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Intelligent and Highly Trainable, the Giant Schnauzer is an Affectionate, Protective and Determined Dog Who Needs Clear Guidelines from a Dominant Owner

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The largest of the Schnauzer breeds, the Giant Schnauzer was originally developed in the 17th century, in Germany. Then, Giant Schnauzers worked alongside humans to help drive livestock, and to guard breweries and butchers. Intelligent and very trainable, the Giant Schnauzer became highly sought after for police training during World War I. Today, it is still used as a police dog and is also a beloved family pet. Although not well suited for families with small children, a properly socialized Giant Schnauzer can become a very devoted family member to single owners and families alike and can make great companions especially for older children who have the ability to bond closely with this affectionate, protective and determined dog.

Originating from Swabia, Bavaria, in Germany, the first Giant Schnauzers were bred in the 17th century as a variation of the German Pinscher; the rough coat was bred into the species to protect the dogs from harsh German winters and from vermin bites. It's not quite known what the Giant Schnauzer's full ancestry is, but most believe that it is the result of a combination of Boxer, Doberman, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Great Dane, Thuringian Shepherd, and Bouvier des Flandres, as well as the Standard Schnauzer. Originally meant to be an agricultural dog that helped farmers drive animals to market and guard property, it was also used as a watchdog at stockyards, butchers, breweries, and other situations where guard dogs were needed in Bavaria. It wasn't known outside of Bavaria until World War I, when it was first used as a military dog. It was similarly used in World War II for the same purpose, and was imported to America for the first time in the 1930s, but the breed remained scarce until the 1960s.

Today, the Giant Schnauzer is still used as a police dog and is formally shown in conformation. In Europe, the Giant Schnauzer is still used mostly as a working dog.

The "Giant" Schnauzer is described as such because "Giant" is used in comparison to the Miniature and Standard Schnauzers; however, the Giant Schnauzer is actually what would be considered a medium to moderately large dog, standing from about 23 to 28 inches at the shoulder and weighing between 55 and 105 pounds. Compact but powerful, it looks like a larger Standard Schnauzer. Its square shape occurs because the length and height of the dog is the same. With a strong and rectangular head, large nose, high, cropped ears and cropped tail wherever legal, the Giant Schnauzer looks like a practical working dog – and it most certainly is. The fur is double coated with a wiry dense outer coat and a soft, fluffy undercoat. The fur stands up stiffly off the back and the dog has a bushy set of whiskers, beard and eyebrows, giving your pet a quizzical look something like the "old professor." Coat colors are salt-and-pepper or solid black.

Intelligent and highly trainable, the Giant Schnauzer can be highly energetic but will be calm enough if you give your pet enough exercise. Brave and bold, your pet is also very affectionate and needs to be with you at all times. Giant Schnauzers tend to be dominant because they are so intelligent and can be imposing, so it is highly recommended that you take a firm hand with your pet from puppyhood. If you don't, you could find yourself with 55 to 105 pounds of temperamental determination that will be very difficult to control.

Properly socialized and trained, however, the Giant Schnauzer is a lovable, affable, very sweet-natured clown. It's generally not a good idea to expose small children to a Giant Schnauzer who's not accustomed to such exposure unless you intend to train your pet very carefully. If you're not sure you have the time and dedication to train your Giant Schnauzer to be extremely gentle, it's best not to adopt such a pet especially if you presently have small children. However, Giant Schnauzers make great family dogs for those who have the desire to devote proper commitment to working with this excellent family member who will bond with you for life.

Proper Environment
It's important that your pet has enough room to be active both indoors and out. Not suitable for apartment life, your dog can actually turn destructive if not given lots of personal attention and is left alone. It's best to socialize your puppy while he or she is still young to get him or her used to being around a lot of people; if a Giant Schnauzer is trained in this way, he or she will provide perfect companionship for just about anyone, as long as the dog is given consistent affection. Vigorous exercise is important because your pet has a lot of energy that needs to be directed properly. These dogs are superb guard dogs with a penetrating, imposing, relentless bark that will not stop whenever they are uncomfortable with any situation. You can rest assured that if you've got your pet watching over your house and family, you'll be protected from danger.

Although a relatively long-living breed with a12- to 15-year lifespan, heart disease is a somewhat common disorder in Giant Schnauzers, as is lymphoma and liver cancer. Hip dysplasia also frequently affects the Giant Schnauzer. Your pet can develop eye problems especially as he or she ages such as glaucoma, cataracts, and conjunctivitis. Progressive retinal atrophy is also sometimes seen. Skin diseases like vitiligo and alopecia are also relatively usual afflictions.

Your pet's wiry overcoat is relatively easy to take care of, but the undercoat is very dense and can become matted easily. Brush or comb weekly with a wire brush, clipping out knots as they arise before they become mats. Clip your dog at least four times a year if not a show dog or hand strip for show; shedding is minimal and there's little to no "dog odor."

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Group Classification: Herding, AKC Working


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Hair Length: Medium

Shedding: Lite Shed

Body Size: Extra Large

Weight Male: 80-100 pounds

Height Male: 25-28 inches

Weight Female: 60-80 pounds

Height Female: 23-26 inches

Litter Size: 5-8 puppies

Life Expectancy: 12-15 years.








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Giant Schnauzers come in two colors, solid black and salt and pepper.

Living Area
Giants require a lot of exercise as they are energetic dogs. The best suited home for a Giant would be out on an acreage or in a home that is active and would provide the dog with stimulation and activity. These dogs can do well in the city though, as long as they are exercised enough.