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Giant Schnauzers

Also referred to as Riesenschnauzers

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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Giant Schnauzer

All About the Giant Schnauzer

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Average Height & Weight

The Giant Schnauzer is considered a LARGE dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 25.5 to 27.5 inches.

Weight: 65 to 90 pounds.

Females – Height: 23.5 to 25.5 inches.

Weight: 65 to 90 pounds.

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Giant Schnauzer


Typical Coloring

Giant Schnauzers are commonly black and salt-and-pepper.





Giant Schnauzers are very smart and spirited dogs. They are extremely loyal to their owners and very protective of them. Quick learners, they are suspicious of strangers but warm to them if they are established as friends.




Activity Level

Giant Schnauzers are a medium-energy breed and require a great deal of exercise!

They enjoy long walks or hikes and vigorous play sessions in the backyard. They enjoy going on adventures with their owners.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

10 to 12 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

Giant Schnauzers are a generally healthy breed. Their most common health concern is canine hip dysplasia. Gastric torsion is less common but still occurs within the breed.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Giant Schnauzers have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.



Giant Schnauzer


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Giant Schnauzers make good family dogs, although they do best with older children. The breed can be rambunctious and scare younger kids. They are shy toward other dogs and household pets.




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