Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: 12-14in (30-35.5cm)
Weight: 13-15 lb (6-7kg)
Coat: Double, with a hard, wiry top coat and a close undercoat
Color: Salt and pepper, black and silver, and solid black; all colors have uniform skin pigmentation
|The Miniature Schnauzer was derived from crossing
the Standard Schnauzer with smaller dogs (probably
Affenpinschers).In the US and Canada, the Miniature
Schnauzer is classed as a terrier and was at one time
the most popular terrier there. In the UK, where it is
regarded as a member of the utility group rather than
a terrier, it is a popular family pet, and also does well
in the obedience and show rings.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a delightful small dog
that makes an excellent pet and children's companion.
Like its larger contemporaries, it needs a fair amount
of exercise and its coat should be periodically stripped
and plucked. The coat may also be clipped but this
will spoil it for the show ring, so it is best to discuss
grooming with the breeder at the time of purchase.