Category: Working Dogs
Facts about Giant Schnauzer Dogs, "Scientific name for Giant Schnauzer Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Giant Schnauzer dog originated in Bavaria and Wurttenberg sections of Germany. The Giant Schnauzer Dog is commonly known as Riesenschnauzer in Germany which actually means “the giant”. In Bavaria the Giant Schauzerwas mostly used as a cattle driving dog, and used as guard dog by the military and police at Schutzhund.
The Giant Schnauzer Dog is a large, compact and powerful dog. It appears like the Standard Schnauzer but a larger version. The Giant Schnauzer Dog’s length is the same as its height hence the square appearance. It has a strong head that is rectangular in shape. The muzzle is just the same length as its head top. The Giant Schnauzer Dog has a large black nose, and with black lips that do not overlap. It has medium-sized, dark deep-set eyes. The ears are highly set on its head and can either be cropped or left natural. The Giant Schnauzer dog has a double coat with the outer coat being wiry, dense and hard, while the inner coat being soft. The coat color comes in slat and pepper and solid black. Giant Schnauzer Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Giant Schnauzer Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Giant Schnauzer Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Giant Schnauzer Dogs eye protected and moist. Giant Schnauzer Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Giant Schnauzer Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Giant Schnauzer Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Giant Schnauzer puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Giant Schnauzer Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Giant Schnauzer Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Giant Schnauzer Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Giant Schnauzer Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The Giant Schnauzer Dog is a very intelligent and hard working dog. The Giant Schnauzer dog is very brave, reliable, bold, loyal, and vigorous, and loves to be around his owner at all times. The objective of training a Giant Schnauzer Dog is to achieve pack leader status that is very important.
The Giant Schnauzer dog has an insatiable hunger for exercise and should be considered as a pet only if you can manage its exercise needs. The Giant Schnauzer Dog will need exercise twice a day or they can get very difficult to deal with. Take them for long walks or jogs. A big back yard for playing is recommended or a lot of acres in the country.
The Giant Schnauzer dog coat is reasonably easy to care for, but the undercoat is quite dense and can become matted if it is not combed weekly. The average height for a Male Giant Schnauzer Dog 25 to 28 inches (63.5 - 71 cm). The average height for a female 23 to 26 inches (58 to 66cm). The average weight for a male Giant Schnauzer Dog 60 to 105 pounds (27 to 48kg). The average weight for a females 55 to 75 pounds (25 to 34kg).
Giant Schnauzers Dogs might be not such a good choice of a dog if its the first dog you purchase. They can be head strong and will need a stern owner to train them. Depending on the personality of the dog, they can be a tough dog to raise with children. If you do plan on purchasing a Giant Schnauzer Dog, make sure to raise them with the children when they are puppies, so they can grow up together and become one of the family. Make sure to find a reputable breeder and check refreces of other puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Giant Schnauzer Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Giant Schnauzer Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Giant Schnauzer Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Giant Schnauzer Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Giant Schnauzer Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Giant Schnauzer Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Giant Schnauzer Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The number one heath problems amongst Giant Schnauzer Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your Giant Schnauzer Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Giant Schnauzer Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. The health problems you may encounter with the Giant Schnauzer Dog, is Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Osteochondrosis Dissecans (OCD), Autoimmune Thyroiditis and Hip Dysplasia likein all big dogs.
Giant Schnauzer Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
A Giant Schnauzer Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.