So you’re looking to adopt an Standard Schnauzer, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “A medium-sized dog weighing between 35 and 45 pounds, the Standard Schnauzer is truly the standard Schnauzer: larger than Miniatures, smaller than Giants. Schnauzers of all three sizes share several breed hallmarks: a wiry, tight-fitting coat of pure black or “pepper and salt”; a robust, square-built frame; and an elongated head furnished with arched eyebrows and bristly whiskers, framing eyes gleaming with keen intelligence.Standards are sociable companions, alert watchdogs, enthusiastic backyard squirrel chasers, and are good with kids and protective of loved ones. Approached with a firm but gentle hand, Standards train beautifully. Owners must provide outlets for their dog’s upbeat athleticism and highly developed senses. The bold, bewhiskered Standard Schnauzer is a high-spirited farm dog from Germany. They are the sometimes-willful but ever reliable medium-sized members of the Schnauzer family of breeds. The Standard’s sporty look is a canine classic.”
An Standard Schnauzer typically ranges from 44.45cm to 49.53cm in height, and weighs from 13.6077711kg to 22.6796185kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Standard Schnauzer breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Standard Schnauzer insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.