The Giant Schnauzer was created to be a working dog breed, so he has intelligence and drive. He can be a loyal and courageous companion for the person who can provide him with the training, exercise, and attention he needs.

Watch and learn about Giant Schnauzer dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Giant Schnauzer Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Giant Schnauzer Dog Working Dogs 1 foot, 11 inches to 2 feet, 3 inches tall at the shoulder 55 to 80 pounds 10 to 12 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Giant Schnauzer is rated 2 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored low and is not suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 1 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored low and is not suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 1 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored low and is not suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 4 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Giant Schnauzer is rated 3 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 3 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 3 out of 5 in Friendly Dog. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers parameter.

Health Grooming:

Giant Schnauzer is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 4 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 2 out of 5 in Easy To Groom. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Groom parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 4 out of 5 in General Health. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in General Health parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 4 out of 5 in Size. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Size parameter.

Trainability:

Giant Schnauzer is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Trainability parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Train. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 4 out of 5 in Prey Drive. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 4 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 4 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Giant Schnauzer is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 5 out of 5 in Energy Level. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 2 out of 5 in Intensity. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored low and is not suitable in Intensity parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Giant Schnauzer is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness. This means Giant Schnauzer has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Working Dogs

Height

1 foot, 11 inches to 2 feet, 3 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

55 to 80 pounds

Life Span

10 to 12 years

Highlights

Giant Schnauzers are energetic breed and require at least two long walks per day or 30 to 60 minutes of vigorous exercise in the backyard.Without proper exercise and mental stimulation, Giant Schnauzers can become very destructive and difficult to handle.Giant Schnauzers are not recommended for first-time or timid owners. They need a strong leader who can provide clear and consistent rules without resorting to physical force.Although they are a very affectionate breed, the Giant Schnauzer is not recommended for homes with young children because of their size and forceful behavior.Giant Schnauzers will make excellent guard dogs.Apartments are not suitable dwellings for Giant Schnauzers. They need a large fenced yard where they can play and run safely.Socialization is a must with this breed. They can be aggressive toward people, dogs, and other animals they don’t know. They are naturally suspicious of strangers and need to become accustomed to experiencing new people and situations.Giant Schnauzers are companion dogs and should live indoors. They thrive when they are with the people they love.Giant Schnauzers require brushing one to three times a week. Their coats must also be stripped or clippered to remain neat looking.Giant Schnauzers are intelligent dogs who learn quickly and excel at a variety of jobs. Be firm and consistent, and use positive reinforcement techniques such as praise, play, and food rewards. Giant Schnauzers will see and take advantage of any inconsistencies in your behavior.Never buy a Giant Schnauzer from a puppy mill, a pet store, or a breeder who doesn’t provide health clearances or guarantees. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies and who breeds for sound temperaments.