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Standard Schnauzer

Purebred Dog Breed

Description

The Standard Schnauzer is a robust, heavy-set dog, sturdily built with good muscle and plenty of bone; square-built in proportion of body length to height. His rugged build and dense harsh coat are accentuated by the hallmark of the breed, the arched eyebrows and the bristly mustache and whiskers.

Coloring

Pepper and salt or pure black.

Temperament

The Standard Schnauzer has highly developed senses, intelligence, aptitude for training, fearlessness, endurance and resistance against weather and illness. His nature combines high-spirited temperament with extreme reliability.

Origin

The Standard Schnauzer is the oldest of the 3 Schnauzer breeds. They are a breed that originated in Germany and used as pseudo babysitters; where they were referred to as Das Kind Watcher, or the Child Watcher. They have served military and police for generations, even guarding breweries and stockyards.

Care Level

Medium

petkey™ Breed Statistics

# Registered Pets 784
Males 486 (61.99 %)
Females 298 (38.01 %)
Microchip Count 629 (80.23 %)
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