Standard Schnauzer Breed Maintenance
With a medium length coat, the Standard Schnauzer requires regular grooming. The beard and leg hair, which is longer on the Schnauzer, must be brushed often to prevent matting. The wiry topcoat of a Schnauzer is stripped twice a year to allow for new growth. Frequent brushing will help remove dead and loose hair and aid this process. Keep in mind that machine clipping the coat will change the texture and color of the coat. If you wish to keep your Schnauzer looking his best, frequent brushing and the occasional bath is your safest bet. Toe nail clipping, ear checking, and teeth brushing are also highly recommended to help keep your Schnauzer looking and feeling his best. The Standard Schnauzer is a high energy dog that needs a lot of varied exercise. They can become bored with the repetitive tasks and require a lot of interaction. If given proper exercise, this breed has a high tolerance for apartment and urban living. Additionally, this breed can tolerate both hot and cold climates, making it suitable for a broad range of environments. When it comes to feeding your Standard Schnauzer, he is a medium-sized dog that requires 1 to 2 cups of dry food divided into two meals daily. The amount of food you feed your dog will depend on his activity level, age, and metabolism. You should pay close attention to their nutritional needs and adjust food portions as necessary.