Breed

Standard Schnauzer


AKC Grouping
Working Group
Temperament
  • fearless
  • smart
  • spirited

Demeanor
friendly

Choosing the Best Dog Food for an Overweight Standard Schnauzer

When aiming to provide just the right caloric may benefit from as well as nutritional needs to your Standard Schnauzer you can learn a lot by looking at their simple and straightforward breeding. Since its beginnings going back all the way to 15th and 16th century many things have changed concerning how dogs are cared for and their roles among humans. This different lifestyle could very well lead a Schnauzer to easily become overweight.


Breed

Standard Schnauzer


AKC Grouping
Working Group
Temperment
  • fearless
  • smart
  • spirited
Demeanor
friendly

The Schnauzer comes from the farm lands of Germany specifically the area of Bavaria where mild temperatures are found during some seasons but winters can be cold and rather harsh. We know that the Schnauzer has a very long history among humans and we see evidence of that in artwork that was produced in the 15th centuries containing depictions of dogs very similar to the looks of Schnauzers. This dog which was created around the times of the Middle Ages was bred to be an all purpose farm dog with the ability to aid in herding, hunting, ratting, and even guardian. During the early days of Europe's dog shows the breed was presented and known as the Wire Haired Pinscher and saw great success in the dog shows. Schnauzers began to gain popularity in America after the 1900's and by the 20's they had earned their place a well suited family pet. The dog's tight fitting and wiry fur enables them to endure differing temperatures and their long and pointed snout gives them a great sniffing advantage in hunting and ratting. Their loyal and friendly disposition makes them a great guard dog for a family.


Energy
active
Grooming
brushing 2-3 times a week
Training
often independent
Shedding
infrequently

Until recent history not a lot of thought was put into the food that was fed to dogs and many times dogs were left to fend for themselves when it came to finding food. If food was given to the dogs it was most likely scraps and leftovers from the family's meals. Today the dog is still found as a working dog on farms but it has become very popular as a family pet thanks to it's friendliness and loyalty to its owners. It is also a dog that is eager to please and can be pretty easily trained. Owners of purebred Schnauzers will not have too many health concerns for their dog's as long as they are well taken care of as this is a breed known to be a healthy breed without too much concern for any major health problems. The Schnauzer has shown up in many popular movies with one of the most beloved roles being that of a supporting character in the well known Disney movie Lady and the Tramp. Since Schnauzers have settled so well into their roles as family pets they now have a much less active lifestyle than they have in their earlier history. Now that they have taken the role of family member rather than working dog in most homes Schnauzers usually have access to an unlimited amount of food and no longer have to depend on hunting skills to survive. It's important to keep in mind what the specific dietary needs of your Schnauzer will be as they will differ greatly from the needs of a working dog that spends long hard days on a farm.


Spot & Tango has worked with veterinary nutrition professionals to formulate high-quality dog food that is good for an obese Standard Schnauzer. Spot & Tango puts a high priority on sourcing beef, lamb and turkey from regional New York farmers for each of their dog food dishes. Following their commitment to quality ingredients, Spot & Tango prohibits all antibiotics, preservatives and hormones in each on their dishes. Food rich in nutrients and rich vitamins can serve to attend to symptoms that your overweight Standard Schnauzer might be experiencing. Dedicated to addressing the tendency for dogs to gain weight today, Spot & Tango just utilizes select carbohydrates on their veterinary nutritionist-approved dishes. An obese Standard Schnauzer can benefit from sufficient leafy greens and fruits in their diet to help in food digestion and energy levels-- Spot and Tango's dog food has both.


Spot & Tango has consulted with the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), veterinarians and pet nutritionists in the development of meal plans that can help overweight Standard Schnauzers. They use only human-grade ingredients, which are prepared in small batches in USDA-certified kitchens. Spot & Tango meals are packaged individually and shipped to your door within days. We invite you to take the Spot & Tango quiz to find the right meal plan for your Standard Schnauzer, based on age, weight and activity level. If your dog is like a part of your family, then you should feed them as well. Get started with Spot & Tango's meals to give your Standard Schnauzer the good quality food it needs to live its best life.