Giant Schnauzer Puppies

Giant Schnauzer Puppies

In German, the word Schnauzer means small beard. The Giant Schnauzer is named after an actual dog that lived in the 1870s. The earlier breed is believed to be a result of crossing the black poodles with the gray spitzes. This gave birth to a competent rat hunter. The breed gained more popularity in the 1900s. They served as messengers in the 1st and 2nd World Wars. The breed was also used in cattle herding, as police dogs, and their popularity increased as pets after the 2nd World War.

Appearance

The Giant Schnauzer puppies San Diego are large sized dogs that are both compact and powerful. They look more like the Standard Schnauzer. The head is rectangular in shape and strong. The muzzle’s length is equal to the top of the head. They have a slight stop. The nose is large and black in color. Lips are black and don’t overlap. The breed makes a scissors bite. The eyes are dark, deep set and medium in size. The ears are high set and may be cropped or left natural. The tail is high set and often docked. Dewclaws are normally removed.

The San Diego Giant Schnauzer puppy has a double coat. The coat is wiry, dense and hard. The undercoat is usually soft. The hair on the back stands up. The coat colors are solid black or salt & pepper.

Temperament

With adequate exercises, the San Diego Giant Schnauzer puppies grow into intelligent and versatile working dogs. They are usually reliable, loyal, brave, bold and very vigorous. They love the company of their owner. Their intelligence makes them easy to train and usually respond well to firm and calm consistency training. They make a great pet when sufficiently exercised, trained and socialized. The goal of training is mainly to establish a pack leader status. The breed must be reminded that it is beneath humans.

Moreover, the San Diego Giant Schnauzer puppy is even tempered and a very eager learner. It makes a good companion. Their loyalty, protectiveness and alertness make them ideal as guard dogs. They are great with kids and other house pets including dogs. All in all, it is important to note that this dog breed may be too energetic to play with kids without supervision.

Health

The Giant Schnauzer puppy San Diego are more prone to cancer than other dog breeds. They are susceptible to toe cancer which is the main annual killer. They have a higher risk of bloating. They also suffer from epilepsy and hip dysplasia.

Care

The San Diego Giant Schnauzer puppies are not suited for the apartment life. They are very active indoors. If you must adopt them as house pets, you must be prepared to exercise them sufficiently. They require exercises at least twice a day. They require daily long walks, runs or jogs. They also enjoy agility activities, swimming and hiking. Combing must be done to prevent matting of the coat.

Average Size

Height: 23 to 28 inches

Weight: 55 to 105 pounds

Life Expectancy

12 to 15 years

Typical Use

Family pets and as working dogs

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