Committed To Miniature Schnauzer Excellence

Zoe is so beautiful

Gotta Love A Schnauzer…

I love dogs and I have loved dogs for as long as I can remember. When I was born there was a dog at my bedside.

I started breeding in 1965 and showing my dogs.

What I like best about being a breeder is the opportunity to meet new people to help, guide, teach and provide the most incredible champion genealogy Miniature Schnauzer to become the highest quality companion pet, with incredible health, looks, and personality.

I breed to uphold the integrity of the Miniature Schnauzer, and to improve the breed with an awareness of temperament and intelligence.

Most of my puppies are bred to be extremely well bred companion Pet puppies with high intelligence, more than above average who are beautiful and boast a wonderful personality.

Several of my Miniature Schnauzers have become service dogs.

My Mini Schnauzers boast the seal of approval of AKC, American Kennel Club Registry the highest registry of dogs globally.

Any one of my dogs can be shown however I will not guarantee the levels of placement.

Quality – Affordable Affectionate Attentive

I am so proud of my stud…black and silver Royce!

Miniatures Schnauzers Rock!

Miniatures Schnauzers Rock! from Barbara Williams on Vimeo.

The dog barking in the barking in the background is the German Shepherd not my Miniature Schnauzers.

One of Royce’s gorgeous off-springs….with more coming….and coming….


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Awesome Miniature Schnauzer Puppies For Awesome Families

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Zoe, is one of my San Francisco East Bay Area Miniature Schnauzer mommy.

She is my #1, first rate, top notch Miniature Schnauzer is ready to deliver puppies any hour any day now!

Zoe loves puppies, she loves every aspect of being a mom. She truly is the best mom!

Genetics is everything. Look at the mom and dad then you will have a good clue as to the beauty, temperament, intelligence, personality, health and longevity.

Look how she glows and how gorgeous she looks pregnant!

Wow, look how gorgeous this full thick and long coat.

Actually, her coat appears shorter than it actually is because I cut it back.

Zoe Pregnant

Listen contact me and I will send you a benefits list as to why you and your family will benefit from choosing me as your breeder.





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Stimulate Your Puppy’s Brain

Stimulate Your Puppy’s Brain Early and More Often.

I have known for quite sometime now that it is important to stimulate my Miniature Schnauzer puppies’ brains early and often.

I developed an early puppyhood development course and I have witnessed the difference in my puppies’ intelligence.

I then sought out research to support my belief.

According to Cesar Milan it is important to “stimulate the brain early and often”. Cesar does believe “stimulating a dog during early puppyhood can result in a stronger, more balanced brain.” I have witnessed the emotional well-being, confidence and intelligence soar in my puppies after the 8 week early puppyhood development course. In fact I have been able to train my puppies more the 4 commands in 1 day and to continue that starting sometimes as early as 6 weeks old and always at 8 weeks old.

Barbara Williams
Breeder, Author, Coach

209-233-1929 Zurilgen Kennels Of Miniature Schnauzers

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Pick Your Breed Of Puppy…Purebred….They All Grow Up!

I always say pick your breed carefully and then pick your breeder with even more care and diligence.

Not all breeds of dogs are the same.

Some breeds of dogs require daily brushing and back brushing and shed more than others.

Some are by contrast hypoallergenic and they do not shed. They still require grooming just less.

There are breeds of dogs that require much more daily walking, running and excercise.

Miniature Schnauzers for example are happy living in an apartment however, I would not raise a Husky in an apartment.

Here is another example of a dog, a Basenji climbing a tree.

I really wanted to own a Basenji until I discovered they climb trees.

Just because a dog has short hair does not mean it sheds less. It could actually shed more.

Here is a survey I discovered.

heavy vs. light shedders.

Here are the polling results:

Heaviest Shedders versus Lightest Shedders

Alaskan Husky versus Miniature Schnauzers (in 10 plus years of breeding Miniature Schnauzers I have never, never, never, never found not even one loose hair anywhere in my home nor outside, consequently I say they are a non-shedding breed.)

