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Schnauzer

The Schnauzer’s intelligence, stamina and hardiness make Standard Schnauzers the ideal family companion and guard dog.

About the Schnauzer

The miniature and the giant are both derived from the standard variety of Schnauzer. The oldest sibling, either black, or salt and pepper in colour, is good-natured and gentle.

Schnauzers are lively dogs that are devoted to their owners and affectionate with children. Their senses are highly developed and they are very vigilant, although they do not bark much.

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Germany
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FCI Group 2, AKC Working Group
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Medium
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Lively / Loving / Playful / Loyal / Alert / Quiet / Intelligent / Confident / Resilient / Hard-working

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  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Makes a great watchdog
  • Makes a great family dog

A healthy start to life

Puppyhood is a time of massive physical and behavioural change, and a steep learning curve for new owners. Find out how you can provide your puppy with the best start to life so they develop into strong, healthy dogs. 

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Lifetime of health

Get advice and information on how to provide the best care for your dog at every stage of life.

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