|Other names:||Ratter, Schnauze
|FCI Dog Group||Group 2 Pinscher and Schnauzer Molossoid breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs. Section 1 Pinscher and Schnauzer type. Without working trial.
Medium sized, strong, stocky rather than slim, rough haired. The breed is of above average intelligence and can be independent minded, so early training and diverse daily exercise are recommended.
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Miniature Schnauzers: 30 – 36 cm, Standard Schnauzers: 47 – 50 cm, Giant Schnauzers: 65 – 70 cm
Miniature Schnauzers: 5 – 8,2 kg, Standard Schnauzers: 14 – 20 kg, Giant Schnauzers: 34 – 43 kg
From 120 to 190 g. daily; from 260 to 310 g. daily; from 500 to 590 g. daily
Pure black with black undercoat; Pepper and Salt.
Watch and Companion Dog
Typical characteristics are his lively temperament, coupled with placid composure. Typical are his good nature, his playfulness and his proverbial devotion to his master.
In its beginnings, the Schnauzer was used in southern Germany as a stable dog due to its good relationship with horses. With zeal he stalked the presence of any rodent and then immediately killed it, for which from an early time he was called a buzzard by the people. At the founding of the Pinscher-Schnauzer Club in 1895 he was registered as a Rough-coated Pinscher.
Schnauzers are dogs with a strong character but at the same time very sensitive to the reactions of their owner. They are very loyal dogs that distrust strangers and give themselves to their family in body and soul, the bond with this is essential and very special. We must bear in mind that it is a very intelligent dog that needs both physical and mental exercise. For this reason, we must provide him with the possibility of putting himself to the test by learning new tricks, skills or proposing games that make him think and pose a mental challenge beyond going to fetch the ball.
Regarding their veterinary health, it is very important to maintain a routine hygiene of their ears since the hair of their ears can cause otitis.
Hip dysplasia, eye disorders, heart disease.