Miniature Schnauzer

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Miniature Schnauzer overview

The Miniature Schnauzer originated in Germany as a ratting dog and is the miniaturization of the Giant Schnauzer and Standard Schnauzer. They have a terrier attitude, yet reasonably calm and good with children and other dogs. Its propensity to bark also makes it a good guard dog. Although it sheds very little, its coat does require very regular grooming. Less noisy and feisty than some of the other terriers, it is suitable to the urban environment but does not like hotter climates. 

Other known names for Miniature Schnauzer

Dwarf Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer foreign names

Mini Schnauzer (French), Zwergschnauzer (German), Schnauzer Miniatura / Schnauzer mini (Spanish)



Breed Group

Utility Group

Biological data

Male: 12 to 20 lbs.
5.4 to 9.1 kg.
Female: 12 to 18 lbs.
5.4 to 8.2 kg.
Male: 12 to 14 inches.
30 to 36 cm.
Female: 12 to 14 inches.
30 to 36 cm.
Colours, markings and patterns
All pepper and salt (hairs banded black/light/black) colours in even proportions, or pure black, or black and silver.
Solid black with silver markings on eyebrow, muzzle, chest and brisket and on the forelegs below the point of the elbow, on inside of hindlegs below the stifle joint, on vent and under tail.

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Miniature Schnauzer – Breed standard

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Miniature Schnauzer references and further reading

The American Miniature Schnauzer
Miniature Schnauzers USA
Miniature Schnauzer Club
Schnauzer Club of Great Britain  
Schnauzer Forum

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Photo © Animal Photography, Eva-Maria Kramer

Miniature Schnauzers indoors

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