Category: Working Dogs
Facts about Standard Schnauzer Dogs (Mittelschnauzer), "Scientific name for Standard Schnauzer Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Standard Schnauzer is the original breed of the three breeds of Schnauzer, and despite its wiry coat and general appearance, is not related to the British terriers. On the contrary, it originated from the old guarding and herding breeds from Europe. A working or all-purpose dog, the Standard Schnauzer Dog is a versatile breed that is robust and squarely built.The number one heath problems amongst Standard Schnauzer Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Standard Schnauzer Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Standard Schnauzer Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
The Standard Schnauzer Dog is not only highly intelligent and an excellent family companion, it is uniquely handsome, even aristocratic, in appearance. The Standard Schnauzer Dog breed is well known for its guarding abilities as well as its devotion to its family. It’s a lively dog but not restless as long as you provide it with enough exercise. It is an enthusiastic, spunky and loving dog with a terrier’s temperament. The Standard Schnauzer Dog is also bright, intelligent and playful and needs companionship.
However, if you own a Standard Schnauzer Dog, you need to set clear boundaries concerning what is acceptable behavior. This is because the Standard Schnauzer Dog can become quite willful and demanding, and might even start acting fearless. Sometimes the dog might not be trustworthy with children and can become dominant and very protective, guarding places, objects and even people from the others.
Standard Schnauzer Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Standard Schnauzer Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Standard Schnauzer Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The Standard Schnauzer Dog can quite comfortably live in an apartment and it is highly active while indoors. Even if there is no yard, the dog will be comfortable with the living conditions. The energetic Standard Schnauzer Dog requires as much physical activity as it can get. This means that you should give him daily walks or jogs. Play sessions are recommended, where the dog is allowed to run free.
Average body temperature for a Standard Schnauzer Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Standard Schnauzer Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Standard Schnauzer Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Standard Schnauzer Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The Standard Schnauzer Dog personality is at times mischievous and always clever. The Standard Schnauzer Dog breed is quick to learn and always wants to please. Today, the Standard Schnauzer Dog can be seen in the conformation and performance rings and also serving as a therapy, service and search and rescue dog.
The average height of a males 18 to 20 inches (45.7 to 50.8 cm) and the females 17 to 19 inches (43.2 to 48.3 cm). The average weight of the males 30 to 45 pounds (14 to 20 kg). The average weight of the females 29 to 40 pounds (13.2 to 18.1 kg)
Standard Schnauzer Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Standard Schnauzer Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Standard Schnauzer Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Standard Schnauzer Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
If purchasing a Standard Schnauzer Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder. The Standard Schnauzer Dog breed was first recognized in 1904 by the AKC (American Kennel Club).
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Standard Schnauzer Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Standard Schnauzer Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Standard Schnauzer Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.