The smallest of the three Schnauzer breeds, the Miniature Schnauzer, is a generally healthy, long-lived, and low-shedding companion. Add an outgoing personality, a small size, and athletic good looks, and you’ve got the perfect family dog. Miniature Schnauzers are stocky, strong tiny dogs that stand 12 to 14 inches tall and were bred down from their larger counterparts, Standard Schnauzers. Minis has a beautiful, human-like appearance thanks to his shaggy beard and brows. The tough, wiry coat is available in three color patterns: salt and pepper, black and silver, and pure black. They are robust, muscular, and brave without being violent, and were created to be all-around farm dogs and ratters.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a bright, sociable, trainable companion who is small enough to fit into an apartment but strong enough to patrol acres of fields. They get along with other animals and children. Minis are tough little fellas who enjoy rough play. They make excellent watchdogs since they are home and family orientated.