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Miniature Schnauzer

Elegant and sweet! (other names: Mini Schnauzer, Zwergschnauzer)

Miniature Schnauzer
origin:Germany
date origin:19th century
life expectancy:14 years
classification:Terrier
height:30 to 35 cm
weight:6 to 8 kg
exercise: Mediumtraining: Reasonableclimate: Coldgrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Undemandingsize: Small-Medium
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History [ edit ]

The Schnauzer dates back from the 15th century, but the first record of a miniature version only appears in 1879. Being a Germany breed, the Schnauzer was named after it´s more distinctive feature: his bearded snout (schnauze means muzzle). There are three types of Schnauzers: Giant, Standard and Miniature, this one being the most recent one.

It´s believed that the smaller version was created by crossing the Standard Schnauzer, the Affenpinscher and other small breeds, possibly the Miniature Pinscher. Not that consensual is the presence of Poodle in his bloodline.

The Schnauzer was bred to hunt small animals, particularly rats. However, he didn’t have a long car