This German ratter has ranked high in popularity for centuries, and for good reason.

Vital Stats

Height: 12 to 14 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 11 to 20 pounds
Coat: medium-length and wiry
Life span: 12 to 14 years

Summary
He’s got it all in one small package: intelligence, affection, an extroverted temperament, humor, and a personality that’s twice as big as he is. Throw in that walrus moustache and quivering enthusiasm, and he’ll make you laugh every day. With a Miniature Schnauzer in the house, you’ll never be alone, not even when you go to the bathroom.

He’s got personality-plus, and whether he’s bounding around ahead of you or curled up snoozing on your lap, you’ll never be bored with him around. Full Miniature Schnauzer profile on DogTime.com

Ease at being home alone:
(5.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
(4.0 / 5)
Ease of training:
(4.0 / 5)
Affectionate with family:
(4.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
(4.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
(4.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
(4.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
(3.0 / 5)
General health:
(3.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
(3.0 / 5)
Vigor:
(3.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
(3.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
(2.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
(1.0 / 5)
Average:
(3.4 / 5)