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Giant Schnauzer

General Description

Giant Schnauzers have been described as trustworthy with children. They are very intelligent and can become bored easily. They are also very energetic and highly spirited, which, when coupled with boredom, can lead to unwanted and destructive behaviour. They are easily trained, and deeply loyal to their owner.

Hereditary Illnesses

They include orthopaedic problems such as hip and elbow dysplasia, eye problems such as progressive retinal atrophy, a bleeding disorder called von Willebrand's disease, and autoimmune thyroiditis. They may also be prone to bloat, or gastric torsion.

Character and Temperament

In general, the Giant Schnauzer has a loving and kind temperament, however, they can be a stubborn breed and have a natural protective guarding instinct so early socialisation is a must to ensure good interactions with other dogs and humans alike.

Origin

The Giant Schnauzer is a working breed of dog developed in the 17th century in Germany. It is the largest of the three breeds of Schnauzer

Stats

Average Dog Size

27

Average Dog Weight

70-90-

Average Bitch Size

25

Average Bitch Weight

65-85

Average Litter Size

5-8

Average Life Expectancy

10-12


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