A deep love of dogs has been with us since our childhoods, and when our family began to grow up and start off on their own, we felt it was time to take a passion and turn it into something more.
Being raised around dogs all of our lives and starting with obedience training as a young adult, getting back into the competitive world of purebred dogs sounded like an amazing opportunity.
And so we began to find the perfect breed for us and our family.
The Giant Schnauzer
Originally bred to assist on farms by driving livestock to market and guarding the farmer's property, the breed eventually moved into the city, where it worked guarding breweries, butcher shops, stockyards, and factories. It was unknown outside of Bavaria until it became popular as a military dog during both World wars.
This makes the giant schnauzer of today a very versatile breed that NEEDS a job, and excels at anything you ask of them!
Giants today can be seen working as everything from therapy and assistance dogs, to helping the military and patrolling prisons. The breed loves to compete in everything from rally-obedience to agility. From search and rescue to lure coursing. As well as schutzhund to carting, and beyond.
There is very little you can do with a dog, that a giant schnauzer cannot do!
As per the Canadian Kennel Club: Breed Standards
Asgardian Giants is not a "kennel" and the dogs are not kennel dogs.
These are not outdoor dogs; but caring companions who truly love to be with their people and reside in our homes and on laps!
We live out on a small acreage just minutes from Calgary, Alberta (Canada)
Our puppies are born and start their adventure in life in our home, surrounded with humans and critters alike. We will ensure they are loved and will start them on the basics until the point they go to their forever homes.
Our goal is to further and strengthen the giant schnauzer breed and as such we only breed for excellence!
Each pup is home-raised with temperament, structure & health all being important factors. We firmly believe in breeding great quality with great attitude. Health, temperament, and conformation are important to us. We test all our dogs before they enter our breeding program, and retire them into cherished pets living out their lives with us.
We adopted our Giant Schnauzer Diesel (Asgardian’s March of Justice) from Asgardian Giants just over 2 years ago. When we decided to get a new dog it was a big decision, we wanted to make sure it was a perfect fit for our family. We had done a ton of research online, went over the pro’s and con’s of purchasing a puppy from a breeder, the characteristics of the Giant Schnauzer, Canadian Breeder’s and creeped a lot of websites and face book pages. I first reached out to Donna on Facebook and she invited my family to a dog show in Calgary to see her dogs for the first time. When we first met her dogs, although we liked them all, we fell in love with her male Thor instantly! We knew from that day that a Giant Schnauzer was the best choice for us. From breeding, till now 2 years later Asgardians has been amazing! They communicated with us all during the pregnancy, birth and during the time the puppies were with their mom. They were very good at choosing the right puppy for the right families. We were extremely impressed how much time they spent socializing and handling the puppies. When we picked Diesel up he was freshly groomed, had already received vet care and you could tell he had a lot of handling. Asgardian’s gave us a care package the day we brought Diesel home, it had everything he needed including a homemade blanket with the other dogs scent on it and tons of info that we needed as new owners. Since we brought Diesel home Asgardian’s has stayed in constant contact with us, they helped us through any questions we had, they visited us in our home and even sent Diesel gifts in the mail. Diesel is now over 2, he has a beautiful personality. He is great with children and other animals. He is extremely friendly and playful yet protective of his family. He has had clean health reports from the vet since day one and has a fan club everywhere he goes. (Groomer, vet, trainers etc). I know breeders can have a bad name with all the horror stories out there but I have to say my family feels like Asgardian’s is a top notch breeder and with everything they do for the puppies and families you can tell that they do everything purely for the love of the breed and each of the puppies is one of their family members for life. Thank you Asgardians for everything you do!
Stella is such a Great Dog who came from such a man amazing Loving family/BreaderStella has turned out to be such an amazingly loyal dog who enjoys every minute of every day... We love everything about her, especially her size & temperament. She is just the perfect size dog for us! Stella has warmed her way into every aspect of our lives and is our constant companion. She is very active, loves going on runs with us , she loves to camp and as well loves to come ride in the side by side and run along for miles as well. Stella was top of her obedience classes and constantly impresses those around her!
Stella can be a bit stubborn but always eager to please at times even a bit needy if she feels she isn’t not getting in enough cuddles. We couldn't have asked for a better pup!
Our first two years of having Stella, Donna and the Asgardian team has been amazing!!
She is alway there to answer text or phone calls with any concerns I’ve had from training, to food & the love and support we’ve had from Asguardian's family is absolutely the best, not only did she extend her love and support for us and Stella she has an amazing Facebook family that we can share photos and video of our pets.
We had looked at other breeders as well , but once we discovered Asgardian’s online we were friended on face book to view and watch prior litters grow and play. Choosing to add an Asgardian to our family was an easy choice as we wanted to be apart of there family of amazing dogs!
Our Asgardian puppy was born in March of 2016. After many hours of research and inquiring phone calls to other breeders, we knew this was the breeder we wanted our puppy from. We met both the mom and dad a few times at shows etc. before the breeding of our litter took place. We previously owned a Giant Schnauzer and currently owned a Standard Schnauzer so our minds were made up, so we filled out the questionnaire.
More than two years later, we still talk about what amazing breeders Asgard are. They truly care about the health, welfare and happiness of each and every puppy. We keep in touch and send photos often. They are always available to talk to for advise or questions that we may have. We get birthday cards and calendars every year!
The best part of the whole experience was our dog. He is exactly what we wanted. Vader has a fun and friendly personality. He is extremely stable and is excited to meet both new dogs and people. Vader makes us laugh every single day and he is constantly doing things that show us how smart he really is. He is very bonded to everyone in our family (we have 3 boys) and gets along very well with our Standard. He has never had any health issues at all. We will never look at another breeder for a Giant Schnauzer and hope to always be part of the Asgardian family!