The Miniature Schnauzer is a beloved dog breed known for its energetic, friendly, intelligent temperament and wire-haired coat. Classified as a terrier breed, the Miniature Schnauzer is a small dog with an average weight of 11-20 pounds and a height of 12-14 inches.
This breed typically has a 12-14 year life span and requires moderate amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Miniature Schnauzer has high grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Miniature Schnauzer’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Miniature Schnauzer Breed Information
Breed Group: terrier
Average Weight (lbs): 11-20
Average Height (in): 12-14
Life Expectancy (years): 12-14
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Miniature Schnauzer Appearance
Coat Type: wire-haired
Coat Colors: salt and pepper, black and silver, black
Miniature Schnauzer Temperament and Personality
Temperament: energetic, friendly, intelligent
Trainability: can be stubborn, requires consistency in training
Exercise Needs: moderate
Grooming Needs: high
Miniature Schnauzer Health
Common Health Issues: pancreatitis, urinary stones, liver shunts
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.