Schnauzers may take their name from the German word "schnauze"
which means "snout" or from the word "schnauzbart" meaning "an
Giant is the largest
of the Schnauzers and stands 27 1/2 inches at the shoulder. His dense,
weather resistant double coat is wiry and may be black or salt and pepper
with lighter coloured markings on the head chest and legs. These dogs are
odorless and do not shed. Schnauzers' beards give them an unusual look
that is hard to resist!
and protective, the Giant's
temperament is high-spirited, alert, highly intelligent, and
independent. Their love of their family is strong, and they will want to
be with you, a true companion, all day. A playful breed, Giants will
play fetch, run alongside a bike, or jog with their owners. They also
adore swimming. The owner of this breed should be prepared to spend time
As puppies, they need a great deal of exercise. As they mature,
they will be happy to spend more quiet time with their owners.
Giant Schnauzers are easily
trained and excel at obedience work as long as they do not find it boring.
As with any dog, early socialization to other dogs and children is always
a good idea.