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Proud member of:
The American Miniature Schnauzer Club
The Greater Columbus Miniature Schnauzer Club
Licking River Kennel Club
Breeding AKC Miniature Schnauzers since 2006.
Located in Newark, Ohio - about 30 miles east of Columbus.
Only breeding for the 3 AKC recognized colors which are Black, Salt & Pepper and Black & Silver.
DNA Genetic tested - All puppies are guaranteed to NOT be affected by Charcot-Marie-Tooth Neuropathy (CMT) also known as Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, Mycobacterium avium complex sensitivity (MAC), Myotonia congenita, Persistent Müllerian duct syndrome (PMDS), Progressive retinal atrophy (Type B1-PRA, HIVEP3), Spondylocostal dysostosis (Comma defect), Factor VII Deficiency, and Degenerative Myelopathy (DM).
Health tested - Breeding dogs receive annual Veterinary wellness exams. They also have a passing OFA basic Cardiac evaluation performed by a Veterinary Cardiologist before entering the program and an annual CAER eye exam performed by a Veterinary Ophthalmologist. Puppies also receive eye exams before leaving for new homes.
Health and temperament are my main concern.
I typically produce 6-8 litters each year.
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 because it isn't! Don't buy into the "designer breed" hype. Doodles, schoodles, puggles, maltipoos, bernedoodles 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 pup 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 qualities that a show dog must exhibit, than every puppy in the litter should still be of good quality, temperament and health.
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