Area of origin: Germany
Original function: ratting
Average size of male: Ht: 12-14, Wt: 13-15
Average size of female: Ht: 12-14, Wt: 13-15
Other names: zwergschnauzer
Miniature Schnauzer Dog Temperament
The miniature schnauzer deserves his place as one of the most popular terrier pets. He is playful, inquisitive, alert, spunky and companionable. He is a well-mannered house dog that also enjoys being in the middle of activities. He is less domineering than the larger schnauzers. He is also better with other animals than most terriers, although he will gladly give chase. He is clever and can be stubborn, but he is generally biddable. He enjoys children. Some may bark a lot.