Giant Schnauzer

Giant Schnauzer

The Giant Schaunzer is a rambunctious fellow with a keen guard dog instinct. These dogs hail from Germany, where they most recently have served as police dogs. With a strong willed owner and proper socialization, these giants can make great companions.

Illustration courtesy of the American Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 25.5-27.5in

Female: 23.5-25.5in

Weight

Male: 60-80lb

Female: 55-75lb

Fun Fact

The German name for the Giant Schnauzer is Riesenschnauzer, meaning “the giant”.

About this Breed

The Giant Schnauzer is unsurprisingly the largest of the schnauzer breeds. These big guys were bred to drive cattle and serve as guard dogs in Germany. In the 1900’s they were trained as German police dogs. The breed did not take up this role in America because the German Shepherd beat them to it. Giant Schnauzers require a lot of exercise and are not recommended for first time dog owners. Socialization is a must to prevent aggression towards people and other animals. They can still make great companion dogs, and they thrive when around their owners. This is an intelligent breed that can be given a variety of tasks to accomplish. Their coat requires constant upkeep, so anticipate doing more than weekly brushings.

Giant Schnauzers on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Giant Schnauzer ancestry.

  • Feydor

    Feydor

    Purebred

    Arja

    Arja

    Purebred

    Dharma

    Dharma

    Purebred

    Hank

    Hank

    Purebred

  • Tanka

    Tanka

    Purebred

    Ravin

    Ravin

    Purebred

    Henry

    Henry

    Purebred

    Pearl

    Pearl

    Purebred

  • Frieda

    Frieda

    Purebred

    Lina

    Lina

    Purebred

    Ingrid

    Ingrid

    Purebred

    Spirit

    Spirit

    Purebred

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Aires Fishburn
  2. Angus
  3. Archer
  4. Ariel
  5. Artic
  6. Atom
  7. Barney
  8. Black Beards Captain Jack
  9. Bogey
  10. Aengus

For Females

  1. Luna
  2. Almand's Black Starry Night
  3. Banshee
  4. Almand's Light In The Darkness
  5. Almand's Lily of the Field
  6. Arja
  7. Almand's Enchanted Black Willow
  8. Black Beards Audacious Arlee
  9. Black Beards Aurora
  10. Ally

Common Locations

  1. California, United States
  2. Missouri, United States
  3. Texas, United States
  4. North Carolina, United States
  5. Florida, United States
  6. Louisiana, United States
  7. Oklahoma, United States
  8. Ohio, United States
  9. Utah, United States
  10. Arizona, United States

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