7 Compared to other canines, the Schnauzer is an incredibly fit and robust breed. On average, a Standard Schnauzer is expected to live anywhere from 12 to 14 years, which is nearly double the expected lifespan of many similarly sized dogs.
8 Schnauzers are known for being headstrong and mischievous; however, they make fantastic guard dogs because of their loyalty, protectiveness, and aggressive nature.
9 Over the years, there have been various reports of them warding off intruders, be they human or animal. In fact, a Miniature Schnauzer named Cash was caught on video chasing a black bear away from his owner’s driveway.