Miniature Schnauzers shed a very low amount of hair. This is definitely one of the lowest shedding breeds you will come across. Which is good for those of you who can’t stand loose hair floating around or if you suffer from allergies. With that being said, no dog is completely non-shedding. And his coat requires a fair amount of work to keep clean and tangle free, more so than the majority of breeds. So there are some things you should know about as we explain in this article.
The Miniature Schnauzer became a distinct breed in 1899 according to the American Kennel Club. He is part of the terrier group, and was bred in the 19th century by German farmers. Primarily for the purpose of hunting rats, but also for guarding and herding. He stands 12 to 14 inches tall and is a mix of the Affenpinscher, small Standard Schnauzers and Poodle breeds. The AKC describes him as “an overtly friendly dog, spirited but obedient and willing to please”. So it is no wonder he has become a consistent winner of many dog shows throughout the United States and abroad. The fact that he is eager to please his owner, coupled with his responsive demeanor, means he is fairly easy to train. He’s also a fairly active breed, so daily exercise is beneficial to maintain his overall mental and physical well being. This, in conjunction with a proper diet, can also help to keep his coat healthy and make grooming more manageable. Which means less shedding and less brushing.