Russian Bear Schnauzer, Munich Schnauzer, Munchener, Riesenschnauzer
This is a larger, more powerful version of the standard schnauzer. Its body is strong, compact and nearly square, combining great power with agility. Its stride is free and vigorous, with good reach and drive. Its double coat consists of a soft undercoat and a harsh, wiry, dense outer coat — a combination that enables it to withstand harsh, alpine conditions. Its hallmark harsh beard and eyebrows, coupled with its smart outline, make for a striking figure. The combination of rugged build, reliable temperament and weather-resistant coat make for a powerful and versatile worker.
The playful, rambunctious giant schnauzer may be too boisterous for small children, even though it is otherwise very good with children in its own family. It is bold and protective of its family and reserved with strangers. It may be aggressive toward other dogs. This intelligent and exuberant breed is a good choice for an active person wanting a partner in adventure, although at times the giant may try to be the leader.
|Height||Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm)Female: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm)|
|Weight||Males 60-105 pounds (27-48 kg)Female: 55-75 pounds (25-34 kg)|
|Colors||Black Pepper & Salt|
|Good In Apartments||
The Giant Schnauzer is not suited for apartment life. It is fairly active indoors and will do best with acreage.
|Good With Children||
Not Good with Kids: In isolation, this dog breed might not be the best option for kids. However, to mitigate the risks, have the puppy grow up with kids and provide it with plenty of pleasant and relaxed experiences with them. This breed is also very friendly toward other pets and shy toward strangers.
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
Giant Schnauzers require a lot of exercise, including daily walks and vigorous playtime in the yard. If you do not have time to devote to any of these, this is not the breed for you.
Easy Training: Though the Giant Schnauzer learns fast, it has a slight stubborn streak. Training must be fair and consistent and should not be overly repetitious. Giant Schnauzers are responsive to the sound of their handler's voice. They are versatile, and can learn a variety of activities such as hunting, retrieving, and herding.
Moderate Maintenance: The Giant Schnauzer’s distinctive look — eyebrows, thick beard, clipped body — doesn’t come naturally. Regular grooming is essential, including brushing, bathing, haircut, nail trim, and ear cleaning.
Minimal Shedding: This dog will shed a negligible amount. Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with dog hair in their cars and homes.