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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.

Does your Giant Schnauzer bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Giant Schnauzer puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
65-90 lbs
Height
Male: 25.5-27.5; Female: 23.5-25.5 inches
Color(s)
solid black or pepper and salt
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Member Since: February 2005
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
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Produce top quality Giant Schnauzers with the best European bloodlines available today in the United States. Emphasis on sound temperament,health, athletic ability and genetic diversity. Thirty years experience in purebred canine and equine breeding, as well as excellent bloodlines are the hallmark of the Classic Giant Schnauzer Breeding Program

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Anonymous asked:
I am extremely interested in a Giant Schnauzer, but keep reading they are not good with small kids. My kids are 7 and 11. Is this too young? If I get a puppy and raise him with them, would this be a bad idea? Would he not love them as his family?

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Small kids are normally considered 5 - 7 and younger. However, it all depends on the maturity of your children. If your children have been raised around dogs, are dog savvy and understand how to read dog language. Then your children should do just fine with a Giant Schnauzer. Raising him/her as a pup with your children will allow your dog to grow up knowing that the kids are a part of his pack. I would suggest going to a show breeder, as the dogs tend to have a calmer temperament than working lines. Also, explain to your breeder what you are looking for in a pup, so he/she can suggest the best pup for your family.

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What is the best dry food to give my Giant Schnauzer? So far I mix Pro Plan dry with Blue Dry dog food but he still does not eat it unless he gets very hungry.

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Schnauzer's are known to be picky. If your dog is not eating when you feed him, then you need to try a different brand of food. Try a grain-free dog food such as Pulsar, Taste of the Wild, Acana, Orijen, Now or even Go! There are many different types of dry grain-free dog food to try out. If he still won't eat, then I would suggest a vet visit before possibly adding wet food. Dogs rely heavily on scent and wet food smells better than dry food.

Anonymous asked:
We have a Standard Schnauzer who barks at anything that moves. She is 4 1/2 years old. How would a Giant Schnauzer affect her?

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You must first understand why your dog is barking. Is it because she is fearful, aggressive, alerting, ect. Get in contact with a dog behaviorist and once they source the barking, then it would be up to you to decide whether another dog would help her or not. If you are not careful, the new dog could easily adopt the barking behavior from your dog. Get the barking under control and then see if a new dog would be a good fit for her.

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Why aren't Giant Schnauzers good with small kids?

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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.

Anonymous asked:
My Giant Schnauzer is 8 months old and weighs 85 lbs. Is it alright to walk him 3 miles every day, or is that too much?

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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 about half way through, 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!

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Updated: 8/30/2015