Giant schnauzer

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  1. dogsarebetter

    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    one of my dads rotts died a while ago. and he came home a few days ago with a 10 wk old female giant schnauzer. he knows nothing about them. its awful he got her from a BYB.
    anyone with experience with this breed? i have a feeling he will not wanted after he reads what i have read. I *might* end up taking her if i move (its a great possibility i will be moving and can have her)
     
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    mrose_s BusterLove

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    i don't know much about them. but i read up a little bit.

    says there your typical velcro dog, protective, responsible and loyal. intelligent, dominant with a terrier attitude and a huge amount of energy.

    one of the most susceptible breeds to cancer.. particularily of the toe... epilepsy, hip dysplasia and bloat are also common.

    but it woudl depend on the particular dog to its temperment
     
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    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    dad doesnt need this dog. he isnt even planning on grooming it. arg, i might have a new puppy.
     
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    Raised properly they can be very gentle dogs (my ex had one) great with family, kids, etc. Need a decent amount of grooming, somewhat protective, good in agility... that's all I know from his particular dog though sorry :(
     
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    Oh, wow. I knew a breeder awhile back. From what I remeber they are great family dogs with a TON of energy, which maybe they grow out of, I don't know. Beautiful dogs. I would love one, myself.
    Hope it works out. Too bad your dad does not know what he has gotten himself in to. Lucky the pup has you if needed. Let us know how it goes!
     
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    I love giants and standards and don't care much for the mini's!
     
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    My sister has a giant schnauzer, and is crazy about her dog. I have been around her and she is well behaved, and good with every9one.. Hope thishelps.
     
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    yeah, makes me feel better about this breed
     
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    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    I grew up next door to one named Baron. He was everything anyone could want in a dog. Sweet, playful, smart, good with kids and amazingly beautiful. I guess you can tell I love the giants.
     
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    I have a great deal of experience with Giant Schnauzers and frankly I think they're awesome. They are a difficult breed, one that needs to be respected at all costs and socialized, but they have very solid temperments and are just fantastic dogs.

    Whether or not he plans on grooming the dog, he NEEDS to start bringing it to the groomer NOW! I can't even count the number of Giant Shnauzers that have tried to eat me when I had to shave them down. They also need intense socialization with humans and other dogs during these formative times.

    I really do like the breed. It is a difficult breed but definitely an awesome one at the same time.
     
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    They're neat dogs - I knew a few with horrible, uncontrollable aggression towards dogs, but they were both from a BYB in my hometown - so I think it was an isolated pair of cases.

    One of my trainers had a Standard Schanuzer named Misty... she was the best behaved dog I have ever seen. Her owner would put her on a downstay on a pallet of dog food at Petco, walk away to the other end of the store, and Misty would stay put - no mtter what! If you tried to pull her off, she's struggle to stay where she was left!

    He never ended up finishing her, she only needed a major but her heat cycles started to act funny - she'd come into season several times (6+) a year, so he had her spayed.
     
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    The ones I've seen have struck me as having a terrier sensibility (ie, they greet every single dog with a 'fight today?' inquiry) with a much more powerful body (more like a Rottie than an Airedale, for example) - not a nice combo if the dog's got a lousy temperament. You might want to ask a trainer to do an objective temperament test on the puppy before you commit to it. Also, I seem to remember you had rabbits. Not that all terriers will be bad with rabbits, but if this girl shows signs of being very predatory, it might be safer to find her a home without small animals.
     
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    thanks! sure thing! my rabbit will always come before another puppy
     
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    BlackPuppy Owned by Belgians

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    Someone I train with rescued a Giant. All I can say is it's BIG. :)

    Oh, and I see them a lot in the protection sports.
     

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