My DBF and I are moving to a lovely house where we can get another dog. I've applied to volunteer at the local animal sanctuary and will likely fall in love with an adoptable dog there, but I was also looking into the possibility of another schnauzer. We currently have a miniature schnauzer who is the most amazing dog in the country. I know, I know - you're thinking that YOUR dog is the most amazing dog in the country, but I must be your bearer of bad news. We have considered adopting another mini, but are talking about giants because it would be nice to have a big dog again. I would love to know if any of you folks keep giant schnauzers. I'll read about them online more, but it would be helpful to hear your "real life" stories about your dogs. I'm sure it varies from dog to dog, but how are your schnauzers with chickens? What are their common ailments? Life expectancy? Temperament? We were quite fortunate with our little guy to potty train almost instantly. He's incredibly intelligent and will learn a command the same day. He doesn't bother the chickens by his own personal nature (we didn't teach him that) and he's great in the car. His only downside is that if we're off leash or if he gets out the front door - he takes off! He's 3 years old and great with other dogs. If you have photos of your giants, even better! Thanks!