Standard Schnauzer

Working Breed

Remi and Tango from Kamerad Kennels

The Standard Schnauzer is a very protective dog that needs to be socialized very early.  A strong and consistent handling and training program is also necessary to keep the Schnauzer from becoming too protective.  This is a high energy dog that needs a high energy owner.   Someone who will be a consistent companion willing to play as hard as the dog wants to play.  They are good for apartments as long as they get plenty of exercise.  They will also be quite active inside the house.  The Schnauzer should be brushed daily.  Read PGAA’s Hypoallergenic Dogs article.  Also see Giant Schnauzer and Miniature Schnauzer.

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Notes for owners
Wiry, dense undercoat.  Little shedding. Daily No odor.  OK for apartment if exercised.  Older children.  Good companions and travelers. Could be OK for allergy sufferers.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Standard Schnauzer Club of America

Standard Schnauzer Club of Canada


We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet stores and Internet sellers may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.