- Other names:
- Mini Schnauzer
- Dwarf Schnauzer
The Miniature Schnauzer is one of the most popular dog breeds of all time – and for good reason: it can be a handful. This breed is extremely intelligent, full of spunk, easy to train, and loud but lovable. In essence, if any dog breed were said to have a “Type-A personality,” the Mini Schnauzer would be it.
Originally bred in Germany to hunt rats, this breed is athletic, streamlined, and handsome. With its trademark facial hair, some Mini Schnauzer owners enjoy having their dogs professionally groomed – while others learn to do it themselves. This breed is somehow charming and selfish at the same time, and will undoubtedly assert itself as a member of the family. This breed is ideal for a single pet household and older or no children. They can get along with other dogs, however, of lesser or equal size. Minis are very versatile in regards to living space; whether you have a large house or tiny apartment, this breed will make itself right at home.