Standard Schnauzer

Standard Schnauzer

INTRODUCTION

Standard Schnauzers were originally bred to be ratter, watchdogs and general purpose dogs on German farms. Their versatility, medium size, protective nature and love of family make them an excellent companion dog breed, although they can be somewhat territorial and stubborn, dogs of this breed also have great intelligence and energy. If you are an experienced dog parent looking for a guardian and best friend to go on adventures with you, this may be the breed for you! AniMall24 recommends a dog bed to give your medium-sized Standard Schnauzer a good night’s sleep. You should also buy a dog toy to help burn off your pup’s high energy.

HIGHLIGHTS

Standard Schnauzers are intelligent, but can be stubborn. Crate training is recommended. Standard Schnauzers are protective of their homes and families. Although they generally do not bark without good reason, they will bark if they feel something threatens their homes and families. Standard Schnauzers are very intelligent and get bored with repetitive tasks. They love varied activities and exercise. Be sure to give your Standard Schnauzer both or he may become destructive and moody.Because of their intelligence and self-confidence, Standard Schnauzers will capitalize on any weaknesses in their people and may begin to “rule the roost”. Be consistent with your Standard Schnauzer, and make sure he knows that you are the alpha dog in your household.When training, do not use harsh methods, which could make your Standard Schnauzer resentful.Schnauzers can be wary of strangers, including guests, until they know they are accepted by the family. Standard Schnauzers have a great deal of energy and require adequate exercise each day to prevent them from using that energy destructively.Because one of their many jobs has been to catch rats, Standard Schnauzers should not be trusted with small, furry family pets, such as hamsters, guinea pigs and gerbils. However, most Standard Schnauzers seem to tolerate sharing their homes with cats, especially if they have been introduced to them at a young age.Standard Schnauzers are curious and fearless, a dangerous combination if you allow your dog to run off-leash in unfenced areas.Never buy a Standard Schnauzer from a puppy mill, pet shop or breeder that does not provide health certificates or guarantees. Look for a reputable breeder who tests their breeding dogs to make sure they are free of genetic diseases that can be passed on to puppies and who breeds for sound temperaments.

HISTORY

The Standard Schnauzer has a long history in its homeland of Germany. Based on paintings by Renaissance artists Rembrandt and Albrecht Durer, as well as a tapestry created in 1501 by Lucas Cranach the Elder, it is clear that dogs of this type have been around for several centuries. sheep, get rid of vermin and protect their owners while traveling to market. German breeders became interested in standardizing this breed in the mid-19th century. At that time, the Gray Wolfspitz and Black German Poodles were crossed to produce the breed’s distinctive hair color and texture. Around the same time, Standard Schnauzers were interbred with other breeds to develop first the Miniature Schnauzer and then the Giant Schnauzer. In their early years and into the late 19th century, Standard Schnauzers were called Wirehaired Pinschers. They were first exhibited at the Third German International Salon in Hannover in 1879, and the first prize winner was a dog named Schnauzer. A breed standard was drawn up in 1880 and the first specialty show was held in Stuttgart in 1890 with an entry of 93 dogs. By 1900, the breed became known as the Schnauzer, which was thought to be both a reference to the breed’s unique muzzle (because the German word is schnauze), which sports a beard and mustache, and to the name of the first winner in the ring. . The Bavarian Schnauzer Klub was formed in Munich in 1907 and during World War I, dogs were used to carry dispatches and assist Red Cross workers. They were also used in Germany for police work. Records indicate that some Standard Schnauzers were brought to the US in the early 1900s by families who immigrated here and by world travelers who fell in love with the breed in Germany. However, the breed was not imported in large numbers until after the First World War. The Schnauzer Club of America was formed in 1925. In 1933, the club split to form the Standard Schnauzer Club of America (SSCA) and the American Miniature Schnauzer. Club The breed was originally classified as a terrier in the US, which is how the Miniature Schnauzer is still organized. But the Germans always considered the Schnauzer as a working dog. So in 1945, the AKC reclassified the Standard Schnauzer and placed it on the task force. Today, the Standard Schnauzer is ranked 99th out of the 155 breeds and varieties recognized by the AKC.

Breed Characteristics:
Adaptability:
3/5
All Around Friendliness:
3/5
Health And Grooming Needs:
2/5
Trainability:
2/5
Physical Needs:
4/5
Vital Stats:
Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
Height: 1 foot, 5 inches to 1 foot, 8 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight: 30 to 50 pounds
Life Span: 13 to 16 years

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