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Dog Breed of the Month - October 2011
Standard Schnauzer

Purebred Dog Breed of the Month

The Standard Schnauzer is the oldest of the 3 schnauzer dog breeds.



There are many jobs that these dogs can do such as: watchdog, hunting, agility, livestock guardians, tracking, vermin hunter, retrieving, guarding, military work, obedience, and trick performer.

This smaller sized dog breed is also known as the Mittelschnauzer.

In Germany, where these dogs originated, the name "Schnauzer" came from the German word "Schnauze", which literally means "muzzle".

These handsome little dogs, well known for their distinctive heads, beards and eyebrows are typically very energetic, spunky, and extremely playful.

The typical life expectancy for the Standard Schnauzer dog breed is usually around 13 to 15 years.

Keep in mind the time that grooming will take to keep their coat in tip top shape.

Standard Schnauzer stacked

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These handsome dogs can make really great family pets as long as they are in the right home and treated with respect.

Schnauzers come in different colors such as solid black and salt and pepper.

As with all dog breeds, socialization is highly suggested for this energetic and curious little dog - especially while young.

These little dogs do need lots of exercise - so don't let the smaller size fool you.

Do NOT leave these dogs unsupervised around smaller pets such as rats, hamsters, snakes, etc. - remember, they have been bred for centuries to help chase down and kill small animals which they consider vermin to be eradicated.

These dogs can be yappy but make great guard and watch dogs.

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Feel free to visit our past Breeds of the Month:

September 2010 dog breed of month - Komondor
October 2010 dog breed of month - Dalmatian
November 2010 dog breed of month - Norwegian Elkhound
Dog Breed of the Month Dec 2010 - Field Spaniel
Dog Breed of the Month January 2011 - Tibetan Spaniel
Dog Breed of the Month February 2011 - Finnish Spitz
Dog Breed of Month - March 2011 - Miniature Bull Terrier
Dog Breed of Month - April 2011 - Scottish Deerhound
May 2011 Dog Breed of Month - The Borzoi
June 2011 Dog Breed of Month - The Fox Terrier
July 2011 Dog Breed of Month - The Italian Greyhound
August 2011 Dog Breed of Month - Norwich Terrier
Dog Breed of the Month - September 2011 The Silky Terrier

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