The Miniature Schnauzer is a breed of small dog, originated in Germany. It is the most popular Schnauzer breed and remains one of the most popular worldwide, primarily for its temperament and relatively small size. The Miniature Schnauzer is playful, inquisitive, alert, spunky and companionable. It is also better with other animals than most terriers, although it will gladly give chase. Home and family oriented, they make great watchdogs.
- Dog Breed Group: Terrier group
- Height: 12 to 14 inches
- Weight: 10 to 20 pounds
- Life Span: 12 to 15 years
- Other Names: Zwergschnauzer