Mittelschnauzer, Schnauzer, Wirehair Pinscher
This is a robust, sturdily built, heavyset dog of square proportion. It is both strong and agile, enabling it to perform as both a guard and ratter. Its stride is quick, powerful and ground-covering. Its coat is hard, wiry and thick, with a soft undercoat. Its hallmark whiskers, mustache and eyebrows add to its alert, spirited expression.
Bold and lively, the standard schnauzer is a fun-loving companion and guardian. It is clever and headstrong, and unless given daily physical and mental exercise, it can be mischievous. It does best with a firm, patient owner. It is a devoted family dog and very reliable with children. It is good with other family pets, but it can be aggressive toward strange dogs, animals or rodents. It is reserved with strangers, sometimes acting suspicious and protective.
|Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm)
|Male: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg)Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg)
|Black Pepper & Salt
|Good In Apartments
The Standard Schnauzer is a good dog for apartment life. It is very active indoors and will do okay without a yard.
|Good With Children
Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.
|Good With Dogs
|Good With Cats
These energetic dogs will take as much exercise as they can get. A daily, long, brisk walk or jog is a must. They will also enjoy play sessions during which they can run free. Do not overdo it with very young pups, though, until their body frames are strong and mature. Pups still need to walk, just a shorter distance.
Easy Training: Though the Standard Schnauzer learns fast, it has a slight stubborn streak. Training must be fair and consistent and should not be overly repetitious. Standard Schnauzers are responsive to the sound of their handler's voice. They are versatile, and can learn a variety of activities such as hunting, retrieving, and herding.
High Maintenance: Grooming should be performed often to keep the dog's coat in good shape. Professional groomers can be sought after for assistance. Occasional trimming or stripping needed.
Minimal Shedding: This dog will shed a negligible amount. Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with dog hair in their cars and homes.