Family: livestock dog, herding
Area of origin: Germany
Original function: cattle herding, guardian
Average size of male: Ht: 25.5-27.5, Wt: 65-90
Average size of female: Ht: 23.5-25.5, Wt: 65-90
Other names: riesenschnauzer
Giant Schnauzer Dog Temperament
The playful, rambunctious giant schnauzer may be too boisterous for small children, even though he is otherwise very good with children in his own family. He is bold and protective of his family and reserved with strangers. This intelligent and exuberant breed is a good choice for an active person wanting a partner in adventure, although at times the giant may try to be the leader.