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!
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18 to 20 inches (45.7 to 50.8 cm)
35 to 50 pounds (16 to 22.8 kgs)
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.
Energy Level:The Schnauzer (Standard) enjoys playing.
Exercise Needs:The Schnauzer (Standard) can do with a walk every now and then provided it has a yard to play in.
Training Compatability:The Schnauzer (Standard) is very easy to train. Very intelligent breed.
The Schnauzer (Standard) is:
- Watchful of strangers
Grooming:Your Schnauzer (Standard) will require daily grooming.
Coat Length:The Schnauzer (Standard) has a short coat.
Shedding: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.
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