|His size (14 inches at
the shoulder) makes him at home in almost any environment from urban
apartment to rural farm. His coat is harsh and wiry and can be solid
black, black and silver, or salt and pepper. Daily brushing is required to
keep the coat mat-free. This dog can be a wonderful companion for allergy
sufferers as he is naturally clean and his coat does not shed.
The Miniature Schnauzer's engaging personality and devotion to his family make
him an excellent family pet and children's playmate. He is energetic,
active, charming, and attractive. He has a naturally eager-to-please personality. The
only one of the three schnauzers who is classified as a terrier, the Miniature Schnauzer is as
spirited and active as any terrier.
He needs long, daily walks and loves to
play off leash. The Miniature Schnauzer is intelligent and easily trained
but requires a confident handler who is fair and consistent. Schnauzers
have minds of their own and need variety in training to keep their