Medium sized, strong, stocky rather than slim, rough haired. Typical characteristics are his lively temperament, coupled with placid composure. Typical are his good nature, his playfulness and his proverbial devotion to his master. He loves children, is incorruptible, alert, yet not noisy.
Links to Breed Descriptions
See: The German Kennel Club (VDH) for information and video (if available).
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Finland: FKC: Raskompendium - SCHNAUZER
US: AKC: SSCA Standard Schnauzer Study Guide
Video (link - https://youtu.be/Kv60xNrdglc😞
This and other breed videos are available in full length here: www.meisterpetztv.de
AKC Video (link - https://youtu.be/d6x4C0UrWS8😞
View more videos on AKC's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AmericanKennelClub
Other Names for Breed
Schnauzer, pepper and salt
Schnauzer, peppar & salt
Schnauzer p & s
Schnauzer, poivre et sel
Schnauzer, sal y pimiento
Schnauzer, negro puro
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club
Country of origin: Germany
Health and Well-Being
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
The American Kennel Club
The Kennel Club, UK
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Swedish Insurance Data
Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.
2. FKC Database: https://jalostus.kennelliitto.fi/frmEtusivu.aspx?R=182
3. OFA: CHIC: Required/recommended health tests: https://www.ofa.org/recommended-tests?breed=SC
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch (Category 1)
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Finland: Snautserien Jalostuksen Tavoiteohjelma 2018-2022
Breed-Specific DNA Tests
The Kennel Club list of DNA and health screening tests available for each breed - see: Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/dog-breeding/the-kennel-club-assured-breeders/breed-specific-requirements-and-recommendations-including-health-screening/
Other Breed-Specific Webpages
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Germany: Pinscher-Schnauzer-Klub e.V.: https://www.psk-schnauzer-pinscher.de/
Finland: Suomen Snautserikerho ry: https://ssnk.fi/
Sweden: Schnauzerringen: https://schnauzerringen.se/
US: Standard Schnauzer club of America: http://www.standardschnauzer.org/newSSCA/index.html