Weight: 13 - 15 lbs
Height: 13 - 14 inches
Colors: Pure black, or pepper and salt.
Coat: Harsh, hard, and wiry.
Temperment: Miniature Schnauzers are lively, very friendly, affectionate
With Children: Yes
With Pets: Yes
Watch-dog: Very High
Care and Training: Brush or comb the wiry coat of the Miniature Schnauzer daily or it will become matted. Clip out knots. Miniature Schnauzers should be clipped all over twice a year. Trim around the eyes and ears with blunt-nosed scissors and clean whiskers after meals. Needs long, brisk, daily walks and loves to play off leash.
Learning Rate: High, Obedience - Medium, Problem Solving - Medium
Living Environment: City or country they are an ideal pet for any setting.
Health Issues: Bladder stones, liver diseases, skin disorders and cysts.
Life Span: 12 - 14 Years
Litter Size: 3 - 6
Country of Origin: Germany
History: Miniature Schnauzers actual roots are uncertain, but their is speculation that the black Poodle, the wolf-spitz and a rough coated German Terrier are breeds which may have played a part in their early development. They were primarily used for herding, protecting the flocks as well as a watchdog.
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