Is a
Standard Schnauzer the best pet dog or puppy to suit your lifestyle.

Standard Schnauzer

Choosing a Standard Schnauzer as your pet dog or puppy:--

General Description

Terrier like in appereance, highly intelligent but with a mischevious streak.

Suitable Owners

Active and confident owner wo likes exercising, training and grooming his dog.


Originally bred in Germany as herding dogs also capable of hunting small prey.
Dog Group - Kennel Club:


Hard and wiry with a dense undercoat.

Clipping every 3 - 4 months to maintain shape and regular brushing.
Average Height:

46 - 48 cms. 18 - 19 ins. 
Average Weight:

15 16 kgs. 32 - 34 lbs. 

Pure black or salt and pepper.

The Standard Schnauzer is a great companon, and shows great devotion, loyalty and love of families. Incredibly active with a boisterous spirit, but calm and easily biddable and possessing inate intelligence. They are athletic, agile, and love lots of exercise


Medium exercise requirements, but is always busy both at home and on walks.

Average Lifespan: 

12 - 14 yrs.
Possible Disadvantages

Can be prone to excessive barking. Wiry coat may need regular brushing to keep it tangle free.

Potential Health Concerns

Can be prone to hip problems, cataracts and cancer.
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