Giant Schnauzer

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Giants have been used for security and police work. Also not recommended for first time dog owners.

Minimum Exercise:

Exercise/Activity Level: They are a strong and energetic dog, needing 2+ hours a day exercise.

Size: 24-28 inches

Weight: 90-99 lbs

Colour:

Town or Country: Ideally suited to country rather than town.

Low Allergy:

Best Suited for: Moderately to highly active families with older children, singles and couples, who can invest in training to maximise this breed’s potential, and who would like a protective watch dog.

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Original Purpose: Giants have been used for security and police work.

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Grooming:

Children: Though they love their families, they can play rough and their size does not suit smaller or younger children.

Sociability with strangers: Like the Standard, are protective and vocal.

Sociability with animals or other dogs: Like the Standard, are protective and vocal.

Trainability:

Noise Level:

Known Health Issues: Some concerns about temperament and hip dysplasia in the Giant Schnauzer. These have been reduced through responsible breeding and screening. There have been cases of epilepsy, hypothyroidism and cataracts.

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