With a bushy beard and eyebrows that make them look almost human, the Miniature Schnauzer has successfully secured a spot among the most pawpular dog breeds in the United States. Aside from their charming appearance, the breed's extroverted nature, low-shedding coat, and portable size make them ideal family dogs for city and country dwellers alike. Outgoing and friendly, the Mini Schnauzer enjoys vigorous play and being with their family. They were bred to be farm dogs and ratters, meaning they need daily exercise and make furrific watchdogs. If you're ready to commit to this sturdy little breed, read on for tips on how to be a pawsome Mini Schnauzer puppy parent!