AVERAGE SIZE OF ADULT: Small
EXERCISE REQUIREMENT: Medium
GROOMING REQUIREMENT: High
AVERAGE LIFESPAN: 12-14 years
A smart looking dog the Miniature Schnauzer’s coat is short and wiry and needs grooming a few times a week as well as being professionally cut twice a year to keep up his smart appearance. The most popular colour is black and silver but he also comes in salt and pepper, solid black or solid white. Daily grooming with a brush or wire glove on the body keeps the coat in top condition.
He stands up to 30cm at the shoulder and can weigh up to seven kg. Schnauzers originate from Germany. They are strong, well muscled dogs with short tails and quite square heads. The coat, when cut well adds definition to the dog’s shape and character giving him a beard and eyebrows. Schnauzers have small triangular ears and a short tail which points upwards. His face is very square and his neck is quite long.
They are active dogs, needing between 30 minutes to an hours exercise a day. They do well in the town or the country. A Miniature Schnauzer’s temperament is kind and well balanced. He is a robust, hardy and agile dog who will stand his ground against any approaching strangers. That said he is an obedient dog and not difficult to train if treated well. The Schnauzer is relatively healthy and does not show his age until quite late in life. He has a life span of up to 15 years.