Alemania FCI 182

Schnauzer Mediano

Starting at the Medium-Schnauzer the other two varieties were developed (Giant and Enano).

The Medium-Schnauzer (standard) It is the original race of the three Schnauzer breeds, and despite his fur and aspect in general, This is not related to the English Terrier. This is one of the oldest breeds in Europe. This race is beautiful, robust, square build and medium-sized with a similar aristocratic, This was the favorite breed of Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt.

In its country of origin is known as Mittelschnauzer (Medium-Schnauzer) to distinguish it from the giant form and the form miniature.

Regardless of the origin of the breed, It should be noted that the racial standard of the Schnauzer was set for the first time in the year 1880, and in the year 1885 the first breed club was established in Germany. He had to wait 40 more years, to be made in United States (1925).

Schnauzer named given to race for its first presentation in public in an exhibition contest. This contest (Hannover 1879) won it a dog presented as wire-haired Pinscher. The winner can be called Schnauzer (“whiskered”) and thereafter, all the wire-haired Pinscher have received the name of Schnauzer.

The classification of the Schnauzer has always brought about controversy, because that is what you don't want to classify as Terrier, likely as not being a race that cace as dog's burrow. The controversy is that dogs as the Manchester Terrier Yes they are classified as a Terrier and, as it is the case of the above-mentioned, the prototype of the dog buzzard without being trained for hunting dog's burrow.

Physical characteristics

The Standard Schnauzer has a rough coat, with colors ranging from the 'salt and pepper' to the solid black.

The hair on the face is extended to form a beard and eyebrows. The race is robust, and it should be "heavy" for his height with portions of the muscle and bone.

The ideal ranges of the weight and of the height vary, considerably, from a standard race which is as follows: The males range between 45 and 50 cm of high cross and usually weigh between 15.5 and 22.5 kg. The females measure between 42.5 and 47.5 High Cross and usually weigh between 13.5 and 20.2 kg).

In United States, most of the dogs have cropped ears and tail.

Traditionally, the ears they are cut and the tail also. However, in many European countries and Australia, the cutting of ears and tail are prohibited and dogs look their ears and tails natural.

Medium-Schnauzer: Standard FCI




  • Skull: Strong and elongated, with the back of the little marked head. The head must correspond to the overall strength of the dog. The forehead is flat and paralelaa the nasal helm, without wrinkles.
  • Depression links (stop): Well differentiated between the eyebrows


  • Truffle: Well developed with wide open Windows. It is always black.
  • Snout: It ends in the form of a truncated wedge. The nasal helm is straight.
  • Lips: Black, rest firm and plans on the jaws; the corner of the mouth is closed.
  • JAWS/teeth: Powerful upper jaw and lower. The bite is scissors, strong and full (42 clean, white teeth according to tooth formula of the dog). You must close properly. The muscles of Mastication is strongly developed without this, exaggerated cheeks spoil the straight-line appearance of the head (with beard).
  • Eyes: Medium-sized, oval, directed forward, dark, with lively expression. Adherent eyelids.
  • Ears: Folded and tumbled, high insertion, "V" shaped; the inside edges of the ears rest on cheeks. The size of the ears is symmetric. They are directed forward in direction of the temple. Parallel fold should not exceed the top line of the skull.

NECK: The neck is strong, muscular and maintained arched. The neck slides harmonically to the cross. Strongly inserted, is narrow, noble postage, contributing to the vibrant and elegant appearance. The skin of the throat is adherent and without dewlap.


  • Top line: Slightly descending from the cross back.
  • Cross: It is the highest point of the upper line.
  • Back: Strong, short, firm.
  • Pork loin: Short, strong, deep. The distance from the last rib to the hip is short so that the dog appear compact.
  • Rump: Slightly rounded, going unnoticed by the insertion of the tail.
  • Breast : Moderately wide, oval cut, deep up to elbows. The apron is especially marked by the tip of the sternum.
  • Bottom line: Flanks not excessively collected in order to provide a nice wavy line near the bottom of the chest.

TAIL: Natural, the goal being to make it Sabre or sickle-shaped.


PREVIOUS MEMBERS: The forelimbs are, seen from the front, vigorous, straight and placed not too close together. Seen side forearms are straight.

  • Shoulder : The scapula is firmly resting on the chest. Well muscled on both sides of the spine of the bone, It overhangs the vertebrae of the column in the thoracic segment. As much as possible well cast and tilted backward, It forms an angle of 50 ° to the horizontal.
  • Arm: Well on the body, strong and muscular; with the scapula form a more or less 95 ° angle up to 105 degrees.
  • Elbows: Tight, not rotated or outward or inward.
  • Forearm: Straight seen from either side, strongly developed and well muscled.
  • Carpus: Strong and stable. Its structure barely stands out from the forearm.
  • Metacarpus: Straight seen from the front; profile slightly oblique to the floor, strong and slightly elastic.
  • Front feet: Short and round; fingers pinched each others and arched (cat feet); nails short and dark colour and strong pads.

