The Miniature Schnauzer or Dwarf Schnauzer, has emerged as the early 1800’s and the Schnauzer’s come in standard and in miniature variety. Originally they were bred to be farm dogs as they were good at hunting mice or other small rodents and dogs of this breed went through several stages of development due to breeders wishing to obtain copies of the miniature schnauzer’s.
A crossbreeding with breeds such as Affenpinscher, Poodle or Miniature Pincher had the side effect occurrence of color tones that ultimately they were not accepted. Breeders pursued without creating a miniature gene to cause color spots and Schnauzer family goal was achieved by obtaining a color that combines white and black, silver with black or classic black. Also, white is fully recognized by the FCI.
The Miniature Schnauzer has a head that is long with bushy beard remains that is an unmistakable feature. The hair is long and eyebrows stand out, often well defined. Scissor bite is shaped and has piercing eyes that have a dark brown color. The front legs have strong bone, straight and rigid. They have a height at the withers of 30 to 35 centimeters and a weight between 5 to 7 kilograms.
The Miniature Schnauzer is either timid or aggressive, being more vigilant and shows courage and a lot of physical energy. This dog is loyal, eager to please his master. Very friendly and obedient in general, it will be easy to train and will be a good guard dog. At the arrival of a stranger he will respond faster and less by physical voice. Along with the children he will show sensitivity, will be playful and careful as it fits perfectly with its innocent cheerfulness for the children. Generally the Miniature Schnauzer a healthy dog, yet they may tend to gain weight. The diseases can also occur to pancreas, eyes and they can have diabetes. Is indicated to have a diet with low-sugar food and have regular checks on the eyes and ears. The dog belongs to the Pinscher and Schanuser group of dogs and the molossoid breeds like the Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs.