They are the largest of the three Schnauzer breeds and were developed as cattle drovers. Like all working dogs, they have a keen intelligence, a lovable personality, and an independent nature. That means that if you bring one into your life, you need to maintain control. Keeping them exercised and occupied will preserve your property from a bored genius with a wagging tail.
1. Giant Schnauzers 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Giant Schnauzer Temperament and Training
3. Giant Schnauzer Diet and Feeding
Giant Schnauzer Diet
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Giant Schnauzer Weight
Giant Schnauzers generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Giant Schnauzers. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Giant Schnauzer with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.