by Rebecca Bancroft

“German for “snout” therefore a German breed with a predominant muzzle” (Sheehan)

“They rarely allow themselves to be bored they seek attention from their people and they love to ‘discover’ new forms of entertainment if left to their own devices” (Elements).


“Standard Schnauzers have always been held in high regard in Germany for their guarding instincts and fearlessness, and were used during World War I as guards, message carriers, and aids to army medics. They also were used in police work” (Elements)


“Strong and large enough to give his owner protection and yet small enough to be a house dog” (Sheehan)


“A rugged German working dog, and both breeds are quickly recognized by their smart attitude, classy looks and the profuse whiskers on their muzzles” (Sheehan).