Giant Schnauzer

Giant Schnauzer

INTRODUCTION

The Giant Schnauzer was created to be a working breed of dog, so they have intelligence and drive. They can be a loyal and courageous companion for the person who can provide them with the training, exercise and attention they need. These puppies originated in Germany, where they had jobs such as driving cattle, working in butcher shops and stockyards, and even guarding breweries. Although they are a pure dog breed, you can find them in shelters and rescues, so remember to adopt. Giant Schnauzers love to play and have lots of energy. They do best in homes with large yards for running and lots of exercise. Flat living is generally not for them, and novice handlers should be cautious. However, if you want a loyal guardian and energetic companion, this dog may be your new best friend. AniMall24 recommends a large, spacious cage to give your Giant Schnauzer a place to rest and relax. You should also buy a dog toy to help burn off your puppy’s high energy.

HIGHLIGHTS

Giant Schnauzers are an energetic breed and require at least two long walks a day or 30 to 60 minutes of vigorous exercise in the backyard.Without adequate exercise and mental stimulation, Giant Schnauzers can become very destructive and difficult to handle.Giant Schnauzers are not recommended for first time or timid owners. They need a strong leader who can provide clear and consistent rules without resorting to physical force.Although they are a very affectionate breed, the Giant Schnauzer is not recommended for homes with small children due to their size and forceful behaviour.Giant Schnauzers will make excellent watchdogs.Apartments are not suitable housing for Giant Schnauzers. Flats are not suitable housing for Giant Schnauzers, as they need a large fenced yard where they can play and run safely. They can be aggressive towards people, dogs and other animals they do not know. They are naturally wary of strangers and need to get used to experiencing new people and situations. Giant Schnauzers are companion dogs and should live indoors. Giant Schnauzers are companion dogs and should live indoors. Giant Schnauzers require brushing one to three times a week and also require hair removal or clipping for a clean appearance. Be firm and consistent, and use positive reinforcement techniques such as praise, play and food rewards. Giant Schnauzers will see and take advantage of any inconsistency in their behaviour.Never buy a Giant Schnauzer from a puppy mill, pet shop or backyard breeder. Seek out local rescues and shelters if you decide this is the breed for you.

HISTORY

The Giant Schnauzer, the largest of the three Schnauzer breeds, was developed in Germany to drive cattle and, later, to work in butchers’ shops and stockyards. The Giant Schnauzer was probably created by crossing the Standard Schnauzer with larger smooth-haired dogs, wire-haired herding dogs and the black Great Dane. The Bouvier des Flandres may also have played a role in its development. In the early 20th century, Giant Schnauzers were trained for police work in Berlin and other German cities, and it became their main job. The only reason they did not become known as police dogs in the United States is because the German Shepherds beat them to it. The Giant Schnauzer Club of America was founded in 1962. In the United States, the Giant Schnauzer has remained rare. Today, the breed ranks fairly low on the list of breeds and varieties registered by the American Kennel Club.

Breed Characteristics:
Adaptability:
2/5
All Around Friendliness:
3/5
Health And Grooming Needs:
3/5
Trainability:
3/5
Physical Needs:
4/5
Vital Stats:
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

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