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Miniature Schnauzer

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Dog Breed Group
Terrier Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Germany, herding and watch dog. 
Life Expectancy
12 - 14 Years 
Color
Pure black, or pepper and salt. 
Coat
Harsh, hard, and wiry. 
Exercise Needs
Needs long, brisk, daily walks and loves to play off leash. 
Temperament
The Miniature Schnauzer is Lively, very friendly and affectionate. He is energetic and makes an excellent watchdog. 
Good with Children
Good with children. Good with other pets. 
Grooming Needs
Brush or comb the wiry coat daily or it will become matted. Clip out knots. He should be clipped all over twice a year. Trim aro 
Average Size - Male (in)
13 - 14 
Average Size - Female (in)
13 - 14 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
13 - 15 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
13 - 15 
Health Issues
Bladder stones, liver diseases, skin disorders and cysts.v
Living Conditions
City or country he is an ideal pet for any setting. 

Breed Description

The Miniature Schnauzer is energetic, active dog who has clean habits, is neat in size and makes a delightful companion for apartment dweller or someone with a small house and yard. Charming and attractive, the perky Miniature Schnauzers is seldom addicted to wandering, being devoted to his home and family. He is an excellent family pet and children's companion. Known in his native Germany as the Zwergschnauzer he was derived from crossing the Standard Schnauzer with smaller dogs. He was primarily used for herding, protecting the flocks as well as a watchdog.

Breed Infobits

The Miniature Schnauzer is an offshoot from its larger brothers, the Giant and the Standard, and also has Affenpinscher blood in its veins.
The word 'Schnauzer' comes from the German word 'schnauze' which means 'muzzle'.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a dog with a well-balanced personality.

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