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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.

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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. It’s no wonder this is one of the most popular hypoallergenic dog breeds for dog lovers who need a low shedding pet in an apartment or small space.

Miniature Schnauzers on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Miniature Schnauzer ancestry.

  • SPARTA

    SPARTA

    Teddy

    Teddy

    Lucky

    Lucky

    Jo Ko

    Jo Ko

  • Heidi

    Heidi

    Minnie

    Minnie

    Poppy

    Poppy

    Rusty

    Rusty

  • Max

    Max

    Oliver

    Oliver

    COLE

    COLE

    Watson

    Watson

Favorite Names

For Male

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

For Female

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

Common Locations

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

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