Hello All! I am Carolynn Aleman, of Ivolyn Giant Schnauzers
Ivolyn Giants is located near the city of Lethbridge, in Southern Alberta, Canada.
Since I was a small girl I have always been a huge dog lover. Growing up on a farm, there was always one or more dogs and many other animals to love on and play with. It wasn’t until many years after I married and moved off the family farm, that I met my first Giant Schnauzer, it was love at first sight! Those big brown eyes that just seemed so full of love was the one thing I couldn’t get out of my head! To this day, it is still my favorite part about the Giants. Of course, their playful characters fall right behind, now that I know the breed better then that first time. There is hardly a day that goes by that I haven’t laughed at my dogs. Whether its the crazy antics they have while playing with each other or how they meet a new person by barely being able to contain themselves so much so that their entire body wags! It could be the way they literally hop across my house on the way to breakfast or dinner, or the way you can see their wheels turning when you know they want something from you, ‘should I sit mom?! or lay down?! do you want a paw?! Roll over??’ haha! Just writing this makes me laugh all over again!
I’m not going to sugar-coat it, these dogs can be headstong and fancy-free, if they want something, by hook or by crook they will take you there! Their teenage stage is exhausting, and constant training and repetition is needed. without proper training, exercise, and mental stimulation, a small problem will turn into a very big and strong one, quite quickly. With dedication, these dogs will be the absolute best friends you can ask for. They are up for a cuddle on the couch, a nap on the kitchen floor, an awesome game of tug-o-war, or a good old run down the road.
These are the dogs that run our household, but lets talk about who we are. My husband, Tony and I, are the planners behind Ivolyn Giants. We have four beautiful children and our 2 dogs. Together, we live in a small town in southern Alberta and we love the great outdoors! I am passionate about my dogs (ask anyone who knows me haha!! I may find a way to bring them up in almost all conversations… oops!) and providing Giant Schnauzers that stand out in a crowd. Each dog is shown for conformation, tested and cleared for Thyroid, Eyes, and Hip & Elbow Dysplasia. Most important to us is a sound well-balanced temperament. We strive to keep the standard that has been set with the Giants. We are and will always be reaching to improve the breed to be the best that they can be. Giants are meant to be well rounded in temperament, structure, workability and health.
I have to give a Huge Thank you to Derrick Wood with LindsayLeigh Giants, for entrusting these two girls with me! I want to thank you for your time and interest in Ivolyn Giants!