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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 Swedish 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”.

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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

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Favorite Names

For Male

  1. Max
  2. Gus
  3. Hans
  4. Otis
  5. Stewart

For Female

  1. Luna
  2. Abby
  3. Harley
  4. Maggie
  5. Pearl
  6. Pepper
  7. Pippa
  8. Zelda
  9. Cleo

Common Locations

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

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