region Germany
cut 45 - 50cm
weight 15 - 20 kg
hair  hard
dress black and pepper and salt
head vigorous, elongated, without protrusion for the occipital bump and harmoniously tapered from the eyes to the tip of the nose
eyes Dark eyes are oval in shape and stare straight ahead
ear V-shaped and hang down the sides
behaviour of an energetic temperament, associated with a circumspect calm, of good nature, a great desire to play, very endearing
federation FCI Nomenclature Group 2 Section 1 no182
Care: Requires intensive care, brush daily, shovel at regular intervals Utility: Highly developed sensory organs, intelligence, great learning ability, fearlessness, endurance and resistance against the weather give the schnauzer all d Life expectancy: 12 - 14 years
Even if the origin of the Schnauzer is not clearly established, there are indications very early on of dogs of a similar pace. The beaver dog of the Middle Ages, as well as types of wire-haired shepherds, kept especially in Württemberg, are the most often indicated ascendants. As a companion to carters, the Schnauzer has been known and appreciated for a long time. He trotted tirelessly alongside the carts and shared the bed with the horses. The current energetic and elegant type was created by cynologists in the 19th century. This biting dog, once also known as a rat hunter, was described at the beginning of breeding with an otter's head, seal's eyes and a pronounced throat belly.