Miniature Schnauzer

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Breed Group: Terrier
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The Miniature Schnauzer is a cross between the Standard Schnauzer, the Affenpinscher, and it is said the Poodle is a possibility. They were bred to retain the same look and characteristics of the Standard Schnauzer, but being of a more manageable size. This breed originated in Germany, named after the German word for muzzle, "schnauze." The Miniature Schnauzer does very well in killing rats which is what he was commonly used for, and does well in hunting, tracking, competitive obedience, and performing tricks which he is known for.
The Miniature Schnauzer is generally well mannered and very obedient making him a great student. A very perky breed, they do not do well in kennel life and should always be kept as a companion. This breed loves to be around his owner and does best in a family environment. The Miniature Schnauzer makes a wonderful alarm dog, barking at the sight or sound of something odd or treading onto his territory. This breed is very active, but does not require as much exercise as the Standard variety.
The Miniature Schnauzer can have troubles with other dogs, however if properly trained and socialized; this breed can do all right. This breed should be supervised around small children, and does best with older children and more respectable children. The Schnauzer can be combative with other dogs, however if raised with them this breed can do well. They are not recommended for a home with smaller animals such as the cat as they have the tendency to chase them.
The Miniature Schnauzer should be brushed regularly to prevent matting or tangling, however is fairly easy to comb through. This breed should be clipped professionally twice a year, however is not required if brushed regularly. Professional plucking is required on the coat of this breed. The coat of this breed, while it can still become tangled and/or matted, has a fairly tangle resistant coat. The Miniature Schnauzer sheds little to no hair making him ideal for a family with allergies.
The Miniature Schnauzer has a hard and wiry outer coat, while the undercoat is close and dense. This breed has a distinctive beard and should always have longer hair on the chest, underbelly, and legs. The coat of this breed should be plucked to remove dead hair.
The Miniature Schnauzer is naturally well mannered and obedient, however needs training. They can be very demanding and if left alone, they can become somewhat of a tyrant. Consistency and a firm yet gentle hand is required. A variety of training methods work best with this breed. Obedience training must be started at an early age as they have the tendency to be stubborn. The Miniature Schnauzer is very eager to learn and is fairly easy to housebreak if the right techniques are used.
The Miniature Schnauzer is very lively and energetic, however gets quite a bit of exercise indoors. This breed does love long walks and regular romps though and would do beautifully with an average sized yard. This breed makes an excellent jogging companion for an owner that loves the outdoors. The Miniature Schnauzer requires extensive stimulation as they have the tendency to become noisy and destructive if left alone for long periods of time.
13-15 lbs
12-14 inches
Salt and pepper, black and silver, or black
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How much do Miniature Schnauzer puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Miniature Schnauzer varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Miniature Schnauzer puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Miniature Schnauzers sold is $1,400.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Miniature Schnauzer with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $3,400 upwards to $8,600 or even more for a Miniature Schnauzer with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Miniature Schnauzers sold is $1,000.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,400.00
Average Price: $1,000.00
Top Quality: $3,400.00 to $8,600.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 16503 Miniature Schnauzer puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Miniature Schnauzer puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Miniature Schnauzers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Miniature Schnauzer Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 16503 Miniature Schnauzer dogs.
  • 1. Max
  • 2. Bella
  • 3. Pepper
  • 4. Daisy
  • 5. Fritz
  • 6. Nicole
  • 7. Chloe
  • 8. Duke
  • 9. Winston
  • 10. Hershey
  • 11. Ace
  • 12. Tansy
  • 13. Bentley
  • 14. Mia
  • 15. Oliver
  • 16. Maggie
  • 17. Toby
  • 18. Sadie
  • 19. Jack
  • 20. Mickey

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Member Since: September 2004
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Glojan offers only AKC reg home raised well adjusted puppies bred to the standard for the breed, in Black, Black and Silver, and Salt and Pepper, with almost 30 years experience in raising showing grooming and training dogs. Puppies are raised in clean conditions and are vet checked shots always up to date. Are ready to go home between eight and ten weeks of age. Will be well on their way to being house trained used to being up on the grooming table and having their teeth brushed. We are dedicated to produce only the best Minis for show or campanion. Please give us a call today to reserve your new show or family member. Will have puppies ready for Christmas. We also offer stud service to approved bitches. Website under construction :)

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Anonymous asked:
How long to toy Schnauzers live?

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The The Miniature Schnauzer lives an average of 12 - 15 years.

Anonymous asked:
I have 2 miniature Schnauzer’s. The female is salt and pepper and the male is black with some white on his chest and paws. My female is currently pregnant and due in 2 weeks. Does anyone know if she will have a white puppy or what color the puppies would be? I really want a white one😀



The coloration of puppies is largely determined by the coloration genetics of your dam and sire. If there are "white chocolate" (correct coloration name for white in the M.S breed), then there is a chance to get a puppy of that coloration. If your dam and sire do not have any in their pedigree, then you will most likely not be getting a "white chocolate" puppy. The only way to know the colors of the puppies is to just wait and be surprised when they arrive.


