The Miniature Schnauzer is an alert, spirited, friendly dog who is as much at home in a city apartment as they are
in the country. They are a minimal shedding dog.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a robust, active dog of terrier type, resembling his larger cousin, the Standard
Schnauzer, in general appearance, and of an alert, active disposition.
Did You Know
The Schnauzer is of German origin, said to be recognizable in pictures of the 15th century. The Miniature
Schnauzer is derived from the Standard Schnauzer and is said to have come from mixing of Affenpinschers and
Poodles with small Standard Schnauzers. The breed was exhibited as a distinct breed as early as 1899. The
Miniature Schnauzer was originally bred to be a small farm dog, able to go to ground for all kinds of vermin.