The miniature schnauzer is a terrier, measuring 12 to 14 inches in size. Known in Germany as the Zweig Schnauzer, it is a cross between an ordinary schnauzer and a small dog. The miniature schnauzer was once the most popular dog in the United States and Canada. Miniature Schnauzers are a breed of terrier. They are energetic and active, and their physical appearance and personality are very similar to their cousin, the Standard Schnauzer, alert and active.
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