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Giant Schnauzer vs German Pinscher vs Poodle Comparison - Dog breed selector: Russian Bear Schnauzer or Standard Pinscher or French Poodle? Find the right dog for you

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Name Giant Schnauzer German Pinscher Poodle
OriginsGermany Germany Germany France
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank801367
Reviews417
User Ratings

Other Names Russian Bear Schnauzer, Munich Schnauzer, Munchener, Riesenschnauzer Standard Pinscher, Glatthaariger Pinscher French Poodle, Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2003 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
Price $1000-$1500 $1400-$1600 $1000-$1500

Giant Schnauzer vs German Pinscher vs Poodle General Appearance Comparison

Size Giant Medium Medium
Weight Males 60-105 pounds (27-48 kg), Female: 55-75 pounds (25-34 kg) 25-35 pounds (11-16 kg) Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Avg. Weight Males 82.5 pounds (37.5 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29.5 kg) 30 pounds (13.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm), Female: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm) 16-19 inches (41-48 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more
Avg. Height Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 24.5 inches (62 cm) 17.5 inches (44.5 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more

Giant Schnauzer vs German Pinscher vs Poodle Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Wiry Dense
Shiny
Smooth
Curly
Colors Pepper
Salt
Black
Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
Black
Apricot
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Black
Grooming
Average: The Giant Schnauzer requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The German Pinscher requires minimal grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Giant Schnauzers shed none to minimal.
German Pinschers shed none to minimal.
Poodles shed none to minimal.

Giant Schnauzer vs German Pinscher vs Poodle Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Dominant
Kind
Powerful
Intelligent
Loyal
Strong
Willed
Outright
Tempered
Courageous
Loving
Familiar
Lively
Spirited
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Giant Schnauzer's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Giant Schnauzers are easy to train.
German Pinschers are easy to train.
Poodles are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Giant Schnauzer is a highly playful breed.
The German Pinscher is a playful breed.
The Poodle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Giant Schnauzers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
German Pinschers are highly affectionate dogs.
Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Giant Schnauzers need for social interaction is average.
German Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Giant Schnauzer barks occasionally.
Average: The German Pinscher barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Giant Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
German Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Poodles are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Giant Schnauzers are extremely protective guard dogs.
German Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Giant Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The German Pinscher has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Giant Schnauzers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
German Pinschers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Giant Schnauzer is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the German Pinscher is strong enough to escape from home.
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Giant Schnauzers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
German Pinschers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Giant Schnauzers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
German Pinschers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Giant Schnauzers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
German Pinschers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Giant Schnauzer vs German Pinscher vs Poodle Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Giant Schnauzers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
German Pinschers are average friendly towards strangers.
Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Giant Schnauzers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
German Pinschers are kid-friendly dogs.
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Giant Schnauzers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
German Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Giant Schnauzers are not dog-friendly.
German Pinschers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Giant Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
German Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Giant Schnauzers are not the best breed for elderly people.
German Pinschers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Giant Schnauzers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
German Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Giant Schnauzers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
German Pinschers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Giant Schnauzer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
German Pinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Poodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Giant Schnauzer vs German Pinscher vs Poodle Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Giant Schnauzers are commonly healthy dogs.
German Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Bloat
Cancer
Cataracts
Elbow Dysplasia
Glaucoma
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
No data available Addison's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd)
Cataracts
Cushing's Syndrome
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Neonatal Encephalopathy (news)
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
Patellar Luxation
Premature Graying
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Runny Eyes
Sebaceous Adenitis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No Yes
Energy Level
Giant Schnauzers are high energy dogs.
German Pinschers are high energy dogs.
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Giant Schnauzers need a lot of exercises.
German Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Giant Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
German Pinschers don't need too much sleep.
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Giant Schnauzer can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Giant Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The German Pinscher has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Giant Schnauzer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The German Pinscher is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Giant Schnauzer vs German Pinscher vs Poodle Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 5-8 puppies 6-8 puppies 2-4 puppies

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