AKC PuppyFinder: Miniature Schnauzer Puppies
- Breed Traits
- Personality: Friendly, smart, obedient
- Energy Level: Somewhat Active; Alert, lively dogs, they enjoy playtime and brisk long walks
- Good with Children: Yes
- Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
- Shedding: Infrequent, Hypoallergenic
- Grooming: Daily
- Trainability: Eager To Please
- Height: 12-14 inches
- Weight: 11-20 pounds
- Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
- Barking Level: Likes To Be Vocal
- Breed Description
This stocky little dog, with his distinctive beard and bushy eyebrows, is the most popular of the Schnauzers. Don't let his small size fool you: originally bred as farm dogs, hunting for vermin, Miniature Schnauzers are sturdy, smart and brave. They're both good watchdogs and great playmates. Your Miniature Schnauzer puppy is easily trainable and adaptable, happy to be with his family. He'll love vigorous play time, patrolling the yard for critters, brisk walks and just hanging out with you. He'll do as well as an urban apartment dweller as he will as a country dog with room to roam.
- History & Job
Year Recognized: 1926
Breed History & Job Description: The Mini is in the AKC Terrier Group. And the dog was originally bred, like terriers, to catch rats and other vermin. But the Mini, created by breeding Standard Schnauzers with Affenpinschers and Poodles, is not a true terrier by blood. The breed’s history goes back to the 1890s. That sounds like a long time ago, but considering that many breeds on Woofipedia go back hundreds—even thousands—of years, the Mini is a baby among breeds.
Miniature Schnauzers are generally a healthy breed. Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like eye diseases. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Miniature Schnauzers are healthy dogs.
Read the Official Breed Club Health Statement.
Recommended Health Tests from the National Breed Club:
- No recommended health tests
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