Top kennel of Russia 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.
FCI-Standard N° 181 / 18.04.2007 / GB
Mrs. C. Seidler.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 06.03.07.
UTILIZATION : Utility and Companion Dog.
CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group 2 Pinscher and Schnauzer- Molossoid breeds
- Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs.
1 Pinscher and Schnauzer type.
With working trial.
BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY : Originally the Giant Schnauzer was used in the region of Southern Germany
to drive cattle. Around the turn of the
century, determined breeders realised that he had outstanding working
capabilities and particularly valuable traits in character. Since 1913 the breed has been registered in a
stud book, and in 1925 already the Giant Schnauzer has officially been
recognised as a working dog.
GENERAL APPEARANCE :
Large, powerful, stocky rather than slim.
An enlarged, powerful image of the Schnauzer. An imperturbable dog,
prepared for defense, whose appearance fills with respect.
IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS :
Square build in which height
at the withers is nearly equal to the body length.
The length of the head
(measured from the tip of the nose to the occiput) corresponds to half the
length of the topline (measured from the withers to the set on of the tail).
BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT : Typical characteristics of this dog are his good natured, even
temperament and his incorruptible loyalty towards his master. He has highly developed sense organs,
intelligence, trainability, strength, endurance, speed, resistance to weather
and diseases. His inborn ability to bear
strain and his self assurance make him best suited for being a companion,
sporting, utility and working dog.