Miniature Schnauzers


Their small beards might give Miniature Schnauzers a serious look, but these pups are anything but! See why this playful, exuberant breed is one of America’s favorites.

Originally bred in Germany to be a small farm dog, Miniature Schnauzers are obedient dogs that absolutely LOVE their families. They’ve been a favorite for years. In fact, Mini Schnauzers are featured in German paintings from the 15th century! Their small beards certainly make them fit for classical art.

The Miniature Schnauzer breed may be classified as “toy” dog, but these pups are far from fragile. Give your Miniature Schnauzer a hug and you’ll see that he’s sturdy and muscular. He’s also brimming with a personality that’s twice his size! Energetic, extroverted, and full of affection, a Miniature Schnauzer will always have some love to give you, and is guaranteed to be your family’s favorite friend.

Why We Love the Miniature Schnauzer Breed

  • Miniature Schnauzers crave physical contact. They’re always down for a good snuggle!
  • Their coats might require some grooming, but these pups shed very little.
  • The Miniature Schnauzer breed is known for its obedience and is quick to learn new things. This makes training a breeze!
  • Miniature Schnauzer dogs are especially good with children. Their cheerful nature and desire to be around humans make them a great family pet.  

Things to Consider

  • Miniature Schnauzers need house rules to help avoid “Small Dog Syndrome”. Make sure you are a calm, clear leader for your pup!  
  • Frequent grooming is recommended to keep your Miniature Schnauzer’s coat lovely and clean.
  • Miniature Schnauzers live for human attention. They need to be around their family and they crave frequent physical content. Make sure you have the time to dedicate to your pooch.
  • They’re energetic, which means exercise and playtime is a must!

Why Rescue?

Miniature Schnauzers are a worldwide favorite. With their sunny disposition, affectionate nature, and extroverted attitude, no one can resist these pups. Unfortunately, this makes Miniature Schnauzers victims of overbreeding, which means too many of these precious dogs end up in shelters. Overbreeding can also exacerbate health issues in the breed, such as cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy, and bladder stones. You can put an end to overbreeding—if you’re thinking about adopting a Miniature Schnauzer, open your home to a rescue! 

Miniature Schnauzer Rescues

Whether you’re looking for a Miniature Schnauzer puppy or an older dog, there are tons of rescues that can’t wait to meet you. Here are just a few:

Type
Terrier
Temperament
Spritely, outgoing & intelligent
Avg. Weight
12 - 20 lbs
Grooming
Frequent
Avg. Life Span
12 - 15 years
Miniature Schnauzers near 20149
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Animal Rescues near 20149
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Organization City, State Contact
Persian Rescue of Virginia
Ashburn, VA emziemer@aim.com
The Cats at Longstreet
Sterling, VA longstreetcats@gmail.com
Save The Tails Rescue Group, Inc.
Leesburg, VA 1 888 379 5558 x1
Humane Society of Loudoun County
Leesburg, VA (703) 777-2912
Little Buddies Adoption and Humane Society
Reston, VA littlebuddies@erols.com
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