Giant Schnauzer || Tallest of the three Schnauzers, the Giant is a good-looking bearded dog that is thought to have originated in Bavaria near Munich, where it was called the Munchener. || Use today: Watchdog, herding || Life Span: 12-15 yrs || Color: Black or salt and pepper. || Height: 23.5 to 27.5 inches at the shoulder || Weight: Proportionate to height || AKC: Working Group || Brush weekly. Trim hair around eyes and ears every six weeks. Clip or hand strip as needed.