This little dog is well-mannered and friendly. It is less dog-aggressive than other terriers. It may be stubborn and bark a lot.
Originating in Germany during the 1800s, these Terriers were used for ratting. They are one of the most popular of the Terrier breeds as pets because they are playful, inquisitive, alert, loyal, and companionable. These affectionate dogs are great with children of all ages, and get along quite well with most dogs and other animals. These energetic terriers are feisty and enjoy daily exercise either with a moderate walk, jog, or a vigorous game indoors. They have great watchdog abilities and are easily trainable. They are ideal companions for singles, families, and active individuals. Their coats require combing one to two times per week and shaping every few months.
Breed Details & Traits
Weight: 10-15 lb
Lifespan: as long as 15 years
Companionate , Inquisitive, Playful,
Common Health Concerns for Miniature Schnauzer:
- Myotonia Congenital
- PRA-Progressive Retinal Atrophy
- Schnauzer Comedo Syndrome
- vWD-von Willebrand's Disease
Less Common Concerns for Miniature Schnauzer:Return to Trupanion Pet Health Guide
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