Giant Schnauzer – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Working Dogs
Height:
23 to 27 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
55 to 80 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 12 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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The Giant Schnauzer is a large and powerful dog of almost 28 inches and 85 pounds.

Females are slightly smaller compared to males, but it doesn’t mean that they are less powerful. Both males and females of the breed are working dogs and great companions.

This breed does resembles Standard Schnauzer, only they are significanly bigger in size. Their body is muscular and substantial. The Giant Schnauzer’s coat is always black, solid black, or pepper and salt.

Just like Mini and Standard Schnauzer, the Giant Schnauzer has a harsh beard and eyebrows. This breed comes with a dense and wiry double coat that is weather-resistant making rainy walks stress-free, at least for the dog.

Still, you should plan time to groom your Giant Schnauzer regularly, if you want to keep that coat shiny and healthy. This dog likes to work hard.

After all, they were used to drive cattle long distances and to protect the farm and family. Today, they are seen everywhere, as police dogs, military dogs, and even search and rescue dogs, although they are bigger in size.

Their size doesn’t stop them from being excellent in dog sports, such as tracking. These loyal and courageous dogs will demand your time, energy, and love.

Do not leave them alone, unless you want to witness how it is when a large dog is bored and destructive.

As long as you can provide proper care, training, and meet the breed’s exercise needs you will have a loyal friend.