The AKC breed standard describes temperament as “alert and spirited, yet obedient to command… friendly, intelligent and willing to please… never overaggressive or timid. Usually easy to train, they tend to be excellent watchdogs with a good territorial instinct, but more inclined toward barking than biting. They are often aloof with strangers until the owners of the home welcome the guest, upon which they are typically very friendly to them.

They are highly playful dogs, and, if not given the outlet required for their energy, they can become bored and invent their own “fun” including the chasing of unfamiliar cats – a well fenced-in garden is a must.

When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.

BUYER BEWARE;  Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Miniature Schnauzer Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.


NSW , Cessnock; EBSHINE. Veeni Craig +0249981863 or +0410 325950
VIC , Melbourne; SPRITZEE Jacqueline Rickard +03 94974189


SUNDOM ; Kronvik; Ulla-Maj & Timo Leppakorpi; +358 (0) 500 296965


ASHBURTON ; TRUSTIN . Rowena Stanton . +64-3-3022859
CAMBRIDGE ; KAJEN . Kaye Lord +0274 844 034


DERBYSHIRE ; INGELLA Ingrid Young Derbyshire
STAFFORDSHIRE ; Kizbreez Julie Richards 01889 801103 Staffordshire
STAFFORDSHIRE ; Melaleauca Mrs P Bowerman 01543 889113 Staffordshire
YORKSHIRE ; Yakuza Maria & Stephen Cockerham 01427-891253 Doncaster