Another German breed, the Giant Schnauzer arose in the south of the country and was used in Britain for herding cattle. They have also been used as police dogs. Giant Schnauzers are now often less popular than the Miniature and Standard forms, which they otherwise resemble in terms of care. These dogs are frequently pure black in colour, but may also be seen in shades of pepper and salt, in equal proportions in the case of a show dog.
Coat Type/Colour: Wiry; Black/pepper and salt
Height: 25 ½ – 27 ½ Inch (65 – 75 cm)
Weight: 77 lb (35 kg)
Nature: Powerful, lively; wary of strangers
Coat care of Schnauzers may prove quite demanding, with their whiskers and moustache requiring to be combed each day. In addition, stripping the coat will also be necessary at regular intervals, although you can have this carried out professionally at a grooming parlour if so desired.