Country of Origin: Germany
Height: Female: 30–36 cm, Male: 30–36 cm
Weight: Female: 5,4–8,2 kg, Male: 5,4–9,1 kg
Color: Black, White, Black & Silver, Salt & Pepper
Life Expectancy: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: Intelligent, Obedient, Fearless, Alert, Friendly, Spirited
Litter Size: 2 - 6 puppies
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.
Brief info: 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.