Standard Schnauzer

  • Size

  • Height

    Males – 18 to 20 inches at the shoulder, Females – 17 to 19 inches at the shoulder
  • Weight

    Males – 40 to 45 pounds, Females – 35 to 40 pounds
  • Coat

  • Color

    Black or salt and pepper
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Conformation, Obedience, Rally, Agility, Herding, Tracking, Search and Rescue, Therapy
  • Indoor/Outdoor


A German farm dog bred to guard livestock and catch vermin, the Standard Schnauzer has a hardy, athletic body marked by a bearded nose and bushy eyebrows. A natural protector, this territorial breed is an excellent watchdog. The lively Standard Schnauzer needs several brisk walks daily, and his coarse, lightly shedding coat should be brushed regularly to avoid mats and stripped at least twice a year.

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