Dog Breed profiles
Schnauzer (Giant) Breed Profile
Schnauzer (Giant) fact file
KC Group: working
Good with children?: seek breeder advice
Exercise requirement: lots
Good guard dogs?: yes
Moulting level: low
Jogging partner: short jogs
The largest of the three Schnauzers, powerful yet discriminate guard, ever alert and always playful. Does not moult and has little doggy odour. Generally healthy, but care should be taken with Hip Hysplasia. The right quality and level of food is essential
Schnauzer (Giant) Character
A unique combination of stern and serious, but fun and formidable. Can be very laid back in the house providing they are exercised well and given time off the lead in a safe area. Good guards and watchdogs - their bark will deter most strangers instantly! Reasonably obedient and once trust is established, can be easy to train, but they are known for a slight stubborn streak. Ok with children, although a dog of this size (or any dog) should never be left alone with a child. The Breed Standard describes them as
Schnauzer (Giant) Size
More large than giant, the breed standard stipulates dogs 65-70cms and bitches 60-65cms
Schnauzer (Giant) Health
Generally healthy, although as with most large dogs, Hip Dysplasia is evident so always buy with care and research. Lifespan is 11-12 years.
Schnauzer (Giant) Special Care
The grooming as mentioned, also the food. Be careful of over/under feeding especially as a puppy and feed the best quality food you can afford. Be careful not to over-exercise in the first year and make sure he is well socialized as a puppy.
Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.