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Schnauzer Giant & Standard

ORIGIN

Giant: the Giant Schnauzer is a working breed of dog developed in the 17th century in Germany. It is the largest of the three breeds of Schnauzer, with the other two breeds being the Standard Schnauzer and the Miniature Schnauzer. Numerous breeds were used in its development, including the black Great Dane, the Bouvier des Flandres, and the German Pinscher.

Standard: the Standard Schnauzer is the original breed of the three breeds of Schnauzer, and despite its wiry coat and general appearance, is not related to the British terriers. Rather, its origins are in old herding and guard breeds of Europe. Generally classified as a working or utility dog,

TEMPERAMENT

Giant: usually a quiet breed. Due to its breeding, the Giant Schnauzer is inherently suspicious of strangers and can be very territorial. Potential to be aggressive, but are usually reserved. Also trustworthy with children, very energetic and highly spirited, that, coupled with boredom, can lead to unwanted and destructive behavior.

Standard: makes a loyal family dog with guardian instincts. Most will protect their home from uninvited visitors with a deep and robust bark. If properly trained and socialized early to different ages, races, and temperaments of people, they can be very patient and tolerant in any situation.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Giant: They are easily trained, and deeply loyal to their owner.

Standard: Standard Schnauzers require a fairly strong-willed owner that can be consistent and firm with training and commands and they are also widely known to be intelligent and easy to train.

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

Giant: from 60 to 70 cm and 34 to 43 kg.

Standard: from 43 to 51 cm and 14 to 26 kg.

COAT

Giant: d ense, wiry

Standard: Harsh and wiry when hand stripped, soft when clipped/cut with scissor.

COLOR

Giant: b lack or “pepper and salt”

Standard: Pepper-and-salt, black.

GROOMING

Giant: Average.

Standard: Considerable, requires a great deal of grooming.

(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)

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