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Giant Schnauzer

Other Names : Riesenschnauzer

Height: 23.5 - 27.5 inches

Weight : 70 - 77 lbs.

Colors : Pure black, or pepper and salt.

Country of Origin: Germany

Coat: The usual color is salt-and-pepper. a dark face is desirable.

Character: This breed is alert, watchful and does not like to wander. It bonds closely with its family.

Temperament: This dog gets along well with children, other dogs, and any household pets. It tends toward shyness around strangers.

Care: Coat must be plucked twice yearly. Excessive hair in feet pads and in the ears must be trimmed. Long hairs around the face must be combed occasionally.

Training: Must be consistent, fair, and full of variety. It has its own agenda so it may not wish to follow every single command.

Activity: The Giant Schnauzer needs plenty of outdoor exercise.

Description : The Schnauzer family comes in three sizes; giant, standard and miniature, but they are each considered distinct breeds. The Giant Schnauzer is an unusual looking dog with high spirits, stamina and loyalty. As they are independent and intelligent they require firm, but consistent training. They may be aggressive with strangers and will make an excellent watchdogs.

 

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