Featuring the giant black Schnauzer dog breed figurines, gifts and collectibles. The Schnauzer is a breed that originated from Germany in the 15th or 16th century. Their name comes from the German word for snout because of the dog's distinctive bearded snout. The Schnauzer is of the terrier group and consists of three types: the giant, standard and miniature. They can be friendly dogs if socialized properly and makes excellent watch dogs.