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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

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

    Heidi

    Heidi

    McDorable

    McDorable's Royal Lavender

    Teddy

    Teddy

  • Lucky

    Lucky

    Jo Ko

    Jo Ko

    Watson

    Watson

    Poppy

    Poppy

  • Minnie

    Minnie

    Piotr

    Piotr

    Oliver

    Oliver

    Piper

    Piper

Favorite Names

For Male

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

For Female

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