Standard Schnauzers were originally bred to be ratters, guard dogs, and all-purpose dogs on German farms. Their versatility, medium size, protective nature, and love of family make them an excellent companion dog breed. See all Standard Schnauzer characteristics below! Standard Schnauzer Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts – DogtimeInitiate Gallery Additional articles you will be interested in: Adoption
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Key Vitals of Standard Schnauzer Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Standard Schnauzer Dog Working Dogs 1 foot, 5 inches to 1 foot, 8 inches tall at the shoulder 30 to 50 pounds 13 to 16 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Standard Schnauzer is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 2 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored low and is not suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 4 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Standard Schnauzer is rated 3 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 4 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 4 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 3 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Standard Schnauzer is rated 2 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored low and is not suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 1 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored low and is not suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 2 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 5 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in General Health. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 1 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored low and is not suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 3 out of 5 in Size.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Standard Schnauzer is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 3 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 5 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 5 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 2 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored low and is not suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 5 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Standard Schnauzer is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 5 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 3 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Standard Schnauzer is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Standard Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Working Dogs

Height

1 foot, 5 inches to 1 foot, 8 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

30 to 50 pounds

Life Span

13 to 16 years

Highlights

Standard Schnauzers are intelligent, but they can be stubborn. This can sometimes make them difficult to housetrain. Crate-training is recommended.Standard Schnauzers are protective of their homes and families. While they generally don’t bark without good reason, they will bark if they sense anything is threatening their homes and families.Standard Schnauzers are highly intelligent and become bored with repetitive tasks. They thrive on varied activities and exercise. Make sure you give your Standard Schnauzer both or he could become destructive and ill-tempered.Because of their intelligence and self-assurance, Standard Schnauzers will capitalize on any weaknesses in their people and could start ‘ruling the roost.’ Be consistent with your Standard Schnauzer, and make sure he knows you are the alpha dog in your house.When training, do not use harsh methods, which could make your Standard Schnauzer resentful.Schnauzers can be suspicious of strangers, including guests, until they know they are accepted by the family.Standard Schnauzers have a great deal of energy and require adequate exercise each day to prevent them from using that energy in destructive ways.Because one of their many jobs has been to catch rats, Standard Schnauzers should not be trusted with small, furry family pets, such as hamsters, guinea pigs, and gerbils. Most Standard Schnauzers seem to tolerate sharing their homes with cats, however, especially if they have been introduced to them at an early age.Standard Schnauzers are curious and fearless — a dangerous combination if you allow your dog to run off-leash in unfenced areas.Never buy a Standard Schnauzer from a puppy mill, a pet store, or a breeder who doesn’t provide health clearances or guarantees. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies and who breeds for sound temperaments.