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