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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.
Standard Schnauzer profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Apartment appropriate
  
  
  
  
  
Cold tolerance
  
  
  
  
  
Dog friendly
  
  
  
  
  
Drooling potential
  
  
  
  
  
Need for exercise
  
  
  
  
  
Playfulness
  
  
  
  
  
Tendency to bark or howl
  
  
  
  
  
Mouthiness
  
  
  
  
  
Potential for weight gain
  
  
  
  
  
Sensitivity
  
  
  
  
  
Affectionate with family
  
  
  
  
  
Energy level
  
  
  
  
  
General health
  
  
  
  
  
Good for novice owners
  
  
  
  
  
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