Standard Schnauzers are bold and spirited dogs. Like their kin—the Miniature and Giant Schnauzers—Standard Schnauzers are most recognizable for their expressive whiskers and beard with piercing eyebrows. Standards, unlike the other two, are a bit more willful and independent. They are a medium-sized dog, available in a salt and pepper colour, or pure black, with a robust, sturdy frame. They, too, are working dogs. They were bred as farm dogs who can perform a variety of tasks: herding, ratting, hunting and guardians of the farm. Standard Schnauzers were bred in the Middle Ages in Bavaria, and was Germany’s first contribution to modern breeds of reliable, well-built farm dogs.
As a family dog, Standard Schnauzers enjoy chasing a ball in the backyard (maybe even a squirrel or two) and spending time with kids of all ages. They are loyal, enthusiastic, and watchful. Their independence means a firmer hand during training with a balance of gentleness, but what you will get is an upbeat, alert companion.
Daily kibble serving
Weekly at-home grooming
Standard Schnauzers require a proper, balanced diet. Standards are active, working dogs, so it is important to not under feed or over feed them. Treats are always going to be a useful aid in training your Standard Schnauzer. Make sure they have fresh water, too. Hydration and nutrients will go a long way in maintaining your Standard Schnauzer’s health and happiness.