Miniature Schnauzer
Miniature Schnauzer
Size
Small
Height
12 to 14 inches
Weight
14 to 17 pounds
Coat
Wiry
Color
Black, black and silver, or salt and pepper
Energy
Medium
Activities
Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Hunting, Tracking

The spirited Miniature Schnauzer descended from the Standard Schnauzer and was bred to hunt vermin on farms. He has a stocky, muscular body with a distinct whiskered muzzle and bushy eyebrows. Alert and intelligent, he is an excellent watchdog, and his friendliness and eager-to-please personality make him an affectionate companion. The Miniature Schnauzer’s dense, nonshedding coat requires regular grooming.

Did you know?

Famous Miniature Schnauzer owners include Sens. Bob and Elizabeth Dole, actress Mary Tyler Moore, actor Bill Cosby, and martial artist Bruce Lee.

Training Miniature Schnauzers

Whether it's basic obedience, flying disc or running, it's easy to unlock your dog's hidden potential with our free Purina Pro Plan P5 training app, available for IOS and Android.