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Miniature Schnauzer


A dog starv'd at his 
master's gate
Predicts the ruin of the state.
- William Blake

Miniature Schnauzer puppy

Pups on Bridge's Winston

Miniature Schnauzer adult
Gamles's Laura

 The Miniature Schnauzer hails from Germany where he is known as the Zwergschnauzer. He was created by crossing the Standard Schnauzer with smaller breeds such as the Affenpinscher and Miniature Pinscher. 

Originally used for herding, protecting the flocks, and as a watchdog and barnyard ratter, the Miniature Schnauzer soon became a treasured family pet. 

The Schnauzers may take their name from the German word "schnauze" which means "snout" or from the word "schnauzbart" meaning "an obvious mustache".

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 interest. 


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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Mihaela Ionescu, Puppies on the Bridge


British Columbia


Catherine Betts
2943 Palm Crescent
Abbotsford, BC  V2T 2G5
(604) 835-0160

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Tracey Brown
St. Williams, ON    N0E 1P0
(519) 410-4060

Silvercastle Reg'd

Michele Cadieux
1 Gates Crescent
Ajax, ON  L1S 7C7
(905) 428-6206

Nannys Reg'd

Lynda L. Graham
5414 Snake Island Road
Manotick, ON  K4M 1B4
(613) 826-2419

Paw-Zazz Reg'd

Mihaela Ionescu
129 Vellore Avenue
Woodbridge, ON   L4H 2W4
(905) 653-5437

Miniature Schnauzer puppies
Puppies On The Bridge

Eva Monsen
364 Meadowbrook Drive
Milton, ON  L9T 3Y7
(905) 876-3407

Evalill Reg'd

Nova Scotia


Angela Bradley
494 Bear Point
Shelburne County, NS  B0W 3B0
(902) 723-2724

Sandyshore Kennels

Diane Ryan
1718 Hwy 341
Port William, NS    BOP 1TO
(902) 670-6405

Miniature Schnauzers
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Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of Alberta
Ferne Gudnason
(403) 788-2189


Did you know?

Dogs' vocal cords
are quite a bit thicker and less sensitive than ours which means that they can bark longer than we can before getting a hoarse throat. 

Dogs can only make about 10 sounds.



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