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
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?"
Mini Schnauzer Zwergschnauzer
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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