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Standard Schnauzers

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height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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Standard Schnauzer

All About the Standard Schnauzer

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Average Height & Weight

The Standard Schnauzer is considered a MEDIUM dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 18.5 to 19.5 inches.

Weight: 40 to 45 pounds.

Females – Height: Fewer than 17.5 to 18.5 inches.

Weight: 35 to 40 pounds.

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Standard Schnauzer


Typical Coloring

Standard Schnauzers are commonly salt-and-pepper and black.





Standard Schnauzers are smart, loving, protective and extremely loyal dogs. They can demonstrate willfulness if they are not properly trained. They are well suited to working as therapy, service, and search-and-rescue dogs.




Activity Level

Standard Schnauzers are a high-energy breed with medium exercise requirements!

They need brisk daily workouts, either in the form of a vigorous backyard game or a long walk. They also love to go off their leashes to explore in safe environments.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

12 to 14 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

Standard Schnauzers are a generally healthy breed. Their most common health concerns are canine hip dysplasia and follicular dermatitis.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Standard Schnauzers have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.



Standard Schnauzer


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Standard Schnauzers make very good family dogs, and they are remarkably good with kids. They are also good with other household pets. However, they can be aggressive toward unfamiliar animals, including other dogs.




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