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Breed Group: Working
 Giant Schnauzer

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Weight
65-90 lbs
Height
Male: 25.5-27.5; Female: 23.5-25.5 inches
Color(s)
solid black or pepper and salt
Overview
The largest of the three Schnauzer breeds, the Giant Schnauzer originated in Germany. A versatile breed, they were used as cattle dogs, sheepherders, guarding, and as noble companions. Although this breed is relatively rare in the United States, they are steadily gaining in popularity.
Character
The Giant Schnauzer is powerful and large, yet possesses elegance. This breed is capable of enduring harsh weather and is extremely hardy, independent, and courageous. A proud and determined breed, the Giant Schnauzers varied attributes make them a loyal and trustworthy family pet.
Temperament
This breed is very loving, protective, and responsible. They thrive on human companionship and do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time. They are not recommended for the novice dog owner, two-career family, or a sedentary owner. This bold breed is intense and complex and requires an owner who completely understands them. They are highly intelligent, imposing, and extremely protective of their family and territory. They make excellent guard dogs. The Giant Schnauzer does best in a home with children over the age of 14 who are considerate and well behaved. They typically do not get along with other household pets.
Care
The Giant Schnauzer requires weekly brushing and combing to keep the under coat free of mats and tangles. They need to be professionally clipped all-over four times per year. The hair around the eyes and ears must be kept trimmed and their whiskers cleaned after meals. Bathing or dry shampooing should be done when necessary. This breed is prone to cancer, bloat, hip dysplasia, and epilepsy.
Coat
The Giant Schnauzer is a double coat breed. The outer coat is wiry, thick, and harsh. The under coat is dense and soft. The hair is longer over the yes and on the muzzle to form bushy eyebrows and a distinctive beard. The hair on the legs is longer than the body coat. The color of the coat is either salt and pepper or pure black. This breed sheds little to no hair.
Training
Early intense socialization and obedience are essential for the Giant Schnauzer. They are a dominant breed and require an experienced and dominant owner who will let them know who the boss is. They are easily housebroken and trained. The Giant Schnauzer responds to respect, consistency, firmness, fairness, positive reinforcement, and reward. They excel in agility, obedience, schutzhound, and are often used as therapy and police dogs.
Activity
The Giant Schnauzer requires an inordinate amount of vigorous exercise. They thrive on being given something to do and enjoy family play sessions. This breed is not recommended for apartment dwelling. Giant Schnauzers do best with plenty of acreage where they are able to run freely.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Giant Schnauzer puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Bonnie's Bass and More
Member Since: December 2007
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
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We are a small family operation in SE Okla. raising superb AKC Giant Schnauzers. They have multiple champions in their bloodlines. We also raise horses, donkeys, and mules for your hunting and trail needs. I also have some friends who raise outstanding Registered Chihuahuas and also Black & Tan Coo...

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Anonymous asked:

3/14/2013 4:40:48 PM

3/14/2013 4:40:48 PM

Why arent Giant schnauzers good with small kids

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Anonymous

The Giant Schnauzer is a very large and protective dog. They become very loyal to their family, especially children. Their large size can knock them over by accident, but they can also perceive children playing as a threat to their child and can become aggressive.
7/16/2014 2:59:59 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/13/2011 12:25:20 PM

7/13/2011 12:25:20 PM

My Giant Schnauzer is 8 mo old and weighs 85 lbs Is it OK to walk him 3 miles every day. Isnt it... My Giant Schnauzer is 8 mo old and weighs 85 lbs Is it OK to walk him 3 miles every day. Isnt it too much?

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Anonymous

That is a big puppy, my Giant Schnauzer is 14 months and barely 70. My vet and trainer told me that at that age to let the dog determine if it is ready....I was told that at that age she would slow down some about half way throuhg, so when you start seeing that head back, each dog will be different. Mine could walk that long physically but got too hot so we had to go shorter for awhile. Good Luck!
7/17/2011 12:55:38 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/24/2011 2:32:14 PM

6/24/2011 2:32:14 PM

I had a miniature schnauzer for years who recently died. I loved the dog very much, but... I had a miniature schnauzer for years who recently died. I loved the dog very much, but honestly, I always wanted a bigger dog. Is the giant schnauzer's temperment similar to the mini's? How affectionate is the dog typically?

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My grandmother has mini's schnauzers and I have a 14 month old Giant Schnauzer. My experience has been different than the other response. My Giant has been a better temperament than the mini's. As young pup she was so much fun but grew so fast she slept a lot more. Around 8-12 months she was really frisky but still fun. She loves attention but all my dogs do. She was never destructive and she trained super easy, we only had 2 accidents in the house ever. She likes to walk and play but it is not an all day demanding of attention. I find her easier than my gramma's minis, definitely sweeter.
7/17/2011 12:59:53 PM

