Giant Schnauzer: a large and loyal service dog from Germany

Riesenschnauzer tussen de bloemen

The Riesenschnauzer is the largest of the three Schnauzer breeds. This dog breed has a powerful appearance and a loyal, gentle and friendly character. Originally, the Riesenschnauzer comes from Germany, where it was used as a cattle dog. His origin as a hard worker is nowadays still reflected in his character, he is namely very willing to work towards his owner. Because of his size, the Giant Schnauzer needs a lot of exercise.

It is important for him to stay physically and mentally healthy. Do you live on a farm or have a fenced garden? Then the Giant Schnauzer might be the dog you are looking for! Have you become curious and would you like to know more about the Giant Schnauzer? Then read this article for more information!


The history: cattle dog from Bavaria

The Riesenschnauzer originated in Germany in the 18th century, specifically in the countryside of Bavaria and Württemberg. He was bred there to serve as a cattle drover on farms. It is likely that a cross between the standard Schnauzer and larger breeds such as the Great Dane and the Flemish Cow hound resulted in this dog breed.

In Germany, the popularity of the Riesenschnauzer quickly increased. Especially when around the beginning of the 20th century the intelligence and eagerness to learn of the dog was discovered. They excelled in their task as a guard and police dog at the time, but even today this breed is widely used by security services in Europe.


The character: powerful, friendly and loyal

The Giant Schnauzer is a real working dog. He is loyal and willing to work hard for his owner. In addition, this breed is intelligent, eager to learn and obedient. If a Riesenschnauzer is well socialized, he often gets along well with children and other pets. This makes him suitable as a family dog. It must be said that the Giant Schnauzer is generally friendly and gentle, but can sometimes be aggressive towards other dogs. Towards strangers, this breed is reserved. It is a real watchdog that will protect you and warn you if there is danger.

A good socialization and education is very important for a Giant Schnauzer. This breed can exhibit dominant behavior if he is not raised properly. Later in this article you can read how to deal with this. Stubbornness can also occur in this dog. But if the Giant Schnauzer has a close relationship with its owner, it is a loyal quadruped. Overall, building a good bond is essential for the behavior of the Giant Schnauzer.

Riesenschnauzer puppy´s rennend

The appearance of a Giant S