Miniature Schnauzer Breed Profile


Among the traits of the Miniature Schnauzer is that they are alert, obedient, eager to please, friendly, intelligent, and fearless.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is good with children if the children understand that this breed needs to be played with gently.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 12 to 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 11 to 15 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to hyperlipidemia, pancreatitis, diabetes, bladder stones and eye problems.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience. Shedding is minimal, brush every other day to maintain.

Best Owner Compatibility

Can be suitable for apartment and condo dwellers. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play and romp in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay an average of around $600+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a great watchdog.

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