Dog with lovers
Subscribe to The FREE Giant Schnauzer Training Course to learn how you can easily turn your unruly and disobedient Giant Schnauzer into a loving, friendly companion. Step-by-step tips for puppy housebreaking, dog obedience training and stopping bad behavior.
Sign Up

Giant Schnauzer: Personality, Exercise, Health
Review, Facts & Information

Dog with lovers
About Giant Schnauzer

Country of Origin, History of Giant Schnauzers

Giant Schnauzer is thought to have come from crosses between dogs such as the black Great Dane, Bouvier des Flandres and the Standard Schnauzer.

Giant Schnauzer Tools

Breed Selector Tool - is the Giant Schnauzer the right breed for you?

Is the Giant Schnauzer the right breed for you and your family?

Find out by using our Free Dog Breed Selector Tool

Check Your Giant Schnauzer's Learning Style

Are you aware dogs also have a learning style that can greatly affect their ability to housetrain as well as be trained correctly. Evaluate your Giant Schnauzer's learning style and personality using our free Learning Style tool so that you are better able to provide him with the proper Giant Schnauzer training methods.

Is your Giant Schnauzer dominating over you?

Does your Giant Schnauzer bark unnecessarily? Does your Giant Schnauzer come to you when you call? Download a FREE Report on Dog Dominance for you and your Giant Schnauzer and learn how to control your dog.

Do you make these mistakes with your Giant Schnauzer?

Are you inadvertently snow-balling bad behavior in your Giant Schnauzer? Evaluate your Dog Training Style from our Free Tool and learn how best to deal with your dog.

Giant Schnauzer Calorie Calculator

Do you know how many calories your Giant Schnauzer needs every day and how many cups of food you should be giving it every day? Click here to use our Giant Schnauzer Calorie Calculator.

Dog with lovers


The Giant Schnauzer is a large, powerful, compact dog with bushy eyebrows, whiskers and a beard. It has a harsh, wiry outer coat and dense, soft undercoat. Ideally, the dog's height is the same as the length, resulting in a rather square impression. The large nose is black. The eyes are dark brown and oval. The front legs are straight and parallel. The coat comes in solid black or salt & pepper.


Dogs 26-28 inches (66-71 cm.);
Bitches 23-26 inches (58-66 cm.)


Dogs 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg.)
Bitches 55-75 pounds (25-34 kg.)

Dog with lovers
Dog with lovers

Free Giant Schnauzer Training Secrets

Free Course on Giant Schnauzer Training & Obedience
Stop All Bad Behavior, Excessive Barking and Biting

Sign Up Here

Giant Schnauzer Personality Traits

Dog with lovers

Temperament of the Dog

They are wonderful companions and guard dogs. The Giant Schnauzer is intelligent, very protective, bold, responsible, calm, loyal, spirited, loving and responsible. The Giant Schnauzer is a true "Velcro" dog. It loves to be with its owner at all times. They are intelligent thinkers and know how to figure things out. They tend to bark a lot.

The Giant Schnauzer is not suited for apartment life. They are fairly active indoors and will do best with acreage.


A Greyhound puppy should be trained on a leash and given verbal praise, correction, and food rewards. This breed becomes upset with physical discipline. The dog puppy should be exposed to various sights and sounds, and all training needs to be consistent and administered by a patient guardian. This breed is difficult to housebreak and requires consistent crate training and a doggy door for outside access. This dog puppy may resist going out into cold weather or rain; as a result, a guardian needs to use consistent phrases, rewards, and verbal praise when training the dog to go outside.

Dog with lovers

Free Giant Schnauzer Training Secrets

Free Course on Giant Schnauzer Training & Obedience
Stop All Bad Behavior, Excessive Barking and Biting

Sign Up Here


The wiry little-shedding 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 at least four times a year and its ears should be tended to regularly. Trim around the eyes and ears with a blunt-nosed scissor and clean the whiskers after meals.

Dog with lovers

Free Giant Schnauzer Training Secrets

Free Course on Giant Schnauzer Training & Obedience
Stop All Bad Behavior, Excessive Barking and Biting

Sign Up Here

Health and Care

They are at increased risk of cancer, bloat, epilepsy and hip dysplasia.

Life Expectancy: About 12-15 years.

National Breed Clubs

Breed Club:

Rescue Link:

Group: Working Group.

AKC Ranking: 78

Also Known As: Riesenschnauzer, Russian Bear Schnauzer

Train Your Giant Schnauzer To Listen To You

Get Instant Access to Your Training Now - For Free

Sign up for our Free Giant Schnauzer Mini Course to have a housebroken, obedient dog that happily comes to you every time you call.

You'll learn new commands to obedience-train your dog as well as how to housebreak your dog in 6 days or less.

You'll also learn how to eliminate bad habits like barking, nipping or biting, jumping, or pulling on the leash.Here's just s small fraction of what else you'll learn in the course:

  • How to lead and think like a pack dog - the new psychology.

  • 3 dangerous mistakes that most Giant Schnauzer owners make when they are trying to potty train their dogs.

  • The 2 main reasons why your dog barks excessively and how to control its excessive barking.

  • How to obedience train your Giant Schnauzer to permanently end behavioral problems like Jumping, Aggression, Pulling on Leash.

  • A surprisingly easy way to teach your dog cool new tricks.

  • How to improve your dog's lifespan and keep it from getting overly heavy with a healthy and nutritious diet.

  • Getting Pro help fast - how to get access to our expert trainers when you need them most.

  • One hidden psychological trigger that all Giant Schnauzers have... that practically allows you to "analyze" and "control" your dog's every action.

  • Priority access to the free online seminars conducted by our training experts.

Whereas other dog training related web sites and books offer generic information for dogs in general, ours is the ONLY web site that offers Giant Schnauzer information specifically, from a renowned panel of experts - because as you probably know, Giant Schnauzers have their own special training requirements that other dogs don't have.

Dog with lovers

Our Dog Experts

The Giant Schnauzer training information you will read here was developed by a panel of renowned dog training experts whose combined wisdom represents nearly 100 years of specialist experience training dogs.

Here are a few of our experts:

What Other Dog Owners Say…

Did you know we have over 875,000 subscribers of the FREE Giant Schnauzer Training mini course?
You can also subscribe for free, but first...
Read what other dog owners just like you found when they subscribed to this mini course:

Here are a few of our experts: