Standard Schnauzer

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Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 4in - 1ft 8in
Weight: 30-50lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 16 Years


  • Affection4/5
  • Kid-Friendly4/5
  • Stranger-Friendly2/5
  • Dog-Friendly2/5
  • Barking Amount3/5


  • Grooming Difficulty3/5
  • Shedding Amount1/5
  • Easy to Train2/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need4/5


  • Cold Tolerance4/5
  • Heat Tolerance4/5
  • Apartment-Friendly3/5

Standard Schnauzer Information

Standard SchnauzerAll the three different, distinct Schnauzer breeds, the Standard version is similar to the others – the Miniature and the Giant – for the fact that they have a strong, square shape; a wiry coat of black or salt and pepper; and an elongated head with distinct eyebrows and adorable whiskers. The Standard is the medium-sized option at 35 to 50 pounds.

The Standard Schnauzer makes an excellent pet. He is phenomenal with kids and great with training. His personality is fearless and fun. He is smart and sometimes stubborn, but will always serve as your loyal pup.

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breed stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

Breed FAQs

Can Standard Schnauzers be apartment dogs?

Standard Schnauzers aren't ideal for apartments, but might be able to live there successfully if there are enough opportunities to find larger spaces nearby to play.

Can Standard Schnauzers be left alone?

While Standard Schnauzers prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are Standard Schnauzers good with kids?

Standard Schnauzers do well with kids. As with any dog they should be monitored closely, they're unlikely to become aggressive.

Are Standard Schnauzers friendly with strangers?

Standard Schnauzers tend to be uncomfortable with strangers. They will require extra training effort to socialize them with those outside their family.

Do Standard Schnauzers get along with other dogs?

Standard Schnauzers aren't usually friendly with other dogs. They tend to not get along unless carefully socialized.

Do Standard Schnauzers bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Standard Schnauzers bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Standard Schnauzers shed a lot?

The Standard Schnauzer rarely, or never, sheds. They're excellent for someone who doesn't want to clean up much dog hair.

Do Standard Schnauzers need a lot of grooming?

Although Standard Schnauzers require a medium amount of maintenance to keep their coats healthy. Simple tasks like brushing and bathing will suit this breed.

Do Standard Schnauzers need a lot of exercise?

The Standard Schnauzer has a good amount of energy and will need to be exercised with some walks and play to keep them happy.

Are Standard Schnauzers easy to train?

Most Standard Schnauzers are stubborn and will take extra work to train. They can still learn trained behaviors, but will take more effort.

Can Standard Schnauzers handle cold weather?

Standard Schnauzers do well in cold weather. You may need to protect their paws, but they'll do well in colder climates.

Can Standard Schnauzers handle hot weather?

Standard Schnauzers do well in hot climates and can stay out longer without overheating.

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