Exercising Your Miniature SchnauzerGood Exercises For Your Miniature Schnauzer

The Schnauzer name derived from the German word “Schnauze”, which means “muzzle”. It was used as a farm dog, mostly as ratter and still retains the ability. Today, this dog is mostly a companion dog today. They were developed by breeding small Standard Schnauzers, probably with the Affenpinscher and possibly the PoodleMiniature Schnauzers are a very popular breed throughout the world.

Breed Type


Physical Characteristics

  • small dog – 11 to 15 pounds (5 – 6.8 kg)
  • sturdy, square build
  • docked tail is set high and carried erect
  • double coated dog – outer coat is wiry and the undercoat is soft with minimal shedding


  • intelligent, alert dog, can be a good watchdog
  • moderate energy dog
  • playful and gets along well with children and like to be with people
  • affectionate, devoted, and docile
  • some can be reserved with strangers, tends to be a one-person dog

Best Exercises

Don’t be fooled because this is a little dog that is good indoors. This breed is smart and has some energy and needs a little activity every day. They are inclined to behavior problems (barky, temperamental, defensive) without activity.

  • medium-brisk walks (15 – 25 minutes)
  • play at dog park, if socialized
  • short games (15 – 20 minutes) at catch or any game where they chase things

Suggested Exercise Plan

At least one 20-minute brisk walk most days, 20 minutes of play time (chasing, running or with a toy) once a week to engage their mind.

Things To Note

This breed sheds little to no hair and is a good dog for allergy sufferers.