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Giant Schnauzer

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
Giant Schnauzer
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Appearance
23-28" (60-70 cm) 75-104 lb (34-47 kg) Harsh, wiry dense outercoat. Soft undercoat. Beard and moustache. Solid black, salt and pepper. Dark mask in salt and pepper colour.
Lindsayleigh’s Thunder Struck. Bred/Owned by Derrick Wood, Lindsayleigh Kennels. www.lindsayleigh.ca
History

History

The Giant Schnauzer may seem a larger copy of the Standard and Miniature Schnauzer, but each breed has its own unique origins. Giant Schnauzers originally come from the mountains of Bavaria and were primarily cattle drovers. Their ancestry is mixed, likely stemming from Great Danes, Bouviers des Flandres and various other droving and shepherd dogs of the time. Mostly found around Munich, he was a popular farm dog from the 15th century until the arrival of railroads made him obsolete. Butchers in town took a liking to the large protective dogs and they became guardians of butcher shops and pubs. Around this time, the breed was crossed with the Standard Schnauzer and called the Munich Schnauzer, later renamed the Giant Schnauzer. Because of their size and bravery, Giant Schnauzers became staunch defenders in both World Wars.

Personality

Big, bold and full of spirit, the Giant Schnauzer takes his job seriously. At the same time, he is loyal and loving with his family. Intelligent and energetic, he needs a job to keep him happy and thrives on activities such as flyball, agility and obedience. He is a natural protector, and needs careful socialization and training at a young age.

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Giant Schnauzer Breeders

Breeder Spotlight: Magisterial Giant Schnauzers Reg’d
Ontario

Magisterial Giant Schnauzers Reg’d. At Magisterial, we provide a life-enhancing experience for each of our clients. Our Giant Schnauzer puppies are highly socialized, extremely intelligent, joyful, and raised with children. They have gorgeous good looks, are health and temperament tested, and come home very eager to learn! Your new family member will have been raised in luxury and given nothing but the very best during their crucial first 8 weeks of life. Magisterial Giant Schnauzer puppies will be crate trained, will have begun leash training, and will go home with our exclusive Magisterial 5 year health guarantee and puppy pack, health insurance policy, CKC registration, microchipped, and much more. Magisterial Giant Schnauzers are suitable for: therapy, obedience, agility, show, flyball, service dog training, grooming competitions, etc. Their most important role is being loving, loyal companions to families worldwide, delivering immeasurable amounts of joy, love, and magic! Roblin, ON. (613) 453-1773; adam@magisterialkennels.com; www.magisterialkennels.com

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Aerdenhout Perm. Reg’d
British Columbia

Aerdenhout Perm. Reg’d, Janine Starink. At Aerdenhout we only breed ONE breed. We breed for health, temperament and type! All generations of parents are tested for hips, thyroid, and eyes. Make sure the breeder you decide on does the same. ASK FOR PROOF! It is very important you only buy from a breeder who tells you exactly how the breed is, not what they thinmk you want to hear to make a sale. Giants are a dominant breed and do not belong in all families, and it is important to know if one belongs in yours. Aerdenhout has produced many of the top Giants and in 2015 one of our Giants made Canadian history becoming #1 All Breeds! But in the end the most important thing is that we remain true to the breed standard and that you get the right breed and the right dog for your family, and we like to think we can help you make it so. (604) 729-7797; janine.starink@me.com

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Lindsayleigh Kennels
Ontario

Lindsayleigh, Derrick & Idona Wood. Breeding Giants since 1977. It’s most important to PICK your breed, PICK your breeder, WAIT for your pup. Your buying type, health, temperament and breeder support. Pups are suitable for whatever your heart desires. (519) 321-1855; lindsayleighgiants@hotmail.ca; www.lindsayleigh.ca

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