His nature is similar to that of the Schnauzer and is determined by the temperament and the behaviour of a small dog. Intelligence, fearlessness, endurance and alertness make the Miniature Schnauzer an agreeable house dog as well as a watch and companion dog which can be kept even in a small apartment without problems.
Small, strong, stocky rather than slim, rough coated, elegant. A reduced image of the Schnauzer without the drawback of a dwarfed appearance. His nature is similar to that of the Schnauzer and is determined by the temperament and the behaviour of a small dog. Intelligence, fearlessness, endurance and alertness make the Miniature Schnauzer an agreeable house dog as well as a watch and companion dog which can be kept even in a small apartment without problems.
Links to Breed Descriptions:
See: The German Kennel Club (VDH) for information and video (if available).
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Video (link - https://youtu.be/30QNq-iw5XA😞
This and other breed videos are available in full length here: www.meisterpetztv.de
AKC Video (link - https://youtu.be/kfVyH18P3P8😞
View more videos on AKC's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AmericanKennelClub
Other Names for Breed:
Colors: salt & pepper; black; black & silver; white
dvärgschnauzer, peppar & salt
dvärgschnauzer, svart & silver
Schnauzer miniature, poivre et sel
Schnauzer miniature, noir
Schnauzer miniature, noir argenté
Schnauzer miniature, blanc
Schnauzer miniatura, sal y pimienta
Schnauzer miniatura, negro puro
Schnauzer miniatura, negro y plata
Schnauzer miniatura, blanco puro
zwergschnauzer p & s
zwergschnauzer n & a
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club:
Country of Origin: Germany
Parent Club: Pinscher-Schnauzer-Klub 1895 e. V.: http://www.psk-pinscher-schnauzer.de/
Health and Well-Being:
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
The American Kennel Club
The Kennel Club, UK
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Swedish Insurance Data
Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.
2. Miniature Schnauzers under primary veterinary care in the UK in 2013: demography, mortality and disorders
"This study aimed to use data from the VetCompass™ Programme at the Royal Veterinary College to characterise the demography, mortality and common disorders of the general population of Miniature Schnauzers under veterinary care in the UK."
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents:
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
The Kennel Club list of DNA tests available for each breed along with an indication as to whether the test is part of the Assured Breeder Scheme (recommended or required) and whether it is recorded on the Kennel Club registration database. http://www.dogwellnet.com/content/health-and-breeding/screening-tests/dna/dna-tests-for-use-in-breeding-decisions/the-kennel-club-breed-specific-dna-tests-upd-r234
Other Breed-Specific Webpages:
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.