History of the Giant Schnauzer:

Born in Bavaria, Germany, Giant Schnauzer dates back to the 18th century. This was the result of crossing Standard Schnauzer, Black Mastiff, and Boudoir de Flanders. This resulted in a large dog suitable for farm security and livestock grazing. After World War I, interest grew and the varieties moved to towns and cities, where they were used to protect stores and by police and the military. By the 1960s, this variety was introduced to the United States and quickly became popular.  Giant Schnauzer is still used as a police dog, by the military, and as a search and rescue dog.

Giant Schnauzer

Behavior of the Giant Schnauzer:

The ultimate working dog, Risen Schnauzer (Schnauzer means muzzle in German) is a calm and loyal dog and they can usually live in harmony with other dogs (and cats) when raised, but they should not be trusted by rodents as they are raised to catch pests. They are quiet varieties and bark only if there is a reason. Schnauzer is a smart and quick learner. They need to be easy to learn and to handle consistently and firmly. They are big varieties and you need to teach lead work so they don’t stop you  if they find something. They don’t take much time to pick up new tasks and remember them, but that doesn’t mean they blindly follow all the commands. You have a stubborn independent source and sometimes try to push the boundaries.

Schnauzers like to walk around and chase small fur-like things, so it’s best to walk in a safe place. Their recollections can be very good or bad, so unless you’re in a fenced area, it’s a good idea to make long lines for your walk. They can walk and run for miles and don’t look tired, but a few long walks a day is enough to stay physically happy and satisfied. They enjoy playing in the garden and playing Frisbee. Frisbee can replace daytime walks. However, if you don’t exercise enough, it can be boring and destructive. They also make good jogging partners. They excel in agility and obedience training.  Their coat needs regular care to keep it in good condition. Their beard/muzzle tends to hang down and needs to be wiped from time to time. It should be clipped every few months for pets and every 4 weeks for show dogs. In terms of health, they can suffer from hip dysplasia and cataracts and are at a much higher risk of cancer than many other breeds. Eye problems are also very common.

The temperament of The Giant Schnauzer:

Giant Schnauzer has a playful and brave temperament. Giant Schnauzers are strong and energetic and can be too noisy for families with young children. They are good guard dogs because they are vigilant and protect their families, but they are unfriendly to strangers. To gain the respect of these strong dogs, it is important to exercise strong leadership in training.

Some interesting facts about Giant Schnauzer!

  • Giant Schnauzer is proud dog. They stand up to 27.5 inches on their shoulders and weigh up to 95 pounds. Giant Schnauzer shares some physical characteristics with a small cousin, a miniature schnauzer such as hard eyebrows and beard, and a standard schnauzer, as well as a sharp and intelligent look.
  • The three schnauzer sizes are three different varieties. The three types may seem to be the same variety of different sizes, but in reality, they are three different AKC-recognized varieties with independent criteria. They were first developed as working farm dogs in the Kingdom of Bavaria in Germany and the Agricultural Kingdom of Württemberg.
  • Giant Schnauzer is diligent. With their energy and intellect, there are no restrictions on the work of Giant Schnauzer. Originally raised as a universal worker, its main uses were to drive livestock from farm to market, cart, and protect farms and families.
  • They are often busy with important work. Due to their intelligence and work needs, Giant Schnauzers have been successful in many areas as police dogs, military dogs, search and rescue dogs, and even guide dogs. 
  • Giant Schnauzer is a loyal and brave guard dog. The most important task for them is to protect their home and family. The giants are fiercely loyal to their family and instinctively territory. This is not one of the happy varieties that welcomes all visitors with a swaying tail. However, they are easy to learn, so you can train Giant Schnauzers to distinguish welcome visitors from everyone else. 
  • They are high-energy varieties that require a lot of exercises.  Giant Schnauzers enjoy long walks, jogging, playing in the fenced yard, and learning all the dog sports they are good at. The Giants accompany exercises such as running, hiking, and swimming, making them a great companion for active owners.


 The Giant Schnauzer breeds contain all the characteristics needed for an ideal military dog to serve the country. The Army Dog Center is excited to have this outstanding four-legged soldier on the list of highly trained and clever dogs. They are trained by professionals to acquire the talent needed to carry out their duties. These dogs do more than just use intelligence, agility, and work ethic to herd other animals. Border Collies are also incredibly effective search and rescue dogs.  ARMY DOG CENTER takes pride in all well-trained dogs that are ready to assist the country in the event of an emergency, murder, theft, robbery, or serious emergency.