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Schnauzer (Giant)


Schnauzer (Giant) profile

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Lifespan: 10-12 Years

Avg height: 62-72cm.

Avg weight: 27-48kg

Coat type: Dense, short, wiry coat.

Coat colours: Black, salt and pepper.

Originally bred for: Hunting rats.

Breed traits: Even-tempered, intelligent, easy to train, protective, powerful.


A little about the Schnauzer (Giant)


The Giant Schnauzer is an intelligent and powerful breed. Due to their size and trainability, they make good watchdogs and have also been used in search and rescue. They require daily grooming and regular exercise and, if given these, can make dedicated family members.



Major health concerns in the Giant Schnauzer include Canine Hip Dysplasia and Osteochondritis Dissecans. Less commonly they can suffer from Hypothyroidism, Progressive Retinal Atrophy and Cataracts. Like all breeds that have a deep chested conformation they are prone to Gastric Torsion (bloat). 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.