About Miniature Schnauzers

What To Expect When You Buy A Mini

Miniature Schnauzers are excellent dogs for families if brought as a puppy ,if buying an older dog check with the breeder on any issues the dog might have.
They are not a dog to be left alone for long periods of time ,they love the company of there owners so try to include them in as many activities as you can .They do need to be walked daily and interaction with other dogs is important .They are not a yappy dog but they will bark if they can hear someone approach your home .I find Miniature Schnauzers are really an inside dog ,they do love to run around the garden but also love to snuggle up inside with there owner.Start training your Mini early ,they are intelligent and do learn quickly.Male mini,s grow between 32 cms to 36 cms and should weigh as an Adult about 8kg-9kg .Female mini,s grow between 30cms to 34cms and should weigh as a Adult between 7kg-8kg.They are great for people with allergies as they dont shed hair or have a doggy smell .They do need to be brushed on a daily basis and cut at least 3-4 times a year. We have 7 females and 3 males and they bring us so much joy .As a breed they have very few health problems ,they are prone to pancreatitis ,which is to much fat in there diet but I exclude giving them pork or any fatty meats so you are pretty much right if you give them a good diet They can also have problems with there eyes please make sure the breeder you chose has had the parents clear eye tested .Miniature Schnauzers are great for people with children
Ziggy Stardust