August 20, 2017

AKC and UKC classify breeds into "groups" by their original purpose.
Northern or Spitz types may eventually be sub-divided.
Explore the Group descriptions below, or choose from the
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lifestyle and interests. If you already know just which breed you prefer, use the drop-down
list of all breeds!

Sporting Breeds

Bird dogs hunt and retrieve by scent and sight

Spaniel or Pointer,
Flusher or Setter,
Sporting dogs are
the hunter's go-getter!


Scent and Sight hounds hunt feather or fur

By day or by night,
to tree or to ground,
there's nothing so sweet
as the voice of a hound.

Working Dogs

Service work, police, draft, and protection dogs

Watchman at night,
companion by day,
he does your bidding
at work or at play


Courageous hunters and faithful friends

No fear, no pain,
no game's too rough,
a working terrier
is dog enough!

Toy Breeds

Diminutive, delightful and utterly devoted

A Toy is a toy, a
companion and more,
a treasure, a joy,
and a dog to adore


Utility dogs are multi-purpose, companions

No look-alikes here,
but tricks they can do.
Your very best friend
is rugged and true.

Herding Dogs

Pastoral breeds protect and control stock

They move, gather
and faithfully guard
cattle and sheep and
the kids in the yard.

Miscellaneous/Rare Breeds

Often foreign or newly developed

Shower me not
with gems so rare,
give me instead,
a diamond with hair


They are types or species more than "breeds"

Old as the dingo,
wild as the wind,
wise as coyote,
Man's very best friend

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Standard Schnauzer Dog and Puppy Breed Information
The Standard Schnauzer is a robust 18” dog with a distinctively square physique. He resembles a terrier but is considered a true working breed, a sagacious guard dog once known as a wire-haired pinscher. His compactness and agility make him a go-anywhere, trusted family member.


Standard Schnauzer Puppy & Breed Information


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The Standard Schnauzer is the middle-sized German schnauzer from the 15th century when he was both a rat catcher and competent yard guard.  Today, with dense harsh coat tidied up and mustache exaggerated, the Standard Schnauzer is a distinguished people dog. 


Standard Schnauzer Coat, Color, Care: His good looks don’t come without a little work; the tight, hard, wiry coat pepper and salt color coat needs stripping, facial hair should be trimmed and leg furnishings groomed out to look his best.  The Schnauzer’s moustache should be washed daily for him to stay kissable.


Standard Schnauzer Personality: Pulling equally from his poodle, spitz, and pinscher ancestry, the middle-sized Schnauzer combines high-spirited temperament with extreme reliability.  He’s good with children, small animals, and other dogs.  Keenly alert for his owner’s voice, he’s as mentally quick as he is physically agile.


Exercise Requirements: Standard Schnauzers do well in a penthouse living room but thrive on regular outdoor exercise.  A fenced yard will do but a Schnauzer will never turn down a vigorous rodent hunt in the woods and having a job to do will prevent nervous habits such as chewing or licking.


Health Concerns: Health Concerns: The Standard Schnauzer lives an average of 15 years and is a notably healthy breed. His muscular build and moderate growth rate helps protect from hip dysplasia and luxating patellas (knees) and with proper attention to grooming, eye problems such as entropion and ectropion are rare.  Allergies, itching, or thyroid imbalance is most often the result of environmental factors, including medication side effects.  A partially home-cooked diet free of preservatives, dyes, and chemicals, supplemented with vitamins and fish oils may prevent or correct such disorders.


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Standard Schnauzer AKC Standard
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