meet theStandard Schnauzer


Training &Temperament

Naturally protective, they will also alert members of the household to any potential danger. The breed is very intelligent but can be strong-willed and determined, so it's beneficial to start training early with puppy kindergarten classes and follow later with regular obedience classes. Owners should provide daily opportunities for both mental and physical exercise. The Standard Schnauzer is an energetic breed and benefits from regular walks and active play, as well as participation in a range of canine activities such as Agility, Herding, Lure-Coursing and Barn Hunt.

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Did You Know?

Of the three Schnauzers, the Standard is the prototype, a German breed that first appeared during the Middle Ages.

The Standard Schnauzer was originally classified in the Working Group, but then they were moved into the Terrier Group in 1926. It was moved back to the Working Group in 1946.

Dogs similar to today’s Schnauzer appear in German artwork from the 15th and 16th centuries.

The Standard Schnauzer was used by the German army as dispatch carriers and Red Cross aides.

Originally known as Wire-Haired Pinschers, by the 1900s they were universally known as Schnauzers, a reference to their bearded muzzles.

The Standard Schnauzer became widely known in the country only after World War I.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black 007
Pepper & Salt 139


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code