About Lolo Peak Schnauzers:
​​​​​ Get on the contact list for the 2020 litter!  
***UPDATE 9/12/2018***
A puppy is a big and lifelong commitment. 
Many on our waiting list have been on there a year and use that time to prepare for their new family member! 

 Lolo Peak Schnauzers started out as a birthday present for Grandpa and has turned into a passion for the ​​​​​
Standard Schnauzer Breed.  

We are a small, in home breeder whose dogs are also our pets.  Our dogs hike and go to baseball games with us.  They stay in our home and are PART OF THE FAMILY.

Lolo Peak Standard Schnauzers can be used as working dogs, show dogs, guard dogs, and most importantly - as part of the family.

We take pride in raising quality Standard Schnauzers that have wonderful temperments, conformation and active, working minds.  

Please browse our site and feel free to contact Brooke Ridley with questions or inquiries.  

Cell:  (979) 587-1745
Email: [email protected]

  1. Lolo Peak's Bruna
  2. Lolo Peak's Berg
  3. Kleine Hexe winning her first Major!

Lolo Peak's Bruna & Lolo Peak's Berg  - Montana Standard Schnauzers -
Standard Schnauzer Puppies ​

Standard Schnauzer
Coming to America
Early Breed History
The Standard Schnauzer (SS) is the oldest (and original prototype) of the three Schnauzer breeds. Since the Middle Ages, dogs very like today's Standard Schnauzer performed household and farm duties in Germany: guarding the family and livestock, ridding the farmyard of vermin, and protecting their owners as they traveled to market. These rough-haired, medium-sized dogs were descended from early European herding and guardian breeds and were not related to the superficially similar terriers of Britain. ​​​​​​

In the mid-19th century, German dog fanciers began to take an interest in this useful native breed. Crosses were made with gray Wolfspitz and black German Poodle to produce the distinctive pepper and salt and black colors. At this time, the medium-sized dogs were also being crossed with other breeds to develop the Miniature and, later, the Giant Schnauzer. 

Wire-haired Pinschers, as the breed was originally known, were first exhibited in Germany in the 1870s. The official German breed standard of that era describes a dog remarkably similar to the Standard Schnauzer of today. 

By the turn of the century, the breed was becoming universally known as the Schnauzer, a reference to the breed's hallmark muzzle (German: schnauze) sporting a bristly beard and moustache, as well as to an early show winner of that name.
The first importation of the Standard Schnauzer was apparently around 1900, but it was not until after World War I that the breed was brought into the United States in any significant number. The Standard Schnauzer has never been a popular breed in the USA, which is one reason why most puppies are bred by serious fanciers whose primary goal is the preservation and improvement of the breed. ​​​

Today's Standard Schnauzer is a medium-sized working breed in the schnauzer/pinscher canine family.  SS are characterized by a robust, square, athletic build, a dense, wiry, harsh coat of black or pepper and salt and an energetic, intelligent temperament.

Standard Schnauzers are sociable, alert, affectionate, protective and reliable in nature, with a good sense of humor. They are generally healthy, sturdy and long-lived with few hereditary illnesses. SSCA breeders check their stock for hip dysplasia, and most also screen for eye defects and other hereditary problems. 

The breed is of true medium size, with males between 18-20" high at the shoulder, weighing 40-45 lbs, while females are between 17-19" high, weighing 35-40 pounds. 

The Standard Schnauzer is not the breed for those who want a slow, placid dog or one that can be "fed and forgotten" for they insist on being part of the family activities and develop best when treated in this manner. They are outstanding companions known for their devotion and love of their family, and are not "one person dogs" but instead become a true family member. SS are particularly good with children, being playful and tolerant. At the same time, they are alert to any intruder which might threaten their home and family. 

Standards are ​​​​​​very intelligent and can be strong-willed.
Owners must be prepared to train their new puppy from the beginning.