Giant Schnauzer Breed Maintenance
This breed has a high maintenance coat that requires regular grooming and clipping to achieve the classic Schnauzer look. The distinctive look of the Giant Schnauzer does not occur naturally. The eyebrows, beard and clipped body are all done through precise grooming. Regular grooming of the Giant Schnauzer includes brushing, bathing, clipping the body, ear cleaning and nail trimming. He needs to be properly groomed every six to eight weeks. Most owners take their Giant Schnauzer to a groomer experienced in grooming the Schnauzer breeds. In between trips to the groomer, he will need to be brushed with a pin brush at least once a week. His beard will need to be combed several times a day to remove any food or debris. A clean cloth will need to be handy to dry his beard after he drinks. Water will drip off his beard, giving him the appearance of drooling excessively. A foul smell will develop around his beard if it is not properly cleaned and combed often.