How to Take Care of a Miniature Schnauzer Puppy

By Coty Perry

Miniature Schnauzer Puppies are the smallest of the three Schnauzers. Their bushy eyebrows and thick beard give them a distinguished human-like look that is hard to miss! They are even small enough to carry around in a sling as puppies. 

Miniature Schnauzer puppies need lots of daily exercises since their breed was bred to be farm dogs and ratters. 

It isn’t challenging to take care of a Miniature Schnauzer puppy, but it takes patience, planning, and persistence. They require plenty of grooming and of course, lots of love! 

How to Take Care of a Miniature Schnauzer Puppy?

You will need to begin training your Miniature Schnauzer puppy between 8 and 16 weeks of age. Your puppy might feel overwhelmed while transitioning into your care, so it is essential to establish expectations and set a routine. 

Take the time to determine your pup’s likes and dislikes, so he feels more secure. 

For your puppy to feel secure, you must make your home a safe space for him to live in. You should remove anything from his potentially hazardous reach, like chemicals, valuables, electrical cords, and medications. 

When taking care of your Miniature Schnauzer puppy, you should do your best to be prepared ahead of time.

High-Quality Puppy Kibble

Before you take your puppy home, you should find out what food the breeder or shelter was giving to your pup. If you need to introduce a new food to your puppy’s diet, you should do so slowly to allow him to get used to the change.

Miniature Schnauzer puppies require a diet containing the proper amounts of proteins, fats, vitamins, carbohydrates, and minerals. 

Whether you feed your puppy a raw diet, a commercial brand of puppy food, or a homemade meal, it is essential to ensure the food is high quality and free of by-products, fillers, and grains. 

Dry dog food is a great option to promote overall wellness for your puppy.


Your Miniature Schnauzer puppy will need a few supplies to get comfortable and happy in your home. He will need everything from food and water bowls to soft bedding. He will need walking equipment, like a leash and harness, so you can ensure he gets the proper amount of exercise. 

Miniature Schnauzer puppies need about one to two sessions of five minutes of walking for each month of age. If your pup is six months old, he will need to walk for about thirty-minute walks once or twice a day. You will also need a crate to use in his downtime and toys for him to play with.

Set Up Vet Appointments

Your new puppy must get a thorough examination by the vet and all his necessary vaccinations. This is an excellent time to ask questions regarding your Miniature Schnauzer puppy’s health and general wellbeing. 

You can ask questions about microchip ID implants or how to control fleas. During your pup’s first vet appointment, he will be weighed, his teeth will be examined, his temperature will be taken, and you will discuss the puppy’s history with the vet.

Final Thoughts

Knowing how to take care of a Miniature Schnauzer puppy is essential, especially if you do not have experience with one. Miniature Schnauzer puppies require essential grooming, exercise, playtime, and your love and attention.

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Coty Perry
Coty is a self-proclaimed cat whisperer and animal lover. Growing up his mom ran a dog training business out of his childhood home so you can say it was complete chaos 24/7. Today, when he comes home after a long day of writing about animals, he’s greeted by his two loving cats Marley and Cozmo.