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What is a Miniature Schnauzer? Why buy a Pure Bred Dog?

The Schnauzer was originally of German origin. The Miniature Schnauzer is the smallest version of three sizes of Schnauzer, including the Giant and the Standard.

The Miniature Schnauzer was originally bred to be a small farm dog, performing general farm tasks, including hunting and killing all kinds of vermin.

The Miniature Schnauzer is an alert, spirited, friendly dog who is as much at home in a city apartment as he is in the country.  A highly intelligent breed, they make wonderful pets but are just as comfortable in the show ring or in obedience and agility.

Miniature Schnauzers are on the list of “non-allergenic” breeds, since they have hair, not fur, and do not shed.  They do however require periodic grooming, and must be brushed out regularly.

General Appearance  

The Miniature Schnauzer is a robust, active dog of terrier type, resembling his larger cousin, the Standard Schnauzer, in general appearance, and of an alert, active disposition. Height ranges From 12 to 14 inches and from 15 to 20  pounds. He is sturdily built, nearly square in proportion of body length to height.

Additional information can be found in the standard of the Miniature Schnauzer which is available at the link for the American Miniature Schnauzer Club.