top of page
2017-08-18 17.30.56
2017-06-12 13.45.54
2017-05-18 14.45.12
2015-01-27 19.51.26 - Copy
2016-07-11 10.24.34
2017-05-18 14.45.02
2016-05-09 12.26.15
2017-06-24 19.16.14
2017-12-30 19.13.18
2017-11-18 20.59.19
2017-07-01 21.04.03
2016-07-14 19.28.40
2016-08-27 16.13.52
2016-06-18 19.25.13
2018-01-15 12.26.21-1
2016-11-09 18.48.56
2016-03-31 10.17.26-1
2017-12-29 12.31.55
2015-06-24 14.57.10
2016-12-08 23.26.14-1
2013-12-06 21.16.14-1
2015-12-09 09.00.49
2016-11-15 09.12.37

Belle Vista, although a professional breeder of quality Miniature Schnauzers, is not a commercial or "high volume" breeder. "High Volume" in Ohio means someone that owns 6 or more breeding females AND sells 40 or more puppies/dogs a year. The dogs' main accommodations are in an addition to our home and puppies are raised in our home. Belle Vista Kennel LLC is licensed with the state as a business and remits sales tax and self employment tax. I am always continuing my education in regards to my dogs and researching best care practices. I am not currently required to be USDA licensed and therefore, I cannot allow clients to purchase a puppy "sight unseen" and have them shipped to you. You must be willing to come here and personally choose your puppy!

The American Miniature Schnauzer Club has a breeder referral page at

2024 price including sales tax =


 ​Puppies go to new homes between 9 and 10 weeks of age.  Below is

everything that comes with your puppy.​

  1. Thanks to the genetic testing performed at Belle Vista Schnauzers, 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).

  2. Tails docked and dew claws removed at 3 days of age. No exceptions! I will not leave tail and/or dew claws by request.

  3. Micro-chipped for identification and recovery in the event of loss. This micro-chip is automatically registered to Belle Vista listed as the breeder contact.  Due to this, it is very important to make sure we always have up to date contact information for you and to let us know ASAP if your Schnauzer is ever lost.  Your puppy pack will include a card with a QR code from Fi Nano allowing you to register the chip into your name. Many people set me as their emergency contact which I really appreciate. It gives me piece of mind to know I can be part of the process to get your dog back to you if necessary.

  4. De-wormed with Fenbendazole (Safeguard) at 4, 6, & 8 weeks of age. Keep in mind that all the precautions in the world can't guarantee they aren't carrying something when they leave here even with a negative fecal at 9 weeks prior to leaving. Parasites are not covered in the health warranty. 

  5. Vet checked at 6 weeks and 9 weeks. This includes a physical and a litter fecal exam to check for parasites.

  6. Have had their first and second set of core vaccines given by my veterinarian at 6 and 9 weeks. They will still need their third and fourth set of core vaccinations, Bordetella and/or Lyme vaccine if you so desire, and a Rabies vaccination by your own veterinarian. Vets are overbooked and it can be difficult to get in at the last minute for basic care. Call your Vet and make your puppy's first appointment as soon as you have a pick up date scheduled.

  7. Eye exam by a board certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist.  The breed can be prone to eye disorders. If you are researching breeders and a Veterinary Ophthalmologist exam doesn't come with the puppy, go elsewhere. It's an easy and typically inexpensive exam and the baseline for every eye disorder that can occur later in life.

  8. A 20 day happiness guarantee in the event that a puppy just isn't working into your family. (See our complete warranty by clicking on the big purple box at the top of this page that says "Health Warranty")

  9. A health warranty.  Please keep in mind that a health warranty is not a promise that an inherited health problem will never occur.  It is a promise that spells out what I will do for you and what your options are in the event that there is a serious problem.  I try my best to breed healthy Schnauzers but it is estimated that dogs carry the genes to produce just as many genetic issues as people.  Just like with people, sometimes two perfectly healthy adults bred together can produce a baby that is not.  I will do my best to work with you if there are any heritable issues that do not come to light until the puppy is older.  To see a copy of the health warranty, click on the big purple box at the top of this page.