Alaskan Malamute versus Bichon Frise
Labrador Retriever versus Poodle
German Shepherd Dog versus Chinese Crested
Golden Retriever versus Yorkshire Terrier
Siberian Husky versus Maltese
Akita versus Chihuahua
Chow Chow versus Maltipoo
Great Pyrenees versus Goldendoodle
Saint Bernard versus Labradoodle

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Barbara Williams
Breeder, Author, Coach



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Miniature Schnauzers Are A Cut Above The Rest!!

Caramba! You have discovered a Miniature Schnauzer!

Miniature Schnauzers, in my opinion, are the unrivaled family pet!

They are bull-legged, happy, adaptable, loveable, patient with children, active when you desire and calm when you desire, they are loyal. Miniature Schnauzers will sit or lay for hours with you, yet climb mountains with you. Miniature Schnauzers adapt to you who you are and meet you where you are.

They are excellent service dogs.

Mini Schnauzers are terrific therapy dogs, just by there very nature.

According, to Johanna Baker who is extremely disabled and wheelchair bound says “she can not image a minute without them.” She says “they are incredibly attentive and loveable.” Everyday they put a smile on her face.

Miniature Schnauzers are the 12th smartest dog according to Wikipedia.

They outlive most breeds of dogs.

Currently, Cesar Milan has chosen the Miniature Schnauzer as one of his 4 breeds of dogs that he is training.

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Stocky Robust Miniature Schnauzer, Gotta Luv ‘EM

The Schnauzer is of German origin, said to be recognizable in pictures of the 15th century.
The first recorded Miniature Schnauzer appeared in 1888, and the first exhibition was held in 1899.

The AKC accepted registration of the new breed in 1926, two years after Miniature Schnauzers were introduced to the United States.

Stocky, robust little dogs standing 12 to 14 inches at the shoulder, and weighing from 12 – 18 pounds Miniature Schnauzers were bred down from their larger cousins, Standard Schnauzers. Aside from the size difference, the two breeds look much alike. However, the Miniature Schnauzer is more intelligent by a lot and is rated higher as a great family pet than the Standard. So at the end of the day they are more popular.

Miniature Schnauzers come in 4 different colors (grey) Salt and Pepper, Black and Silver, Black, White.

Salt and Pepper is the most dominant gene so Salt and Peppers are a dime a dozen. The Black and Silver is a recessive gene and are seen less walking around. The Black and Silver is my favorite and is what I specialize in breeding. The Silver in the Black and Silver come in 2 different colors. The bottom part of the leg is either a darkish grey or almost a vanilla that many people mistake for white. The second one is often referred to the Black and Silver Phantom.

The solid Black Miniature Schnauzer is also impossible to find it is also a recessive gene, however, unlike the Black and Silver, the solid black requires at least 1 parent be a solid black to produce a solid black and even with that you are not guaranteed more than 1 black in the litter.

The White Miniature Schnauzer is not yet accepted in the AKC show ring. They are AKC registered and they are accepted in the show rings in other countries but not yet in the United States. The White Miniature Schnauzer is also a recessive gene and are not as prevalent as the Salt and Pepper which is the dominant Miniature Schnauzer gene.

The bushy beard and eyebrows give Minis a charming, human-like expression. The coat comes in four color patterns: salt and pepper, black and silver, and solid black and solid white. Created to be all-around farm dogs and ratters, they’re rugged and muscular—fearless, but not aggressive.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a bright, friendly, trainable companion, small enough to adapt to apartment life but tireless enough to patrol acres of farmland. They get along well with other animals and kids. They’re sturdy little guys and love vigorous play. Home and family oriented, they make great watchdogs!!! The breed is generally healthy, long-lived, and non-shedding. Add an outgoing personality and sporty good looks, and you’ve got an ideal family dog. (from AKC)

From Wikipedia
The American Kennel Club breed standard describes the Miniature Schnauzer’s temperament as “alert and spirited, yet obedient to command… friendly, intelligent and willing to please… never overaggressive or timid. Usually easy to train, they tend to be excellent watchdogs with a good territorial instinct, but more inclined toward barking than biting. They are often aloof with strangers until the owners of the home welcome the guest, upon which they are typically very friendly to them.

