As the name indicates, the Miniature Schnauzer is a dog with a small stature. What it does not indicate is that this small dog holds a big amount of affection and devotion. In size however, this puppy will only grow to an average height of 12 – 14 inches (Males & Females) and have an average weight of 10 – 15 pounds (Males & Females).
The Miniature Schnauzer grows a double coat where the undercoat is smooth and soft while the overcoat is rather wiry. Coat colors can come in Black and Silver, Salt and Pepper or in solid Black or White.
As a puppy, it shows a playful and energetic nature that matures in to an intelligent, loyal, happy and passive personality. This breed socializes well with people and could be good companions for children. They are also good for owners with a travelling lifestyle. As with all breeds, the Miniature Schnauzer needs to be trained well with a calm hand with authority and leadership. They are born watch dogs and also love to hunt small creatures like mice.
These puppies will do well in small homes with regular exercise and care. They must not be overfed as can gain weight easily. The Miniature Schnauzer can inherit eye problems and regular visits to the vet are recommended.