Miniature Schnauzers might look like toy breeds or lap dogs, but you will be surprised: these dogs have a lively temperament, are action packed and there is no way they will want to be carried around in a handbag!
Miniature Schnauzers are very loyal towards their owners but not very obedient by nature. They have an innocent looking face but can actually be quite headstrong and mischievous. Because of this strong personality, it is important that they are trained to understand their place in the home.
They are a great family dog and go perfectly with kids as they love to play, and will keep going all day long! They need lots of adventure for their physical and mental stimulation, and will enjoy any kind of dog sports or running type activities.
Not a barker by nature, they can develop barking habits if not socialised enough.
This breed requires brushing twice a week and regular trimming of their fur. Even a small Schnauzer looks best with a proper Schnauzer groom.
|Life expectancy:||13-15 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Low|