Giant Schnauzer Chin

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Giant Schnauzer Chin History

The Giant Schnauzer Chin is a longhaired version of the standard Giant Schnauzer. The coat of the Giant Schnauzer Chin may be of any color or combination of colors, and may have white markings. The hair on the head and front legs are longer than on other portions of the body. The Giant Schnauzer Chin is a medium-sized working and herding dog that originated in the German state of Thuringia. The breed is similar to other schnauzer types, including the Standard and Miniature varieties of the Giant and Miniature schnauzer, and to the Standard and Wire-haired styles of the long-legged (Docker) schnauzer. The first recorded mention of a schnauzer-type dog named “Chin” is from 1810, but the type was not officially recognized by the AKC until 1971. The height requirement for the AKC standard and miniature schnauzer is 12 inches, but the standard and miniature schnauzer chin must be taller, standing 15 to 16 inches tall.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Giant Schnauzer Chin Physical Characteristics

The Giant Schnauzer Chin is a giant-sized breed of dog that is a cross between the giant schnauzer and chin dogs. The Giant Schnauzer Chin is typically very large, standing between 30 and 36 inches at the shoulder and weighing between 80 and 130 pounds. They have a large, muscular body and a tall, thick, heavy head. Their ears are long and set high on the head, and their muzzle is thick and blunt. Their coat is short, dense, and straight. They have short hair on the face, and long hair on their neck and forelegs. The Giant Schnauzer Chin is a working breed and is used for herding and guarding.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, White, Red, Brown

Height Range

Male Height Range: 10 – 20 inches

Female Height Range: 9 – 18 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 8 – 50 lbs

Female Weight Range: 7 – 48 lbs

Giant Schnauzer Chin Health

Description of breed health.


10-14 yrs

Giant Schnauzer Chin Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Hip Dysplasia, Bloat, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Heart Murmur, Autoimmune Thyroiditis, Shoulder Osteochondrosis

Giant Schnauzer Chin Temperament and Behaviour

The Giant Schnauzer Chin is a playful, gentle, and sensitive breed of dog. They do well with older children and prefer to be the only animal in the house. They are sensitive to loud noises and can be somewhat shy.

Giant Schnauzer Chin Activity Requirements

Giant Schnauzers are a muscular and agile dog originally bred for herding. Today, they are a popular breed of show dog and companion animal. They are intelligent, loyal, and protective, making them an excellent choice for a family pet. A daily walk or short jog is an excellent way for your Giant Schnauzer to stay healthy. While they don’t require much strenuous exercise, they do need some activity. A game of fetch or tug-of-war will also give them the physical and mental stimulation they need. Giant Schnauzers are not a suitable choice for someone who doesn’t have a lot of time or space for a dog. They are a very active and strong-willed breed that requires a lot of attention. If you are looking for a laid-back pet, this may not be the breed for you.

Miles Per Day

8 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Giant Schnauzer Chin is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Giant Schnauzer Chin is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Giant Schnauzer Chin is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Giant Schnauzer Chin is part of the Unclassified group.

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