The Miniature schnauzer is a small version of the Schnauzer that originated from Germany. In the 1880’s miniature Schnauzer was breed as a ratter and was a cross between the Standard Schnauzer with Affenpinscher and probably the Miniature Poodle. The miniature Schnauzer was recognized in 1933 by the AKC and is the only terrier to not descend from the British Isle. They were imported to America in the twentieth century and quickly became more popular than the Standard or Giant Schnauzer both. Quickly rising to the USA third most popular dog breed.
The Miniature Schnauzer has a height of 12-14 inches. They have a long rectangular face with small and deep round eyes that are highly set. The back sets high and they have an erect tail. Their feet are small and round.
The miniature Schnauzer has a soft and thick undercoat and a rough wiry outer coat. The hair is longer not the face and chin forming eyebrows and a beard. They do not shed.
The schnauzer is very even tempered and is also reedy to learn. They love to please. THey are very brave and are so much fun. THey like to run and do tricks. They are very outgoing and get along really well with other dog breeds.
Miniature Schnauzers need to be brushed occasionally and need grooming every 4 months depending how you want their hair kept. THey can be kept outside in moderate temperature but would rather be indoors with lots of attention and plenty of outside playtime.