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Miniature Schnauzer Dog Breed Information | Kellyville Pets

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Thinking of getting a Miniature Schnauzer? Get all the information you need in our dog breed guide to see if a Miniature Schnauzer is the right dog for you.

Fast Facts:

How long will my Miniature Schnauzer live? 12-14 years

What will my dogs energy levels be like? Moderate

How big will my Miniature Schnauzer grow? 5-11kg 

Will a Miniature Schnauzer be suitable for my family? Minature Schnauzers are suitable for most families

What size housing is recommended for my Miniature Schnauzer? Backyard required

Miniature Schnauzer Temperament

Mini Schnauzers are known to be a happy, loyal and playful breed. They are an intelligent dog with an affectionate, outgoing and cheery personality making them great for families with children and they generally get along well with other dogs, given they have been well socialised as a puppy.

They loved to be involved in all family activities, whether its playing in the backyard or curling up for a movie. They are also one of the few hypoallergenic breeds making them the perfect companion for people with allergies or asthma.

Miniature Schnauzer Health Issues

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA): A group of retinal degeneration diseases that worsens over time and can lead to impaired vision or even blindness.

Patella Luxation: An abnormally shallow groove in the knee, which causes the knee cap (patella) to slip out of position.

Dry/Itchy Skin: Some dogs, especially those with a shorter coat, can be prone to dry, flaky and itchy skin. This can be helped by using an oatmeal based shampoo and conditioner. If this continues to occur it could be related to a food allergy or parasite, and should be seen by a vet.


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CARE GUIDE © Copyright 2016 Kellyville Pets - All information found in this care guide is based upon our own experience. The information provided is not the only information available. In any medical situations,  you should always consult your vet, including questions regarding your pet's diet.