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Breed Standards for the Standard Schnauzer

 

 

General Appearance:

A robust, sturdily built, heavy-set dog of square proportion

 

 

Head:

Eyes oval with long eyebrows, which should not impair vision; Head strong, rectangular, and long; Ears set high; carried erect if cropped;  V-shaped and mobile so they break at skull level if uncropped

 

 

Color:

Pepper and salt or pure black

 

 

Size:

Weight: male:  40-45 lb; female 35-40 lb

Height:  male:  18.5 – 19.5”; female 17.5 – 18.5”

 

 

Gait:

Its stride is quick, powerful and ground covering

 

 

Coat:

Hard, wiry, and thick, with soft undercoat.  Its hallmark whiskers, mustache, and eyebrows add to its alert, spirited expression

 

 

Temperament:

Bold, lively and fun-loving


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