Miniature schnauzer

Zwergschnauzer, Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer Zwergschnauzer, Miniature Schnauzer

Breed characteristics

  • Popularity: 10
  • Training: 9
  • Size: 2
  • Mind: 9
  • Security: 10
  • Relations with children: 10
  • Dexterity: 7
  • Shedding: 1


Miniature Schnauzers were originally used to hunt rats and like guard dogs on farms. They were bred in mid-late 19th century in Germany, crossing the Mittelschnauzer with small breeds like dwarf pinscher perhaps Poodle. In Germany, it is known as the Zwergschnauzer (which means “dwarf”).


The Miniature Schnauzer is a small, sized, strong dog. Head squared, nose round and black. Eyes are small oval and dark. V-shaped small ears can to be cropped. The miniature schnauzer has bushy eyebrows and a long beard, which is typical for this breed. Color may be: pure black or grayish, iron-gray to silver-gray, less often white.

  • The Miniature Schnauzer is a people-oriented breed of dog and wants nothing more than hanging out with you. He is incredible affectionate dog.
  • The Miniature Schnauzer is smart, mischievous and often stubborn. He is full of life.
  • The dog requires high care. It should be trimmed every five to eight weeks.
  • He is noisy. Defender of home and family, he will bark even at slight noises.
  • He gets along well with children and other dogs, but should not leave around small mammals.
  • Always keep the Miniature Schnauzer on a leash when you are not in a fenced area. If he sees something and wants to chase, he will most likely ignore your commands.
  • The miniature schnauzer is very energetic; he thrives on a diverse activities and from exercise.


Miniature Schnauzer – playful, curious, attentive, passionate and companion dog. He loves to be the center of attention. Miniature Schnauzer – less dominant dog breed than larger schnauzers and less aggressive than most terriers. He is smart and can be stubborn, but usually obedient. He gets along well with children, and also with other animals and dogs. Some can do a lot bark.


The Miniature Schnauzer is very smart and easy to train. He will know new teams very fast. The dog needs a calm, consistent training. Likes going for walks and spending there as much time as possible. Loves to play.

A haircut

The miniature schnauzer does not fade, but it should be cut every five to eight weeks to keep in a good and beautiful form.

The beard needs to be washed after he eats. Trim nails one or twice a month.


The miniature schnauzer is active when in the house, plays with toys and follows following you from room to room. He loves to go for walks. He needs 45 minutes of daily exercise – remember The tired Miniature Schnauzer is a good Miniature Schnauzer.


Miniature Schnauzer has been used in the past to kill pests. (mice, rats), today it is used as a very good watchdog dog and as a pleasant companion.

Breed Information

A country Germany
Life span 12-15 years old
Height Males: 30-36 cm Bitches: 30-36 cm
Weight Males: 5.4–9.1 kg Bitches: 5.4–8.2 kg
Long wool Average
Colour Black, White, Black and Silver, Salt and Pepper
Group for children, hypoallergenic, guard, decorative, for apartments
Price 300 – $ 1000

Breed photo

Miniature Schnauzer - photo Salt and pepper miniature schnauzer The White Miniature Schnauzer is standing Miniature Schnauzer and Leash White Miniature Schnauzer Black Miniature Schnauzer on a leash

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