  10. A small bag of the food they have been eating to get you started during the transition. If you would like to order and are a new customer to Muenster, use coupon code robison55 to get 55% off your first order. There is also a box at the bottom of every page of the website that should take you to the site.

  11. Toys that they have been playing with that smell like their siblings will be sent with them to help ease the transition to a new home.

  12. American Kennel Club registration application for you to complete. If you intend to take advantage of the repeat customer discounts for titles, your dog will need to be registered with AKC in order to earn titles. Even if you want to earn UKC titles instead, you will need the AKC registration in order to process the UKC registration.

  13. 30 days of complimentary pet health insurance from Trupanion with 90% of coverage for accidents and illness and no waiting periods for coverage. The offer is only good for 24 hours before/after you pick your puppy up and I recommend you do it before you pick up your puppy so you don't forget. Heaven forbid something happen on the car ride home from my house to yours. It is REQUIRED! If you fail to sign up for the insurance and there is a medical emergency with your new puppy in the first 30 days, I will not help cover veterinary expenses for any reason. That is the purpose of the insurance! After the first 30 days, if you choose not to keep the insurance that is totally up to you. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

  14. Support from me with any questions/concerns that arise throughout the lifetime of your new friend.

  15. Freshly bathed and trimmed toenails. I always give them a Schnauzer face and sanitary trim. If you want a full Schnauzer haircut you need to request it.

  16. Lifetime commitment to all of our puppies. Belle Vista's number one priority is finding our puppies their forever, happy homes. With this, we promise a lifetime of support and commitment to these puppies. When a puppy goes to its new home, it is with the intention that it will be there for it's lifetime. However, circumstances sometimes arise and forever families need to find their puppy a new home after their 20 day Happiness Warranty expires. To ensure our puppies do not end up in a rescue situation, Belle Vista offers a re-homing program so our puppies never get surrendered to an animal shelter. When purchasing a puppy, we make sure new owners understand and agree that if they cannot keep their puppy/dog, they are to contact Belle Vista so we can help find them a new home. Belle Vista prefers for you to keep the dog/puppy while we help you find it’s next home. This allows you to work with the new owner and discuss a rehoming fee. Belle Vista does not charge for this service and we do not take any of the rehoming fee. We benefit from this service because we believe it’s important that we support and commit to these puppies for their lifetime. It keeps the dog/puppy from having to be bounced around multiple times. Depending on circumstances, Belle Vista may even be willing to transfer the health warranty to the new home. Regardless, we are always available for the life of the dog and want to know where our puppies live out their lives. If there is an emergency and the dog/puppy cannot be kept in your house you can surrender the dog/puppy to Belle Vista and we can find their new home. You won’t receive a re-homing fee or any refunds with this option.


No outside dogs are allowed. If you bring your current dog(s) when you come, you will have to leave them in your vehicle.


All pet puppies are placed with limited AKC registration.  This description of Limited Registration comes directly from the AKC website:

"Limited Registration means that the dog is registered but litters produced by that dog are ineligible for registration.  In addition, a limited dog cannot compete in conformation shows. It is eligible, however, to be entered in any other licensed or member event, including Obedience, Tracking, Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Herding, Lure Coursing, Agility, Rally, Barn Hunt, and Earthdog.  

Limited Registration means they are  NOT for breeding purposes.  Buyer guarantees that the dog will never produce any puppies, whether intentional or accidental. 

Show/Breeding quality puppies are only available to select individuals on a co-own agreement.

If at any time after the initial happiness guarantee you can no longer properly care for your Schnauzer for any reason, you are required to re-home the dog through Belle Vista or return the dog to Belle Vista for placement. My goal is that none of my dogs ever end up in a shelter or rescue situation.


I greatly encourage people to teach their dog basic obedience.  I offer a discount incentive on a future Belle Vista Schnauzer for any AKC or UKC titles earned. This includes Canine Good Citizen, Rally, Agility, Barn Hunt & more. Details on the Waiting List page.

Puppy Pack


Some Past Puppies

bottom of page