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I'm only slightly familiar with the smaller schnauzers. I found them annoying, since they bark a lot and are not friendly to people outside their family. I had a giant. She never barked and never, NEVER would she be inclined to bite, no matter what the situation. She was wonderful and gentle with kids. She didn't need "socializing" to be perfectly social. She scared visitors because of her size (but would not have defended us!) She was SO smart!!, but I suppose the smaller schnauzers may be, too. She had a calm demeanor, but was very playful. I've had about 6 breeds in my life, and have known other people's dogs over the last 50 years, and I cannot imagine a better breed. IMAO, I think the smaller schnauzers have a "small dog personality" (nippy, noisy & arrogant.) You will NOT be sorry with a giant.
12/29/2011 6:19:16 AM

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4/15/2011 4:40:48 PM

4/15/2011 4:40:48 PM

My giant schnauzer is a one year old all black male, we have been noticing that he is starting... My giant schnauzer is a one year old all black male, we have been noticing that he is starting to sporadically getting white hairs along his back and the tip of his tail is turning white. when we got him from the breeder we met his parents and they were all black. whats going on? is my dog turning salt and pepper?

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Anonymous

Just like humans dog hair gets a little white with age.
7/10/2011 12:35:58 PM

Anonymous

No. Your black schnauzer will not become a pepper/salt.
12/29/2011 6:20:30 AM

Anonymous asked:

2/19/2011 4:37:58 PM

2/19/2011 4:37:58 PM

What is the life time of a giant schnauzer.

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I had a giant schnauzer female that died at age 11, and her son at age 12
4/24/2011 9:26:20 AM

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2/10/2011 5:13:39 PM

2/10/2011 5:13:39 PM

I have two miniature schnauzers and I would love to have the giant also. Can you tell me where... I have two miniature schnauzers and I would love to have the giant also. Can you tell me where to get one and how much they cost? I live in brandenburg ky. thank you

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Anonymous

Go on the internet and look for Schanuzer, Giant? Depending on if you want a pet or a show potential it would vary the price. Good luck.
2/21/2011 9:00:24 AM

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12/19/2010 6:48:33 PM

12/19/2010 6:48:33 PM

I just bought a giant schnauzer puppy 3 wks ago. He is 9 wks old. I spend a lot of time... I just bought a giant schnauzer puppy 3 wks ago. He is 9 wks old. I spend a lot of time socializing him, he already sits on command walks on leash. He is very smart, but when I cuddle him he growls at me. He is going to puppy school next month. I let him know I am the alpha but I have grandkids and I can't have him one time to bite my kids. I recently lost my giant I had for 10 yrs he just never had this kind of temperament. What should I do it is not to late to put him up for sale he is beauitful and a good dog but. I can handle him. because I can spend time training him. Please let me know what you think thank you.,

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Call the breeder and ask them why your schnauzer is growling. Is it a play growl ? My giant play growls only when he is on the couch would not bite only if you broke in my house.
4/3/2011 4:55:29 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/30/2010 11:23:30 PM

11/30/2010 11:23:30 PM

I have a female giant schnauzer and she is 7 months old; how long is it until they are full... I have a female giant schnauzer and she is 7 months old; how long is it until they are full grown. She is 64 pounds now.

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Anonymous

By 6 mons. and than giant schnauzers fill out.
2/21/2011 9:03:02 AM

Anonymous

My giant schnauzer is 8 Months old and still getting bigger and bigger...Hasn't really started filling out yet, can't wait for that to start! I read they are not fully grown till they are 1.5 yrs.
3/4/2012 3:22:44 AM

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10/25/2010 12:01:54 PM

10/25/2010 12:01:54 PM

We owned a Giant Schnauzer a while ago (85-93 or so) and back then all the ears were cropped so... We owned a Giant Schnauzer a while ago (85-93 or so) and back then all the ears were cropped so they stood up. Is this practice no longer done, or is it perhaps that ours came directly from Germany and they do it more there than here in the US?

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Anonymous

That is corrected. You can go to your Vet. or call your Vet. But that person is right most don't because they don't want the puppy to go through that pain but I do think giant schnauzers look beautiful with the ears up too.....
2/21/2011 9:08:50 AM

Anonymous

Its been illegal to crop ears in Germany (by german doctors)since 2008. Netherlands allows cropping and eastern European doctors still do it though.
3/4/2012 3:24:32 AM

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10/18/2010 3:35:01 PM

10/18/2010 3:35:01 PM

Seriously considering purchasing Schnauzer, Giant but confused, some sites say fine with other... Seriously considering purchasing Schnauzer, Giant but confused, some sites say fine with other dogs this site says not. We have a Westie and do not wish to have problems. Could you please advise

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Anonymous

Forgot to mention that if most sites say they will be alright (after training and socialization) with other dogs and only a few say no, then I would go with what the majority says. But like I said before, it mostly depends on how you train and socialize them. I've seen " dog agressive" breeds like the Akita get along just fine, and even sleep with small breed dogs, all because they were trained, socialized, and knew their submissive position in the pack
10/31/2010 7:49:25 PM

Anonymous

That person is right, you have to get them young and socialize them right a way and train them. Then you sould be fine. How is the dog that you have now with other dog that come into your home? If your dog gets along fine with other dogs in your home than you sould be fine with both dogs.
2/21/2011 9:14:16 AM

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