Giant Schnauzer dog breed

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  • Country: Germany
  • Group: Working
  • Weight: Male: 27-48 kg Females: 25-34 kg
  • Height: Males: 66-71 cm Females: 58-66 cm
  • Colors: black, black-brown, brown
  • Training: Medium
  • Grooming: relatively easy to care
  • Training: strong, loyal, intelligent, dominant
  • Health: prone to some diseases
  • Litter size: 5 - 20 puppies
  • Lifespan: 12 - 15 years
  • Other names: Riesenschnauzer, Giant Schnauzer dog

Giant Schnauzer dog

Giant Schnauzer breed dogs have developed the Standard Schnauzer. To win the race size was streamlined with copies of German and Bouvier Dog of Flanders. The geographic area of ​​the original Giant Schnauzer is the area, OF THE southern Germany, eastern France and western North Switzerland.

These dogs were originally used for herding cattle, but today are very popular companions. In Europe are successfully used in police work, having an intimidating look, thanks to higher waist and a serious expression.

In the United States and Canada are part of teams search and rescue of victims, and are used in airports to detect illegal substances or dangerous. Dogs with a very similar appearance were represented in paintings and sculptures since the 1400s.

In the XVth century began to be used in Manati herds of cattle, until railroads were developed. It was often used as a dog which accompanied postalioanele, thanks to impressive physical strength.

In the nineteenth century, Giant Schnauzer dogs have become watchdogs appreciate the butcher s shops in cities. During the two World Wars this breed has been used in police work and some acts of war, therefore in those periods breed specimens were decimated in Worryingly.

In the postwar period there has been a revival thanks to the love for the breed proved especially by German and Swiss breeders. Breed name comes from the German word "schnauze" which means muzzle.

Food Giant Schnauzer

Being an active and energetic dog (especially if we consider the variety miniature), Schanauzer needs to consume a considerable amount of calories daily to maintain optimal health at odds. Energy is provided by this body in correct proportions and sufficient protein, fat and carbohydrate.

Proteins are vital in the growth and development stages. They are the bricks that built the foundation nutrition and are composed of units called amino acids.

Of the 22 amino acids required by the body as a whole, a total of 10 are essential and vital to be found in a daily diet of this dog. These are: Arginine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, and Valine Tritofan.

If the type of food you decide is attached and a detailed list of content in substances and components, you should make sure that these amino acids are mentioned. As with all breeds of dogs, and when it comes to feeding a Schauzer (giant, standard or dwarf / miniature) should keep in mind that the adjustment formula feed will respect the important criteria such as dog's age, size and level of real activity .

However, not all proteins are digested equally and shows different properties, so make sure your dog food contains high quality protein and easily digestible. For example, a level of 36% protein content of food based on a formula rabbit meat (a type of meat well assimilated by dogs breed Schnauzer) will have the same effect as the same level now, this time, ln a feeding formula based on corn, soybean meal and flour, meat and offal of chickens.

Lipids (fats) are, in turn, an important component of dog food. Representing a very concentrated source of energy, facilitates the absorption, storage and transport of fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A, D, E and K. Fats are also an essential source for fatty acids. Excesses in this area are, in turn dangerous. Feeding excess saturated fat foods can lead to obesity or pancreatitis.

Vitamins are present in all commercial dog food formulas (at least in terms of specifications on the product labels). But even if you accept the validity of all information published by the producing company, keep in mind the following aspect: the vitamin content of food commercial cover minimal needs of the breeds which is recommended. Specific needs of your dog breed known to be particularly Schanuzer - and here the advice of a specialist veterinarian or nutritionist are extremely welcome - and, if necessary, will intervene to supplement certain vitamins.

Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat-soluble and are stored in the body, while water-soluble vitamins, such as vitamin C and some B vitamins are removed from the body if they are present in excess. This leads to an equation of risk, because fat-soluble vitamins can accumulate in dangerous concentrations, can cause side effects or toxicity.

A balanced dose of minerals is again a very important element when talking about dog food. Minerals provide the most diverse functions in the processes occurring in the blood, bone and cartilage, contributing to enzymatic reactions, maintain fluid balance, helps transport oxygen in the blood, strengthens muscles stabilizes neuronal flow and stimulates the production of various hormones. Minerals working relationship with other vitamins, vitamins and enzymes in the body to produce the expected beneficial effects, so their presence is vital balance.

Description Giant Schnauzer

Giant Schnauzer breed dogs are large, they seem almost square. It looks very much like the Standard Schnauzer, just as is taller. The head is rectangular, muzzle equal to the skull. The eyes are medium sized, oval and dark.

Ears, the shape of the letter "V" are of medium length and, naturally, hang beside the skull. Some owners prefer to cupeze ears Schauzer Urias their dogs (which was included in the standard layout for competitions until 2002). Girl has long hair - bushy eyebrows, mustache and beard rich - as a characteristic feature of this breed. The neck is long, muscular and lean, without wrinkles, skin taut. Giant Schnauzer has a pronounced chest of medium width, well curved.

