Miniature, but mighty protective. Bearded, but beguiling. Affectionate, but somewhat independent. Traditionally among the AKC's 15 most popular breeds, Miniature Schnauzers pack a lot of personality into their sturdy, compact frames. This guide fills you in on their needs and attributes, covering: The history and traits of the breed How to select your pet Things you'll need to make your pup feel at home Feeding, exercise, training, and healthcare Grooming the double coat and the characteristic bushy beard, mustache, and eyebrows Bonus chapters available on companion Web siteTypically sociable and loyal, your Miniature Schnauzer will probably want to stay by your side--whether you're taking a walk or taking a nap!