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5 Amazing Facts About Miniature Schnauzer Temperament

Generally speaking, Miniature Schnauzers have a very good temperament and are distinctive in many ways.

Whether you already have a Miniature Schnauzer or you are considering getting one and want to learn more about this breed – you are in the right place.
We’ll talk about their character and answer some questions you might have:

Without further ado, let’s get started.

Family And Miniature Schnauzers

This energetic breed loves to be with its humans and is a people-pleaser. They can be stubborn though! 

Mini Schnauzers will learn whom they can ignore if not trained consistently.
If you don’t want to become background noise to your Schnauzer, be consistent with its training.

“But I have children! Are Mini Schnauzers good with kids?”


Miniature Schnauzers are amazing with children. They need someone as energetic as they are.

Given their history as cattle and herding dogs, be sure that your children are not going to leave their sight.
(No, Karen! I’m not saying your children are livestock.)

Anyways – Let’s keep going.

Are Mini Schnauzers Good As An Apartment Dog?

Did you know that Miniature Schnauzers are five-star apartment dogs?

Well, there you go!

They are not going to care whether you live in a house or an apartment in the city.

Miniature Schnauzers are considered to be a hypoallergenic breed. You can cuddle them without any worries about your sensitive lungs and skin.

You like to travel, right?

No problem! 

Since they are small-sized dogs and love spending time with people, a Mini Schnauzer makes a good traveling companion even on longer trips as well.
To your Schnauzer – home is where you are.

How Intelligent Are Miniature Schnauzers?

You know that Miniature Schnauzers are one of the most intelligent dog breeds. Right?

Miniature Schnauzers are ranked the 12th most intelligent dog breed. They can learn the new trick in 5 – 15 tries.


I mean, just look at that wise face!
They look as if they’ve already discovered the secrets of the Universe.

Given their high energy and intelligence, they perform very well in agility and obedience competitions.

Do They Bark?

You need to be aware that they are more vocal than other dogs. You can have a full-on conversation with your Mini Schnauzer if that’s something you’re into.

Mini Schnauzers have very unique bark. Very distinctive.
It’s not a high-pitched yappy bark, though. It sounds more like a deep growling bark.
With their bushy eyebrows and a beard better than Santa’s, it seems like they’re trying to sound like an old wise man.

Do Miniature Schnauzers Get Along With Other Animals?

“Ok, they are great family dogs, and I can talk to them ‘cuz they are vocal. But what about other animals? Do these wise-looking dogs get along with their fellow animals?”

The answer is YES.
And NO.
It depends on you.

If you are a dog-lover you also love different kinds of animals, and it’s possible that you already have a pet in your home.
Even if you don’t have any other animals, you will encounter other dogs, cats, and wildlife.

It is IMPORTANT to socialize and train your Schnauzer as much as possible, to avoid negative behavior when your dog meets other creatures. (obedience training will help with preventing the negative behavior)

You don’t want to be THAT person with an obnoxious dog.


Overall, Miniature Schnauzer is a top-notch breed for individuals and families that are looking for a robust, playful, and intelligent dog that is smaller in size.

The Miniature Schnauzer is a big dog in a small dog’s body, and won’t be mistaken for any other breed.

What is your favorite Mini Schnauzer trait?

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