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Hershey the Standard Schnauzer

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This is Hershey, my Standard Schnauzer, on our daily afternoon walk..the hills are still green and I couldn't resist bringing my camera!

Wait for me, Mom!

There's something up there, sshhh!

Gorgeous hills!

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She's gorgeous! Just wondering: Is she at all affectionate and/or playful? I've heard mix things about standard and giant schnauzers regarding affection and playfulness.
Thank you! Is she playful? OMGosh! All Hershey wants to DO is play..well that and eat..lol! She is the most playful, interactive, ENTERTAINING dog I have ever owned! She can be incorrigible! They say that the Standard Schnauzer is "the dog with the human brain". I thought, great! She'll be smart...she is TOO smart! She has problem solving capabilites and definatley has a mind of her own.
This is an excerpt from a book I have that is called "The World of Schnauzers" it includes all three sizes. This is from the chapter called The Nature of the Schnauzer: the main characteristics of the schnauzer are happiness, determination and loyalty. He is a happy dog, because he enjoys all that he does, because he only does what he enjoys. He is a determined dog; once he puts his mind to something he will persevere to the point of stubborness. he is a loyal dog, not to be confounded with slavish submissiveness, which he definatley is not; in the schnauzer's case, loyalty must be understood in the noble sense of the word.
I have found this to be entirely accurate!
One must have a fabulous sense of humor to own one of these dogs, and if you do, you will find yourself laughing many times a day!
She is very affectionte, too, btw. She will lay on my feet when I'm watching TV and she'll lay on my lap for 30 minutes at a time if I let her! She weighs 35 or 37 lbs so she gets a little heavy after a while. ;) She follows me from room to room and is my constant companion. She will do anything for food and knows several tricks. She can jump through a Hula hoop, she can wave hello, she shakes paws, speaks on command (in different volumes), she bows and now I'm working on sit up/beg. Along with all the basic obedience commands. I should do agility with her, because I think she is part gazelle or mountain goat, but I'm too busy to commit to agility classes right now.

Oh and she is a fabulous watch dog, which was one of this breeds original purposes.

This is her playing with a toy that is attached to a bungee cord, she pulls and pulls on this thing for a while and then it makes a big "SNAP" as it rebounds and ricochettes off the wall! She loves it! :D

Wow, that sounds like a truly wonderful dog! This thread totally makes me want a standard or giant schnauzer!
Hershey is adorable! I love Schnauzers. I have often thought about getting a Giant Schnauzer myself. Mine would be black too. They are so lovely. How hard is the coat to take care of? Your boy has a twinkle in his eye... I am thinking he likes to live on the wild side. lol
I saw a 13 week old Rottie at Petsmart the other day and thought about you. He was the cutest thing in the world! He was quite big for that age.
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