At A Glance...
Quick learners and adaptable, Miniature Schnauzers can be just as happy living in a city apartment or in the country. These spunky dogs are sociable and need to be included in family activities.
Weight: 10-18 pounds
Height: 13-14 inches
Features: Semi-prick ears (naturally)
Coat: Medium length, double coat, hard coat
Colors: Salt and pepper, black and silver, black
Exercise Requirements: 20-40 min/day
Energy Level: Average
Longevity Range: 12-14 years
Grooming Needs: Moderate
Tendency to Drool: Low
Tendency to Snore: Low
Tendency to Bark: High
Tendency to Dig: Moderate
Social/Attention Needs: High
Living with Schnauzers...
Miniature Schnauzers are adaptable. They can be just as happy living in a city apartment getting a couple of walks each day as they can be on a country estate with lots of room to run. Because the breed is somewhat fearless around other dogs, it is important to introduce a Miniature Schnauzer to other dogs while still a puppy.
Miniature Schnauzers are sociable dogs that love to be with their people. Their deepest need is to be fully included in family activities, whether those activities center on watching television or going out for a run. Because they do not shed, these dogs are ideal for people who are allergic to other breeds. However, they need to be groomed regularly; frequent brushing, hair and nail trimming, and periodic clipping and stripping are necessary.