A sturdy, muscular breed, the Standard Schnauzer has a fairly squarely built frame, with a boxy head. Their muzzle, which comes to a sheer, flat end, is covered in long, wiry hair, giving the impression of a large mustache or beard. Their ears are set high atop their head and can either be v-shaped and hang down, or are cropped into tiny triangles that stand erect. Their tail is medium/short in length and stands straight like an antennae, but is traditionally docked to half or a third its length. Their coat is a medium length, wiry, and dense, with a soft undercoat.