The Miniature Schnauzer is a small purebred known for being alert, friendly, intelligent, and playful. The most common colors for Miniature Schnauzers are black, silver, and white. To keep it healthy, it will need to get exercise regularly. Known to be multi-talented, the Miniature Schnauzer participates in a wide variety of activities such as agility, competitive obedience, earth dog, hunting, and tracking.
Moderate Maintenance: Grooming should be performed regularly to keep its fur in good shape.
Minimal Shedding: The Miniature Schnauzer will shed a negligible amount. Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with dog hair in their cars and homes.
Easy Training: Training will be enjoyable. The Miniature Schnauzer is inclined to listen to commands and obey its owner. This breed will require fewer repetitions to obey specific instructions, pleasing owners who like to see quick results.
Great Watchdog Ability: The Miniature Schnauzer will bark and alert its owners when an intruder is present. It is not considered to be a very protective breed. Therefore, it is unlikely to scare off intruders.
Medium Adaptability: It is well-suited for apartment living and is best with a small to average-size yard. The Miniature Schnauzer is able to handle most types of hot and cold weather.
Fairly Active: It will need regular exercise to maintain its fitness.
Good with Kids: The Miniature Schnauzer is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.