Standard Schnauzer Dog Breed

Thinking of getting a Standard Schnauzer Dog and want to know if a Standard Schnauzer is suitable for your household?

Use the Standard Schnauzer information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Standard Schnauzer and more.

Standard Schnauzer Facts

  • Name: Standard Schnauzer
  • Other Names: Mittelschnauzer, Schnauzer, Wirehair Pinscher
  • Origin: Germany
  • Breed Group: Working (AKC:1904)
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Standard Schnauzer Dog Facts

Standard Schnauzer Information

This 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.

What to do if you lose your Standard Schnauzer

If your Standard Schnauzer Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Register your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the lost pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.

3. Phone the nearby vet clinics to see if someone has handed in your lost pet.

4. Call the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Pounds.

What to do if you find a lost Standard Schnauzer

If you find a Standard Schnauzer Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. List the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Report the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Call the Local Council to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the pet to the local Animal Pound near to your area.

5. Take the animal to the local Vet Clinic who normally scan the animal’s microchip and contact the registered owner of the pet.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.