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About the Giant Schnauzer

The Giant Schnauzer is the largest of the three Schnauzer breeds. With a commanding appearance and rugged build the giant schnauzer's stoic demeanor is belied by the twinkle in their eyes, hinting at their playful nature.


This is a big dog with a big personality. An energetic, intelligent companion who makes life interesting with their independent thinking and playfulness but dominant personality and bold approach to life. 


There is no limit to the capabilities of a well-trained Giant Schnauzer. Obedience, agility, tracking, carting, and herding are among the dog sports in which you can find them competing. 


Originally used to drive cattle to market, the giant schnauzer excels as a police and guard dog and more recently has branched out to drug detection and search and rescue with a gentle and loving side as well, making them an admirable therapy dog. But the Giant Schnauzer's favorite activity is being with the people they love.​


The keys to living successfully with a Giant Schnauzer include training, socialization, and providing physical and mental stimulation. Giant Schnauzers need all of these to become well-mannered dogs, and they need them in abundance.


The breed's intelligence is widely known, and they can be easily trained when their people are firm and consistent. Never let the Giant Schnauzer's wonderful mind go to waste. Make sure to give them a job.  Let them find things for you, carry things, perform tricks, and show off their obedience training. 


Giant Schnauzers enjoy long walks and jogging. They do well with a large yard to play in.

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