Miniature Schnauzer

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.

Physical Appearance

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


  • Cautious
  • Smart
  • Energetic
  • Friendly
  • Obedient
  • Brave

Susceptible Diseases

  • Entropion
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Urinary Stones
  • Myotonia Congenita
  • Cataracts
  • 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.