Short and straight back is slightly tilted back. The tail is usually cut (docking of tails to 2 vertebrae) and hanging throughout the body. These dogs are strong, muscular and have an overall alert and intelligent.

The hairs on the eyebrows, mustache and legs are longer than elsewhere, giving a particularly distinguished look. Body length is equal to the height at the withers. The cloak that covers their body is stiff, wiry and short, it is double layered.

Behavior Giant Schnauzer

Giant Schnauzer breed dogs are intelligent, can be relatively easy to train, and requires a firm hand, but loving, that knows how to win any bouts of stubbornness. Giant Schnauzer dog has a strong personality, strong-willed, can be stubborn and refuse to execute orders, that is why the owner to prove strongly from the beginning in the relationship with him. They can attach specifically to one man, or the whole family to the same extent and will exhibit a particularly well developed at territorial sense. Giant Schnauzer breed dogs are excellent watchdogs, they are quick to give the family alarm every time a stranger they tread territory.

Giant Schnauzer dogs may prove to be aggressive towards other dogs or small animals and also overly protective of the family that includes children when they play with other children. Giant Schnauzer breed dogs are the perfect choice for active families who have older children and not recommended for those with children under 12 and possessing other pets. Giant Schnauzer breed dogs require more time and affection from their family and their love human interaction is much needed. Enthusiastic and vigorous in all aspects of life, Giant Schnauzer dog works and plays hard, sparing no effort to be included in all family activities.

Giant Schnauzer breed dogs are well suited pets, provided they are properly socialized and trained from an early age. It is necessary that all family members to be involved in training and socialization early for a young Giant Schnauzer not to try to take leadership in the pack hierarchy, as he perceives family and fail to mentally dominate any member of the home.

All family members must adopt the same approach consistent relationship with Giant Schnauzer dog breed, because it is the last to realize that in the hierarchy of family-pack. Caution should be sought when foreigners enter the property where the Giant Schnauzer dog breed.

Dog breed giant schnauzer must be socialized properly from an early age in order to accept the visit of foreigners, otherwise it will need to be locked in a room isolated when strangers enter the home or to avoid manifest excess of protectiveness front of family members. You have to understand that Giant Schnauzer breed is one utility, the watchdogs brave, with a relatively dominant nature and propensity to use their copies of independent thinking when they receive a command before running it. These features require a master who understands the breed, able to demonstrate strong leadership qualities.

Giant Schnauzer dog breed if it is not convinced that its owner has complete control, he will take the initiative and take decisions on their own, ignoring commands. Given the strong protective instinct that comes with this quadruped, this could have unfortunate consequences, because the dog will be tempted to act violently against people they perceive as a threat to home or.

Training Giant Schnauzer

Giant Schnauzer dog breed tends to be a leader can develop aggressive behavior, and its owner must be able to control this powerful animal on a leash when it tries to clash with another aggressive dog.

Giant Schnauzer breed dogs are well suited pets, provided they are properly socialized and trained from an early age. It is necessary that all family members to be involved in training and socialization early for a young Giant Schnauzer not to try to take leadership in the pack hierarchy, as he perceives family and fail to mentally dominate any member of the home.

All family members must adopt the same approach consistent relationship with Giant Schnauzer dog breed, because it is the last to realize that in the hierarchy of family-pack.

Characteristics Giant Schnauzer

Schnauzer site, regardless of variety, is prone to bladder infections (cystitis) and allergic dermatitis. Uncastrated males can develop Sertoli cell tumors, and Giant Schnauzer site is susceptible to torsion (expansion) Gastric.

Of diseases with a more significant impact on race longer include: hip dysplasia (malformation of the hip joint) hypothyroidism, Cryptorchidism (disorder manifested by absence of migration of one or both testicles in the scrotum), urolithiasis (disorder that affects the urinary tract to these dogs, resulting in the formation of stones in the bladder) and pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas causing loss of appetite, vomiting and abdominal pain).

Health Giant Schnauzer

Not eminently dogs sickly or an increased sensitivity in terms of medical representatives breed Schnauzer - varieties giant, standard and dwarf / miniature - are prone to a number of diseases, or "tick" in casuistry veterinary medicine several ailments notable although their frequency does not go tripping over an average acceptable.

Among the most common diseases reported in this breed, we intend to present those whose implications are dangerous and can affect an extent worst normal life and activity of your dog's breed Schnauzer.

Hip dysplasia - is the abnormal development of the hip-femoral joint, especially common in large breed dogs, characterized by excessive laxity (high mobility) of the joint, associated with degenerative processes. Factors that cause the disease are varied: increasing very fast, excessive movement, unbalanced nutrition, and in a very largely hereditary status. Underlying disease occurrence stay mismatch between skeletal development of muscle mass. As a result, joint laxity or instability appears the two bone ends articulated, then this instability leading to the destruction of structures ligament, cartilage and bone forming the joint.

