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Standard Schnauzer  

 

Rich in character inside and out, with their arched eyebrows and grizzled beards, this a very recognizable breed. The original Schnauzer originated in Germany as an all-purpose farm dog. He guarded the family and their livestock at home and en route to market, kept vermin at bay, and no doubt served as devoted companion as well. They retain their diversified resume today, still serving as guardians and companions, but also excelling in the show ring, as service and therapy dogs, search and rescue dogs, and anything else that engages their sharp minds and energetic natures. Schnauzers, though naturally a bit stubborn and protective, are excellent family dogs as long as training and socialization start early.  Their long beard and leg hair needs regular combing to avoid tangles and their body coat should be stripped twice a year.

Standard Schnauzer Club of America  

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Carnivora
Family - Canidae
Genus - Canis
Species - Canis Lupus
Subspecies - Canis Lupus Familiaris
Breed - Standard Schnauzer

 

 


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