Other names: Medium Schnauzer, Standard Schnauzer
Country of origin: Germany
Size Type: Medium Breed Dogs
Group: Working Dog Breeds, Herding Dog Breeds
Life span: 13 – 16 years
Temperament: Lively, Teachable, Intelligent, Playful, Devoted, Good-natured
Height: Males: 47-50 cm; Females: 44-47 cm
Weight: Males: 14–20 kg; Females: 14–20 kg
Color: Black, Salt and Pepper
Price of puppies: $1000 – $1500 USD
By constitutional type, the Schnauzer is an energetic, strong dog with well-developed bones and muscles. Length-to-height ratio: square body. A distinctive feature of the breed is its thick, coarse, and coarse coat. The Standart schnauzer also has bushy eyebrows and a bristly beard.
The ideal height at the withers in males is about 18.5 ~ 19.5 inches; females – 17.5 ~ 18.5 inches. Any deviation from these points or deviation by more than 1 inch is considered disqualifying. The length of the body is equal to the height at the withers.
The Mittelschnauzer has a high IQ. Very quick-witted, easy to train, brave, hardy, disease-resistant, can easily endure bad weather and cold, dog. Courageous and outgoing, she is incredibly loyal. It makes an affectionate and gentle companion. Gets along well with children.