An enthusiastic extrovert with plenty of personality

The Miniature Schnauzer’s distinctive ‘whiskers and beard’ give it a wise appearance – and it is indeed a clever and alert breed. They are robust and fairly vocal, as well as adaptable and family-friendly, with a personality twice their size!

Vital Stats

Size: Small
Coat: Medium and wiry with a thick undercoat, requires grooming at least twice a week.
Exercise: Around 1 hour a day for adult dogs
Life span: 12+ years
Breed group: Utility
Temperament: Intelligent, obedient, friendly
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Exercise 1 hr Life span 12+years
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Miniature Schnauzer Temperament & Personality

With boundless energy and a flair for mischief, there’s never a dull moment with the fun-loving Miniature Schnauzer.

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Miniature Schnauzer Training & Exercise

Intelligent and alert, Miniature Schnauzers are relatively easy to train, but their stubborn side makes them best suited to more experienced dog handlers.


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Miniature Schnauzer Grooming

Miniature Schnauzers’ double coat is both low maintenance and low-shedding, which may make them more suitable for allergy sufferers.

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Miniature Schnauzer Nutrition

Miniature Schnauzers love their food, but don’t be taken in by their puppy-dog eyes as they can quickly put on weight if over-indulged.

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What to know before you buy or rehome a Miniature Schnauzer

Considering welcoming a fun and feisty Miniature Schnauzer into your home? Before you buy or adopt one, here are a few important things to remember.

Miniature Schnauzer insurance considerations

Most Miniature Schnauzers live long and happy lives, but they can suffer from specific health problems, such as diabetes and liver conditions. That’s why it’s important that when choosing dog insurance, you consider the length of time policies cover different conditions. Petplan’s Covered For Life® plans refresh the veterinary fees each year allowing you to claim for ongoing conditions for the rest of your pet’s life providing there is no break in cover.

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