The Miniature Schnauzer is a breed of small dog, in the “Terrier Group”, of the Schnauzer type that originated in Germany in the mid-to-late 19th century.They are definitely kid and family friendly! They are hardy, athletic, and super intelligent according to wikipedia they are ranked number 12 in respect to being the smartest and easiest to train out of 336 AKC breeds.
Life span: 12 to 15 years I actually knew one that lived to 18 years old
Temperament: Intelligent, Alert, Friendly, Obedient, Fearless, Spirited, Courageous, Confident, and so much more
Height: Female: 12–14 inches at the withers, Male: 12–14 inches at the withers
Colors: Colors are many however, the AKC show ring recognizable colors are: Black, Black & Silver, Salt & Pepper
Weight: Female: 12–18 lbs, Male: 12–21 lbs
Every dog has a distinct personality based on its breed. With 336 AKC-recognized breeds to choose from, doing your research is essential to finding the right breed for your lifestyle and a lifetime of happiness!
AKC Identifies the 336 recognized breeds by groups:
The Miniature Schnauzer is in the “Terrier Group” whereas, The Standard Schnauzer and The Giant Schnauzer are classified in the “Working Group”.
Known for his distinguished, handsome appearance, the Miniature Schnauzer is characterized by its whiskers and double coat, which has a hard, wiry outer coat and close, soft undercoat. Coat colors can be salt and pepper, black and silver and solid black. Despite his small stature, the Miniature Schnauzer can give an alarm just as well as a larger dog. That, combined with his naturally protective nature, makes him an excellent watchdog. He is also the most popular of the three Schnauzer breeds, which include the Giant and the Standard.
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