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Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzers are an alert and spirited breed with guard dog tendencies.

Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 13-15in

Female: 12-14in

Weight

Male: 11-18lb

Female: 10-15lb

Fun Fact

The Miniature Schnauzer’s mustache isn’t just a fashion statement. Having thicker facial hair helped protect their face from the retaliation of potential prey.

About this Breed

The Miniature Schnauzer is the 16th most popular dog breed in the United States. The breed originated in Germany during the mid 19th century. Farmers bred them to be smaller so that they could be more efficient at chasing rats away from grain storage. The Miniature Schnauzer developed from breeding the Standard Schnauzer with smaller breeds such as the Poodle and Affenpinscher. They have three standard coat colors: black, silver, and a color combination called ‘salt and pepper’. Their personality is described as spunky, aloof and spirited. They are easily trainable and are willing to please and obedient to command. They are playful dogs and need exercise and interaction.

Miniature Schnauzers on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Miniature Schnauzer ancestry.

  • Lucky

    Lucky

    Purebred

    Jo Ko

    Jo Ko

    Purebred

    COLE

    COLE

    Purebred

    Digby

    Digby

    Purebred

  • Callista Rose

    Callista Rose

    Purebred

    Regis Brown Sparling

    Regis Brown Sparling

    Purebred

    Lanier

    Lanier

    Purebred

    Happy

    Happy

    Purebred

  • Maverick

    Maverick

    Purebred

    Max

    Max

    Purebred

    Loki

    Loki

    Purebred

    Darla

    Darla

    Purebred

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Charlie
  2. Oliver
  3. Buddy
  4. Max
  5. Jack
  6. Cooper
  7. Teddy
  8. Tucker
  9. Finn
  10. Murphy

For Females

  1. Lucy
  2. Sophie
  3. Molly
  4. Daisy
  5. Luna
  6. Gracie
  7. Pepper
  8. Bella
  9. Zoey
  10. Maggie

Common Locations

  1. Texas, United States
  2. California, United States
  3. Florida, United States
  4. Washington, United States
  5. New York, United States
  6. Oklahoma, United States
  7. Tennessee, United States
  8. Georgia, United States
  9. Colorado, United States
  10. North Carolina, United States

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