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Miniature Schnauzer Info

Miniature Schnauzer Breed Information

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Lifespan: 12-14 years Height: 12-14" Shedding: Lite Litter Size: 3-6 pups
Group: Terrier Weight: 11-20 lbs Hair Length: Medium Size: Small

Breed Overview

The Miniature Schnauzer is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 11 lbs that can reach 20 lbs. It is officially part of the Terrier group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Miniature Schnauzer breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 14 years, Medium hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Miniature Schnauzer should know that the average litter size is between 3 to 6 puppies.

Miniature Schnauzer Breed Characteristics

Group Terrier Drooler no
Size Small Guard Dog no
Origin Germany Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic yes
Stranger Friendly yes Active Indoors somewhat
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs none
Intelligent Grooming Requirements daily
Barks excessive Dangerous no

Miniature Schnauzer Temperament

inquisitive, playful and affectionate breed. They are less dog-aggressive than most other Terriers. Easy to train, this dog breed makes a good companion and family pet. Sometimes clever, sometimes stubborn. The Miniature Schnauzer is generally good with children. It can be a barker

Health Problems

liver disease, kidney stones, skin disorders, cysts and eye problems

Miniature Schnauzer Coat

Miniature Schnauzer Dog Colors

Solid black, or black and gray with silver-white furnishings.

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