Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

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: