Standard Schnauzer, Miniature Schnauzer, Mittelschnauzer, Riesenschnauzer, characteristics and parameters
The first standard of the Schnauzer concerned only the Mittelnauzer. Different colors were allowed, including reddish-red and reddish-gray.
In 1910, the dwarf schnauzer received the official name of a miniature schnauzer. In 1921 in Germany, the first club of this breed was formed and the standard of the breed Risenschnauzer was first approved.
Only in 1956 the reddish color was excluded. In the same year, the revised standard allowed only black color and pepper and salt for all 3 sizes.
Standard schnauzer did not change for 20 years,But finally a different color was allowed for the Zwergschnauzer, because great aesthetic requirements were imposed on them as purely domestic dogs. Thus, in 1976 silver-black color was allowed, while white was allowed only in the 1990s. This new color is very rare, but already begins to win fans.
And now back to the morphological features. According to the standard, a schnauzer is a strong dog, rather stocky than a high-legged dog. The format is square. This means that the height at the withers approximately corresponds to the length of the trunk. Giant Schnauzer - This is an enlarged copy of the Mittelschnauzer or the standard Schnauzer. In a word, a formidable, brave dog, which respects its appearance.
Miniature Schnauzer, on the contrary - it is a small copyMittelschnauzer. However, without any manifestations of dwarfism. He has the same character traits as the Schnauzer, but with the temperament and behavior of all the little dogs. The head is elongated, without strongly protruding occipital bone. The length of the head from the tip of the nose to the occipital bone refers to the length of the back from the withers to the base of the tail approximately as 1 to 2.
The stop is clearly marked with prominent eyebrows. The straight back of the nose is parallel to the forehead. Despite the beard, the head in the profile seems rectangular. The nose is always black for any color. Ears high set. Cropped ears are always delivered directly. Not cropped ears form the Roman numeral 5, their tips are omitted. Eyes are dark, oval in shape, directed somewhat outward.
Neck straight, nobly taking off and strongSitting on her shoulders. The breast is moderate, with good depth reaches the elbow. Loin is short. This is a sign of strength and stamina, which allows the dog to excel well with its hind legs. The forelimbs when viewed from any angle are always strong, straight, with tightly fitting elbows.
Blades should be obliquely set, with a strongMusculature. The angle between the shoulder blade and shoulder is approximately 100 degrees. The hind legs are muscular, with well-defined angulation angles. When viewed from the back, they are straight and parallel to each other. The coat consists of a thick undercoat and a hard coarse covering hair.
As for color, black color, pepperWith salt and only for zwergschnauzer black with silver and white. The height at the withers is 60-70 centimeters for the Risenschnauzer, 45-50 centimeters for the Mittelschnauzer and 30-35 centimeters for the Miniature Schnauzer. Cables and bitches do not differ in height, but the bitches have a slightly longer trunk length.