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The Giant Schnauzer is part of the Herding group. The Giant Schnauzer is a dog with Above Average problem solving abilities. The trainability of the Giant Schnauzer is Above Average. It was breed to be good for Family Pet, Protection, Watch Dog The Giant Schnauzer lifestyle is Prefers to be outside; but can adapt to indoors

Giant Schnauzers are generally a healthy breed. It is important that when contacting a Giant Schnauzer breeder that you express health concern issues and ask the breeder what they are doing in order to help mimimize them.

Please don't purchase your Giant Schnauzer from a petstore which commonly are known to support Giant Schnauzer puppy mills. Doing so only promotes inproper breeding ethics and promotes current Giant Schnauzer health issues. The AKC, UKC, FCI, CKC, SKC, WWKC, FIC registries recognize the Giant Schnauzer breed standard.

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Giant Schnauzer
Group:  Herding
Shoulder Height: 23.50 in - 27.50 in
Weight: 70-80 pounds
Exercise req'd: Medium-high amount
Intelligence: High
Suitability for kids: Good
Registries: AKC, UKC, FCI, CKC, SKC, WWKC, FIC


Country of Origin: Germany - Developed as a cattle herder - Used from the 15th century - Also used as guard dogs in towns. Thought to have originated in Bavaria near Munich, it was called the Muenchener, going back to the late 1800's when it was developed from the Standard Schnauzer. Introduced to dog shows in Munich in 1909. Local herding dogs probably contributed to their size and later black Great Danes added size and substance. Later used for guarding, it became an excellent police and military dog.

Character: This breed is alert, watchful and does not like to wander. It bonds closely with its family.

Temperment: This dog gets along well with children, other dogs, and any household pets. It tends toward shyness around strangers.

Coat: The usual color is salt-and-pepper. a dark face is desirable.

Care Coat must be plucked twice yearly. Excessive hair in feet pads and in the ears must be trimmed. Long hairs around the face must be combed occasionally.

Colour: Black; salt/pepper

Comments: Tallest of the 3 Schnauzer breeds. The coat which is wiry and double, should be hand stripped. Clipping can be done on pets but will change the texture. Good obedience dog and family pet. Needs space and daily exercise. These giants still retain .

Purposes: Family Pet, Protection, Watch Dog

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