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Giant Schnauzer Dog Breed

There are three recognized classes of the Schnauzer and the Giant Schnauzer is one of them. It originated in the Wurttenberg and Bavaria regions of Germany and it is known as “Riesenschnauzer” which means “Giant.” This herding dog has an accepted height of 23 to 26 inches for females and 26 to 28 inches for males. Standard weight ranges from 55 to 75 pounds for females and 60 to 80 pounds for males. This is a large, compact dog with a strong and rectangular head, a slight stop and a muzzle that is of the same length as the top of its head. It has oval eyes that are medium-sized, deep-set and dark. The back as well as the front legs are straight. The Giant Schnauzer has a double layer of coat where the outer coat is dense and wiry and a softer layer of undercoat. It has bushy and long whiskers, beard and eyebrows. Colours typically include solid black and salt and pepper.

In its native Germany, the Giant Schnauzer has been used as a herding dog as well as a guard dog by the police and the military. It is an intelligent working dog that is easy to train and quite devoted to its owner. The Giant Schnauzer is also a good companion dog, loyal and always keeping an eye out for its owner. As it is a working dog, it requires a daily set of rigorous exercise so that it will not get bored. The Giant Schnauzer is prone to dog cancer, especially toe cancer.

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