LATER MEMBERS: Views of oblique profile; from the back, they are parallel and not too close together.

  • Thigh: Moderately long, width and heavily muscled.
  • Knee: Must not be turned neither inward nor outward.
  • Leg: Long and strong, sinewy, continuing in a powerful Hock.
  • Hock: Well angled, strong, firm, not turned neither inward nor outward.
  • Metatarsus: Short and perpendicular in relation to the floor.
  • Rear feet: Short fingers, arched and tightened a few others ; nails short, black.

MOVEMENT: Elastic, elegant, Agile, free and with good coverage of land. Previous members are stretched as far forward as possible and subsequent - with good elastic range- they give the necessary propulsion. The front side and back on the other side simultaneously moving forward. Back, ligaments and joints are firm.

SKIN: Tight throughout the body


HAIR: The hair should be hard, wiring and bushy. It is composed by a dense internal NAP and an outer layer (that it can never be too short) hard and well glued hair all over the body. The hair of the outer layer is rough, of sufficient length, to be able to test its texture, Neither ogres nor wavy.

The members hair tends not to be so hard. On the forehead and the ears is short. Typical characteristics are, on the snout, the beard, that should not be too soft and bushy eyebrows that make eye shadow.


  • Pure black with black interior NAP
  • Salt and pepper

For the salt and pepper breeding aims to obtain a middle pitch with equal distribution of well pigmented pepper color with gray interior NAP. Allowed colours ranging from dark grey pavements to the silver grey. All colors have a dark mask that emphasizes the expression and is in harmony with the respective tone color. White spots on the head, in the chest or the members are unwanted.



  • Males and females: 45 until 50 cm..


  • Males and females: 14 until 20 kg.

FAULTS: Any deviation from the above criteria is considered missing and the seriousness is considered the degree of deviation to the standard and its impact on the health and welfare of the dog. In particular:

  • Too small or too short head as a whole.
  • Heavy or round skull.
  • Wrinkles on the forehead.
  • Short snout, pointed or narrow.
  • Bite in clamp.
  • Clear eyes, too large or round.
  • Inclusion of low or very long ears, ears carried different from each other.
  • Cheeks or too marked cheeks bones.
  • The throat loose skin, Double Chin.
  • Narrow neck.
  • Too long back, collected or soft.
  • Encarpado back.
  • Fall rump.
  • Inclusion of tail rotated toward the head.
  • Long feet.
  • Amble step.
  • Too short hair, too long, soft, wavy, with locks, silky, white or spotted or with mixing colors.
  • NAP internal Brown. In the salt and pepper: Black eel on the back or black Chair line.
  • 1 cm in the height up or down.


  • Heavy or light appearance, petizo or patilargo.
  • Reversed sexual characters (for example male female).
  • Elbows rotated out.
  • Hindquarters in barrel or rigid.
  • Hocks rotated inwards.
  • More than 1 cm.. and less than 3 cm.. in the steps up and down limit.


  • Shyness, aggressiveness, evil, exaggerated suspicion, nervous behavior.
  • Any deformity.
  • Lack of racial characteristics.
  • Faults in the bite as upper or lower prognathism, incisor arcade deviated.
  • Miss runner in each region as construction defects, hair and color.
  • More than 3 cm.. in the steps up and down limit.
  • Any dog showing clear physical abnormalities or behavioral signs shall be disqualified.

NB: Los machos deben tener dos apariencia testiculos normal completamente descendidos en el escroto.

TRADUCCIÓN: Lucas Rodríguez Bazzurro.

Character and skills

It is a race to, similar to the Pinscher German, It was created for the extermination of vermin on farms, Although he didn't mention in other tasks, becoming a multi-purpose dog. They included the roles played by the Schnauzer, driving cattle.

It´s jealous, It loving and a good former. All varieties of Schnauzer have a character that is described as impetuous, strong but very balanced.

Love your family, they are safe and affable with children and rather distrustful with strangers.

Images of medium-Schnauzer
Videos del Schnauzer Mediano

Photo: davolvoreta

  • Otros nombres: Mittelschnauzer / Schnauzer Estándar.
  • Group 2 / Section 1 – Tipo Pinscher y Schnauzer.

Dogs breeds: Medium-Schnauzer

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