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Breed Standards for the Standard Schnauzer



General Appearance:

A robust, sturdily built, heavy-set dog of square proportion




Eyes oval with long eyebrows, which should not impair vision; Head strong, rectangular, and long; Ears set high; carried erect if cropped;  V-shaped and mobile so they break at skull level if uncropped




Pepper and salt or pure black




Weight: male:  40-45 lb; female 35-40 lb

Height:  male:  18.5 – 19.5”; female 17.5 – 18.5”




Its stride is quick, powerful and ground covering




Hard, wiry, and thick, with soft undercoat.  Its hallmark whiskers, mustache, and eyebrows add to its alert, spirited expression




Bold, lively and fun-loving

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