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Breed: Giant Schnauzer
Country of Origin: Germany
AKC Group: Working
Function: Cattle driving
Life Span: 12-15 years
Appearance: Large
Color: Solid black or salt & pepper
Coat Type: Wirery
Grooming: The wiry coat is reasonably easy to look after, but the undercoat is dense and it will become matted unless it is combed or brushed weekly with a short wire brush. Clip out knots and brush first with the grain, then against the grain to lift the coat. The animal should be clipped all over to an even length twice a year - in spring and fall; a person can easily learn how to do it. Trim around the eyes and ears with a blunt-nosed scissors and clean the whiskers after meals.
Height: 23-28 inches
Weight: 55-80 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: Ok
Intelligence: High
Trainability: High
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Yes
Good With Strangers: Reserved
Character: Reliable
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Active
Potential Problems:  
Physical: Generally a very healthy breed.