Giant Wire Hair Snauzer:Fox Terrier and Giant Schnauzer Mix

Hybrid Breed

Fox Terrier + Giant Schnauzer


Origin and history of the Giant Wire Hair Snauzer

The Giant Wire Hair Snauzer, or Fox Terrier and Giant Schnauzer mix, is a mixed breed of dog created by crossing a Fox Terrier (wire hair) and a Giant Schnauzer. Both parent breeds are known for their sturdiness, intelligence and loyalty, making this mixed breed an extremely desirable family dog.

The Giant Wire Hair Snauzer is an exceptional, playful and loving dog that is also an excellent watchdog. With proper care and attention, this lovely four-legged friend will make a great addition to any family .

Alternate Name -
Origin UK - Germany
Life expectancy 12 - 15 years
Care requirements high-maintenance
Activity level high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Suitability and Personality of the Giant Wire Hair Snauzer

A combination of a Fox Terrier and a Giant Wirehaired Snauzer, the Giant Wirehaired Snauzer equally brings the strengths and traits of both breeds. He is friendly and affectionate, but also bold and alert. With its high intelligence and strong drive to please, it shows impressive trainability. The breed is therefore ideal for active families looking for a loyal, protective and at the same time easily trainable dog. It should be noted, however, that due to their high energy levels, these dogs require sufficient exercise and mental stimulation to be happy and balanced.

The Giant Wire Hair Snauzer offers a combination of energy, alertness and loyalty, making it an excellent guard, family and companion dog. Like the Fox Terrier, these dogs are active and energetic, which means they need daily exercise to stay happy and healthy. Training can be challenging because these pups are both intelligent and headstrong. Regular training and socialization are essential to make them controllable and sociable.

On the whole, the Giant Wire Hair Snauzer is a sturdy, energetic dog that will bring both joy and challenges to your life. With proper care, training and social interaction, this friendly, loyal and alert four-legged friend will make a wonderful companion for any active and adventurous home.

Health & Grooming

While their coat is relatively low maintenance - brushing them regularly is enough to keep them clean and healthy - a Giant Wire Hair Snauzer needs a fair amount of daily exercise. Nutrition plays a big role in the dog's health and well-being, so a high-quality, high-protein diet is recommended.

In addition, the Giant Wire Hair Snauzer is considered a comparatively healthy dog breed, as it benefits from the robust genes of both parent breeds. However, regular vet visits and vaccinations should not be neglected to ensure the best possible health and quality of life.

Breeding the Giant Wire Hair Snauzer

Since the Giant Wire Hair Snauzer is a mixed breed, breeding can be a bit more complicated than with purebred dogs. It is difficult to predict what attributes and traits the offspring will exhibit.

Visually, the Giant Wire Hair Snauzer is characterized by its robust, athletic appearance. He has a strong build and strong, muscular legs. His face takes on traits of both breeds, with the Giant Snauzer's prominent "muzzle" often prominent. Coat color can vary, but is often a mixture of black, gray and brown.

The umbrella term "Wire Hair" indicates the coarse, wiry coat of the Fox Terrier. Combined with the thick, harsh coat of the Giant Schnauzer, the result is a medium-length coat that requires regular grooming.

Size and Weight

Because they are a mix, the size of the Giant Wire Hair Snauzer can vary. However, they generally reach a height of 40 to 60 inches, which classifies them as medium to large in size. The weight is usually between 10 and 35 kg.

Fur length short
Fur rough-haired
Ear shape Tilt-ear
Tail short - lang
Anatomy muscular, square, sporty
Size ♀ 36 - 65 cm
Weight ♀ 6 - 48 kg
Size ♂ 36 - 70 cm
Weight ♂ 6 - 34 kg
Suitable For -
  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Numbness

    Often occurs in old age.

  • Bone Cancer

    May occur with age.

  • Ataxia

    Ataxia (from Greek ἀταξία ataxia 'disorder' 'irregularity') is a generic term in medicine for various disorders of movement coordination. Ataxia can occur even when there is no paralysis (paresis), that is, when there is normal muscle strength.

  • Myelopathy

    Degenerative myelopathies of dogs are a series of slowly progressing neurological diseases associated with destruction of the spinal cord. These diseases are associated with slowly progressive movement disorders of the hindquarters.

  • Cancer

    May be common in older dogs.

  • They reach a shoulder height of 45 to 60 cm in adulthood.

  • Due to the combination of the characteristics of the Risen Schnauzer and Fox Terrier, the color scheme can vary greatly, but the standard includes black, white, silver-gray and red.

  • No, they are not more sensitive to noise than other dog breeds.

  • Yes, regular training is important to ensure they are and remain obedient.

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