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Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer

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

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.

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.

Favorite Names

For Males

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

For Females

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

Common Locations

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

Miniature Schnauzers on Embark

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    Jo Ko

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    Regis Brown Sparling

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    Digby

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    Max

    Max

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    Dickson

    Dickson

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    Evy Lu

    Evy Lu

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  • Maverick

    Maverick

    Purebred

    Sebastian

    Sebastian

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    Schatzie

    Schatzie

    Purebred

    Smokey ‘Lonesome’

    Smokey ‘Lonesome’

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