- WEIGHT: 65 to 90 lbs
- HEIGHT: 24 to 28 inches
- COLOR(S): Black, blue, red, and reddish brown, with tan markings.
- BREED GROUP: Working
Schnauzer - Standard
WEIGHT: 35 to 45 lbs
HEIGHT: 18 to 20 inches
COLOR(S): Black, or salt and pepper.
The Standard Schnauzer is high-spirited, affectionate dog. This is a fearless and protective dog. He/she makes a great watch and guard dog. They are clever, intelligent, demanding, and playful, have a high learning rate. These energetic dogs are lively, need energetic and dominant owner who has the the ability clearly demonstrate that they are the boss and not the dog. They need companionship and are good dogs to travel with. They should be socialized well when they are young to prevent over-protectiveness later in life. This breed does best with older considerate children.
They have a harsh and wiry coat, with a soft undercoat. The wiry coat is reasonably easy to care, but the undercoat is dense and it will become matted unless it is combed or brushed daily with a short wire brush. They should be clipped all over to an even length twice a year - in spring and fall. They have no doggie odor and shed little to no hair.
Genetic eye diseases and hip dysplasia. This is a pretty healthy breed. They are the healthiest of the Schnauzer, Giant Schnauzer and Miniature Schnauzer.
Standard Schnauzers love to run at a fast pace. They require daily exercise consisting of brisk walks and off the leash play sessions.
Standard Schnauzers are quick learners and eager to please. They can be stubborn at times. Schnauzers need consistent handling. They respond to the sound of your voice and the tone you use. Training from puppyhood is always the best start. Learning Rate: High. Obedience - Medium. Problem Solving - High. These dogs are very intelligent and love to figure things out. They will play endless games if you let them.
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