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As the name implies, the Giant Schnauzer is the “giant” version of the Standard Schnauzer. As a matter of fact, it is the largest of the three Schnauzers, the other two are Standard Schnauzer and Miniature Schnauzer. Due to the breed’s loyalty and intelligence, it is an excellent companion and a great worker. Giants are imposing but look a lot like the Standard Schnauzer.

Giant Schnauzers are also known as Muncheners or Munich Schnauzers. They originated from 17th century Germany. They weigh up to 95 pounds and stand up to 27.5 inches at the shoulder.  As typical of the Schnauzers, Giants have a harsh beard and eyebrow and a sagacious expression. They were bred up from the Standard Schnauzer to drive cattle to market from farm.

This wonderful dog breed also serves as an excellent dog breed for merchants, farmers and so forth. They have also worked as military K-9s and European police. The dog deserves every attention and cares you give it. The easiest way to take care of your Giant is by providing it with the right Giant Schnauzers pet insurance.

Before taking out Giant Schnauzers pet insurance, it is important to research the coverage to be sure that you understand what is covered and what is not covered. This will help you to avoid assuming that you are covered when you are not actually covered and to follow the policy’s guidelines and requirements.

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Why Giant Schnauzers Pet Insurance Is Important

With proper care, attention and exercise, you can maintain your dog in a good health condition. Giant Schnauzers also require regular grooming because their beard can collect food particles and drools. They require regular vet visit and they can develop certain health problems.

Being a large dog, Giant Schnauzers are prone to musculoskeletal diseases. Conditions like hip dysplasia are common with the breed. They are also prone to elbow dysplasia, glaucoma, cataracts, and more.

The best way to take care of your furry friend is by taking out Giant Schnauzers pet insurance. With the right Giant Schnauzers pet insurance, you can cover both the cost of regular vets visits and the cost of the treatments for accidents, hospitalization, injuries, and surgeries.

Here is a list of common sicknesses Giant Schnauzers might develop:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Osteochondrosis dissecans
  • Autoimmune thyroiditis
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Heart attacks
  • Lymphoma
  • Liver cancer, etc.

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Giant Schnauzers Pet Insurance Statistics

Origin: Germany

Average height: 25.5 – 27.5 inches (male), 23.5 – 25.5 inches (female)

Average weight: 60 – 85 pounds (male), 55 – 75 pounds (female)

Life expectancy: 12 – 15 years

Colors: Black, Salt & Pepper

Exercise Requirements: More than 40 minutes per day

Temperament: Kind, Strong Willed, Loyal, Intelligent, Trainable, Powerful, Alert, Dominant.

Health: They are healthy overall but prone to conditions like heart attacks, lymphoma, liver cancer, hip and elbow dysplasia, osteochondrosis dissecans, progressive retinal atrophy, cataracts, glaucoma, autoimmune thyroiditis, squamous cell carcinoma, etc.

Energy level: Very energetic

Tendency to Bark: Moderate

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Giant Schnauzers Pet Insurance News

According to Saskatoon police, Tyr the Giant Schnauzer, a canine officer with the Saskatoon Police Service, is the first of his kind to become a full-fledged patrol dog in Canada. Sadly, the dog’s death was announced by the police force on its Facebook page on April 17.

The announcement did not state how the dog died or how old he was when he died.

The post said: “our thoughts are with his handler and their family, and thank them for their dedication to keeping our community safe”.

Const. Chad Malanowich, Tyr’s handler, said in an interview that the dog was very social and was dedicated to his job. Tyr graduated from the canine officer training program in September 2002.

The Giant Schnauzer is rarely used as a working dog in North America but in other parts of the world, they have been used for police work for years. In the interview, Malanowich said that it is satisfying to know that he and Tyr are leading the way in the country.

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Giant Schnauzers Pet Insurance FAQ


Are Giant Schnauzers prone to separation anxiety?

Giant Schnauzers, just like other Schnauzers, can suffer from emotional distress due to separation anxiety when left alone for long.

Are Giant Schnauzers protective of their owners?

Giant Schnauzers have a protective instinct. They are powerful, strong and dominant and so can make good guard dogs. They are also protective of their owners and their belongings.

How soon does pet insurance take effect?

You can process your claim for an accident or illness when the waiting period set by the pet insurer ends. The waiting period is usually stated in the policy. It is usually 14 days for illness and 48 hours for accidents. However, the waiting period may be shorter for most insurers.

Can you get pet insurance after diagnosis?

If your pet is diagnosed with a medical condition before the start date of the pet insurance policy, the condition will be excluded from the Giant Schnauzers pet insurance but other conditions will be covered by the policy.

What medical conditions are common with Giant Schnauzers?

Several medical conditions are common with Giant Schnauzers. Examples include heart attacks, lymphoma, liver cancer, hip and elbow dysplasia, osteochondrosis dissecans, progressive retinal atrophy, cataracts, glaucoma, autoimmune thyroiditis, squamous cell carcinoma, etc.

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