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Giant Schnauzer vs Rottweiler
Black Giant Schnauzer
Black & Tan Rottweiler
Breed NameGiant SchnauzerRottweiler
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicYesNo
Lifespan10-12 yrs.8-11 yrs.
Height24-28 in.22-27 in.
Weight55-110 lb85-130 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryGermanyGermany
Origin Year1600 AD100 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessGoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyGoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyGoodBelow Average
Stranger FriendlyBelow AverageVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Willing To Please
  • Aggressive
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Protective
Living Environment
ApartmentNoYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹30°F to 80°F45°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighLow-High
Exercise RequiredHighMedium
Top Running Speed22 mph22 mph
StrengthVery HighVery High
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumLow
SheddingLowLow
DanderLowLow
Drool AmountLowMedium

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameGiant SchnauzerRottweiler
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientYesNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionHighHigh
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageVery Low
ChasingAverageBelow Average
Follow CommandsHighBelow Average
FightingAverageHigh
GuardingHighHigh
HerdingHighVery Low
HuntingBelow AverageBelow Average
ProtectionHighHigh
Remove VerminBelow AverageBelow Average
SleddingAverageHigh
WatchHighHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameGiant SchnauzerRottweiler
Lifespan
Lifespan10-12 yrs.8-11 yrs.
Common Health Issues
AllergiesNoYes
Aortic StenosisNoYes
BloatYesYes
CancerYesNo
CataractsYesNo
Elbow DysplasiaYesYes
GlaucomaYesNo
Heart ProblemsYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesYes
HypothyroidismNoYes
Keratoconjunctivitis SiccaYesNo
OsteosarcomaNoYes
PanosteitisNoYes
Progressive Retinal AtrophyYesNo
Retinal DysplasiaYesNo
Subvalvular Aortic StenosisNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameGiant SchnauzerRottweiler
Coat
HairYesNo
FurNoYes
Coat Type
Single CoatYesNo
Double CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
RoughYesNo
StraightNoYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesNo
LongYesNo
ShortNoYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesNo
Black & TanYesYes
FawnYesNo
Salt & PepperYesNo
Black & MahoganyNoYes
Black & RustNoYes