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  Miniature Schnauzer 

Registration: All Miniature Schnauzers are registrable with the United Canine Association and eligible to participate in all UCA sanctioned dog shows and events.

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Miniature Schnauzer registration; how to register your Miniature Schnauzers or to dual register your Miniature Schnauzer with the United Canine Association.

The United Canine Association recognized and began recording registration for the Miniature Schnauzer in 2002.
                                        

  


Breed Characteristics: 
The Miniature Schnauzer is a robust, active dog of terrier type and greatly resembles its larger cousin the Standard Schnauzer in general appearance.


The Miniature Schnauzer's
compact small size makes the breed a delightful companion for apartment dwellers or someone with a small house and yard.

The Miniature Schnauzer is charming and attractive.  The breed is loyal and devoted to their family. 


Country of Origin:  The Miniature Schnauzer's country of origin is Germany.  


 

Original Purpose:
  Miniature Schnauzers historically were primarily developed to be used for droving, stock tender, hunting vermin, pulling carts, guarding flocks and children, as well as serving as a watchdog.


Today's Uses: 
Today the Miniature Schnauzer is kept mostly as a companion and watchdog.


Weight:
  Most Miniature Schnauzers will weigh between 12 to 18 pounds at maturity.


Height:
The Miniature Schnauzer is 11 to 14 inches tall when measured at the shoulders.



Coat:
  The Miniature Schnauzer as a double coat.  The overcoat is harsh, hard, and wiry with a short undercoat.


Color:
  The Miniature Schnauzer is either salt and pepper, black and silver or solid black.


Temperament:
  The Miniature Schnauzer is an alert, spirited, pleasant dog that is at home in a city apartment or on a country far. 

Miniature Schnauzers are usually friendly, intelligent and obedient., they should never be overly aggressive or timid.


With Children:
 
Miniature Schnauzers are great with children.


Other Pet Compatibility:  Most Miniature Schnauzers get along well with other dogs and similar sized pets.  Proper socialization is recommended.


Trainability: 
The Miniature Schnauzer is an intelligent breed that requires firm but consistent training.
 


Activity Level: 
Miniature Schnauzers are high energy and appreciate daily walks and enjoy outdoor activities.  


Life Expectancy:
  The average life span of the Miniature Schnauzer is 12 - 14 years of age.
                          

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