March 27th, 2023
This adorable doggo is equally famous for its bushy eyebrows as its spunky personality.
The aim was to create a new breed that was small enough to be a lap dog but still had the same working abilities as the larger breed.
They originated in Germany in the 1800s, being bred from the standard schnauzer.
Miniature Schnauzers have a square-shaped head with a long, rectangular muzzle and a distinct beard and eyebrows.
They are sturdy and stand around 12-14 inches tall at the shoulder, weighing between 11 to 20 pounds.
Standard schnauzers (weigh 30 – 45 pounds on average)
Giant Schnauzers (can weigh up to 95 pounds)
Mini Schnauzers are friendly, loyal, and lively, and are therefore affectionate towards their owners and are good with children.
They are also intelligent and easy to train, making them a great choice for first-time dog owners.
Miniature Schnauzers have a wiry coat that requires rooming on a relatively regular basis to maintain its luster and beauty.
They need to be brushed several times a week to prevent matting and tangling.
Socialization and obedience training are important for all dogs, especially for Miniature Schnauzers, who can be prone to behavioral issues if not properly trained.
Miniature Schnauzers are susceptible to certain health issues such as cataracts, hip dysplasia, and pancreatitis.
Miniature Schnauzers are adaptable, but they do best in homes with a yard.
They also thrive with owners who can give them plenty of attention and mental stimulation.