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Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer Dog Breed South Africa

Breed: Miniature Schnauzer
Alphabetically: M
Country of Origin: Germany
Color: Black, White, Black & Silver, Salt & Pepper
Life Expectancy: 12 – 15 years
Height: Female: 30–36 cm, Male: 30–36 cm
Weight: Female: 5,4–8,2 kg, Male: 5,4–9,1 kg
Litter Size: 2 - 6 puppies
Hypoallergenic: Yes
The Miniature Schnauzer is a small, squarely-proportioned dog with a long head, bushy beard, mustache and eyebrows.

The thick, prominent eyebrows and long mustache are often trimmed to accentuate the dog's square cut shape. The front legs are very straight. The tail is usually docked.

The oval eyes are dark colored, and the v-shaped ears fold forward when left natural or are cropped to a point and stand erect. It has a long head, strong muzzle, a well-developed black nose and a scissors bite. Coat colors include salt & pepper, black, white or a harsh black & silver outer coat with a soft undercoat.

Temperament: Intelligent, Obedient, Fearless, Alert, Friendly, Spirited

Health Problems: While generally a healthy breed, Miniature Schnauzers may suffer health problems associated with high fat levels. Such problems include hyperlipidemia, which may increase the possibility of pancreatitis, though either may form independently.

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