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These smart and dominant dogs originated during the Middle Ages in Germany, France and Switzerland – specifically in the areas of Bavaria and Wurttenberg.
Ranchers needed a larger breed that could move their cattle around more efficiently. The answer was to first bump up the Standard Schnauzer’s size, with a little selective breeding. Then they added the Great Dane and the Bouvier des Flandres. The resulting dog was initially called the Munchener. It excelled as a guard dog and cattle herder and had a tough coat to protect it from the elements.
Giant Schnauzers were introduced to the United States during the early 20th century. They remain a big favorite among dog lovers to this day.