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Is a Giant Schnauzer right for you and your family?

 

Giant schnauzers are the largest of all the 3 sizes of schnauzers, and can weigh up to 55 Kilogrammes. If you’re thinking of getting a giant, keep in mind that he is very different from other schnauzers, in more than just its size. There are a number of other things you should also consider before introducing a giant schnauzer into your family

 

Exercise

Giant schnauzers are definitely not a dog for an inactive owner.

An adult needs exercise, a good long walk or free run which is essential for a Giant.

Characteristics

The giant is versatile and intelligent and mental stimulation is essential for this breed.

They are bold and reliable and can have a stubborn attitude.

They can also be quite dominant and his natural guarding instinct makes him territorial, even the most laid back Giant dislikes the postman!

They certainly have the capability to make excellent dogs for working, obedience or flyball etc.

The Family Dog

The giant schnauzer requires a lot of hands on attention.

They are people dogs and thrive very well as part of the family. They are Velcro dog, they stick to your side like a second shadow, as they have a desperate need to be with you.

Children at a sensible age and Giant Schnauzers are a match made in heaven.

Health

Giant Schnauzers are comparatively a healthy breed, and in general do not seem to suffer the long list of canine complaints.

However there are current requirements for all breeding adults to be eye tested annually for Hereditary Cataracts (HC). The Kennel Club also recommend Accredited Breeders to litter screen puppies eyes for Multifocal Retinal Dysplasia (MRD)

Although committed breeders try hard to eradicate such problems, It is documented that epilepsy and thyroid problems have occasionally occurred in the breed.

 

Size

Giants are a compact and robust breed with males

25.5 - 27.5 inches and females 23.5 - 25.5 inches to the shoulder.

 

Our Giants

All our puppies are endorsed "progeny not eligible for registration" with the Kennel Club.

Kennel Club Endorsements

 

All our dogs are eye tested for (HC) Hereditary Cataracts and all litters are screened at 6 weeks of age for (MRD) Multifocal Retinal Dysplasia, with the majority of our breeding Giants are also hip scored

 

As a precaution, DNA testing is now being done on our current Giants for Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)

 

 

 

By careful & selective breeding, Foxwood can be seen in most of the UK's Giant Schnauzer pedigree's and are recognised as one of the leading kennels in the UK. We endeavour to breed dogs that are sound in mind & body as well as beauty.

 

All our dogs are routinely eye tested & all litters eye screened at six /seven weeks of age

 

Enquiries are welcome.