They are highly playful dogs, and, if not given the outlet required for their energy, they can become bored and invent their own “fun”. Miniature Schnauzers can compete in dog agility trials, obedience, showmanship, flyball, and tracking. Schnauzers have a high prey drive, which means they may attack other small pets such as birds, snakes, and rodents. Many will also attack cats, but this may be curbed with training, or if the dog is raised with cats.

Personally I have sold Miniature puppies to homes where they have then been trained for “search and rescue”, “diabetic dog”, “agility”, “therapy dog”, “obedience” and more. The dog Rita in Cabo San Lucas was trained to perform in a tourist area “off leash” about 100 commands by the age of 6 months including things like walking backwards and various obedience commands, as well as, search and rescue, and for fun she knows how to boogie-board and so much more.

Since Miniature Schnauzers are in the top 12 AKC dogs of intelligence they of course easier to train. With that being said they can be drained to do everything that a German Shepherd, Golden Retriever , a Labrador, etc or any other dog can do.

Train yourself to train your dog!

Barbara Williams
Author, Breeder, Trainer
Train yourself to train your dog

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Oh Yeah Let’s Buy A Puppy!

Okay, you have decided that the best breed for you family is the Miniature Schnauzer.
So you say to yourself, “I want to buy a Miniature Schnauzer puppy.”

However, I now have to decide what quality of Miniature Schnauzer do I want to buy. Then I have to choose a qualified Breeder.

It is not wise to decide you will buy a Miniature Schnauzer puppy just because it looks cute I “NOT” the direction you want to take.

Now, the criteria should be health, immunizations, bloodline, genealogy, early puppyhood development, the breeder’s commitment to improving the breed, the Miniature Schnauzer Breeder’s location of raising the puppy for the first 8 weeks and her curriculum events of early puppyhood development for the first 8 weeks of imprinting.

What coaching and support is the breeder willing to commit to you throughout the lifetime of your new puppy.

Barbara Williams
Breeder, Author, Trainer

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¡CARAMBA! My Day Has Come For A Miniature Schnauzer Puppy

I want to buy a puppy!!!
Congratulations – Enhorabuena – Felicidades

I tell everyone, who wants to buy a puppy, that they first should choose the breed, then choose the breeder.

When I decided that my granddaughter Madison’s life would be enriched with a puppy, then began my research. Which breed would suit a little girl of 5 years old? This was an important decision and I took that responsibility seriously.

Non-shedding was a #1 criteria, medium size was another, and most importantly the history of this breed with children. I looked at barking because at my age I have a ZERO I mean 0 tolerance for yapping. Owning a breed of dog that was intelligent and easy to train was also or prime significance.The interest of my granddaughter Madison is always of paramount importance!!!

I am so happy for you for making the decision to add a Miniature Schnauzer Puppy to your family!

Now that you have decided to bring a Miniature Schnauzer into your family
the search for a great breeder begins.

Also remember to train your puppy and to protect their health and longevity!!!

When I decided to give my granddaughter her first dog and her first Miniature Schnauzer it drastically changed her life forever. The enrichment of her life that her Miniature Schnauzer gives her, bar none there has been nothing better.

Then, she was able to receive her second Miniature Schnauzer and trust me she was twice as happy.

The canine and human bond is of paramount importance for both the dog and the human. An addition of a Miniature Schnauzer puppy will change your life forever!!!

Now that you have made the decision it is time to invest in further understanding and training your new one. After all you now have added responsibilities.

Also, remember a healthy dog is a happy dog!

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Puppies, Puppies, Puppies….I GotEm Miniature Schnauzer Puppies!!!

As a breeder committed to meeting your needs I am always open to how I can help you.

Therefore, I am designing a website to train you on how to train your dog. And to train you to all of the variant aspects of dogs.

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Shabang! I Am Celebrating With Miniature Schnauzers!

I am enjoying a Happy 4th of July!!

Happy 4th of July to you!

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