All three breeds of Schnauzers, but in particular the Giant Schnauzer, are typically considered to be hypoallergenic. These working dogs live between 12 – 15 years and are intelligent, kind, and strong willed.
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What does Hypoallergenic Mean?
Like humans, Giant Schnauzers have hair that will grow until clipped or “stripped” by a professional groomer. In order to prevent shedding, the breed must be professionally stripped several times a year. “These dogs take a little more maintenance than some other breeds in terms of stripping and brushing,” explains Dunbar, “but for many people, owning a dog that’s both trained to protect them and hypoallergenic is well worth the effort.
Do Giant Schnauzers shed?
Giant Schnauzers do not tend to shed their coat as often as many other breeds do, therefore they will require brushing once a week for a pet to get any seeds and such out. Legs and beard require regular brushing and combing, stripping or clipping and trimming is required roughly every 8-12 weeks on a pet cut. Ears require plucking and keeping clean, nails need trimming, and routine canine dental care. If showing in conformation a show dog requires daily stripping and grooming from 2 months before showing and while showing. If keeping as pet only and not showing in conformation just do yourself and your pet a favor and clip the coat instead of the stripping. Ear Cropping: We do offer ear crop for those who want it and cant find a vet local to them to do it. I prefer not to though, it’s hard on the puppy and will be stressful on you to have to post the ears. Please read Ear crop part of health guarantee as well as Ear crop info on the Ear Crop Care page of our website before deciding if you want them cropped.
Are Giant Schnauzers good apartment dogs?
Their intelligence can pose a challenge to the inexperienced trainer, however. Giant Schnauzers require consistent and firm guidance. Without it, they’re quite capable of thinking for themselves and running the household the way they think it ought to be run.
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With their funky mustaches and their wild, wavy fur, the Giant Schnauzer is one of those dog breeds that is simply unmistakable. They are very loyal but strong-willed dogs that shed remarkably little dander, which in turn makes them a great go-to dog for people with allergies.
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Groom your Giant Schnauzer
The giant schnauzer is a larger, stronger and more rugged schnauzer, but not a giant breed. His coat is solid black or salt and pepper, and like standards and minis it too has the hallmark beard. A highly intelligent breed, giants are often used for police training. Unlike the other two breeds, giants definitely need a lot of exercise and especially thrive when they’re given some task to perform. They too require regular grooming.
Schnauzers, especially Miniature Schnauzers, tend to have oily skin. Bathing at least once per week will help to keep his coat and skin clean. You may not need to bathe a Standard or Giant Schnauzer as often. Bathing will also help to prevent (or treat) any Schnauzer bumps or comedones that have developed as a result of the oil. Read my article What are Schnauzer Bumps (Can They be Popped or Infected?) for helpful details and steps.
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Because they all produce dander and other allergens like saliva, sweat and urine. However, since their coat doesn’t produce lots of dander and they don’t shed lots, Giant Schnauzers are “generally” considered more suitable for those with allergies than most dogs.