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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 favorite Schnauzers.

About the Miniature Schnauzer

A Schnauzer through and through, with the temperament and behavior 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

Country
Germany
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
  • Yard not essential

A Miniature Schnauzer's life story

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