Breed Profile

Schnauzer

Schnauzer
Schnauzer
Schnauzer
The Schnauzer is an ancient breed. It is the original sheepdog of the Austrian Tyrol. Paintings and tapestries dating back to 1492 show dogs that are not unlike the modern Schnauzers.

The Schnauzer has also been found in statuary, one on a statue in Mecklenborg, Germany. This statue is dated 1620.

"Schnauzer" was the name of the first prize winning Wired-haired pinscher (the breed's previous title) which was exhibited for the first time in 1879 in Hanover.

Because of its desire to work with the shepherds and guard the family home, the traveling merchants of the 15th and 16th centuries used the Schnauzer to guard their wagons as they traveled from village to village.

These dogs had to be of a size not to take up too much room when traveling on top of the wagon but fierce enough to repel possible thieves.

The Miniature and Giant Schnauzers were developed from the Standard Schnauzer.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

The Schnauzer, in general, is a very healthy breed and has a long lifespan: The Standard - up to 13+ years The Mini - up to 15+ years The Giant - up to 12+ years.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

The Schnauzer is alive, alert and always interested and involved in its environment. They are very inquisitive and intelligent, often being referred to as the dog with the human brain.

CARE REQUIREMENTS



Please take note:
The Schnauzer is a very trainable dog. Because they are a very intelligent dog, they enjoy the challenge of trialing. However, unlike most other breeds, the Schnauzer will only do the exercise for a short period of time and then needs to move on to the next activity. If you plan to work your Schnauzer through obedience be prepared to change the activities around frequently so they do not get bored. A bored Schnauzer make a difficult work mate.

Please take note:
The Schnauzer is a very trainable dog. Because they are a very intelligent dog, they enjoy the challenge of trialing. However, unlike most other breeds, the Schnauzer will only do the exercise for a short period of time and then needs to move on to the next activity. If you plan to work your Schnauzer through obedience be prepared to change the activities around frequently so they do not get bored. A bored Schnauzer make a difficult work mate.

IDEAL OWNERS

Owning a Schnauzer is a lifetime commitment for both you and your dog. If you are not prepared to share your life, your home and your family with your Schnauzer then this is not the breed for you.

Like a child, the Schnauzer needs and thrives on love, devotion and a stable environment. In return you will receive a lifetime of loyalty and companionship.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that one of the Schnauzer types is the dog for you, find out which one would be best suited to your situation by contacting one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders




Breeder NameKennelState 
Wendy Wheat rhumderry VIC Contact
Jennifer Sharland Chicabud QLD Contact
Isobel Mundy Gemais VIC Contact
Suzanne Grevis-James Saultz VIC Contact
Carol Filbey Fruhling WA Contact
Matthew Sowden kenraine QLD Contact
Coral Gray Edelgeist SA Contact
Deb Lee Deelee VIC Contact
Arinna Earley Arydan NSW Contact
Sandra Wyatt Lauthala QLD Contact
Blaizenoak Kennels Blaizenoak VIC Contact
Samantha Burns Asyut SA Contact
tiffany ninnes regenstauf QLD Contact
janet goodwin nellabah NSW Contact
IRIS COX COOLCROWD QLD Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Website: www.dogsact.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Website: www.dogssa.com.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Website: www.dogswest.com
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)

 

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