Giant Schnauzer Personality Characteristics and Temperament
The Giant Schnauzer dog breed is believed to have originated from a cross-breeding of the Black Great Dane, Bouvier Des Flandres and the typical or normal Schnauzer dogs. The name is derived from a German word meaning muzzle. Initially the Giant Schnauzer dog breed was used for cattle driving and later for a guard dog. They are extremely intelligent and wonderful dog breed.
Giant Schnauzer Dog Breed Personality The Giant Schnauzer dog breed is not good with indoor apartment living. The breed enjoys lots of exercise and to be given freedom to run, jog and explore. Their personality is very protective and they must therefore be trained to socialize and interact with strangers. You will find that the Giant Schnauzer dog are very kind natured and playful.
The Giant Schnauzer dog does have a dominate side to them. As a Giant Schnauzer dog owner, it is important to establish dominance early in the relationship. You will find that if you do not do this, the Giant Schnauzer dog breed will be in charge of everything.
You will find that the Giant Schnauzer dogs are very loving and devoted to their family. At the same time, they like to be the leader of the pack. They have very active minds and are full of energy which leads to a natural curiosity about the surrounding world.
Giant Schnauzer Dog Breed Temperament The Giant Schnauzer dog breed is very temperamental. They do not do well with strangers or other dogs in the area. It is important to socialize them from puppies to encourage them to get along well with other family pets. They are prone to get into scraps when taking them on walks because of their protective nature and their desire for complete dominance.
You will find that with proper training and handling that the temperament of these dogs can be used to your advantage. With their massive size and instinct to be territorial, they make excellent watch or guard dogs. It is imperative that they have plenty of room to roam and to explore the world around them.
The Giant Schnauzer dogs will definitely let you know if a stray animal or another dog enters your property. They will also let you know if someone comes onto your property. Be certain to train them well as puppies to encourage them to accept your friends and other family members.
One of the worst reputations that the Giant Schnauzer dogs have is their destructive behavior. What owners fail to keep in mind is that the dog is not temperamentally destructive. They do have to be active and have enough area to play. They also like being the leader and played with. If you have a Giant Schnauzer dog that is bored, it is going to naturally be destructive while trying to explore the world around it. Provide ample toys and plenty to entertain this active mind and energetic body.