Original Name : Zwergschnauzer
Type : Lupoid
Male size : 12-14 inches
Male weight : 9-17½ lbs
Female size : 12-14 inches
Female weight : 9-17½ lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Germany
The Miniature is a Schnauzer through and through, with the temperament and behavior of a small dog. Intelligence, confidence, endurance and vigilance make these dogs great family and guard dogs that have no problem living in small apartments.
Half the length of the body from the withers to the root of the tail.
The withers are the highest point of the topline, which slopes slightly toward the rear. Solid, firm, short back, short, solid, high loins.
Black, salt and pepper, white, black and silver.
Folded and hanging, set high, V shaped, carried symmetrically.
Natural, a saber or sickle is sought after.
Wiry topcoat, which is long enough to bring out the texture, neither bristly nor wavy.
Miniature Schnauzers blossomed around Frankfurt at the beginning of the 20th century, when they were still known as Miniature Wirehaired Pinschers. It was a Herculean task to develop a breed of small dogs with the appearance and qualities of its big sibling the Schnauzer, due to the hotchpotch of types, shapes and sizes with everything from wiry to soft hair.In general terms, Miniature Schnauzers are simply a smaller version of the Schnauzer: small, vigorous and elegant, stocky rather than slim, with wry hair and without any sign of dwarfism.
While they may be the little ones in the Schnauzer family, they are the most colorful, which helps explain why they have become the world’s favorite Schnauzers.