7 Fascinating Schnauzer Dog Breed Facts

Schnauzers originated in Germany in the 15th and 16th centuries originally as rat catchers and guard dogs.


Schnauzers have wiry double coats that come in pepper/salt, black and pure white color variations.

Coat Types

Schnauzers historically worked as versatile farm dogs herding livestock, guarding property, and vermin hunting.


Schnauzers come in Miniature, Standard and Giant sizes ranging from 12-28 inches tall as adults.

Size Variety 

The Schnauzer's signature bushy eyebrows, beard and mustache are achieved through specialized show trims.

Distinguished Look

Schnauzers are typically energetic, intelligent and loyal with protective instincts towards family.


Schnauzers excel at obedience, agility and other canine sports thanks to their working dog lineage.


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