Schnauzer Info

We are the smallest of the three Schnauzer breeds. We are generally healthy, long lived and low shedding. Also we are very friendly, smart and obedient.
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12 - 14 inches
11 - 20 pounds
12 - 15 years

Personality

We are healthy little dogs with a height of 12 to 14 inches; Miniature Schnauzers are born from their cousins, Standard Schnauzers. The shaggy beard and eyebrows give Minis a sweet, human-like appearance. The hard, healthy coat comes in three color patterns: salt and pepper, black and silver, and solid black. Intended to be all-around farm dogs and ratters, they are bold, muscular, and brave without being aggressive.


The Miniature Schnauzer is an intelligent, friendly, trainable partner who is small enough to adapt to small homes or apartments life but energetic sufficient to guard acres of farmland. They get along well with animals and kids. Minis are sturdy little fellows and enjoy the vigorous play. Home and family-oriented, they make excellent watchdogs.

Health

The Miniature Schnauzer is usually a healthy breed. There are a few situations that the race can tend to, cataracts, hyperlipidemia, pancreatitis, liver shunts, and urinary stones.

 

Owners should keep markers on their dog’s overall health and consult their veterinarian with any issues or concerns that may appear. Dental care is an essential aspect of overall health, and the dog’s teeth should be brushed regularly.

Training

Miniature Schnauzers are loyal, lively, and eager to please, and they absorb promptly. The breed’s high intelligence makes it essential to keep training fun and exciting, as they can get tired with routine. They should socialize from an early time, and both dog and partner benefit from puppy training lessons as well.

 

The Miniature Schnauzer makes an invaluable companion and can do very well in many canine sports, including agility and obedience contests.

Nutrition

The Miniature Schnauzer should do well on a portion of high-quality dog food, (commercially manufactured or home-prepared). Any diet should be suited to the dog’s age (puppy, adult, or senior). Some dogs are prone to becoming overweight, so watch your dog’s calorie consumption and weight level. Treats can be a vital aid in education, but giving too many can cause obesity.

 

Learn about which human foods are safe and which are not. Check with your vet if you have any concerns about your dog’s weight or diet. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.

Grooming

The Miniature Schnauzer has a double coat—a robust top layer, with a soft undercoat—that needs frequent brushing, combing, and grooming to look its best. The breed sheds very little. This should be performed every five to eight weeks for the dog to look his best.

 

The Miniature Schnauzer should take a bath once a month or so, depending on his surroundings. Nails should be trimmed monthly, and ears checked weekly for debris or excess wax and cleaned as needed.

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