Miniature Schnauzer adult black and white

Miniature Schnauzer

While they may be the smallest in the Schnauzer family, they are confident, sociable and determined, which helps explain why they have become the world’s favourite Schnauzers.

About the Miniature Schnauzer

A Schnauzer through and through, with the temperament and behaviour of a small dog. Intelligence, endurance and vigilance make Miniature Schnauzers great family dogs, patient with children and other animals in the home.

Their adaptable nature means that they will easily settle into any new family and are perfectly suited to life in a flat.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Group
FCI Group 2, AKC Terrier Group
Size category
Small
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Determined / Intelligent / Confident / Alert / Even-tempered

Key facts

  • Makes a great family dog
  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Garden not essential
Breed origins illustration

2 miniature schnauzer puppies - black and white image

Preparing for your new Miniature Schnauzer puppy

Getting a new puppy? The Miniature Schnauzer is a confident, sociable and determined breed. Learn how to care for your new Miniature Schnauzer with our puppy guide. Make sure you have all the essentials before bringing it home. Give your puppy a healthy start to life.

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Discover our puppy range

Looking to buy premium food for your puppy? Royal Canin has developed a range of dog food formulas to support your puppy's growth and development. Learn more about our puppy range and our Miniature Schnauzer puppy diet.

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