miniature Schnauzer will not do well with new people, make sure you keep this dog on a leash when taking it near unfamiliar people. The Miniature Schnauzer is above average when it comes to being a watch dog, it will try its best to keep your house safe. The Miniature Schnauzer is average when it comes to other dogs, it may get along with them really well or it may not. The Miniature Schnauzer, like the Sealyham Terrier, Pomeranian, or Japanese Spitz is below average when it comes to being around cats, it will not end well if the two encounter each other.

Maintanence

The Miniature Schnauzer sheds very little, if at all, it would be a great indoor pet as it would not leave fur all over your home. If you suffer from allergies but still wish to own a dog, the Miniature Schnauzer is the perfect choice as it is hypoallergenic. If you are looking for a pet that requires minimal grooming, then the Miniature Schnauzer is not the dog for you. When it comes to health, the Miniature Schnauzer is average and will normally have minimal issues that most dogs will face. If you are looking to bring the Miniature Schnauzer into your home, some of the health problems you might have to encounter include Cataracts, Urinary Stones, and Entropion. The Miniature Schnauzer, like all dogs, will need to have routine visits to the vet and groomer, the upkeep for this dog is $1300 per year.

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