Schnauzer is a medium-sized, robust, and rugged dog
with bushy eyebrows, whiskers, and a beard. Ideally
its height should be the same as its length, giving
it a square impression. It has a long and rectangular
head with a strong muzzle and a pronounced stop. Its
eyes are oval and dark brown and it has a black nose.
It has feet are small and cat-like, with arched toes.
Usually the tail is docked and cropping the ears is
optional. The forelegs are very straight and dewclaws
are usually removed. The topline slopes slightly downward
from the withers to the rump. The rear legs and thighs
are oblique and very muscular. It has a harsh, wiry
outer coat and dense, soft undercoat.