Standard Schnauzer

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Breed Group: Working
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Male: 40-45; Female: 35-40 lbs
Male: 18.5-19.5; Female: 17.5-18.5 inches
pepper and salt or pure black
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Standard Schnauzer puppies.

How much do Standard Schnauzer puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Standard Schnauzer varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Standard Schnauzer puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Standard Schnauzers sold is $1,400.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Standard Schnauzer with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,200 upwards to $5,600 or even more for a Standard Schnauzer with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Standard Schnauzers sold is $800.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,400.00
Average Price: $800.00
Top Quality: $2,200.00 to $5,600.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 246 Standard Schnauzer puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Standard Schnauzer puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Standard Schnauzers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Standard Schnauzer Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 246 Standard Schnauzer dogs.
  • 1. Bosco
  • 2. Mystique
  • 3. Many
  • 4. Snoopy
  • 5. Cassy
  • 6. Mazy
  • 7. Manny
  • 8. Sebastian
  • 9. Cupcake
  • 10. Cassie
  • 11. Sam
  • 12. Jamaica
  • 13. Chillypepper
  • 14. Sadie
  • 15. Sage
  • 16. Helga
  • 17. Juliet
  • 18. Litter F
  • 19. No Name
  • 20. Shiloh

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What is the average cost/price of Standard Schnauzers pups?

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The average price for a Standard Schnauzer normally ranges between $1500.00 - $1750.00 per puppy. All depending on the amount of time, effort, money the breeder took to raise the litter plus where the breeder is located and the pedigree of the litter.

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What's the best food to feed a 6-year-old Standard Schnauzer?

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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 that you feed your Standard Schnauzer healthy dog food. I fed one of my schnauzers the cheap food and learned the hard way, he died of Liver Cancer.

Anonymous asked:
Are Standard Schnauzer prone to skin conditions?

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Not usually, unless you bathe a Schnauzer too much. I can tell you what they are prone to though; teeth issues and sometimes obesity.

Anonymous asked:
Is there a Standard Schnauzer that is called a Party Schnauzer due to coloring?



Yes, there is, but it's spelled "Parti." They are usually spotted with different coloring.


Standard Schnauzers only come in one of two colors. Solid black or pepper salt.

Anonymous asked:
At what age should a Standard Schnauzer be neutered?

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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.

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Updated: 5/26/2022