The Miniature Schnauzer dog is a small all-in-one package: cleverness, love, an extroverted personality that is double as big as the physique.
Miniature Schnauzers had been initially bred to become ratters and protect dogs on farms. In the mid-to-late nineteenth century, they were created in Germany by cross-breeding the Standard Schnauzer with smaller-sized breeds, like the Affenpinscher, Miniature Pinscher, and maybe the Pomeranian or Poodle.
Miniature Schnauzers are strong and do not seem like toy dogs by a stretch of the imagination.
12 to 14 inches
11 to 20 pounds
12 to 15 years
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy
- Urinary Stones
- Myotonia Congenita
- Pseudo-von Willebrand disease
- Hereditary Megaesophagus
Care and Grooming
The Miniature Schnauzer isn’t a “wash and wear” dog. They need regular grooming every 4 to 6 weeks. This dog breed needs regular combing and brushing, nail cutting, ear cleaning, and cutting or hand stripping.