Giant Schnauzer Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Giant Schnauzer is that they are calm, loyal, loving, responsible, intelligent, loves to be a working dog, heard headed, stubborn, willful, clowny and sweet natured.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is good with children provided the children do not tease the dog.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of a Giant Schnauzer is around 12 to 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 55 to 80 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to cancer, bloat, epilepsy, and hip dysplasia.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking is out of the question for this breed of dog, as they prefer the outdoors. Shedding is average, brush daily.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has lots of love and attention to give and a huge yard to play in.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of dog is around $850+. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected. However, this breed of dog can be aloof with strangers.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog is prone to obsessive barking. This is the reason they are not suitable for the apartment or condo environment!

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