Original Name : Riesenschnauzer
Type : Lupoid
Male size : 23½ -27½ inches
Male weight : 77-103½ lbs
Female size : 23½ -27½ inches
Female weight : 77-103½ lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Germany
Giant Schnauzers are good natured, well balanced and undyingly loyal dogs. Their well developed senses, natural intelligence and suitability to training make them very good companions, athletes and workers. This is especially true when you put their strength, stamina and speed in the mix, together with their hardiness and resistance to disease.
Commensurate with the dog’s power.
The withers are the highest point of the topline, which slopes slightly toward the rear. Solid, firm, short back.
Self-colored black, salt and pepper.
Folded and hanging, set high, V shaped, carried symmetrically.
Natural, a saber or sickle is sought after.
Wiry and dense, with an abundant undercoat and a close-lying topcoat that must never be too short.
Natives of southern Germany, Giant Schnauzers were used to drive cattle. At the beginning of the 20th century, breeders realized that the breed had a remarkable work ethic, among other valuable aptitudes. The breed was first registered in the stud book in 1913 and by 1925 it was recognized as a working breed. Giant Schnauzers have become known as big, strong dogs, stocky rather than slim, with wiry hair. Effective in offense and defense, these elegant, square-shaped animals naturally command a great deal of respect.
First and foremost a working dog, very precise grooming will bring the very best out of a Giant Schnauzer, showing off its beautiful build and its flowing lines. If it were disrobed its outline would very closely resemble that of a Doberman.