Height: 17.5-19.5 inches
Weight: 32-40 lbs.
Life Span: 12-14 yrs.
Breed Group: Terriers
Standard schnauzers are quick learners and love to be in the middle of family
activities. They get along with children and small animals, such as cats,
if socialized with them at an early age.
They usually get along with other dogs but are fearless and will not back
down if challenged and will bark when visitors arrive at the door; males
may try to dominate other dogs.
Early socialization and obedience training are required to control this
dog's high energy level.
The standard schnauzer's face has thick, arched eyebrows and a bristly mustache.
The outercoat is harsh, wiry, and thick; the undercoat is soft and tight.
Coat color is salt-and-pepper or black.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
The standard schnauzer needs to be brushed and combed two to three times
a week and clipped or stripped three to four times a year. These dogs need
several long, brisk walks and vigorous playtime in a secured area daily.
Breed-related health concerns: hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club