Giant Schnauzer
Alemania FCI 181

Schnauzer Gigante

The Giant Schnauzer is a balanced dog, sweet with children and distrustful with strangers.

The Giant Schnauzer It is a large and compact dog breed, a native of Germany. Oldest, lover of water and active, It is one of the three varieties of Schnauzer.

The Schnauzer breed in its three varieties, It has very old and common to the Terrier origins (of those who descend).

Y, Although the aires were very Terrier, then the breeding and selection of the Schnauzer breed focused especially on the guard and the defence.

In works (prints, pictures, drawings...) at the end of the 15th century were already represented characteristics very similar to the current Schnauzer dogs, along with horses and stagecoaches.

The Giant Schnauzer, in special, appears the documents described in 1832 making reference to cattle and horse farms located in the region of Bavaria (also known as, Highlands of Germany...), in that area the Giant Schnauzer called it "Oberländer".

Anyway until the year 1923 not an official standard of the breed was drafted. Since then, they began to develop the breed, and experts say that the giant variety descended (like the thumbnail) the Standard Schnauzer.

After the first world war, the population of Giant Schnauzer was significantly reduced, due to the disasters of war and that the soldiers used in their battles and were very loyal to that they preferred to die with their masters.

But in the history of almost any breed of dog there is a Savior..., and in this case it was a farm called Kinzigtal, (c) property. Clalaminus who contributed to the restoration of the breed.

It was in this cattery where were the crosses with other dog breeds which resulted in the dominant black Schnauzer. But while there are people who adventure were the intervening races at the crossroads, is something that is really unknown.

Physical characteristics

The fur of the Giant Schnauzer is smooth and dense. Usually, the fur is black or grey color. Its average weight is of the 32 to the 45,326 kg and measured high among 59 and 68 cm.. The proper way to walk of the Giant Schnauzer is trot fast and strong.

The Giant Schnauzer is one of the dogs to guard and defence little known to the public in general, but very appreciated by the fans because there are many qualities of the breed.

Mainly used in Europe in disasters, search for drugs and safety, in the Argentina we see them in national gendarmerie, Aeronautics and, recently, in the national penitentiary service.

The Giant Schnauzer may compete in dog agility trials, go-carting, obedience, Flyball, Schutzhund, the follow-up and the raising of the events. Also, It can be trained to compete in herding trials.

Giant Schnauzer: Standard FCI




  • Skull: strong and elongated, the occiput should not be too much markup. The head must correspond to the overall strength of the dog. The forehead is flat and parallel with the nasal helm, without wrinkles.
  • Depression links (stop): Well differentiated between the eyebrows.


  • Truffle: Well developed with wide open Windows. It is always black.
  • Snout: It ends in the form of a truncated wedge. The nasal helm is straight
  • Lips: Black, rest firm and plans on the jaws; the corner of the mouth is closed.
  • JAWS / Teeth: Powerful upper jaw and lower. The bite is scissors, strong and full (42 clean, white teeth according to tooth formula of the dog). You must close properly. The muscles of Mastication is strongly developed without this, exaggerated cheeks spoil the rectangle appearance of the head (with beard).
  • Eyes: Medium-sized, oval, directed forward, dark, with lively expression. Adherent eyelids.
  • Ears: Folded and tumbled, high insertion, "V" shaped; the inside edges of the ears rest on cheeks. The size of the ears is symmetric; they are directed forward in the direction of the temple. Parallel fold should not exceed the top line of the skull.

NECK: The neck is strong, muscular and maintained arched. The neck harmoniously slide cross. Strongly inserted, is narrow, noble postage, contributing to the vibrant and elegant appearance. The skin of the throat is adherent and without dewlap.


  • Top line: Slightly descending from the cross back.
  • Cross: It is the highest point of the upper line.
  • Back: Strong, short, firm.
  • Pork loin: Short, strong, deep. The distance from the last rib to the hip is short so that the dog appear compact.
  • Rump: Slightly rounded, going unnoticed by the insertion of the tail.
  • Breast : Moderately wide, oval cut, deep up to elbows. The apron is especially marked by the tip of the sternum.
  • Bottom line: Flanks not excessively collected in order to provide a nice wavy line near the bottom of the chest.

TAIL: Natural, the goal being to make it Sabre or sickle-shaped.


PREVIOUS MEMBERS: The forelimbs are, seen from the front, vigorous, straight and placed not too close together. Seen side forearms are straight.

