Giant Schnauzer : Barbara J Andrews : Kennel Club, VeryGood Hardcover
- Hardcover: 154 pages
- Publisher: Kennel Club Books 2005
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9781593782429
Cutting an impression of imposing power and unmistakable style, the Giant Schnauzer is revered as a bold and dependable guard dog, an adaptable working dog and a good-natured, handsome family dog. One of Germany’s many auspicious contributions to the dog world, the Schnauzers, of which the Giant is the largest, possess distinctive facial furnishings, a blunt-wedged muzzle and an alert, reliable temperament. For the family desiring a protector and companion, the Giant Schnauzer ranks among the best possible choices.
Among the top breeders of working dogs in the US is author Barbara J. Andrews, who has written insightful yet concise chapters on the breed’s history, characteristics and the breed standard, with the assistance of the world’s top Schnauzer breeder Sylvia Hammarstrom of the famous Skansen kennels in California. This book also details the selection of a puppy, rearing, training and feeding the puppy, crate-training, home safety and much more. Additionally, a lavishly illustrated chapter on preventive healthcare by Dr. Lowell Ackerman provides up-to-date accurate information on inoculations, parasite control, selecting a veterinarian and other topics vital to the ownership of a healthy pure-bred dog. Readers will enjoy learning about the various activities in which the Giant Schnauzer excels, from farm work and protection work to dog shows, agility trials and obedience events.