Giant Schnauzer with
tail (tentative identification)
Russian Bear Schnauzer (early 1900s)
|Country of origin
|Classification and breed standards
||Group 2 Section 1 #181
||Group 6 (Utility)
||Group 3 - Working Dogs
|Not recognized by any major kennel club
|This breed of dog is
The Giant Schnauzer is a large, powerful, compact
dog. It is one of
Schnauzer breeds. It is a fairly large breed which needs a lot of exercise,
making it unsuitable for owners who don't have time for long walks.
The Giant Schnauzer has a harsh, wiry
and dense, soft
color is typically black but can also be pepper-and-salt. It weighs between 70
and 99 lb (32-45 kg) and stands 23.5 to 27.5 in (59 to 70 cm) at the
When moving at a fast trot, a properly built Giant Schnauzer will
single-track. Back remains strong, firm, and flat.
The Giant Schnauzer is a large, powerful, dominant dog which needs a firm and
consistant handler. It also needs a tremendous amount of exercise to prevent it
from becoming bored and destructive.
Early and consistent training is necessary as the Giant Schnauzer tends to be
obstinate and very willful. Its ability to understand a command doesn't always
translate into obedience.
They can become dog aggressive as they mature. If you are thinking of adding
a second dog to your family, it's best to get a puppy or rescue of the opposite
This breed used to be generally hardy; however, recently more auto-immune
diseases have cropped up in this breed.
does occur in shoulders or hips. Its life expectancy is about 11 or 12 years.
Before buying or adopting a Giant Schnauzer one should consider if he or she is
able to afford potential expensive vet bills.
Other health problems in the breed include:
Autoimmune diseases (hypothyroidism,
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) (also called Immune Mediated
Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA)),
Crohn's disease, and so on)
- Toe cancer
The breed originated in the
Germany by selectively breeding the
Standard Schnauzer for larger and larger sizes. In earlier centuries it was
herding breed, but its need for more food than some breeds made it less
popular for farmers on tight budgets or with limited resources.
Its popularity grew again in the latter part of the 19th century, when it was
used as a drover
and as a
- Fogle, Bruce, DVM (2000). The new Encyclopedia of the Dog. Doring
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