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THE EARLY YEARS 1934 - 1968

The first Giants to be registered with the Canadian Kennel Cub arrived in Canada in 1934. They were bred in Kansas, United States, and imported by Mrs. Fletcher of Vancouver, British Columbia.

There were no registrations from the years 1939 to 1947. Then in 1948, two giants were imported. They were bred in California, and imported to Kamloops, British Columbia.

Again, there were no registrations for a long while, from 1949 to 1960. Then in 1961, another pair was imported. This time they came from England to Calgary, Alberta. This pair began a number of litter registrations in the years 1962 and 1963. So far, no dogs were confirmed the title of Champion.

In 1965, the Canadian Kennel Club had its first Champion of Record. It was Can. Am. Ch. Tueblu's Rhine Frost Giantress, owned by Robert Barker of Michigan. He was one of the founders of the Giant Schnauzer Club of America formed in 1962, and he held the president's office until 1968.

One Giant was registered in 1967. It was imported by Charles Blascsok of Weston, Ontario. There were none registered in 1968. The Canadian Kennel Club did not publish a Stud Book after 1968.

© Olga Gagne
The Giant Schnauzer - A Canadian Source Book, 1986.