Standard Schnauzer

Standard Schnauzer

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All about the Standard Schnauzer

The Standard Schnauzer is a lively and alert dog that loves to please and are very easy to train.

They are a watchful breed that are always on the lookout but they are generally friendly with strangers. They have a strong instinct to prey and can be a problem around dogs and other animals that are smaller than them but early socialization should take care of this.

Standard Schnauzer will sometimes show aggression towards other dogs, but again, socialization will usually help this.

Grooming a Standard Schnauzer

Hair type: Standard Schnauzers have a double coat that has a wiry, dense hard, outer coat with a soft undercoat. The hair stands slightly up off the back, with coarser, longer, bushy whiskers, beard and eyebrows. Coat colours come in solid black and salt and pepper.

Daily coat care: The wiry coat is reasonably easy to look after, but the undercoat is dense and it will become matted unless it is combed or brushed daily with a short wire brush. Clip out knots and brush first with the grain, then against the grain to lift the coat. The animal should be clipped all over to an even length twice a year – in spring and autumn.

Recommended groom frequency: Standard Schnauzers should receive a professional grooming every 6-8 weeks.

At Petmania Grooming Studios we have a full range of treatments available for your Standard Schnauzer. If you get a puppy, we recommend our Puppy’s First Visit at around four months, once your puppy has received all his vaccinations.


Depending on the size and age of your Standard Schnauzer, you will need to feed between 215g and 283g of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.

Our pet advisors in-store can help you find the most appropriate food for your dog, while you can find out more about the different dog food brands we stock here.

Activity Level

These energetic dogs will take as much exercise as they can get. A daily, long, brisk walk or jog is a must. They will also enjoy play sessions during which they can run free. Do not overdo it with very young pups, though, until their body frames are strong and mature. Pups still need to walk, just a shorter distance.

Where to get a Standard Schnauzer

There are lots of places offering dogs or puppies for sale in Ireland, but we would always ask that you consider adopting a dog first. Our animal rescue partners have 100’s of rescue dogs and puppies seeking a forever home and would be delighted to introduce you to them.

However, if a rescue dog is not for you, we do recommend that you choose a registered breeder and seek Irish Kennel Club registration papers which will confirm that the dog has been bred to their strict code of ethics.