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Standard Schnauzer (Face, Muzzle)
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Breed Information


2022: #94

2021: #96

2020: #92

2019: #97

2018: #89

2017: #90

2016: #85

2015: #91

Name Standard Schnauzer
Other names Mittelschnauzer, Schnauzer, Wirehair Pinscher
Origin Germany
Breed Group

Working (AKC:1904)

Herding (UKC)

Size Medium
Type Purebred
Life span 12-15 years








Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)

Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm)


Male: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg)

Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg)



Pepper & Salt

Litter Size 4-8 puppies
Puppy Prices

Average $1500 - $2500 USD

The average price for a Standard Schnauzer normally ranges between $1,500 - $2,500 per puppy. All depending on the amount of time, effort, money the breeder took to raise the litter plus where the breeder is located and the pedigree of the litter.

Breed Characteristics


3 stars

Apartment Friendly

3 stars

The Standard Schnauzer is a good dog for apartment life. It is very active indoors and will do okay without a yard.

Barking Tendencies

3 stars


Cat Friendly

4 stars

Child Friendly

4 stars

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Dog Friendly

4 stars

Exercise Needs

4 stars

These energetic dogs will take as much exercise as they can get. A daily, long, brisk walk or jog is a must. They will also enjoy play sessions during which they can run free. Do not overdo it with very young pups, though, until their body frames are strong and mature. Pups still need to walk, just a shorter distance.


5 stars

High Maintenance: Grooming should be performed often to keep the dog's coat in good shape. Professional groomers can be sought after for assistance. Occasional trimming or stripping needed.

Health Issues

1 stars

Hypoallergenic: YesSome are prone to hip dysplasia and tumors.


5 stars

Ranking: #18 Full Ranking List


5 stars

Shedding Level

1 stars

Minimal Shedding: This dog will shed a negligible amount. Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with dog hair in their cars and homes.

Stranger Friendly

3 stars


5 stars

Easy Training: Though the Standard Schnauzer learns fast, it has a slight stubborn streak. Training must be fair and consistent and should not be overly repetitious. Standard Schnauzers are responsive to the sound of their handler's voice. They are versatile, and can learn a variety of activities such as hunting, retrieving, and herding.

Watchdog Ability

4 stars

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Standard Schnauzer Puppy (Face, Standing)
Face, Standing

Standard Schnauzer Names

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
01 Rocky Lucy
02 Jack Daisy
03 Toby Molly
04 Oliver Ruby
05 Lucky Sadie
06 Riley Ellie
07 Duke Chloe
08 Louie Roxy
09 Henry Lady
10 Cody Nala
100 Cute Puppy Names ›


The Standard Schnauzer is a robust, sturdily built, heavyset dog of square proportion. It is both strong and agile, enabling it to perform as both a guard and ratter. Its stride is quick, powerful and ground-covering. Its coat is hard, wiry and thick, with a soft undercoat. Its hallmark whiskers, mustache and eyebrows add to its alert, spirited expression.

Bold and lively, the standard schnauzer is a fun-loving companion and guardian. It is clever and headstrong, and unless given daily physical and mental exercise, it can be mischievous. It does best with a firm, patient owner. It is a devoted family dog and very reliable with children. It is good with other family pets, but it can be aggressive toward strange dogs, animals or rodents. It is reserved with strangers, sometimes acting suspicious and protective.


The Standard Schnauzer is the prototype of the three distinct Schnauzer breeds: Miniature Schnauzer, Standard Schnauzer and Giant Schnauzer. His ancestry dates back to the 1400s. The breed was probably a cross between the black German Poodle, the gray Wolfspitz and wirehaired pinscher stock. Some of the Standard Schnauzer's talents include: hunting, tracking, retrieving, watchdog, guarding, military work, agility, competitive obedience and performing tricks.

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