Schnauzers come in three sizes. They can be miniature, standard, or giant.
And regardless of the size, all three are recognized as a variation of the expensive purebred Schnauzer which is clearly reflected on their price tags.
According to most breeders, the cost of a Standard Schnauzer puppy ranges between $400 and $1,500. For adult standards older than 2 years, it can cost lower around $75 and $400. And generally, females will cost you more than males.
Standard schnauzers are robust and sturdily built. Their physique complements their strength, agility, and alertness enabling them to perform as watchful guard dogs.
At the same time Schnauzers are also sociable companions and devoted family dogs that are naturally good with kids. When properly trained, they can also serve as aids of senior family members.
For potential owners, it’s best to take note of the additional costs that come with bringing this breed home. Most of the expenses will go to essential items like pet licenses, vaccinations, and, most essentially, dog food.
Aside from the basics, another thing that might consume your funds is his need for mental stimulation. Because Schnauzers are incredibly intelligent, as an owner, you need to find ways to keep their minds focused and occupied.
Unless given daily physical and mental exercise, Schnauzers can be mischievous and it’s not always cute. Therefore, you should allot money for things that will keep its brain active, such as dog toys or treat-delivery systems that require problem-solving skills to enjoy.