Why buy a Schnauzer?

The schnauzer comes in three varieties; Giant, Standard and the Miniature.  The Miniature is the smallest and most popular.    Schnauzers originally came from  Germany, where the breed was developed to be guardian of the farm & house, cattle dog, rat-killer and companion.

Profile of a Miniature Schnauzer

  • Description:  In the United States, the Miniature Schnauzer is classified as a Terrier.  If you are looking for an intelligent, lively and inquisitive medium-sized dog - the Miniature Schnauzer may be the dog for you!  The Miniature Schnauzer is an excellent companion for all ages.   The mini excels as a guardian - he is a steadfast protector of his home and family.   One of the mini's most appealing features is that they Do Not Shed!   The Miniature Schnauzer is spirited, friendly, obedient and very willing to please.    The mini requires a lot of love and attention and loves to shower his family members with his affection.  The mini is full of energy and loves to run.  The Miniature Schnauzer does well in homes with fenced in lawns as well as in a small apartment.

  • Color:  Salt and pepper, black and silver, solid black, and white.  The white Schnauzers are not allowed to compete in North America, however they are allowed to compete in all other countries.

  • Weight:  13-15 pounds

  • Height:  12-14 inches

  • Temperament:  Alert, affectionate, friendly, good with children and makes an excellent watch dog.

  • Grooming:  Requires brushing and clipping on a regular basis.

  • Exercise:  Needs lots of exercise!  A mini loves to run and run.

  • Training:  A mini can easily be trained to become a well-behaved member of your family.

  • Life Span:  12-14 years



bookstack.gif (4346 bytes)  Many books have been written about Miniature Schnauzers.  All of the following books are available in most of the larger bookstores.  They also can be purchased at Amazon.com.

Miniature Schnauzers : Everything About Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Breeding, Behavior, and Training (Complete Pet Owner's Manuals)
by Karla S. Rugh

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Miniature Schnauzers
by Beverly Pisano, Gloria Lewis

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A New Owner's Guide to Miniature Schnauzers
by Charlotte Schwartz

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The Miniature Schnauzer : Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet (Owner's Guide to a Happy, Healthy Pet)
by Jeannette Stark

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The Essential Miniature Schnauzer
by Ian Dunbar

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Guide to Owning a Miniature Schnauzer
by Anton Janish

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