Giant Schnauzer Dog Temperament and Lifespan

by Olivia Nypan posted March 9, 2017

The Giant Schnauzer is known for his loving and calm temperament but, at the same time, he is bold, assertive and energized. This companion dog is a perfect guard who quickly take the responsibility of protecting his home and family in dangerous situations. If necessary, he will do it in the most fierce way. This due to his feature of being a territorial dog whose manner of defending can be very frightening. The Giant Schnauzer never trusts strangers, which makes him a nice guardian. He is an affectionate and playful companion, however, this intelligent dog can become a challenge for an inexperienced dog owner. Giant Schnauzers require a strong leader and firm training. Without it, they will probably thinking for themselves and do whatever they want in the household. The average lifespan of these dogs is from 10 to 12 years.

How Much Does a Giant Schnauzer Dog Cost and Price Range

The cost of a Giant Schnauzer puppy varies depending on several factors. Nowadays, you can purchase a dog from the pet store, a dog breeder, rescue organizations or online from numerous websites selling dogs. The price of a dog is also determined by its quality. If you wish to buy a titled puppy (Championship, Agility, CDX, TDX, or SCHI) you will have to pay more, but if you are looking for just a pet, the price will be lower.

Pet quality Giant Schnauzer puppies cost $1300 and up. These doggies usually make perfect members of your family, but they are not suited for showing or breeding because they lack some important qualities. Show quality puppies cost $2900 and up as they can be used for showing or breeding. There are also dogs of exceptional quality which have above just championship quality. They are the most expensive - $3200 and up.

Giant Schnauzer Dog Colors, Shedding, Full Size and Average Weight

The Giant Schnauzer has a hard, wiry, and dense outer coat with hairs that stand up from the skin. The undercoat is soft. You can also see a harsh beard and eyebrows on his face. His coat is usually solid black or pepper and salt. The latter coloring combines black and white hairs. The pepper-and-salt coat seems gray at a short distance. You will need to brush your pet's double coat with a slicker brush or stiff bristle three times a week to avoid big amounts of hair on your mats and furniture. It is also recommended to wash his face after each meal. Most owners hand-strip their Standard Schnauzer's coat every 4 to 6 months. It is necessary to avoid loss of coat texture. It will become too soft and may shed more. Those dogs are quite big - a male is from 25.5 to 27.5 inches tall and weighs 60 to 80 pounds. Females are from 23.5 to 25.5 inches tall and weigh from 55 to 75 pounds.

Giant Schnauzer Dog Breed Characteristics, Information and Facts

The Giant Schnauzer is has a large size, a rugged build and a commanding look. But you can see that in reality he has a playful nature by the twinkle in his eyes. This big dog has a big personality. He is an intelligent and devoted companion who becomes another member of your family and is able to make your life interesting with his unique way of thinking and playful nature. At the same time, he demonstrates a dominant personality and loyal approach to life. This courageous companion has no limits to training due to his abilities in agility, obedience, tracking, herding, and carting.