Standard Schnauzer
This all-purpose dog is as smart as he is smart-looking.
Height: 17 to 20 inches at shoulder
Weight: 30 to 50 pounds
Coat: stiff and wiry
Life span: 13 to 16 years
Breed Group: Working Dogs
Standard Schnauzers were originally bred to be ratters, guard dogs and all-purpose dogs on German farms. Their versatility, medium size, protective nature, and love of family make them excellent companion dogs.
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General Characteristics
Apartment appropriate
Cold tolerance
Dog friendly
Drooling potential
Need for exercise
Tendency to bark or howl
Potential for weight gain
Affectionate with family
Energy level
General health
Good for novice owners