The Miniature Schnauzer is a small-sized dog breed known for their distinctive, wiry coat and bushy eyebrows. Originally bred in Germany as farm dogs, they are now popular as companions and watchdogs. They are intelligent, loyal, and affectionate towards their owners, but can be wary of strangers. With proper training and socialization, they can get along well with other pets and children. They require regular exercise and grooming to maintain their health and appearance. The Miniature Schnauzer typically weighs between 11 and 20 pounds and has a lifespan of 12 to 15 years.