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Giant Schnauzer Info

Giant Schnauzer Breed Information

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Lifespan: 12-15 years Height: 23-28" Shedding: Lite Litter Size: 5-8 pups
Group: Working Weight: 60-100 lbs Hair Length: Medium Size: XL

Breed Overview

The Giant Schnauzer is a XL dog breed, with a starting weight of 60 lbs that can reach 100 lbs. It is officially part of the Working group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Giant Schnauzer breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 15 years, Medium hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Giant Schnauzer should know that the average litter size is between 5 to 8 puppies.

Giant Schnauzer Breed Characteristics

Group Working Drooler no
Size XL Guard Dog yes
Origin Germany Easy to Train
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic yes
Stranger Friendly no Active Indoors yes
Apartment Friendly no Exercise Demands yes
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs large
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks Dangerous no

Giant Schnauzer Temperament

confident and bold, Giant Schnauzers are excellent around children, devoted and good-natured. This muscular and spirited breed requires a firm, experienced trainer.

Health Problems

hip dysplasia, epilepsy, toe cancer

Giant Schnauzer Coat

Giant Schnauzer Dog Colors

Black; salt and pepper

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