Miniature Schnauzer Traits

I have read many articles about Miniature Schnauzers.

Often, I wonder what breed they are talking about because they surely are not talking about my bloodline of Miniature Schnauzers.

So I decided to outline a comparison and contrast article based on my breeding bloodline of Miniature Schnauzers.

Often times I will read that Miniature Schnauzers are barky. Well, this is just one of many examples of …”what in the heck are they talking about?” My Miniature Schnauzers are quiet unless someone rings the doorbell.

My small group of Miniature Schnauzers I refer to as “Non-Barking” Miniature Schnauzers.

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Then I read that Miniature Schnauzers have wiry coats. I shake my head. My champion genealogy DNA AKC breed Miniature Schnauzers have silky and soft long coats. I love petting my Miniature Schnauzers because they are NOT Wiry coated.

Then I read that Miniature Schnauzers are conveniently well sized, and sturdily built, yet also elegant and athletic. Well, I finally found a true statement!

I have found my Miniature Schnauzers are an excellent fit for both men and women, not to mention they make an excellent family pet for their children.

I have owned several other dogs previously and without a doubt this is the best breed of dog!

If you don’t want to provide enough exercise and activities to keep them busy A Miniature Schnauzer may not be right for you. OMG who thought of that one!!!! Wrong, oh so wrong! My bloodline of Miniature Schnauzers, do not demand anything other than to be taken outside to do their “business”. Again, they love to be walked but they do not demand to be walk and they do not go bonkers if you do not walk them. Love them and talk to them and they are happy. All affection, rewards, activities, walking are simply icing on the cake. A Miniature Schnauzer is for everyone.

Yes, a Miniature Schnauzer is for everyone! They are not too big and they are not too small. If you want to bring your Miniature Schnauzer with you to ride a bike, run, climb mountains she will be right there with you. If you are disabled, or want to watch football all day, or just read and hangout to rest she will be right there with you chilling her jets. Miniature Schnauzers are the best girl or boy.

Miniature Schnauzers make a brilliant watch dog and yet they are polite and friendly with everyone. But they can still sense a bad person.

Miniature Schnauzers girl or boy respond exceptionally well to obedience training and learn quickly.

I have also read that all dogs are easily trained. I ask myself have these people done their research and due diligence? If that statement were true, then tell me why “Wikipedia” has all the AKC breeds of dogs rank according to intelligence and specifically rank for ease of obedience training.

The Border Collie which sheds and is larger than most is the most intelligent breed of dog according to Wikipedia’s research, the rank #1 on the list.

Rankings 1 -12 are all shedding dogs except 2 breeds the Poodle and the Miniature Schnauzer. The Miniature Schnauzer although ranked number 12 requires 5 or less commands to learn the command versus the

Lowest Degree of Working/Obedience Intelligence

  • Understanding of New Commands: 80 to 100 repetitions or more.

Obey First Command: 25% of the time or worse….

  1. Shih Tzu
  2. Basset Hound
  3. Mastiff
  4. Beagle
  5. Pekingese
  6. Bloodhound
  7. Borzoi
  8. Chow Chow
  9. Bulldog
  10. Basenji
  11. Afghan Hound

Por fin, at last I found a paragraph on the internet that is true….

“A Miniature Schnauzer has got it all in one small package: intelligence, affection, an extroverted temperament, humor, and a personality that’s twice as big as he is. Throw in that walrus moustache and quivering enthusiasm, and he’ll make you laugh every day. With a Miniature Schnauzer in the house, you’ll never be alone, not even when you go to the bathroom. He’s got personality-plus, and whether he’s bounding around ahead of you or curled up snoozing on your lap, you’ll never be bored with him around.”

Here is my rating:  Girl or Boy:
Breed Characteristics:


Adapts Well to Apartment Living Yes 5 star

Good For Novice    yes 5 star

Tolerates Being Alone yes 5 star

Tolerates Cold Weather …who really does maybe a 4 star

Tolerates Hot Weather ….who does? Maybe a 4 star

All Around Friendliness  5 star

Affectionate with Family…..5 star

Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs……. 5 star

Dog Friendly…….can be trained to be ….3 star

Friendly Toward Strangers……5 star

Health Grooming

Amount Of Shedding… shedding

Drooling Potential none

Easy To Groom……..yes

General Health   …. Yes generally great health

Potential For Weight Gain   …… not really

Easy To Train……. 5 star

Intelligence     …. 5 star

Tendency To Bark Or Howl no howling however will bark at doorbell

Wanderlust Potential…….mine do not wander……and have gotten out of the yard to sit at the front door to wait for me to discover them.

Exercise Needs  …..likes it but does not require it

Potential For Playfulness……playful, funny, and loves their toys

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group: Terrier Dogs
Height: 12” to 14” at the withers
Weight: 11 to 20 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 14 years….I have met those how have live to 18 to 21 years




About Barbara Williams

Barbara Williams loves network marketing, breeding Schnauzers, designing custom made, handcrafted jewelry out of semi-precious stones and, of course, most of all she loves raising her granddaughter Madison. Barbara lives just outside the San Francisco Bay Area with her 12 year old granddaughter Madison and surrounded by her loving Schnauzers. Barbara is a Spanish Literature Graduate and a card holding union electrician out of the IBEW Local 595 Alameda Country. Barbara was a Real Estate agent and is a Real Estate Investor. Barbara has worked successfully in the network marketing industry for over 15 years. Of all the occupations Barbara has had she loves breeding Miniature Schnauzers the most. She loves offer Miniature Schnauzer puppies for sale to good and loving homes. Barbara loves people, children, life and animals.
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