The Standard Schnauzer, which originated in Germany, is a watch dog and companion dog. They were primarily used to protect houses.
Appearance & Grooming
The Standard Schnauzer is a medium-sized dog. The breed has a rough and dense double coat in salt, pepper, and black. The Standard Schnauzer sheds infrequently, but still benefits from regular brushing.
Behavior & Disposition
The Standard Schnauzer is known for its spirited, devoted, playful, and gentle character. They get along well with children and other dogs.
The Standard Schnauzer has a moderate activity level and it is easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the Standard Schnauzer should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and should have daily walks. It is recommended to feed them well-formulated dog food as they age.
The Standard Schnauzer is a very smart dog, and can become easily bored during repetitive training sessions. Fun, short training sessions are an effective way to train this breed. Early socialization and obedience training are recommended.