  • Shoulder: The scapula is firmly resting on the chest. Well muscled on both sides of the spine of the bone, It overhangs the vertebrae of the column in the thoracic segment. As much as possible well cast and tilted backward, It forms an angle of 50 ° to the horizontal.
  • Arm: Well on the body, strong and muscular; with the scapula form an angle of approximately 95 ° to 105 °.
  • Elbows: Tight, not rotated or outward or inward
  • Forearm: Straight seen from either side, strongly developed and well muscled.
  • Carpus: Strong and stable. Its structure barely stands out from the forearm.
  • Metacarpus: Straight seen from the front; profile slightly oblique to the floor; strong and slightly elastic.
  • Front feet: Short and round; fingers pinched each others and arched (cat feet); nails short and dark colour and strong pads.

LATER MEMBERS: Views of oblique profile; from the back, they are parallel and not too close together.

  • Thigh: Moderately long, width and heavily muscled.
  • Knee: Must not be turned neither inward nor outward.
  • Leg: Long and strong, sinewy, continuing in a powerful Hock.
  • Hock: Well angled, strong, firm, not turned neither inward nor outward.
  • Metatarsus: Short and perpendicular in relation to the floor.
  • Rear feet: Short fingers, arched and tightened a few others; nails short, black.

MOVEMENT: Elastic, elegant, Agile, free and with good coverage of land. The forelimbs are stretched as far forward as possible and subsequent - with good elastic range- they give the necessary propulsion. The front side and back on the other side simultaneously moving forward. Back, ligaments and joints are firm.

SKIN: Tight throughout the body.


HAIR: The coat should be hard, wiring and bushy. It is composed by a dense internal NAP and an outer layer (that it can never be too short) hard and well glued hair all over the body. The hair of the outer layer is rough, of sufficient length, to be able to test its texture, Neither ogres nor wavy. The members hair tends not to be so hard.
In the forecrown and in the ears is short. Typical characteristics are, on the snout, the beard, that should not be too soft and bushy eyebrows that make eye shadow.


  • Pure black with NAP internal black.
  • Salt and pepper.

For the salt and pepper breeding aims to obtain a middle pitch with equal distribution of well pigmented pepper color with gray interior NAP. Allowed colours ranging from dark grey pavements to the silver grey. All colors have a dark mask that emphasizes the expression and is in harmony with the respective tone color. White spots on the head, in the chest or the members are unwanted.



  • Males and females: 60 until 70 cm..


  • Males and females: 35 until 47 kg.

FAULTS: Any deviation from the above criteria is considered missing and the seriousness is considered the degree of deviation to the standard and its impact on the health and welfare of the dog. In particular:

  • Too small or too short head as a whole.
  • Heavy or round skull.
  • Wrinkles on the forehead.
  • Short snout, pointed or narrow.
  • Bite in clamp.
  • Clear eyes, too large or round.
  • Inclusion of low or very long ears, ears carried different from each other.
  • Cheeks or too marked cheeks bones.
  • The throat loose skin, Double Chin.
  • Narrow neck.
  • Too long back, collected or soft.
  • Encarpado back.
  • Fall rump.
  • Inclusion of tail rotated toward the head.
  • Long feet.
  • Amble step.
  • Too short hair, too long, soft, wavy, with locks, silky, white or spotted or with mixing colors.
  • NAP internal Brown. In the salt and pepper: Black eel on the back or black Chair line.
  • 2 cm in the height up and down


  • Heavy or light appearance, petizo or patilargo.
  • Reversed sexual characters (for example male female).
  • Elbows rotated out.
  • Hind closed or barrel.
  • Hocks rotated inwards.
  • More than 2 cm.. and less than 4 cm.. in the steps up and down limit.


  • Shyness, aggressiveness, evil, exaggerated suspicion, nervous behavior.
  • Any deformity
  • Lack of racial characteristics
  • Faults in the bite as upper or lower prognathism, incisor arcade deviated.
  • Miss runner in each region as construction defects, hair and color.
  • More than 4 cm.. in the steps up and down limit.
  • Any dog showing clear physical abnormalities or behavioral signs shall be disqualified.

NB: Los machos deben tener dos apariencia testiculos normal completamente descendidos en el escroto.

TRANSLATION: Lucas Rodríguez Bazzurro.

Character and skills

He is an impetuous but balanced dog, with extraordinary energy. In addition to being a guardian vigilant has a good-natured character that manifests itself in the desire to play and the delicacy with which treats children.

Its ease of training, value and health of iron are qualities that make it one of the best guard dogs that exist.

It should be noted his ability and willingness of tracking that have made him the ideal dog for security agencies.

That is decided by this race will have a companion dog, always present and willing to show appreciates the, a companion Alegre, playful and guardian, without fear, beings that love and its territory.

Images of the Giant Schnauzer

The Giant Schnauzer videos

  • Otros nombres: Riesenschnauzer / Schnauzer Oso Ruso / Giant Schnauzer / Sooty Bear Schnauzer.
  • Group 2 / Section 1 – Tipo Pinscher y Schnauzer.

Dogs breeds: Giant Schnauzer.

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