The Miniature Schnauzer

Those seeking an excellent family dog or a smart and stylish dog need look no further than the Miniature Schnauzer.

As a family dog the breed is par excellence and has much to offer being a handy and easy to manage size as well as having a splendid character and temperament which adapts to it’s owners lifestyle.

Although the Miniature Schnauzer is in no way toyish or delicate. The sturdy frame and solid body along with a balanced outlook, ensures he enjoys life to the full and is game for anything.

His unique pepper and salt colouring along with the balck, white or eye-catching black and silver pattern makes him a standout, and his non shed coat makes him acceptable anywhere.

As a show dog the breed is smart and attractive with that little bit extra in character that shows and commands attention, while the care and attention needed with his coat and preparation gives a personal challenge and the satisfaction of a job well done.

In the Miniature Schnauzer you will have a loyal and loving dog that will be a friend for life.



Sturdily built, robust, sinewy, nearly square, (length of body equal to height at shoulders). Expression keen and attitude alert. Correct confirmation is of more importance than colour or other purely ‘beauty’ points.


Well balanced, smart, stylish and adaptable.


Alert, reliable and intelligent. Primarily a companion dog.

You may view the full Kennel Club breed standard