Breed Guide: Miniature Schnauzer
Posted on April 21, 2014 under Dog Breeds
Dr. Fiona is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About Miniature Schnauzers
Height (to base of neck): female 13″; male 14″
Weight: female: 10-15 lbs, male: 11-18 lbs
Color: Black, Salt and Pepper, Black and silver, white
Coat: Wiry and harsh when stripped, often clipped close to the body with clippers, and curly when unclipped.
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Energy level: High
Exercise needs: High
Is a Miniature Schnauzer the Right Dog Breed for You?
The mini Schnauzer has been described as ‘spunky,’ verging on aloof, but their intelligence makes them amendable to obedience training. They are friendly and eager to please. They can possess a territorial instinct, making them suitable as watch dogs. Their small size and friendly nature make them suitable as family pets. They are very playful and if not given enough exercise and stimulus they can tend towards boredom driven destructiveness. Their wiry coat requires regular grooming, typically with clipping or hand stripping.
5 Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Miniature Schnauzer
According to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives
|Medical Issue||Average Claim Amount||Most Expensive Claim|
|Lipoma (Fatty Tumor)||$408||$1,954|
|Pyoderma (Skin Infection)||$200||$860|
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