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The schnauzer is a breed of dog that has its origins in Germany. Schnauzers are named for their scruffy hairy muzzles and are divided into three different breeds, including the miniature schnauzer, standard schnauzer, and giant schnauzer. Miniature schnauzers are the result of a cross between a standard schnauzer and some smaller dogs. The miniature schnauzer puts on weight fairly easily, so you much watch their diet closely. Though miniature schnauzers tend to bark a lot, not all schnauzers are the same and many of them don’t bark very much at all. The giant schnauzer, on the other hand, is much bigger than the standard schnauzer and they also behave quite differently.
Giant schnauzers are the largest of all the schnauzers, and can weigh up to one hundred pounds. If you’re thinking of getting a giant schnauzer, keep in mind that a giant schnauzer is very different from other schnauzers, in more than just its size. The giant schnauzer needs considerably more food and exercise than other schnauzers. In fact, a giant schnauzer needs a good long walk or run at least two times a day. A giant schnauzer is definitely not the dog for an inactive owner. There are a number of other things you should also consider before adopting a giant schnauzer into your home. Adopting a giant schnauzer is a big commitment, not to be taken lightly. The giant schnauzer requires a lot of attention, grooming, and exercise and isn’t the right dog for everyone.
Giant Schnauzer Rescue
If you’ve thoroughly researched the giant schnauzer breed and you’re absolutely sure that the giant schnauzer is the right dog for you, you can begin your search for a giant schnauzer at a giant schnauzer rescue shelter. Giant schnauzer rescue groups take in abandoned and homeless giant schnauzers and try to find them new homes. Giant schnauzer rescue workers are usually volunteers who help to care for the dogs and screen potential new owners who want to adopt a giant schnauzer. Many o the giant schnauzers in giant schnauzer shelters are already trained, which can make things easier for you. Unfortunately, some of the giant schnauzers in giant schnauzer shelters are not properly trained because they were neglected by their previous owners. Of course, the giant schnauzer rescue workers will tell you if there are any behavioural problems with a dog and you can often foster the giant schnauzer before you officially adopt it to make sure they’re the right dog for you.
Giant Schnauzer Breeder
If you want a giant schnauzer but you don’t want to get an already full-grown dog from a giant schnauzer rescue shelter, you can get a giant schnauzer puppy from a giant schnauzer breeder. A responsible giant schnauzer breeder will have their dogs tested for various health problems and genetic disorders before breeding them to ensure that heritable health problems aren’t passed on to their offspring and perpetuated in the breed.
Giant Schnauzer Puppies
When it comes to puppies, most of them are more or less the same. That’s why its important not to choose a dog for your household by just looking at puppies. Dogs are very different when fully grown to when they were puppies. The best way to choose a breed is to research a number of breeds that appeal to you and choose the adult dog that you like best. Then you can start looking for puppies. Giant schnauzer puppies, though considerably smaller than a full-grown giant schnauzer, are still a handful. If you’re looking for giant schnauzer puppies, find out if there’s a giant schnauzer breeder in your area who’s expecting to have some giant schnauzer puppies soon. If you can’t find a giant schnauzer breeder near you, you may have to order a giant schnauzer puppy from far away and arrange to have your giant schnauzer delivered to your home. If you have to order your giant schnauzer puppy from outside the country, you’ll likely have to deal with the customs office in the process. Of course it’s better if you can find a giant schnauzer breeder near your home because it means you can visit the site and meet with the breeder before you place your order for a giant schnauzer puppy.
This is a good idea because you’ll be able to tell whether the breeder is responsible and whether the giant schnauzer parents are treated humanely. Most irresponsible or disreputable breeders won’t offer to let you have a tour of the place and those are the breeders you shouldn’t buy your giant schnauzer from. You also shouldn’t buy a giant schnauzer from a pet store. There are two reasons for this. First, giant schnauzers and most other pet store puppies, come from puppy mills. A puppy mill is like a breeding factory where dogs are kept in very poor living conditions and forced to spend all their lives reproducing. If you buy a giant schnauzer puppy from a pet store, you’ll be supporting the puppy mills that treat the dogs so cruelly. Another reason not to buy a giant schnauzer or any other puppy from a pet store, is that giant schnauzer puppies bought from pet stores are usually bought on impulse without having given much thought to the personality and suitability of the dog for your home. In general the giant schnauzer does make a great family pet because it is a lively breed and gets along well with children. As with any dog, you should try to socialize your giant schnauzer puppy while they’re young because it will help them to get along with other people and dogs as they mature.