About Giant Schnauzers
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The Giant Schnauzer's origin is believed to be in southern Germany, or more specifically southern Bavarian. The Giant is the largest of the three Schnauzer breeds. The Giant has a respected history as an effective cattle & sheep drover & protector. When driving herds ceased in Bavaria, the Giants were used as guard dogs by shopkeepers, butchers & brewers. Their intelligence, hardiness & courage gave them the honor of being one of the principal breeds in police & guard work.
The average male Giant Schnauzer weighs about 100 pounds, while the average female weighs about 85 pounds. They are usually black, and some are Pepper & Salt. Their ears & tails are no longer cropped in Europe. Their coat needs regular grooming to maintain a handsome appearance.
Proper socialization for a young Giant is very important, as is regular exercise. Positive, consistent training will promote a well-balance, manageble dog. These intelligent dogs are from the Working Breed of Dogs, meaning they need to have a job like pulling a cart, Therapy work, guarding, Agility Training, Sheep Herding, etc. The owner must be a strong "alpha", able to control their Giant when a time might arise.
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