The largest in the family of schnauzers, this dog looks like a handsome gentleman with the typical schnauzer beard framing his face, and brown eyes that look at you with warmth and commitment. The Giant Schnauzer is a loyal companion who enjoys being trained and will soak up any attention it can get from its owners.
Giant Schnauzers are not called ‘giant’ for no reason, and can weigh up to 50kg. Their build is strong and muscular, and they are power rockets that sometimes don’t know their own strength. Due to this, they can sometimes go a little overboard when playing with kids or other dogs and it is recommended that kids living in the house should therefore be of older age.
They will show love and affection to their owners and will follow and respect their rules. They are committed to the family pack and make excellent guard dogs. Like all breeds from the schnauzer family, they require lots and lots of exercise and will be even happier with some dog sport added to the mix. The more space they have to run around and release energy, the better, which makes the Giant Schnauzer an ideal dog for anyone with a huge property or acreage.
|Life expectancy:||12-15 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||high|