AKC Breed Standards
The American Kennel Club helps to maintain breed integrity for all purebred dogs.
The Mission Statement for the American Kennel Club (AKC) reads...
The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its Registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Founded in 1884, the AKC® and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, advance canine health and well-being, work to protect the rights of all dog owners and promote responsible dog ownership.
What does that mean to you and I?
Simple: As a registered dog breeder, it means I will only breed to attain the best dogs that uphold the strict guidelines set forth by the American Kennel Club.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a robust, active dog of terrier type, resembling his larger cousin, the Standard Schnauzer, in general appearance, and of an alert, active disposition.
Size, Proportion, Substance
Size - From 12 to 14 inches. He is sturdily built, nearly square in.
Proportion - Body length to height with plenty of bone.
Disqualifications - Dogs or bitches under 12 inches or over 14 inches.