|About the Standard Schnauzer dog breed:|
The Standard Schnauzer is a moderate sized dog that has a rough coat. The eyebrows are prominent, and these dogs also have beards and whiskers. The head should be long with the shape of a rectangle, and the muzzle should be powerful with a well defined stop. While the nose must be black, the eye should have an oval shape, and must be dark brown. The teeth of these dogs should showcase a scissors bite. The feet are similar to cats, and the tail will typically be docked. The decision for cropping the ears is optional. All the dewclaws on the Standard Schnauzer should be taken off. While the front legs should be straight, the back legs must be well defined, and the acceptable coat color are black or a combination of black and white.
Despite its size, the Standard Schnauzer is a powerful dog. They are protective and courageous, and they make fine guard dogs and watchdogs. While it can be active, it is not exceptionally energetic. These dogs are sociable, and enjoy being in the company of their owners. These are excellent dogs to take on trips. They are quick learners, but owners will need to train them firmly. To stop these dogs from becoming too protective, it is important for owners to make sure these dogs are socialized while they are puppies.
This is a healthy breed, and they do not suffer from any specific health problems. Any ailments that are seen in the Standard Schnauzer can also be found in other dog breeds. The Standard Schnauzer has an average life expectancy of 15 years, but some have been known to live longer than this.
Owners will want to give these dogs as much exercise as they can handle. These dogs enjoy running free in wide open areas, but owners will want to make sure the location is secure. In most cases, they should be taken on a long walk once a day. Owners will not want to give the dogs too much exercise when they are puppies. These dogs are ideal for those who live in apartments, and it is not necessary for them to have a yard.
Special Grooming Needs
It is easy to care for the external coat of the Standard Schnauzer, but owners will want to pay attention to the undercoat. If it is not cared for properly, mats may develop. To avoid this, owners will want to use a strong comb or brush.