About the BreedThe Miniature Schnauzer is even-tempered and an eager, intelligent learner. It is brave and fun, making and an excellent companion. Miniature Schnauzers are loyal, protective, and alert, but do not make good guard dogs due to their size. At times, they may be pushy if they don’t know who’s boss.
The Miniature Schnauzer gets along great with familiar children, dogs, and other pets, but it is wary and cautious with people and animals it does not know. Miniature Schnauzers are best behaved when given sufficient exercise and human companionship. Miniature Schnauzers are spunky, and not as overbearing as Standard or Giant Schnauzers. They also get along with other dogs more easily, though they may bark a lot.
The Miniature Schnauzer has energy far exceeding its size and enjoys going for runs or playing games in the yard. It is well suited for apartment life.