Giant Schnauzer

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Giant Schnauzer

Developed as a drover’s dog, the giant schnauzer was practically unknown outside of Bavaria until the early 1900s. The breed’s keen intelligence and powerful body also made it a fine choice for police and guard work in Germany. During the 1930s, the first giant schnauzers were imported to the United States, but it was truly a rare breed until the 1960s. Over the years, the giant schnauzer has shown outstanding abilities in search and rescue, schutzhund, conformation, obedience and agility, thus earning the reputation as a handsome, intelligent and truly versatile working dog.

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