The Miniature Schnauzer is an intelligent, loving, happy dog. It is energetic, playful, gets along well with children and likes to be with its people. Affectionate, keen, devoted and docile. With proper leadership it can get along with other dogs. Socialize this breed well. It makes a good companion and family pet. Owners need to be calm, but firm, possessing a natural air of authority. These dogs do not have a yappy bark, but rather they make sounds like a low, carried-out howl of a voice. This breed makes a good watchdog. An easy dog to travel with. Some can be reserved with strangers, but most love everyone. A well-balanced dog that gets enough mental and physical exercise will have a totally different personality. The Miniature Schnauzer is a good dog for apartment life and will be calm indoors so long as it gets enough exercise.