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Miniature Schnauzer |Fact||Bio|Lifespan|

Miniature Schnauzer |Fact||Bio|Lifespan|



In Disney’s timeless, animated film Lady and the Tramp, Tramp was a Schnauzer, the dog about town who captures the pampered Cocker Spaniel’s heart and with whom Lady shares perhaps the most famous strand of spaghetti ever.

The Miniature Schnauzer is usually good with other family pets. Though he may chase the family cat for fun, he's seldom serious about it. However, he may be scrappy with strange dogs of the same sex.

Although he knows his own mind and often displays an obstinate resistance to walking on the leash, most Miniature Schnauzers respond well to obedience training. Many individuals win top awards in advanced obedience.

This breed is adaptable to different homes, and makes an excellent traveling companion.


Back in 1503, painter Albrecht Durer depicted a Schnauzer in his watercolor Madonna with the Many Animals. A representation of the Schnauzer also appears in a tapestry made in about 1501.

The Miniature Schnauzer is the smallest of the Schnauzer trio and was developed to excel as an all-around farm dog and rat catcher. The larger Standard and Giant Schnauzers were also used as drovers, to pull carts with produce from the farm to town and guard them.

Schnauzers have always been prized for their working ability. Even today, the Miniature Schnauzer clubs in Germany hold regular “ratting” trials to ensure that the breed retains his essential working characteristics and is not merely bred as a show dog.

Here in the U.S., Miniature Schnauzers can be seen competing in Barn Hunt and Earthdog trials, as well as in conformation, obedience, agility and rally.

The beard on the Schnauzer muzzle is much more than a fashion statement. In fact, schnauze means muzzle in German. Not many breeds are named for a physical feature. Combined with bushy eyebrows, the Schnauzer’s whiskers and facial hair stamp him with an unmistakable look.

The Miniature Schnauzer is believed to have developed from matings with the Affenpinscher. Minis have been bred in this country since 1925, and the breed parent club, the American Miniature Schnauzer Club, was established in August 1933.

The American Kennel Club has always classified the Miniature Schnauzer in the Terrier Group while European registries put the Mini in the Working Group alongside the two larger breeds, the Standard and Giant.
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