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Miniature Schnauzer

Independent and strong willed

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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MINIATURE SCHNAUZER

Miniature Schnauzers are most commonly recognised for their distinctive moustache and coat.

They are an energetic breed that can be strong willed at times, although they are easily trained in obedience skills. They are very independent and are not likely to get up to mischief when left alone. Their coats have a tendency to lose colour and vitality as they age. This is why their diet needs to include nutritional support to keep their coats in good condition.

  • Size
    Small
  • Colour
    Pepper and Salt to Black and Silver
  • Coat Length
    Short - Medium
  • Age Expectancy
    14+ years
  • Weight
    6 - 7kg
  • Grooming
    Moderate
  • Lifestyle
    Indoor and Outdoor

Temperament

Schnauzers come in three sizes, Giant, Standard and Miniature and the Miniature is said to have the best temperament of them all. The Mini, when socialized from a young age, gets along well with children and other pets, though will alert you when strangers visit as they can be territorial. Although strong willed and independent, the Miniature Schnauzer makes an ideal family pet that is fiercely loyal.

Weight

Miniature Schnauzers are not known as fussy eaters and feeding this breed is relatively easy. It’s important however to make sure they are not overeating and that their diet helps maintain the breed’s ideal weight.

Muscles & Joints

Small in stature, the Miniature Schnauzer is quite sturdy and muscular with strong limbs that support their frame. They like to keep active and love walks and playtime.

Skin & Coat

The coat of the Miniature Schnauzer is wiry and coarse with a dense undercoat and comes in colours ranging from Pepper and Salt to Black and Silver. Their characterful eyebrows, moustache and beard give them a unique expression. Grooming should be done twice weekly with a regular brushing all that is required. Their coats tend to fade as they age.

Puppy Birth & Growth

Interactive puppy guide

Miniature Schnauzer puppies can be a lot to handle when they first arrive home. If you're bringing a new puppy home, take a look at our interactive puppy care guide. It is full of useful advice for welcoming your new family member and getting them properly settled into your household routine.

Puppy Birth & Growth

WHAT TO FEED YOUR MINIATURE SCHNAUZER

From junior to adult

Miniature Schnauzers eat and process nutrients differently. They are active dogs and are sturdy and muscular with strong limbs. That’s why ROYAL CANIN® has designed a diet specific to their needs.

Puppy

Up to 12 months old

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Puppy

Up to 12 months old

During their growth period, the digestive system of the Miniature Schnauzer puppy is immature and continues developing gradually over several weeks. The exclusive combination of nutrients in your puppy diet helps support the young dog’s digestive health and contributes to good stool quality. Highly digestible proteins with an adapted fibre content including psyllium and prebiotics promote a balance in the intestinal flora.

Intense energy content

Meets the high energy needs of small breed puppies during the growth period, and satisfies fussy appetites.

Dental health

Helps reduce tartar formation thanks to the chelation agents in calcium.

Natural Defences

Supports your puppy’s natural defences, thanks to an antioxidant complex and prebiotics.

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BECAUSE MINIATURE SCHNAUZERS CAN HAVE DENTAL PROBLEMS


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BECAUSE MINIATURE SCHNAUZERS CAN HAVE DENTAL PROBLEMS

The ROYAL CANIN® Miniature Schnauzer kibble has been specifically designed to help support the Miniature Schnauzer’s dental health. The kibble’s unique texture, shape and composition helps reduce tartar formation and encourages proper chewing habits.

ADULT

Over 12 months old

Urinary Tract Health

Miniature Schnauzers, a small breed dog, are prone to developing bladder stones, otherwise known as uroliths. Our Miniature Schnauzer food helps maintain a healthy urinary system by encouraging drinking and diluting the urine, helping to prevent bladder stones from forming.

Intense Coat Colour

Miniature Schnauzer coats should be highly contrasted and full of vitality. Our food contains optimal levels of specific amino acids to help maintain the coat’s natural colour.

Ideal Weight

ROYAL CANIN® Miniature Schnauzer food contains an adapted calorie content to help maintain healthy body weight and avoid excess weight gain.

ADULT

Over 12 months old

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ADULT

Over 12 months old

Urinary Tract Health

Miniature Schnauzers, a small breed dog, are prone to developing bladder stones, otherwise known as uroliths. Our Miniature Schnauzer food helps maintain a healthy urinary system by encouraging drinking and diluting the urine, helping to prevent bladder stones from forming.

Intense Coat Colour

Miniature Schnauzer coats should be highly contrasted and full of vitality. Our food contains optimal levels of specific amino acids to help maintain the coat’s natural colour.

Ideal Weight

ROYAL CANIN® Miniature Schnauzer food contains an adapted calorie content to help maintain healthy body weight and avoid excess weight gain.

TAILOR-MADE NUTRITION

Specially formulated for the Miniature Schnauzer

Every breed has different needs. Miniature Schnauzers have a distinctive coat that tends to fade as they age. This is why at ROYAL CANIN®, we have created our Miniature Schnauzer food with specific requirements in mind.

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