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Standard Schnauzer

Standard Schnauzer

Weight
30-50 Lbs
Height
17-20 Inches
Lifespan
13-16 Years
Exercise
30+ Minutes Per Day

Overview

Weight
30-50 Lbs
Height
17-20 Inches
Lifespan
13-16 Years
Exercise
30+ Minutes Per Day

This dog comes in three sizes: Giant Schnauzer, Mini Schnauzer, and Standard Schnauzer. The Standard Schnauzer is the original of the three, and is right in the middle in terms of size, standing at around 17-20 inches tall. Their medium-length double coat is wiry and hard to the touch, and needs careful grooming. Be prepared to keep up with those appointments! They’re mostly black but can rarely be seen in other, lighter colors. Avoid any breeder who is breeding purely for color though — they should be breeding for health and temperament above all else!

These dogs are very sociable and love people and other dogs. If you’re looking for a dog that can fit nicely into your family, the Standard Schnauzer could be for you. However, some of them can have a bit of a prey drive due to their working background. Take introductions to smaller animals like cats very slowly and never leave them alone unsupervised. Remember, your dog is never fully trustworthy, and you should always set things up for success!

Standard Schnauzer – A Low Energy Dog

They don’t have huge exercise needs. Taking them on a walk every day would certainly help, and they’d love a yard to run around in. However, they’re pretty low maintenance compared to other breeds.

Something to watch is that they can be prone to separation anxiety. Working on this in the beginning and being preventative is essential. Leave them alone for short periods of time and then build up, giving them special treats and safe toys to show them being alone is great! If you work ten hours a day, five days a week, you’ll definitely need to figure something out. This dog just isn’t very independent and wants to be by you always! A breed you will quickly come to love.

 

Photos of Standard Schnauzer

Here are some Bernese mountain dog photos for you to get a good picture of the breed.
NAMES BY BREED

Standard Schnauzer Names

Female, Male, Inspired by size or by coat color

Seth

Duke

Cody

Pablo

Copper

Brooklyn

Ariel

Lois

Oleta

Emma

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