Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer

This little dog is well-mannered and friendly. It is less dog-aggressive than other terriers. It may be stubborn and bark a lot.

Breed Overview

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 Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
 
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
 
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
 
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
 
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate
 

Breed Details & Traits

Height: 12-14"
Weight: 10-15 lb
Lifespan: as long as 15 years

Breed Traits

Companionate , Inquisitive, Playful,

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