Miniature Schnauzer Facts
- AKC, CKC, UKC
- 12" - 14"
- 12-16 lbs.
- 14 years | Add yours
- Exercise Requirement
- Training Requirement
- Grooming Requirement
- Breed Characteristics
This breed was developed in the agricultural areas of Wurttemberg and Bavaria in Germany.
Date Of Origin
The Miniature schnauzer originated in the 1400's.
The miniature schnauzer was developed from the standard schnauzer, perhaps through the mixing of affenpinschers and poodles. It was used as a small farm dog, mostly as a ratter. Because it was not bred to go to ground, its temperament is somewhat different than other terriers.
The miniature schnauzer is a small, sturdy, square dog that resembles 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 set and its ears are V-shaped ans naturally folded or cropped erect. The tail is docked, set high and carried erect. It is double coated with a short under coat and a hard, wiry outer coat. The dogs heavy eyebrows and beard are distinctive.
The miniature schnauzer is alert, spirited and intelligent dog. It is eager to please and loyal to its family, rarely roaming. It gets along with most people and other dogs. It is reactive to sounds and movement, so it makes a good watchdog and is not trustworthy with small prey animals. It is a one person dog.
This breed is a vigilant guard and mouser. It is considered an exclusive companion today.
Allergies, diabetes, eye problems including cataracts and PRA, melanoma, myotonia congenita, urinary stones.
This dog requires monthly grooming by a professional and faithful upkeep by the owner to keep the dog happy and healthy.
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Publisher: Wiley Publishing Inc, 2007
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster inc, 1980
Author: Elizabeth Meriwether Schuler
The New Encyclopedia of the Dog
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2000
Author: Bruce Fogle