Standard Schnauzer

The schipperke is a daring companion, despite the fact that it may be a different and headstrong one. This little dynamo is happiest when active, poking its nose into every cranny and ever on the watch for adventure. It’s reserved with strangers and also an alert watchdog. It can create an amiable and nice home dog but requires daily exercise.

AKC RANKING 97
FAMILY schnauzer, livestock guard, terrier
AREA OF ORIGIN Germany
DATE OF ORIGIN Middle Ages
ORIGINAL FUNCTION ratting, guardian
TODAY’S FUNCTION companion
AVERAGE SIZE OF MALE Height: 18.5-19.5 Weight: 40-45
AVERAGE SIZE OF FEMALE Height: 17.5-18.5 Weight: 35-40
OTHER NAME mittelschnauzer
The standard schnauzer needs daily effort, possibly a very long walk on leash, a vigorous game or a off-lead outing in a secure location. It can live outside in temperate climates, but it’s better off splitting its time between home and lawn. Its unpleasant coat needs combing twice per week, also skilled scissoring and forming four times annually. Shaping is achieved by clipping for stripping and pets for show dogs.
  • Energy levelHigh energy
  • Exercise needsMedium
  • PlayfullnessModerately playful
  • Affection levelSomewhat affectionate
  • Friendliness toward other dogsShy
  • Friendliness toward other petsFriendly
  • Friendliness toward strangersShy
  • Ease of trainingModerately easy to train
  • Watchdog abilityHigh
  • Protection abilityVery protective
  • Grooming needsHigh maintenance
  • Cold toleranceMedium tolerance
  • Heat toleranceMedium tolerance
• Major concerns: none
• Minor concerns: CHD, follicular dermatitis
• Occasionally seen: none
• Suggested tests: hip
• Life span: 12 – 14 years
The standard schnauzer is the prototypical schnauzer, the earliest of the 3 strains. Definite proof of the strain is different from as early as the 14th century; even then, it had been valued as a family pet and hunting partner. The strain is a fortuitous mix of terrier, hunting and working stock, most probably derived from crossing wirehaired pinschers with black German poodles and gray wolf spitz. The end result was a solid rat catcher that also served as a competent guard dog. From the start of the 20th century, most regular schnauzers would be the most well-known dogs for protecting farmers’ carts in the market while the farmers had been elsewhere. The very first schnauzers entered the show ring as wirehaired pinschers in an 1879 German series. Their clever appearances quickly enamored them into the dog fanciers, and they became very popular as show dogs from 1900. Even though the very first schnauzers had come to America at this time, they had been slower to catch on with American dog fanciers. The strain was originally classified as a terrier, but it was later reclassified as a working dog. Their attentive and smart nature gained them a part as cargo company and aide during World War I. Like the bigger giant schnauzer, the standard schnauzer was also utilized in police work. Just after World War II did it gain more public attention; even thus, it hasn’t attained the popularity of another schnauzers.

 

Read more:  Scottish Terrier