Breed Info


Smart & Vocal

  • Family-friendly
  • Great watch dogs
  • Smart and easy to train
  • Confident (which occasionally makes them forget their size with bigger dogs)
  • Miniature Schnauzers love to stay busy and active


Spritely & Mustachioed


  • Square build
  • Rectangular shaped head
  • V-shaped ears
  • Bushy mustache and beard
  • Tails are high

Coat Type and Color:

  • Double coat
  • Bristly topcoat
  • Soft undercoat
  • Black
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Chocolate
  • White
  • Parti (white coat with colored patches)
  • Minimal shedding rate


  • 12-20lbs
  • 12-14 inches tall


Medium Activity

  • Playful and energetic
  • Moderately intense exercise for health and happiness
  • Miniature Schnauzers love playing with children, walking and jogging
  • Hunting instinct- watch out for smaller animals

We Recommend:

  • 60 minutes of activity per day
  • 6 miles of walking per week
  • Developed in the 1800's in Germany
  • Bred as a farm dog w/ a talent for ratting
  • Classified as a Terrier in America
  • After WW1, this pup became the third most popular breed in the US
  • Accepted by the American Kennel Club in 1926


  • Brush 2-3 times per week
  • Groom professionally every 8 weeks
  • Inspect and clean ears to prevent dirt and infection
  • Clean teeth regularly


  • Intelligent and easy to train
  • Start early and maintain practice for best results
  • Miniature Schnauzers enjoy mental stimulation