Findell Kennels

Are you looking for a Miniature Schnauzer puppy? Look no further than Findell Kennels! We are a Miniature Schnauzer breeder in Benton, Arkansas, and we comply fully with American Kennel Club (AKC) standards.

Are you looking for a Miniature Schnauzer puppy? Look no further than Findell Kennels! We are a Miniature Schnauzer breeder in Benton, Arkansas, and we comply fully with American Kennel Club (AKC) standards. Though located in Arkansas, you can find our puppies and their proud families from New York to California and everywhere in between!

We have a selection of adorable Miniature Schnauzer puppies for you to choose from, all of whom are bred for health, beauty and a pleasant, playful temperament.

Health is our number one concern, which is why we offer a lifetime genetic health guarantee for all of our Miniature Schnauzers.

Miniature Schnauzers from Findell Kennels are hardy, muscular and loving, and come in AKC-approved colors: black, black and silver, and salt and pepper. Our dogs are 100% purebred, and weigh between 12 and 18 pounds when fully grown.

We take the strict AKC breed standards seriously, which is why we don’t breed “toy” Schnauzers or non-standard colors. These modifications can cause genetic health problems and birth defects, and non-standard colors can indicate a mixture of breeds into the dog’s bloodline.

Findell Kennels is so much more than just a breeder. We also train, groom and show AKC-registered Miniature Schnauzers! We offer a wide range of services for our customers: grooming, boarding, obedience training and more. We love working with Miniature Schnauzers, and have the expertise to ensure your puppy’s health, attractiveness and obedience.

Not near our kennels in Benton, Arkansas? Not a problem! We ship our AKC-registered Miniature Schnauzers throughout the United States.  You can find our puppies and their proud families from New York to California and everywhere in between!

So if you’re ready to welcome an AKC-registered Miniature Schnauzer puppy into your life, or just want to know more, call Findell Kennels at 501-672-1858, or send us an email at regenranch@aol.com. We can’t wait to hear from you and connect you with a beautiful, loving and healthy Miniature Schnauzer puppy!

History of the Miniature Schnauzer

History of the Miniature Schnauzer                   

The Standard Schnauzer is the progenitor of the other two Schnauzer varieties, the Miniature and the Giant. There has never been any breed or variety of Schnauzer that was considered a Toy Schnauzer.  Anyone representing their dog as a Toy Schnauzer is attempting to breed small Miniature Schnauzers which could lend itself to whelping and other problems due to their small size.

It is probable that the Doberman, Rottweiler, and the Standard Schnauzer had a common source in a Wurttenberg cattle dog, and crossing to the Manchester Terrier produced the Doberman, and some other cross (perhaps Spitz and Poodle) gave the Schnauzer his characteristic color and coat. There are paintings depicting Schnauzers from the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries.

The Schnauzer's original vocation was that of a stable, yard, and cattle dog, a guard and ratter. He was never a Terrier in the English sense of a small breed used to bolt vermin from the earth, and has little or no true Terrier blood.

Wirehaired Pinschers, as the Standard Schnauzer was then called, were first exhibited at the Hannover show in 1879. The Pinscher-Schnauzer Klub continues to this day from its origin in 1895. The first volume of the Pinscher-Schnauzer Klub's stud book contained, besides Standard Schnauzers, Smooth-Coat Pinschers, Miniature Pinschers, and Wirehaired Miniature Pinschers (now known as Miniature Schnauzers).

The oldest Miniature Schnauzer was a black bitch, Findel, whelped in October 1888. Of the eight bitches registered in the first volume of the stud book, 3 were black, 3 were yellow, one black and tan, and one was pepper and salt. There evidently was much crossing between the types, and it seems that the breed they were registered as depended more on their outward appearance than on their genetic makeup. For instance, one Miniature Pinscher is registered as having a Standard Schnauzer dam, while a Miniature Schnauzer had a Miniature Pinscher sire. During the years, other crosses were invariably made, but there are no definite records as to the outcrosses. Affenpinschers, Miniature Pinschers, and Toy Spitz (Pomeranians) are mentioned. 

Miniature Schnauzers were first imported to this country in the 1920's. The Wirehaired Pinscher Club of America was formed in 1925 for all sizes and both breeds competed in the Working Group. About 1926 the name was officially changed to "Schnauzer". The Miniature Schnauzers were granted AKC recognition in 1926. Both Standards and Miniatures were moved to the Terrier Group in 1927, and it wasn't until 1945 that the Standards moved back to the Working Group. The Schnauzer Club of America split into the two parent clubs in 1933, the Standard Schnauzer Club of America and the American Miniature Schnauzer Club. Only two countries in the world place the Miniature Schnauzer in the Terrier Group, the United States and Canada. In all other countries they are in the Utility or Non-Sporting Groups.

This breed's history since 1950 in America can be traced almost entirely to one dog, Ch. Dorem Display, whelped in 1945. Almost all dogs finished since the fifties have from one to several hundred lines to Display. Display was about 13 inches tall, with a short back, excellent head and neck and first-class temperament.

In all of the literature, there really is very little mention of the Miniature Schnauzer as a working dog even though its ancestors, the Standards, definitely were. It was mentioned in 1902 that interest waned in Miniature Schnauzer because people weren't interested in pet type (non-working) dogs. The dogs of today are allowed in Terrier Trials, and many are very game, but I suspect that because they make such wonderful pets, and that in most countries that is their major line of work.

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Findell Kennels, LLC is a limited liability company owned and operated within the guidelines set forth by the United States government. Findell Kennels is in compliance with the new USDA laws and does ship puppies.