Giant Schnauzer

Overview

This is a bigger, more potent form of the standard schnauzer. Its body is powerful, compact and almost square, mixing great energy with agility. Its stride is absolutely free and vigorous, with good reach and drive. Its double coat is made up of soft undercoat and a harsh, wiry, dense outer coating — a mixture that lets it withstand harsh, alpine problems. Its trademark unpleasant eyebrows and beard, coupled with its bright outline, create a dramatic figure. The blend of rugged build, dependable character and weather-resistant coat make for a strong and versatile employee.

The lively, rambunctious giant schnauzer might be too unruly for smaller kids, although it’s otherwise quite good with kids in its own family. It’s daring and protective of its loved ones and reserved with strangers. It might be aggressive toward other dogs. This bright and lush breed is a fantastic selection for a busy individual looking for a partner in experience, although sometimes the giant might attempt to be the chief.

AKC RANKING 82
FAMILY livestock dog, herding
AREA OF ORIGIN Germany
DATE OF ORIGIN Middle Ages
ORIGINAL FUNCTION cattle herding, guardian
TODAY’S FUNCTION security, police, schutzhund
AVERAGE SIZE OF MALE Height: 25.5-27.5 Weight: 65-90
AVERAGE SIZE OF FEMALE Height: 23.5-25.5 Weight: 65-90
OTHER NAME riesenschnauzer
The area spaniel needs daily exercise, and even though it’s happiest when given the opportunity to run and research, its demands can be fulfilled with a very long walk on leash. It can live outside in temperate climates if specified heat refuge, but it does best when allowed to split its time between home and lawn. It thrives on human companionship and ought not to be deprived of its loved ones. Its coat needs brushing and combing twice or once per week. Straggling hairs must be scissored every month or two, and a few thinning and trimming is required for show dogs. The ears should be cleaned and checked frequently. Some could be somewhat cluttered, and a few snore.
  • Energy levelMedium energy
  • Exercise needsHigh
  • PlayfullnessVery playful
  • Affection levelSomewhat affectionate
  • Friendliness toward other dogsShy
  • Friendliness toward other petsShy
  • Friendliness toward strangersShy
  • Ease of trainingModerately easy to train
  • Watchdog abilityHigh
  • Protection abilityVery protective
  • Grooming needsModerate maintenance
  • Cold toleranceMedium tolerance
  • Heat toleranceMedium tolerance
• Major concerns: CHD
• Minor concerns: OCD, gastric torsion
• Occasionally seen: none
• Suggested tests: hip
• Life span: 10 – 12 years
The giant schnauzer originated from the countryside of Bavaria and Wurrtemburg. Developed by the bigger standard schnauzer, cattlemen there sought to emulate the normal on a bigger scale, that would make it even more appropriate for driving cows. It’s probable, although not recorded, that they grabbed the standard schnauzer using their bigger smooth-coated cattle-driving dogs in an effort to make a wire-haired drover. Later spans with rough-coated sheepdogs and the wonderful Dane and bouvier des Flandres probably happened, as well as strikes using all the black poodle, wolf spitz and wirehaired pinscher have already been indicated. The end result was a weather-resistant, smart-looking dog capable of managing cows, then referred to as the Munchener. Giant schnauzers afterwards became more popular as butcher’s or stockyard dogs, and even afterwards, as brewery protect dogs. The dogs kept a very low profile, with very little vulnerability until just before World War I, as it had been suggested that they are trained as police dogs. They excelled in their new mission but have yet to be well-accepted out of Germany in this capability. They’ve gained more headway for a pet Recently, but and now appreciate modest popularity in the Usa

 

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