Giant Schnauzers originated in Germany as a strong, working breed to work cattle, pull carts and serve as a protection dog. They are the largest of the three schnauzer breeds. They are known for their courageous nature to defend their families and their keen intelligent expression. They are leery of strangers but deeply attached to their owners. They are fiercely intelligent and can be stubborn, so they require training from early on, and are not for the novice dog owner. They thrive when they have a job to perform. Giant Schnauzers are energetic and enjoy hiking, jogging, swimming or long walks. Because of his energy, abilities as a working breed, and his intelligence they do well in jobs such as guide dogs, service dogs, police work and rescue work, to name a few. Giants Schnauzers require regular brushing several times a week to daily depending on their activity and environment. They will need professional grooming every 6-8 weeks. Giant Schnauzers can be a lot of work but life with them is so rewarding. You will be hard pressed to find a more loving and devoted companion, not to mention a protective and intelligent one. Come visit us and see for yourself or call for more info 361-738-9132 or 361-655-9153.