Standard Schnauzer

Ease of Training
Shedding
Watchdog
Guard Dog
Popularity
Size

History

  • He's the oldest of the three Schnauzers
  • He originated in Germany
  • He's one of the oldest breeds
  • It's thought he was developed by crossing German Poodles, Gray Wold Spitz, and Wirehaired Pinschers.
  • He's seen in paintings of the 15th and 16th century
  • He was used to as a vermin hunter on farms and in homes

Personality and Behavior

  • He's very affectionate with his family
  • He's very intelligent
  • He's very energetic, has lots of physical stamina and is strong for his size
  • He's fearless and will take on any foe
  • He likes children very much and gets on well with them
  • He's will alert the family of any stranger on the property
  • He's a very healthy breed and lives a long life

Training

  • He's very easy to train. He learns commands very quickly.

Shedding

  • He sheds virtually no hair. You'll be hard-pressed to find a hair in your home! (Good for clean-freaks.)

Grooming / Maintenance

  • Option 1: Clip his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed occasionally.
  • Option 2: Strip his medium-length coat (pluck out the dead hairs) every 6 months and brush it occasionally.

Other varieties

  • Miniature Schnauzer, Standard Schnauzer, Giant Schnauzer

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