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All about the Miniature Schnauzer

miniature schnauzer puppiesThe Miniature Schnauzer deserves its place as one of the most popular terrier pets. It is playful, inquisitive, sparky and companionable. It is also well mannered and enjoys being in the centre of activities. Less domineering than  the larger version, it is better with other animals than most terriers.

The Miniature Schnauzer is from Germany. They were exhibited as a distinct breed as early as 1899. It was first used as a barnyard ratter and many still display typical terrier rodent prey traits today.

An energetic, active do who has clean habits and is neat in size and makes a delightful companion.

miniature schnauzerThe Miniature Schnauzer at a glance

Our 4 Paw Rating - to the  suitability of miniature schnauzers for your home and lifestyle

Size 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Shoulder height up to 12 - 14 inches, weight 13 -15 lbs

Coat Care 4 Paw Rating
A Miniature Schnauzer has a harsh and wirey with dense undercoat – must never be clipped

Family Life 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
The Miniature Schnauzer is lively, intelligent and attentive, very loyal to its family can be stubborn!

Lifestyle 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
The Miniature Schnauzer is well suited to less active people and apartment living, this dog is equally happy on long runs with busy families

Health 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Life expectancy 12 - 14 years.
Test for eye, DNA for vWD (cardiac) recommended

Exercise 4 Paw Rating
The Miniature Schnauzer has boundless energy, happy to run in the yard or go on long walks

Training 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
You need to be confident and consistent, with a Miniature Schnauzer. They are eager but sometimes have their own agenda! 

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