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    The ideal adult of Giant Schnauzer should be 45-75cm in height and 35kg in weight. Medium size is the best. The hard bristles are very dense; they have soft undercoat and rough coat. If you look against the texture of the hair, the hair is neither smooth nor smooth. The hair on the top of the head is rough, with rough beard and eyebrows, typical of the appearance of Schnauzer.

    Morphological features:
    Strong, rectangular appearance, and long; slightly narrowed from ear to nose through eyes. The whole length is about half the length of the back (from the shoulder to the tail). The head matches the gender and overall structure. The contour of the muzzle is parallel to that of the head; the stop is slight and the eyebrows protrude.

    Head (from occipital bone to stop): the width between the two ears is moderate, and the occipital bone is not very obvious. The top of the head is flat; there are no wrinkles.

    Cheek: the cheek is flat, but the bite and muscle are developed; there is no “thick skin” phenomenon which affects the rectangular appearance of the head (beard).

    Muzzle: strong and full of space under the eyes; parallel and equal in length to the contour of the head; blunt cuneiform at the end. The nose mirror is big, black and plump; the lips are tight, non overlapping and black.

    Bite: complete and healthy white teeth (6 / 6 incisors, 2 / 2 canines, 8 / 8 premolars, 4 / 6 molars), scissor bite. The upper and lower jaws are powerful and well structured.

    Eyes: medium size, dark brown, deep set. The eyes are oval, with sharp eyes and compact eyelids. Eyebrows will not be too long to affect vision or cover the eyes.

    Neck: strong, graceful arc, medium length, clean and tidy connection with shoulder, compact throat skin, and consistent with overall height and length.

    Judging the sport is by running. The gait should be extended, stable and powerful, with good forequarters extension and strong hindquarters drive. The forelegs and hind legs neither bend inward nor turn outward. When the speed increases, the correct structure will keep the dog moving in a straight line, and the rear body will be strong, stable and flat.

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