Welcome and thank you for visiting Miniature Schnauzer Homes! We are honored to be considered as someone you would trust in raising your newest family member. We have been breeding Mini Schnauzers for over 12 years and are in love with this beautiful, smart, energetic, breed. As you can see we take what we do very seriously and believe that each and every puppy deserves the very best start. Whether it’s one-on-one clicker training, socialization or playtime in the yard; we know that it’s the small things that go a long ways! It is our love and knowledge of the breed that has allowed us to specialize in delivering high quality dogs. And that, is the Major difference.
Owner and Breeder
We raise our puppies on the Puppy Culture program. This is a socialization program which begins at birth and continues through 12 weeks of age. Our pups are introduced to Early Neurological Stimulation (starting at three days old), startle/recovery exercises, canine audio therapy, umbrellas, baby toys, crinkle toys, uneven surfaces, ramps, empty boxes, other dogs and children. They have their nails trimmed weekly, receive regular baths, get one-on-one work, have their ears played with, have their feet played with, are laid on their backs for tummy massage, spend individual time in the crate, are clicker trained, introduced to wearing a collar and will have learned to solve challenging situations. We are amazed at how well our puppies respond to the Puppy Culture program. Although it is an incredible amount of work, it is so rewarding to see our babies grow and progress with such confidence!
Raised in Home
We pride ourselves in running a small, educated, home based program where all of our dogs are part of the family. We have worked hard to import dogs that are healthy, loving and have strong pedigrees. All of our breeding dogs have their patella’s checked, have their backs x-rayed at the optimal age (to test for IVDD) and are PRA tested. We may be small, but we take what we do very seriously.
For me, breeding schnauzer was not something to be entered into lightly. Breeding any animal is a huge responsibility. In order to take good care of the animals and breed schnauzer of quality, it is extremely expensive not only to import breeding stock from overseas, but to properly care for the puppies and adults. If there is profit I invest it back into my program for the comfort and health of my dogs. A breeder can keep mass sub-standard dogs in kennels and breed them… selling the puppies hoping for profit and not putting any of the money back into the care and comfort of their dogs. But this is a huge dis-service to the breed. I breed for future show dogs for myself and to share the joy that a QUALITY schnauzer can bring into a persons life. Any person pairing 2 schnauzers can call themselves a breeder, it is important to know the motive and history behind their program.