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Schnausr.jpg (8580 bytes) The Schnauzer is a fearless and protective dog. It makes a great watch and guard dog. It is lively, but not restless.  High-spirited and affectionate, it has a personality of a Terrier.
Breed: Schnauzer
Country of Origin: 15th century Germany
AKC Group: Working
Function: Companion
Life Span: 13-15 years
Appearance: Sturdy, docked tail
Color: Silver/gray or black
Coat Type: Thick, little shedding, no odor
Grooming: Periodic brushing
Height: 17-20 inches
Weight: 30-45 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Good
Protection: Yes
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Difficult
Good With Children: Ok
Good With Pets: No
Good With Strangers: Ok
Character: Active, smart, bold, affectionate, alert
Home Environment: Exercised daily
Best Owner: Firm, active
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Noisy, dominant, bitter, restless
Physical: Hip dysplasia, skin problems