Schnauzer mini


Between 30 and 35 cm in males and females

Between 4 and 8 kg in males and females

Hard hair, short/medium size and hard/rough


Peaceful / Friendly / Lively / Smart

Salt and pepper, black and silver, black, white

Strong health although with some possible congenital diseases. Estimated life expectancy between 12 and 15 years


What does the Miniature Schnauzer look like?

The Schnauzer is very cheerful, bright-eyed, intelligent, loving and vigilant. They are very loyal dogs that distrust strangers and give themselves to their family in body and soul. That is why very special bonds are created between Schnauzers and their owners, and it is very common that someone who has had this breed does not want to change. Miniature Schnauzers are a strong, energetic, happy and playful breed. Their small body hides the character of a big dog willing to take long walks without getting tired and to face all the challenges ahead. They enjoy learning new skills, as they are quick to understand them and effective in executing them.

The character of the Schnauzer

Schnauzers are dogs with a strong character but at the same time very sensitive to their owner’s reactions. Therefore, it is important to emphasize the socialization of Schnauzer puppies, because their duality of character can become unbalanced if they do not learn when they are still young to share and not be afraid to discover the world. To maintain the balanced nature of the Miniature Schnauzer, we must keep in mind that it is a very intelligent dog that needs both physical and mental exercise. For that reason, we must provide him the possibility of putting itself on test learning new tricks, abilities or proposing games that make him think and suppose a mental challenge beyond the going to look for the ball.

A Schnauzer in the family

The Schnauzer has an enormous capacity to adapt to the home and a great need to find a family to consider their herd in order not to become detached from it. Once it creates the bond with the members of the household it becomes inseparable representing with its character the loyalty of this species. Although they are very sociable, the one who has had a schnauzer is able to appreciate how his dog shows himself much more spontaneous with his family than with people or dogs outside the family circle and although they can also enjoy the visits, the unique and beautiful personality of the schnauzer is shown in the intimacy with their loved ones. Maybe this exclusivity shown by his family is what makes the owners of a Schnauzer unconditional to this breed. The Miniature Schnauzer is perfectly adapted to life in the city and because of its size, it is a very comfortable and pleasant company to go shopping or to do errands with. Besides, it is a quiet dog that can spend hours without needing an apartment with a terrace or more luxuries, with its bed and its family is already happy.

The Schnauzer away from home

The Schnauzer is a dog with an average energy that enjoys both tranquility and play, but has a very hard working mind so it is very important to keep it balanced to offer different stimuli that keep you entertained in some task and take it out for a walk 2-3 times a day so you can discover new smells and change the environment. Also important are the walks so he can socialize with other dogs and people, so he can get to know more about his family in which he feels so comfortable. This is ideal to be able to make excursions with him and to practice sport together since it perfectly endures long sessions of exercise.

Measures of the Schnauzer