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Giant Schnauzer

Giant Schnauzers are good natured, well-balanced, and undyingly loyal dogs.

About the Giant Schnauzer

Giant Schnauzers have become known as big, strong dogs, stocky rather than slim, with wiry hair. Effective alert and guard dogs, these elegant animals naturally command a great deal of respect.

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.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 2, AKC Working Group
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Loving / Even-tempered / Loyal / Intelligent / Resilient / Confident / Lively

Key facts

  • Requires outdoor space
  • Needs little training
  • Needs a lot of exercise

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