The Miniature Schnauzer is a born hunter as well. He was bred to hunt rats and guard farms across Germany. He is the result of interbreeding the Schnauzer, the Miniature Pinscher, the Affenpinscher, and perhaps the Poodle. There are no definitive records about how the breed was developed, so his exact parentage is unknown. The earliest recorded Schnauzer is a female, Findel, n 1888. An interest in the Miniature Schnauzer took place after World War I, a time when dog breeding was difficult to say the least. His popularity remains steady today.
The Schneagle is a sweet, friendly, playful dog. He is energetic and loves to socialize with both humans and animals. He loves being the center of his family's activity, and he loves meeting new people as well. Highly intelligent, his antics may amuse both his owners and their visitors. He is loyal and does not like to be alone. Many Schneagle owners report that he will follow family members from room to room in an effort to be a part of whatever activity they are involved in. He is alert and highly attentive. He loves to cuddle and will spend untold hours on the couch with you should you allow him to do so. A sweet companion, his greatest desire is to be physically close to his family. He is generally easy to please (and therefore easy to train), but he may also have a stubborn streak. Patient persistence is key to housebreaking the Schneagle. He is the type of dog who should never be left outside for long periods of time. His place is inside with his family.