I often get asked what size and weight are my Miniature Schnauzers. Well, my Miniature Schnauzers are the height and weight they are suppose to be according to the breed standard.
My Miniature Schnauzers are the true standard size and weight as listed on wikipedia and on AKC, American Kennel Club. http://akc.org, because they are, both genders, of Champion and Grand-Champion bloodlines.
Miniature Schnauzers of great breeding are a square shaped dog when you measure from the withers to the floor and from the chest to the rear.
They are to measure between 12 to 14 inches, therefore if they measure 13 inches it should be 13 inches from withers to the floor and 13 inches from chest to the rear, so 12×12, 13×13, 14×14 etc.
Also, the weight of a well bred Miniature Schnauzer is from 12 pounds to 18/20 pounds; the males are normally larger than the females.
The AKC color standard for a Miniature Schnauzer is black, black and silver, and salt and pepper (which is a grey color).
The standardized breeding goes back for about 200 years. A Good breeder breeds to improve the Miniature Schnauzer breed in temperament, intelligence, ease in training, coat, personality, health and so much more.
Please take note, my Miniature Schnauzers only bark to alert you that someone is coming, they do not walk around the house barking; my Miniature Schnauzers are athletic, calm, extremely easy to train, non-barkers, eager to please, great with kids, the perfect family pet, low maintenance, the are the perfect dog for apartments, townhouses, small homes and large homes alike; what they want most is a loving forever family that are loyal to them as they are to you. They are a happy dog.