AKC PuppyFinder: Standard Schnauzer Puppies

Breed Traits
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  • Personality: Smart, fearless, sometimes willful; spirited, but ever reliable
  • Energy Level: Very Active; Off-leash romping and dog-and-owner playtime keep them physically and mentally fit
  • Good with Children: Yes
  • Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
  • Shedding: Infrequent, Hypoallergenic
  • Grooming: Weekly
  • Trainability: Responds Well
  • Height: 18.5-19.5 inches (male), 17.5-18.5 inches (female)
  • Weight: 35-50 pounds (male), 30-45 pounds (female)
  • Life Expectancy: 13-16 years
  • Barking Level: Barks When Necessary
Breed Description
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Schnauzers have been family and working companions since at least the 15th century. Of all Schnauzers, the Standard Schnauzer is the breed prototype, at about 18 inches tall and 35-45 pounds. High-spirited and devoted to his family, he is an energetic playmate who loves a good off-leash romp and playtime with his people. Your Standard Schnauzer puppy will grow up to be alert and naturally protective of his family. With keen intelligence, he can be a bit strong-willed, so plan on starting obedience training early. He thrives on lots of physical and mental stimulation and does well at many types of dog sports.

History & Job
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Origin: Germany

Year Recognized: 1904

Breed History & Job Description: Standards are the original Schnauzer, the progenitor of the Mini and the Giant. For centuries, farmers worldwide strove to create breeds to use as all-purpose helpers. Different countries took different approaches to the same challenge, resulting in such diverse breeds as the Kerry Blue Terrier (Ireland), Rat Terrier (U.S.), and Belgian Tervuren. The Schnauzer was a German entry in the quest for the ideal farm dog. Like the world’s other barn-and-stable breeds, multitasking Schnauzers made their bones as ratters, herders, guardians, and hunters.

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Standard Schnauzers are generally a healthy breed. Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip dysplasia and eye disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Standard Schnauzers are healthy dogs.

Read the Official Breed Club Health Statement.


Recommended Health Tests from the National Breed Club:

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • DCM DNA Test
Breed Club
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  • Breed Club: Standard Schnauzer Club of America
  • Breed Club Link: http://www.standardschnauzer.org/
  • Breed Standard: View
  • Group: Working
  • 2016 Popularity: 85
  • Breed Referral Contact: Catherine Lord - 201-825-0462
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