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Standard Schnauzer puppy and adult

Dinsdale Silver Charm (adult)
"Charlotte"
Oakwood Alexandria Dinsdale 
(puppy)
"Allie"

The original member of the Schnauzer family, the Standard Schnauzer was developed in Germany as a herder and farmyard ratter. Today the Schnauzer makes an excellent watchdog and family pet. The Schnauzer stands 17 to 20 inches at the shoulder and has a hard, wiry, double coat. Coat colours are salt and pepper and solid black.

This breed is active, attractive, robust, intelligent and playful. They make good companions and are very good with children. Standards are intensely loyal and bond strongly to their families. Because of this, they are not the dogs to be left alone in the yard for long periods of time.

As an active breed, they require at least one good walk a day, and enjoy short play periods throughout the day.  As pups they are energetic, and a constant source of entertainment.  

Although they are quick learners and eager to please, Standards can be stubborn at times.  Their owners should be confident and capable of consistent handling. 

Schnauzers can be a handful so training should begin early. Although they may look full grown, owners should be aware that Standard Schnauzers mature later and remain "puppies" until close to two years old.  Properly trained and socialized, they mature into splendid companions.

 

 
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Mick & Lori Elvin, Dinsdale Reg'd
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Dogs looking very like today's Schnauzers existed in the Middle Ages. Both Rembrandt and Reynolds produced works of art portraying these dogs.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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