Dog Breed Group: Working Dog
Life Span: 10-12 years
Weight: Male: 27-39, Female: 25-34
Height: Male: 25-27, Female: 23-25
Origin of Name: The Giant Schnauzer is used as a police dog; is trained for obedience.
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The Giant Schneiser was developed in the Bavarian Alps in the mid-1800s. These rugged Working Dogs, bred from standard Schnauzer, were used to bring cattle from the farm to the market.
They also served as formidable Guard Dogs for farmers, traders and innocent people. After the railroad turned cattle trains obsolete, the Giants found work as European police and military K-9s. In the US, the Giants earned a name as eye-catching show dogs, obedience champions, and courageous guardians of home and family.