In our breeding of Miniature Schnauzers, we breed for temperament first and foremost.
We have been breeding our miniatures for the past 21 years, working hard to create what we consider to be the very best companion pet that you can have. All of our breeding dogs are selected for their fantastic personalities. We keep back puppies to grow up and watch temperament, personality and appearance. We grade these puppies harshly for the traits we are breeding for. This ensures that their offspring are the kind of companion pet that you have come to expect from Schnauzerland. This kind of breeding program is necessary to produce puppies that are exceptionally sweet, calm, and good-natured. We want all of our puppies to greet everyone with a wagging tail and easy going demeanor.
Our puppies are not yippy, snappy or fearful. In fact, they think everyone has come to see them personally and always welcome a new visitor to play. (Do keep in mind that if you do not keep your puppy socialized with people, pets and children that they bond to you and their behavior can change because of not being socialized!) It is important to maintain your schnauzer’s socialization skills. We ask that soon after you purchase your new puppy that you find an obedience class to enroll in. This helps you learn how to properly train your puppy and also helps your puppy with their obedience and social skills. You may be amazed if you follow the guidelines of the teacher; your puppy will be at the top of its class.
We produce several litters per year. We breed to produce companion pets only, they come into your home considering themselves equal members of your family. They have never been told that they were "dogs".
Our puppies are sold on a limited registration, meaning if you decide to breed a dog purchased from Schnauzerland, any puppies produced CAN NOT BE REGISTERED. If you are looking for a schnauzer to breed, please look elsewhere, as ours are sold to be loved members of your household, and your very best friend. There are several reasons our dogs are sold with limited registration:
Any dog we have sold to you is meant to be a beloved family member and friend. Breeding any animal can result in complications and/or problems, including death to the puppies and/or mother.
This also keeps our bloodlines from being mixed with dogs, which do not have Schnauzerland temperament. This ensures that our name is not associated with ill-tempered or poorly bred, unhealthy dogs.
Limiting registration prevents excessive litters being born and thus ending up in shelters or rescues.
Our miniature schnauzers come in Many Colors:
The American Kennel Club recognizes in the show ring only three of the many colors produced in miniature schnauzers. These are Salt & Pepper, Black and Black & Silver. Other colors can be registered, but they can not be shown. There is nothing wrong with the other colors as many like to argue. They are 100% schnauzer genes, in fact, Parti and the other colors are extremely "old blood", found in many and most of the early lines. The standards were set when a group of enthusiasts decided they liked this or that and thus "outlawed" any "off" color. Actually, Salt & Pepper was the very first to be standardized, Black and Black & Silver were not so graciously accepted at first.
Parti colors are produced only if breeding 2 dogs that carry the Parti gene. We have read postings and heard from people who really have no idea on color genetics and they believe the Parti color is achieved by mating a black dog to a white dog. This is certainly a false assumption!
The coat texture of our dogs is not your typical "wiry" hair. Our Schnauzers' coats are extremely soft and thick, and sometimes they can be a little wavy/curly textured.
The furnishings and beard tend to be very profuse and very beautiful. Although this type of coat does require frequent clipping and brushing. Our advice to anyone purchasing one of our schnauzers is if you don't have time to brush out your friend, then don’t bathe to begin with. This adds to the matted area. A washed and dried mat in the hair only gets larger, without brushing it completely out.
The size of our adult dogs average around 11" - 14". Weight about 12 to 18 pounds. Very rarely do we produce an oversized mini. However, we have produced, over the last year, some extremely small minis. The adult size of these "petite schnauzers" seems to be around 8lbs. and under 10" tall. We produce very few of these little treasures, and are very picky where they go. They do not leave here until they are between 3 and 4 months old. This is to be sure that they are well on their way to a healthy life. Our very first ones were so tiny to us, that we picked who bought them so that we could watch them grow up to be sure that they were healthy. We also do not 100% guarantee their size, but try very hard to give you an accurate estimate of size.
This is a brief description of our breeding of the miniature schnauzer. Comments are always welcome. You can do this by going to our contact page and e-mailing us. If you have any questions regarding our miniature schnauzers, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Barbara, Charlee Jo and Anna
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