Giant Wauzer

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20-75 lbs
United States
Giant Schnauzer

The Giant Wauzer is a hybrid breed where the proud Westie is crossed with the steadfast Giant Schnauzer. Relatively new, there is little information available about the Giant Wauzer though a puppy will inherit traits from both of his parents. Owners of this hybrid say he is smart and spunky. Loyal and strong, your Giant Wauzer will be very active and require a family that likes to be on the move. A dog with a mind of his own, this hybrid will thrive with consistent training enabling him to feel that he knows his place in the home.

Date of Origin
Westie and Giant Schnauzer

Giant Wauzer Health

Average Size
Male Giant Wauzer size stats
Height: 12-26 inches Weight: 20-75 lbs
Female Giant Wauzer size stats
Height: 12-26 inches Weight: 20-75 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy
  • CMO
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Cobalamin Malabsorption
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cataracts
  • Copper Toxicosis
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Autoimmune Thyroiditis
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Deafness
Occasional Tests
  • Blood Test
  • Thyroid Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Hip and Knee

Giant Wauzer Breed History

The Westie, or West Highland White Terrier, comes from the same group of terrier breed as the Cairn, designed to hunt fox, badgers and vermin. The breed was originally named after the town of Poltalloch, where they were raised and bred for almost 100 years before first being shown. Originally registered under the name Roseneath (from the Duke of Argyll’s place in Dumbartonshire, Scotland) in 1908 by the American Kennel Club, the breed’s name was changed to West Highland White Terrier in 1909. While its date of origin is not clear, the Giant Schnauzer was developed from the Standard Schnauzer, whereby the Standard Schnauzer was bred with dogs such as the Great Dane. Excelling as herders and guardians of flocks and livestock, they also performed well in the role of watchdog. Though no longer used in this way due to their potential aggressive nature and their size, the Giant Schnauzer was once trained in the field of police work. This muscular canine joined the American Kennel Club in 1930. Both parent breeds of the Giant Wauzer like to have a job to do, as does this hybrid.

Giant Wauzer Breed Appearance

The Westie parent is compact with a straight back and strong hind legs. His white outer coat is weather resistant, providing protection from the elements and also from bug bites, and his undercoat will help in keeping him warm. The Giant Schnauzer parent has a double coat; the topcoat is dense and wiry while the undercoat is soft. Often, the Giant Wauzer has dominant characteristics from the Schnauzer influence. The top of his head will have coarse hair and he may have eyebrows and a beard that will have the same texture. His muzzle will be square and long. The Giant Wauzer can be seen in black and white as well as a salt and pepper mix that can appear silver-gray to dark iron-gray.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Giant Wauzer eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Giant Wauzer nose
Coat Color Possibilities
white Giant Wauzer coat
black Giant Wauzer coat
silver Giant Wauzer coat
gray Giant Wauzer coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Giant Wauzer wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Giant Wauzer Breed Maintenance

The Giant Wauzer’s coat has the potential to require a lot of maintenance, to include regular grooming every six to eight weeks. You will want to brush your dog at least once a week with a pin brush and his beard will need to be brushed several times each day in order to remove any food that has gotten stuck. A clean cloth can be used to dry his beard after he drinks; this is important because if his beard is not cleaned and dried it will begin to smell. His teeth will need to be cleaned twice weekly and his nails trimmed monthly.

Brushes for Giant Wauzer
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Giant Wauzer requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Giant Wauzer Temperament

The Giant Wauzer will inherit his temperament from his parents. The Westie is social and likes to be in the middle of the activity. At the same time, he is independent and stubborn. While he can be demanding, he is a friendly, happy dog. Shy around strangers, the Westie does have a tendency to bark and dig. The Giant Schnauzer is usually a very bright dog who is an independent thinker. A dog of the breed will be loyal to his humans and make an excellent watchdog. Because he is a bit stubborn, training will be required to ensure that your Giant Wauzer understands that you are in charge. Socialization will be important for your Giant Wauzer, as the parental tendencies may show an over protective nature, shyness and a wariness of strangers.

Giant Wauzer Activity Requirements

The activity requirements for the Giant Wauzer can be determined from those of his parents. The Westie is very active and will enjoy the opportunity to go out in the yard to play games or to play with friends. The Giant Schnauzer also requires a lot of activity; in fact, he will be at his happiest when having a job to do. Your Wauzer will be successful at protection as well as in obedience tasks and he will be happiest with at least 60 minutes per day of activity. Trips to the dog park will help him practise his social skills. He should always be supervised when in the back yard as he may decide to dig his way to freedom just for fun.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
11 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Giant Wauzer Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.5 - $1.9
Monthly Cost
$39 - $52

Giant Wauzer Owner Experiences

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