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Breed Group: Working
 Standard Schnauzer

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Weight
Male: 40-45; Female: 35-40 lbs
Height
Male: 18.5-19.5; Female: 17.5-18.5 inches
Color(s)
pepper and salt or pure black
Overview
Originating in Germany, the Standard Schnauzer is the oldest of the three Schnauzer breeds. As a working class dog this breed was used as a family pet and guard dog. Their principle farm duties included herding, killing vermin, and protecting livestock. This breed was also used to watch children and keep them safe. Today, the Standard Schnauzer is a highly revered watchdog and companion, although they are quite difficult to obtain.
Character
Robust and medium-sized, this breed is often referred to as "the dog with the human brain". Clever, engaging, and sturdy, the Standard Schnauzer also possesses grace and elegance. They have a regal and aristocratic appearance and are quite versatile as a family pet and hard worker.
Temperament
The Standard Schnauzer has highly developed senses and is extremely intelligent. They are exceedingly loyal, devoted and reliable. Affectionate and playful, this breed has a charming personality. They do best with older, considerate, and well-behaved children. They are not generally trustworthy with other household pets and have a tendency to be dog aggressive. This breed thrives on human companionship and does not do well if left alone for extended periods of time. They are aloof and reserved with strangers and very protective of their family and territory which makes them an excellent watch or guard dog. The Standard Schnauzer is not recommended for the novice or sedentary dog owner.
Care
The Standard Schnauzer requires daily brushing and combing to keep the under coat free of mats and tangles. A short wire brush works best. The hair around the eyes and ears must be kept trimmed. Professional all-over clipping should be done in the twice a year. It is important to clean the whiskers after meals. Bathing or dry shampooing should be done when necessary. The Standard Schnauzer is generally healthy but may be prone to minor eye problems and hip dysplasia.
Coat
The Standard Schnauzer is a double coat breed. The outer coat is thick, wiry, and hard. The under coat is soft and dense. The coat is longer over the eyes and on the muzzle to form bushy eyebrows and a distinctive beard. The hair on the legs is longer than the body coat. The color of the coat is either pure black or salt and pepper. This breed sheds little to no hair.
Training
Demanding and willful, this breed requires a firm and dominant owner. They need intensive and extensive early socialization and obedience training. The Standard Schnauzer responds best to fairness, firmness, consistency, and patience. They excel in search and rescue, agility, competitive obedience, and military work. They have also been used successfully as therapy dogs.
Activity
The Standard Schnauzer is highly energetic and requires vigorous daily exercise. They thrive on play sessions, running free in a safe area, and long, brisk, securely leashed walks. If this breed becomes bored and restless they will be destructive. They will do okay in an apartment provided they are sufficiently exercised and stimulated.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Standard Schnauzer puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Location: Boise, Idaho
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Anonymous asked:

11/11/2012 10:37:56 AM

11/11/2012 10:37:56 AM

What's the best food to feed a standard schnauzer, 6 yrs old?

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Anonymous

That would be the best that you can find... I would recommend "4 health" and "blue buffalo" I feed mine "Instinct Raw Bits" basically anything without corn or soy... It is very important what you feed your schnauzer healthy dog food , I fed one of my schnauzers the cheap food, and learned the hard way, He died of Liver Cancer.
5/23/2014 11:59:26 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/11/2012 10:35:18 AM

11/11/2012 10:35:18 AM

Are schnauzers prone to skin conditions?

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Anonymous

Not usually, unless you bathe a schnauzer too much. I can tell you what they are prone to though ------ Teeth issues and sometimes obesity.
5/23/2014 11:40:30 AM

Anonymous asked:

9/10/2012 2:33:46 PM

9/10/2012 2:33:46 PM

Is there a schnauzer that is called a party schnauzer due to coloring?

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Anonymous

Yes, there is, but it's spelled "Parti" ... They are usually spotted with different coloring.
5/23/2014 11:35:29 AM

Anonymous asked:

2/20/2012 10:52:17 PM

2/20/2012 10:52:17 PM

At what age should a schnauzer be neutered?

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Anonymous

It's best to ask your vet when the appropriate age is to Spay or Neuter a schnauzer, But usually you will want to do this before the dog turns 1.
5/23/2014 11:30:25 AM

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1/4/2012 8:12:14 PM

1/4/2012 8:12:14 PM

Is a pure white schnauzer very rare and how much are they worth? The one I'm talking about is a... Is a pure white schnauzer very rare and how much are they worth? The one I'm talking about is a pedigree and 9 years old

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Anonymous

White Schnauzers are not the rarest Schanuzer, Chocolate is the rarest, But as for the price, they can range from 250.00 to 800.00... It just depends on what the owner wants to sell them for
5/23/2014 11:33:27 AM

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10/9/2011 12:03:55 PM

10/9/2011 12:03:55 PM

Is it ok for a schnauzer to have long ears? Because we havent cut my schnauzer's ears yet/ were... Is it ok for a schnauzer to have long ears? Because we havent cut my schnauzer's ears yet/ were not planning too.

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Anonymous

Yes, it is totally okay for Schnauzers to have long ears, most that have they're ears cropped are "ShowDogs" and and you have to crop they're ears soon after birth.
5/23/2014 11:37:49 AM

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5/31/2011 11:44:16 AM

5/31/2011 11:44:16 AM

I have a 4 month old schnauzer and dachshund mix puppy. What can I expect from both type of... I have a 4 month old schnauzer and dachshund mix puppy. What can I expect from both type of breeds? I don't know much about schnauzers at all.

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I don't know anything about Dachshund's but I have raised Schnauzer's my whole life, Schnauzer's personalities are very Loyal, Schnauzers do not shed much, and are very good lap-dogs. They are prone to teeth decay, so you will have to brush they're teeth often. Schnauzers with bark if they see someone at the door, so you will want to break that habit early. Hope this cleared up some questions of Schnauzers!
5/23/2014 11:50:57 AM

Anonymous asked:

2/15/2011 3:43:01 PM

2/15/2011 3:43:01 PM

DO SCHNAUZERS SHED?

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Anonymous

My schnauzer's shed a little, but a good brushing, once or twice a week (note: weekly not daily!) reduces the shedding. My female shed more than the male, so I think it depends on the dog.
4/28/2011 7:23:40 AM

Anonymous

"shed" by defination means the twice yearly dropping of coat. Schnauzers will drop their hair just like you and I do. They do not die with the same hair they were born with. A good brushing and occasional grooming is all that is needed to keep your dogs coat healthy and your floors free of hair. If your dog has an odor, change his food. Standard Schnauzers do not have an odor.
9/5/2011 2:02:50 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/19/2010 8:04:37 PM

12/19/2010 8:04:37 PM

How long do Schnauzer's live?

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Anonymous

My wife & are on number 10 & 11 schnauzers. The medium age is 13 but we've had one live to 17 and another only 10.
2/1/2012 8:28:55 PM

Anonymous

It depends on the food you feed a Schnauzer, But they can live up to 17 years
5/23/2014 11:27:54 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/19/2010 11:30:41 AM

11/19/2010 11:30:41 AM

Are Schnauzer born with tails?

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Anonymous

yes. Most breeders have them "docked" after the Schnauzer is born.
1/23/2011 2:35:21 AM

Anonymous

Yes schnauzers are born with tails, most breeders have them docked within the same week of birth though.
5/23/2014 11:42:39 AM

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