Skeletal development must keep pace with the growth rate of the entire body and will need an important vitamins and minerals from food. Of the three varieties of Schnauzers, the Giant with the standard are affected by hip dysplasia. Proper nutrition, adapted to each stage of growth, both in terms of quantities and offered formula, is an important measure in preventing disease. Also, exaggerations regarding the difficulty of exercises or rehearsals where a junior may represent Schnauzer premises of some diseases of the bones, joints, cartilage and joint inter-bone.

Progressive retinal degeneration - is the name given to a number of degenerative diseases, which progresses to blindness stage. The disease consists degeneration / atrophy evolutionary photoreceptors (cones - to view diurnal and cone cells - for night vision). At first cone cells are affected, Schnauzer dog losing night vision.

As the disease progresses and cones are affected. Disease progression is recorded simultaneously in both eyes. Permanent blindness is recorded in a span of 3-5 years from the onset. The disease often goes unnoticed, being generally found in an advanced stage. Not painful, does not cause inflammation of the eye, tearing or other specific signs of ocular diseases.

Epilepsy - is characterized clinically by attacks, attacks, paroxysms of tonic-clonic seizures accompanied by loss of consciousness. Motor symptoms (seizures) can be generalized (generalized epilepsy) or limited to certain regions (epilepsy localized). Even today, after extensive research, determining causes this disease is unknown. Triggers can be favoring species, heredity (sometimes epilepsy is transferable), young age, temperament nervous imbalances autonomic, endocrine, etc. Seizures can be caused by different stimuli, distinguished: emotional epilepsy (noise, light stimuli, retainers), traumatic epilepsy, epilepsy toxic (lead, arsenic, tobacco, belladonna, borhoturi, autointoxicatii kidney, liver or bowel).

Cataracts - is the total or partial modification degree of transparency of the lens with progressive evolution and accompanied by diminishing eyesight. Cataracts can be inherited or can occur due to aging. As Schnauzer dog breed advancing age, blue-gray eyes betrays most often onset of the disease. Her legacy is most common at birth or may develop from an early age. Cataracts can be caused by injury to the eyeball, or a disease such as diabetes. If your dog suffers from cataracts due to illness by treating cataracts its effect may be diminished. There is no specific treatment for cataracts. This is not painful, but when the animal has problems with his eyesight orientation in space can be improved by surgery.

Cryptorchidism - is a disorder manifested by absence of migration of one or both testicles in the scrotum.

Hypothyroidism - this disease is triggered in case no longer provides thyroid hormones in the body necessary quantities (runny enough thyroid hormone).

Urolithiasis - is a disorder that affects the urinary tract of these dogs, resulting in the formation of stones in the bladder.

Diabetes - is a condition associated with a shortfall in pancreatic insulin production. When the pancreas does not fulfill its normal role as producer of insulin when glucose builds up in the blood and becomes abnormally abundant.

Having the property to attract water, glucose will be eliminated along with it. This results in a tendency to drink quantities of increasingly higher water, followed by urination. Another signal that indicates risk of diabetes is substantial appetite resulted, paradoxically, by a weakening of the body.

Like humans, dogs (in our case Giant Schnauzer dogs, standard and dwarf) hunger is stopped when glucose is absorbed by cells in the hypothalamus. As in the case of a sick Schnauzer glucose, insulin intake lacking, can not enter into cells normally feeling of fullness will not be felt. Meanwhile the body and no longer take energy from glucose, will consume the stock of fat and protein.

Thus, we see that although our Schnauzer eat more than he usually lose weight. In most cases require insulin to keep sick dog alive; there is no definitive treatment of this disease. Also, in parallel with insulin will observe a strict diet.

Pancreatitis - Canine pancreatitis is a disease that can be life-threatening. It works pancreas is a gland in the endocrine and producing insulin in the digestive process by producing enzymes that help digest food. Unfortunately, if these enzymes become activated within the gland, the pancreas begins digesting its own glandular tissue, creating inflammation, or pancreatitis.

Typical symptoms include vomiting, loss of appetite and abdominal pain but sometimes they can be mild or vague. In general, clinical signs of pancreatitis in dogs can vary but include, besides the already mentioned clinical symptoms, anorexia, depression, diarrhea, weakness or collapse, dehydration, shock and fever.

Dogs may exhibit signs of abdominal pain by continuous movements, body trembling, crying, jumping, body stiffness in the back arched position, or lying in front of the body on the ground and the high rear. Disease severity and response to treatment varies from case to case.

Sick animals may die either due to serious complications or lack of response to the treatment carried out. The disease is best prevented by reducing obesity through diet less rich in fat and preventing other conditions associated with pancreatitis, which are supposed to be detailed by a veterinarian.

In addition, Schnauzer-ii are prone to bladder infections (cystitis) and allergic dermatitis. Uncastrated males can develop Sertoli cell tumor (a rare condition in the testicles, which can cause feminization) and the giant schnauzer is susceptible to torsion and bloat.

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