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Giant Schnauzer Breed Information

This breed was originally developed in Germany. They were mainly used as herd dog to control cattle, and also as guard dogs. This breed is massive in size and is also powerfully built. They are geometrically square in appearance. They have a strong and also broad head, with a long muzzle. Their teeth are set in scissor bite. Their ears are either kept natural or are cropped right after their birth. Natural ears are small and are in the shape of V. their tail is either high set or sometimes docked after birth. This breed is double coated. The outer coat is rough and also wiry, at the same time; the undercoat is soft, and smooth. They are available in black, and also in salt and pepper combination. This breed is smart and also very intelligent. They are great working dogs, being energetic and also active. They are loyal and devoted towards their master and family. They are very keen to please their master, and hence they can be easily handled and trained. They should be trained by a firm and confident trainer. They are not suitable for in experienced dog owners. They might become dominant at times and this should be avoided with proper training. They might get aggressive towards strangers and also other unfamiliar animals; hence they should be properly socialized from an early stage. They are great watch dogs and also guard dogs. They are also preferable as family companions. The average height and also weight of a healthy male giant schnauzer is 66 cm to 70 cm, and 27 kg to 48 kg respectively. In case of a female giant schnauzer, the average height and weight is 58 cm to 66 cm and 25 kg to 34 kg respectively. They are not at all recommended for apartment life. This breed requires a large yard to be active. Basically they are working dogs and hence they are highly energetic and active, and therefore exercise is a must for them. They should be taken out for daily walks and also jogs, this will help the owners to keep them physically as well as mentally fit. This breed is prone to health conditions such as cancer and also bloat. The owner should make sure that they do not over feed this breed, and there should be strict diet for them. The average life expectancy of this breed is 12 years to 15 years.

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