The temperament of the Giant Schnauzer can vary, often opposite. Some may be high-strung while others can be laid back and easy-going. Some Giant Schnauzers are people-oriented while others are wary of new people. The key to making sure you have the ideal temperament of your Giant Schnauzer is socialisation and training from an early age.
In general, proper training results to an excellent family pet that is well-mannered with strangers, good around children, and most especially, loyal and loving toward its family. In fact, given the right environment, the Giant Schnauzer is a clownish and silly breed who will bring laughter and joy. This breed is also territorial and protective, making it an excellent guard dog. In short, you get what you put into its training.
The Giant Schnauzer is intelligent and often exhibit a stubborn streak, which means it is best suited to experienced owners who can handle this breed, also considering its size and the training it requires. This giant dog breed is not suitable for families with small children since its size can easily knock over any toddler when playtime gets a little rough or unruly. When it comes to other dogs, the Giant Schnauzer can be unpredictable especially around males. This dog breed is also not good around small pets such as cats, ferrets, guinea pigs, etc.