a perfect partner in crime
Sturdy, athletic, sociable, affectionate, protective
A medium-sized working breed, the Standard Schnauzer is sturdy and athletic, known for his arched eyebrows and bristly mustache and whiskers, the hallmark of the breed. The Standard is comfortable in the conformation and performance rings and also serving as a therapy, service and search and rescue dog. The breed’s harsh, wiry coat is salt and pepper or black, they are nearly non-shed.
Sociable and affectionate, Standard Schnauzers become true members of their families and especially love children. Naturally protective, they will also alert members of the household to any potential danger. The breed is very intelligent but can be strong-willed, so it’s beneficial to start training early and provide daily opportunities for exercise.