The Giant Schnauzer is a breed of dog developed in the 17th century in Germany. It is the largest of the three breeds of Schnauzer—the other two breeds being the Standard Schnauzer and the Miniature Schnauzer. Numerous breeds were used in its development, including the black Great Dane, the Bouvier des Flandres, and the German Pinscher. Originally bred to assist on farms by driving livestock to market and guarding the farmer's property, the breed eventually moved into the city, where it worked guarding breweries, butchers' shops, stockyards and factories. It was unknown outside of Bavaria until it became popular as a military dog during World War I and World War II.
They have a dense coarse coat that protects them from the weather. Giant Schnauzers come in three color varieties: pepper and salt, pure black, and black and silver. Where legal, they are shown with cropped ears and docked tails. Like other schnauzers, they have a distinct beard and eyebrows.
Today, the Giant Schnauzer participates in numerous dog sports, including Schutzhund; excels in nose-work and due to its alert nature, the dog is also used in police work.
Etta is a Pepper and Salt. If dogs could speak... She would never stop talking. Always wanting to do her best, but unable to hold still long enough to actually fully accomplish it.
Uma is a Pure Black. She is a very serious dog, she expects everyone to follow the rules of the play yard or end up on her radar, and that's like being told to go to the principal's office.
Edith is a Pepper and Salt. She's the perfect balance of the other gals here, she just wants to hang out and be there for you, not a care in the world other then where the food is and if she can lay in the pool long enough.
LeRoy is a Pure Black. He is the guard of the group; nothing gets by him. Even if you think he's not watching you, he is, and if we say you're not coming in, then you're not coming in.
Hex is a Pepper and Salt. He is a big, lumbering ding-dong. As long as you pet him, he's your best friend. He may be a working and guarding breed...but nobody told him.
Murdoch is a Black and Silver. The last to join this pack, he is the most adaptable dog of them all. Never meets an enemy (dog, human or otherwise), and is always trying to please! He is willing to work or just to loaf around.
These radiographs are sent to a board certified radiologist for each of our Adult Giants when they turn 2 years of age (OFA standard), all our giants pass on elbows and hips, with the below exception to
Edith & Hex
Pepper and Salt Giants are regularly not passed by the OFA for Hips
We recommend keeping ALL COLOR varieties on a vitamin supplement!
Our vet is here regularly- she sees all our adults, our puppies and even some of our farm animals. We vaccinate all our adult dogs for the following:
Solid Black: $2,000
Pepper & Salt: $2,400
Black & Silver: $2,600
We have a mobile vet come to our house and do this when the puppies are 3-5 days old. His or Her Microchip information will be all over the packet you receive when arriving for pick-up. DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER IT IN YOUR NAME!
All our adult dogs are AKC registered, this allows your puppy to be registered as well, unless otherwise agreed upon, this will be a limited registration. This means your puppy can still compete in most AKC events, however, he or she is not eligible to reproduce AKC registerable litters.
All puppies are seen be our mobile vet at 3-5 days old for their tails/dewclaws, they are also seen at 8 weeks to start their vaccine series. They will come with a exam form from our vet that we will go over with you and proof of their first vaccination.
It's important no matter what you choose to use or not use that you transition your puppy onto or off of it slowly, we will give you a few day worth of the things we feed your new family member here.