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The Miniature Schnauzer

The Miniature Schnauzer, the smallest of the three Schnauzer breeds, is a generally healthy, long-lived, and low-shedding companion. Add an outgoing personality, a portable size, and sporty good looks, and you’ve got an ideal family dog.

-AKC

Stocky, robust little dogs standing 12 to 14 inches, Miniature Schnauzers were bred down from their larger cousins, Standard Schnauzers. The bushy beard and eyebrows give Minis a charming, human-like expression. The hard, wiry coat comes in three color patterns: salt and pepper, black and silver, and solid black. Created to be all-around farm dogs and ratters, they are tough, muscular, and fearless without being aggressive.

 

The Miniature Schnauzer is a bright, friendly, trainable companion, small enough to adapt to apartment life but tireless enough to patrol acres of farmland. They get along well with other animals and kids. Minis are sturdy little guys and enjoy vigorous play. Home and family oriented, they make great watchdogs.

-AKC

Color History

Miniature Schnauzers developed from crosses between the Standard Schnauzer and smaller breeds such as the Poodle and Affenpinscher, as farmers bred a small dog that was an efficient ratting dog. They are described as "spunky" but aloof dogs, with good guarding tendencies without some guard dogs' predisposition to bite. Because of this, the Miniature Schnauzer started popping up in a variation of colors and not just the standard Black, salt & pepper, and black & silver colors. Due to this same factor, smaller minis have also originated, like the Toy and T-Cup size.

!!Please be advised that Merle IS NOT a Schnauzer Color, therefore I do NOT carry merles. Merles are mixed breed schnauzers to get the merle color and this is not traditional!!

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