The Miniature Schnauzer is a breed of small dog of the Schnauzer type that originated in Germany in the mid-to-late 15th - 19th century. Wikipedia
Life expectancy: 12 – 15 years
Weight: Female: 5.4–8.2 kg, Male: 5.4–9.1 kg
Height: Female: 30–36 cm, Male: 30–36 cm
Temperament: Friendly, Obedient, Intelligent, Fearless, Spirited, Alert
Colors: Black, White, Salt & Pepper, Black & Silver
COAT: Original desirable coat is double-coated with hard, wiry, outer coat and soft undercoat. Coat length sufficient to determine texture and density; clean and well-groomed; trimming unnecessary, but acceptable if adequately left on head, neck, ears, chest, tail, and front legs. Hair should not be overly soft or silky, but will not be the hard outer coat if clipped, which is acceptable.
The standard says it all! “The typical Miniature Schnauzer is alert and spirited, yet obedient to command. He is friendly, intelligent, and willing to please.
Miniature Schnauzers are sweet,
Their signature eyebrows and beards give them a very distinct look.
They are hardy little dogs, originally bred to be ratters and companions on German farms.
They make excellent companions because they are obedient and quick to learn, extremely devoted, very playful, and very affectionate.
Their ALERTNESS and sometimes VOCAL NATURE makes them an excellent WATCH/ALERT DOG.
A fenced yard or on-leash walks are recommended.
Miniature Schnauzers are intelligent and learn quickly. Many have excelled in formal obedience trials and in agility competitions.
Miniature Schnauzers are eligible to participate in Earthdog trials and some excel at them. There is also a newer dog sport called Barn Hunt that is right up their alley!
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