Mini Schnauzer Color & Coat Video

The following Miniature Schnauzer Color and Coat Video examines the proper breed requirements, according to the AKC.

What's the Miniature Schnauzer suppose to look like? What are the different colors of the Miniature Schnauzer? What type of grooming is required for the Miniature Schnauzer? How are Miniature Schnauzer judged in the show ring?

AKC Mini Schnauzer Breed Color and Coat Requirements

Miniature Schnauzer Coat & Color Characteristics


  • Double Coat: wiry outer coat; soft, close under coat
  • Head, neck, and body coat should be plucked - not clipped
  • Furnishings are thick - not silky
  • Close coat covering on neck, ears, and skull
  • Accepted coat colors: salt & pepper; black & silver; solid black
  • Schnauzer gait - forelegs have good reach; hind legs have strong drive; legs remain straight during movement
  • Size limits: 12" to 14" top of withers to ground

The colors of the Miniature Schnauzer may only be solid black (the only solid color allowed), black and silver or salt and pepper. The body should be plucked over the head, neck, tail, ears, body and chest so that it is the proper length and creates the hard wiry overcoat texture for judging. note: A clipped coat is not allowed in the show ring.

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