Standard Schnauzer Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Standard Schnauzer are that they are high spirited, affectionate, clever, playful, willful, demanding, and dominant.

Family/Child Friendly

Not suitable for families with children or families who are planning to have any children in the future.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 30 to 45 lbs.

Common Diseases

Not Documented.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience. Shedding is very little. Grooming, however, is labor intensive.

Best Owner Compatibility

This breed of dog can be for apartments and condo environments. However, they are not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of dog is around $1,200 or more each. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Can be aggressive if not properly socialized, or if they have a meek owner.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a good watch dog and good guard dogs.

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