Schnauzer (Standard)

As a member of the working dog group, Standard Schnauzers were bred to assist humans. While Standard Schnauzers are one of the smaller dogs of this group, their intelligence, loyalty to their owner and easy trainability make this dog a reliable family pet. The Standard Schnauzer’s unique coat requires daily brushing to remain tangle-free, with the occasional trim of the beard and eyebrows. You can either have your Standard Schnauzer’s coat stripped or clippered, and this will need to be done every month or so. This friendly and active medium sized dog enjoys being with people, but will require training and socialization from an early age. The Standard Schnauzer makes an excellent family guard dog, with good protective instincts and a deep loud bark that warns away strangers. It is said to also have the ability to tell the difference between friend and foe. With their high intelligence and inclination to be stubborn, Standard Schnauzers are not for the inexperienced dog owner. That said, for those experienced dog owners interested in agility trials, obedience, tracking, or competitive herding, the Standard Schnauzer might just be the right dog breed for you!

The Standard Schnauzer is an intelligent dog breed that, perhaps because of its heritage loves to be put to work and is very suitable as a show dog partner.
Standard Schnauzers are actually the less common of the three Schnauzer types, with the Miniature Schnauzer being the most popular, followed by the Giant Schnauzer.
Standard Schnauzers are the oldest of the three Schnauzer dog breeds.
This breed’s name comes from the beard and moustache on the dog’s muzzle, which means "schnauze" in German.
The Standard Schnauzer is recongizable by its beard and bushy eyebrows.
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18 to 20 inches (45.7 to 50.8 cm)


35 to 50 pounds (16 to 22.8 kgs)

Life Expectancy:

12 to 14 years


Originally from Germany, the Standard Schnauzer was used on farms in various roles, including guarding cattle, catching vermin and protecting his owners on the journey to market.

Available colors:


The Schnauzer (Standard) is:

  • Fearless
  • Protective
  • Reliable
  • Trainable
  • Watchful of strangers


Your Schnauzer (Standard) will require daily grooming.

Coat Length:

The Schnauzer (Standard) has a short coat.


The Schnauzer (Standard) does not shed.

This medium sized dog breed sheds little hair, making it good for allergy sufferers. Of course, there is no such thing as a hypo-allergenic dog breed.

Health Concerns

Congenital Eye Disease, Hip dysplasia, Tumors

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