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

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
[usrlist “Ease at being home alone:5” “Tendency to bark or howl:4” “Ease of training:4” “Affectionate with family:4” “Energy Level:4” “Heat Tolerance:4” “Intelligence:4” “Predatory tendencies:3” “General health:3” “Good for new owners:3” “Vigor:3” “Apartment appropriate:3” “Easy to groom:2” “Amount of shedding:1”]