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.
Answered by Anonymous - 12/29/2011 6:19:16 AM