Known to be highly intelligent, strong-willed and high-spirited, the Standard Schnauzer is easily trained and loyal. Their intelligence can be a blessing or curse in disguise. They are a very dignified breed, and can be quite stubborn. It takes an equally intelligent and creative person to stay a step ahead of him and you'll need to train him with firmness and consistency. Be prepared to give them a fair amount of exercise. They need walks and playtime to burn off all that energy!
Common Health Conditions
- The liver is vital to your Standard Schnauzer's health. When functioning properly, it regulates blood sugar and filters toxic substances.
- There are a few different types of stones that can form in the kidney or in the bladder, and Schnauzers are more likely to develop them than other breeds.
- A Schnauzer’s boredom and restlessness may be displayed by running through the house with toys, chasing the kids and being a pest or destructive behavior.