The Miniature Schnauzer originated in Germany and is
the smallest of the three Schnauzer dog breeds (the Giant Schnauzer and
the Standard Schnauzer being the other two). Although small in stature,
this dog has a sturdy build, is alert and spirited, and protective in
nature, making them great watchdogs.
Developed from crossing the Standard Schnauzer with the Poodle and the
Affenpinscher, the Mini was originally bred to be a small farm dog to
chase out vermin. Today, people own them because they are smart, loyal,
loving companion dogs.
Small Dog - Big Personality
Joys of Owning a Mini Schnauzer
Miniature Schnauzers are one of the most popular dog breeds in
the United States for so many reasons. Just read what proud owners of
this breed have to say about their dog when asked: "What are the joys of owning a Miniature Schnauzer?"
Having a happy, active, companionable dog who's big enough to do
stuff with but small enough to be portable, with the priceless
combination of "adorably scruffy" and "non-shedding". ~ C. Beard
The personality is just amazing. My daughter once told me " you talk
to those dogs like they are going to answer you". I told her they do in
their own way. ~ M. Starr
They're incredibly smart, great with kids, and such a beautiful
breed. Our Lucy gets compliments where ever she goes. ~ A. Colwell
Having a dog that does not shed and who offers loyalty and unconditional love. ~ M. Howard
Non shedding, very happy little dogs! Dependable loyal and don't
chew up your home! Good little guard dogs ...gentle ...extremely
affectionate ...my Pepper nearly 11 used to living with my siamese cats!
~ J. Symons
There are so many reasons why I Love my MS..but a few are he gives
the best whisker kisses and hugs, makes me smile and laugh every day
with his amusing antics, and when I am feeling tired or down, he will
come and put his head on my shoulder and comforts me with his eyes.
Nothing like the love of a Schnauzer for sure. ~ J. Punch
I've owned many breeds of dogs throughout my life and none of them
compare to my Mini Schnauzer. She is the lite of my life. She's the most
affectionate, playful, loyal and comical
breed of all. Who can ask for more in a companion? and best of all she's
excellent with my children and easy to train. ~ S. Bealko owner of the
beautiful Mini Schnauzer Flossy
Height: 12 - 14 inches
Weight: 11-20 pounds
Temperament: alert & spirited, yet obedient, loyal, and loving
Appearance: small, compact, sturdy dog that's easily recognizable by its whiskers
Traits: intelligent, happy, affectionate
Origin: Germany; name derived from the German word Schnauze meaning muzzle
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