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Proud member of:
The American Miniature Schnauzer Club
The Greater Columbus Miniature Schnauzer Club
Licking River Kennel Club
I'm Kelly Robison. It is my pleasure to be a professional, full-time dog breeder here at Belle Vista Miniature Schnauzers. My mission is to produce healthy, happy companions that go to their forever homes. My husband works a dependable job so that I can follow my passion. I first dove into working with animals and breeding when I started with Mini Lop rabbits at the age of 12. As rabbits do, one turned into 150 and I was well known in my area for having fine quality Mini Lops that many people litter box trained and kept in their homes. I was always asking my dad to take me to any local rabbit show and I took them to my county fair. Then came the goats and I did the same with a gleeful culmination of having the champion dairy doe my last year in 4-H. After earning an Associate Degree in Natural Resource Management and Horsemanship at Hocking College I returned home as owner and horse trainer at Rocky Hill Farm. I ran a breeding program involving Spotted Saddle Horses and gaited ponies. Sadly, the horse endeavor is no longer a possibility but thankfully I was able to replace that passion with an equal passion for dogs. I've been a buffet attendant at Ponderosa Steakhouse (my very first job in the mid 90's!), a quality control and packing professional at a pottery, fire watch for Matrix tank repair services, barn Manager at Lazy Acres Tennessee Walking Horse farm, a school bus driver, Mary Kay consultant, co-owner of Hickory Ridge Farrier services, licensed Realtor and Auctioneer, and a few I probably forgot. I learned something from every experience I had but thankfully can leave all those jobs behind me to focus on breeding the best Miniature Schnauzers I can and entrusting them to responsible homes and families.
Located in Newark, Ohio approx. 30 miles east of Columbus.
For the safety of my family and dogs, I am not open to the public.
Those that have been screened may visit by appointment only.
If you want a merle, red/wheaten, parti, liver colored or toy/tea cup sized dog, that is your prerogative but don't let someone pawn it off as purebred or well bred, because it isn't!
DON'T buy into the "designer breed" hype. Doodles, schoodles, puggles, maltipoos, airedoodles and the like are nothing more than another slick marketing campaign to market mixed breed dogs as something special for premium prices. Mixed breeds or hybrids are not healthier than a purebred as some of the websites would like you to believe. In fact, the breeding stock used for most hybrid breedings are not the best examples of their breed. The last thing any responsible, preservation breeder would want is for one of their dogs to end up as breeding stock for a designer dog breeder. This is the #1 reason most people will not allow for breeding rights to someone they do not already have a good relationship with.
There are a large number of Miniature Schnauzers advertised on the internet. So, choosing who you are going to purchase your next family member from can be daunting. Yes, it is true, 99% of people do not want to show their dog and do not care if it is a champion. However, most people who want a Miniature Schnauzer, want one because they are in love with the disposition and "look" that the Miniature Schnauzer is known for. Also, they want a dog that will be around for a long time and a conformationally sound dog will last longer than one with crooked legs and bad conformation. With the boom of Designer Dogs many people have chosen a bad direction with their breeding programs because the so called "rare" colors (white/parti/liver/merle/wheaton) or "t-cup" sizes were popular for their uniqueness and those breeders were chasing the mighty dollar.
Does a breeder have to be putting dogs in the show ring to be a responsible breeder? Heck no! But even if a judge isn't giving their dogs a blue ribbon in the ring, a breeder should know what their breed is supposed to look like and should be doing their best to NOT breed dogs with disqualifications or major faults when compared to the Breed Standard. They should also be doing all they can in regards to health testing of breeding stock so they have the best possible chance of producing healthy offspring. Since the "rare" colors are not allowed into the AKC conformation show ring, breeders who show their dogs and have champion bloodlines usually have a certain integrity regarding the breed. Not every puppy is cut out to be a show dog but if the bloodlines behind those puppies have been selected for the perfection that a show dog must exhibit, than every puppy in the litter should still be of good quality, temperament and health.
Breeding AKC Miniature Schnauzers since 2006.
Located in central Ohio about 30 miles east of Columbus.
Only breeding for the 3 AKC recognized colors which are Black, Salt & Pepper and Black & Silver.
Health and temperament is our main concern. While the show ring is good for helping us determine breeding stock, it is not paramount to our breeding program.
I typically produce 6-8 litters each year.
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