Schnauzers (Giant, Standard and Miniature)

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Schnauzer 

Origin: Germany

Height at shoulder: See individual breed descriptions

Weight: See individual breed descriptions

Coat: Hard, wiry, dense outer coat with short furnishings; mustache, beard, and pronounced brow

Color: Solid black or salt and pepper (any shade of gray)

Ears: Cropped upright or set high on head, triangular, medium length; flap folds forward and covers opening

Tail: Moderately high set, docked

Giant Schnauzer

Also known as: Riesenschnauzer

Height at shoulder: 23.5–27.5 inches (60–70 cm)

Weight: 55–80 pounds (25–36 kg)

Coat: Hard, wiry, dense outer coat with short furnishings; mustache, beard, and pronounced brow

Color: Solid black or salt and pepper (any shade of gray)

Ears: Cropped upright or set high on head, triangular, medium length; flap folds forward and covers opening

Tail: Moderately high set, docked

Standard Schnauzer

Height at shoulder: 17–20 inches (43–51 cm)

Weight: 35–45 pounds (16–20 kg)

The Standard Schnauzer is the oldest of the Schnauzer breeds, from which the Giant (Riesenschnauzer) and Miniature Schnauzer were developed.

Miniature Schnauzer

Height at shoulder: 12 to 14 inches (30 to 35 cm)

Weight: 11 to 15 pounds (5 – 7 kg)

To learn about herding breeds from around the world, their temperaments, working styles and how to train them please refer to the book Stockdog Savvy (Alpine Publications) by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor:

http://www.lasrocosa.com/education.html

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