So you’re looking to adopt an Miniature Schnauzer, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Stocky, robust little dogs standing 12 to 14 inches, Miniature Schnauzers were bred down from their larger cousins, Standard Schnauzers. The bushy beard and eyebrows give Minis a charming, human-like expression. The hard, wiry coat comes in three color patterns: salt and pepper, black and silver, and solid black. Created to be all-around farm dogs and ratters, they are tough, muscular, and fearless without being aggressive.The Miniature Schnauzer is a bright, friendly, trainable companion, small enough to adapt to apartment life but tireless enough to patrol acres of farmland. They get along well with other animals and kids. Minis are sturdy little guys and enjoy vigorous play. Home and family oriented, they make great watchdogs. The Miniature Schnauzer, the smallest of the three Schnauzer breeds, is a generally healthy, long-lived, and low-shedding companion. Add an outgoing personality, a portable size, and sporty good looks, and you’ve got an ideal family dog.”
An Miniature Schnauzer typically ranges from 30.48cm to 35.56cm in height, and weighs from 4.9895160700000005kg to 9.071847400000001kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Miniature Schnauzer breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Miniature Schnauzer insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.