Both parents must have the gene for white to produce it. No doubt you’ll have black puppies and if your black dog is not homogeneous you will probably have salt & pepper. If both of your dogs carry the recessive genes for recessive colors such as black & silver, liver or white they could produce one of these colors.

Anonymous asked:
Does the color of the Miniature Schnauzer have to do with the price? Is there a rarity to some of the colors: Chocolate, Liver, White, etc.?



A responsible, reputable and knowledgeable breeder will be breeding their dogs for the right reasons, including the better-ment of the breed. The AKC and CKC register-able coloration's for the Miniature Schnauzer are salt and pepper, black and silver, or black. Any other coloration is not considered a set-standard color for this breed. The coloration's such as chocolate, liver and white are genetic defects that the breeder would be seeking to continue to be able to call the coloration 'rare' and add more price on each puppy. Do not be fooled by coloration, and anything saying 'rare' coat coloration really is someone not trying to better the breed with their puppies. What should effect the price of a puppy is if the puppy is a show prospect, if the dam and/or sire are champion, if the puppy has champions in the pedigree or not, and if the owner will have breeding rights or not.


AKC accepted white Schnauzers in the past if pedigree papers were submitted and pictures were shown. I don't know if AKC still does that today.


The AKC does not accept them now a days. All dogs much be within the set coloration standards of salt and pepper, black and silver or black.


AKC absolutely still does accept white Schnauzers with papers and pictures.


Whomever left the 1st comment should have a seat. I've been raising Schnauzers for 20 years and have shown with AKC. All my MS are AKC and before people answer they should be knowledgeable about what they speak. AKC absolutely DOES REGISTER White, Liver,Wheaten,Liver and Tan, ALL PARTI variations etc. The MINIATURE SCHNAUZER club doesn't recognize these colors as their standard colors. These color variations go back to the 1920s and before when breed was first recognized. Please don't allow people with zero knowledge of the matter to influence you. To say they're genetic defects is ignorance of the breed.


Yes, akc does accept the funky colors, many of which carry genetic problems with them that is why there is a standarad and why it took a hundred years to produce a good healthy, hearty and well temperamented little mini schnauzer. .also, I personally know breeders who mix poodles and poms in with miniature schnauzers to get the various colors and a “super coat”/. Too bad AKC and the AMSC sees fit to continue to register these funky colors along with the toy and teacup sizes. If AKC wants to register these colors and sizes outside the standard, they should sit down a create a different class of schnauzer and leave the ‘real” schnauzers alone. We who breed “real” schnauzers, DNA our stock, show our dogs to prove their quality are incensed by the cavalier attitude of breeders like the guy above me who may have been breeeding for twenty years but apparently still pretty ignorant. Step up to the new technology and DNA your dogs then tell me there are not genetic defects when you produce colors and sizes that were bred out of this breed for a very good reason.


Here's the other problem(s) w/getting some of these "off/different" pups-your family falls in love w/the little guy & a few years down the road, the health problems start. We don't breed, but have had 4 minis over the past 20 yrs. Minis aren't meant to be bred as toys, 3-4 lbs. If it's that small, it was bred w/another breed somewhere down the line, guaranteed. The one dog we've had nothing but health issues with (for 8 yrs.) had a DNA test and she's not a purebred (she AKC). The breeder of course said we've had her too long for a refund, which we don't want anyway because back to my original point-we love her! Watch what you're getting is my advice. Do the research, it's a big & usually ongoing investment.

Anonymous asked:
Is it normal for my two year old miniature schnauzer to always be sleeping? She will get bursts of energy that last for a few minutes, but soon after she is back to bed.



If this behavior is new, then no it is not normal. It is best to take your dog to the vet; also to record the bursts of energy so that your vet can watch what you see at home. However, if your dog has always been like this, from puppy-hood; then it may just be your dogs personality. But to be on the safe side, it would be best for a quick vet visit. Sleeping all the time/ more than normal can be signs of hypothyrodism, depression, diabetes, parvovirus, distemper, kennel cough, heartworm, leptospirosis, as well as heart and liver disease.


Don't forget pancreatitis and kidney stones


Most likely the food your feeding. Please do not ever feed table foods, check treats and don’t feed if made in China and go to to check whether you are feeding a premium healthy dog food.


We just lost our little girl....MoJo...she was only 5 years old. It was sudden. First, she went blind on Sunday, which the vet said was due to her eyes hemorrhaging. Her platelets were almost non existent so she administered steroids. Well, by Tuesday she was vomiting blood by the cupfuls!!! It was a terrible death! Have you ever heard of this in this breed? We are so overwhelmed and confused by it all.


We just lost our Miniature Schnauzer Gus to lung cancer. He would have been 9 years old in July. He never showed any signs of being sick and he just had a great check up a few months ago. No one can understand how he got lung cancer so suddenly. We are heart broken without him.

Anonymous asked:
What does liver dilute mean?



Liver is a coat coloration of an animal. Dilute means that the color is not rich but diluted with white hairs. So Liver Dilute will be a lighter liver/red/brown coloration on a dog compared to a solid Liver coat coloration.


“Diluted” does not mean it’s diluted “with white hairs” it means the hair shaft doesn’t have full pigment so it’s lighter.

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Updated: 5/27/2022