We are home to responsibly raised, high quality miniature schnauzer puppies. As a highly reputable miniature schnauzer breeder, we are dedicated to breeding health tested, well rounded AKC registered miniature schnauzers for loving families around the country. All of our puppies are currently $2600 to $3500 depending on sex and color.
We would like to share a picture of our family to give you a visual understanding of who we are. We view our miniature schnauzer puppies and adoption process as a family affair. As responsible Miniature Schnauzer breeders, each mini schnauzer that finds its new home is an extension of our family. Our cutting edge health testing, comprehensive socialization program, and continued adopter support are all done to provide the best possible experience for the families that receive our schnauzers. We understand that purchasing a new puppy is one of the more important decisions you will make. We welcome you to do some background research on us.
We hope you will see the Fernweh difference that our family approach provides! What you will find is our Miniature Schnauzers are healthy and well-socialized. You will find our google and facebook reviews are outstanding, our name is not on the complaint boards like so many other breeders, and we have credible adopter references ready upon request.
We base the foundation of our breeding program on our health testing. Every Miniature Schnauzer adult is health tested to ensure they are healthy phenotypically and provide the best possible chance to produce healthy puppies. We also track the genetic makeup of our dogs through health records to the amount of recessive genetic problems within our bloodlines. This level of health focus is extremely rare within Miniature Schnauzer breeders. Most breeders simply breed their adult schnauzers without an extensive knowledge of their genetic makeup or worse, knowingly breed unhealthy parents simply to make an extra dollar. True health developments take years within a bloodline. Currently, blood tests and quick exams have become extremely popular. While this type of test does provide insight into some common genetic health issues, it falls far short of being comprehensive. Genetic health history, data driven decision and basic understanding of genetics go much further to improve bloodline development. To learn more about our health program click here.
In creating the perfect family dog, we understand the importance of developing positive personality traits in our Miniature Schnauzer Puppies for sale. Proper socialization ensures that your Mini Schnauzer puppy will adapt smoothly to its new family member, other pets, and home life. We take each of our Fernweh Schnauzer puppies through our very own comprehensive socialization program before it goes home to its new family.
Early Neurological Stimulation is a technique to improve the long term ability of dogs to adjust to change and build upon socialization to changing stimuli. The training we follow was researched and created by Dr. Carmen L. Battaglia. Every puppy is introduced daily to new experiences and stimulation that help develop their behavior and personality. Each Schnauzer puppy is introduced to other dogs, children, and (approved) strangers. Experiences like bath time and walk time help each puppy develop the necessary confidence to help it positively respond to “trigger” environments where negative behavior might be a temptation. Many behavior issues that adult dogs develop are directly related to their experiences as a puppy. By creating positive, developmental experiences, we ensure our Mini Schnauzer puppies for sale develop into confident, well-rounded adults.
The attention to detail that we create through our socialization program really sets us apart from other breeders. Time and again, we have been shocked to learn how other schnauzer breeders raise their puppies. Responsible Schnauzer breeding is not just about providing food, water, and basic medical attention to your puppies. Good breeding practices must include daily socialization work with the puppies to ensure they develop properly and are ready to succeed in their new homes.
Because we view our miniature schnauzers as a family affair, we understand the importance of adopter support. We offer 24/7/365 support for all of our adopters’ questions. We know trainers and veterinary clinics can be extremely expensive, so we pride ourselves in being experts in all things Schnauzers. This is certainly not to say we can replace professional medical and training services, but knowledgeable support that actually cares can often times be priceless.
In creating the perfect family dog, Fernweh Schnauzers understands the importance of developing positive personality traits in our Schnauzer puppies.
Proper socialization ensures that your Schnauzer puppy will adapt smoothly to it’s new family.
Before your schnauzer puppy is ready to be taken home, he or she has undergone an extensive veterinary health check and been vaccinated and dewormed to ensure your puppy is healthy and happy.
We proudly register all of our Schnauzers with the American Kennel Club and provide each of our adopters with their puppy’s registration papers.
Greetings from the Wysongs! We are currently accepting deposits to join our waiting list for future miniature schnauzer puppies. If you are interested in adding a Fernweh Schnauzer to your family we would encourage you to reach out to us via an email or phone conversation. We advise that adopters reach out at least 6 months in advance of their desired adoption date to ensure our wait list does not reach capacity. Adopters who plan ahead and join our waiting list are preferred and treated as such during the adoption process.
Fernweh Schnauzers are known to be healthy. As one of the top Miniature Schnauzer Breeders, how do you breed for a healthier Schnauzer?
Like all things in life, breeding for health is simply a matter of priority. We are blind to many of the breed priorities that distract other breeders from improving the health of their Schnauzer. We focus on health and personality and very little else. We are not interested in winning a blue ribbon in the show ring. Rather, we test for things like luxated patellar tendons, eye issues, heart defects, hip dysplasia, ect. We focus and prioritize creating healthy bloodlines, therefore our schnauzers are typically much healthier than the breed as a whole. While it’s not rocket science, it is a uniquely different take within miniature schnauzer breeders and all of our AKC mini schnauzers reflect this value set.
After breeding for health, what other priorities are you focused on?
Our true desire is to create the perfect family schnauzers. We believe a healthy schnauzer = a happy family. We also believe a schnauzer bred for the correct personality is essential to the family unit as well. A Fernweh Schnauzer is bred for intelligence and playfulness. We want our Schnauzers to be full of personality and some fun. We believe a full personality along with intelligence is the true North star of the Schnauzer breed and is what makes them unique among other breeds. We look for these personality traits in our adult Schnauzers and continue to create bloodlines that reflect these qualities and produce a high-quality Mini Schnauzer for sale.
I have been looking for a Miniature Schnauzer breeder near me. Where are you located?
We are located in the Northeast corner of Indiana. We just happen to be about 2.5 hour drive from the Illinois state line and specifically Chicago. We are also about a 30 minute drive from the Michigan and Ohio state lines. Other major cities within 2.5 hour driving distance are Indianapolis, Detroit, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland. If you are searching for “miniature schnauzer breeders me” and happen to be in one of these areas we are certainly within close proximity.
What if I am not located locally? Do you offer delivery services?
A large portion of our adopters are located on the East Coast and Southern states. While many do make the drive to pickup, we also offer a delivery service to those with extremely busy schedules or limited ability to travel. We personally, hand-delivery our Miniature Schnauzers to our East Coast and Southern adopter’s homes to ensure they arrive safe and stress free. We also utilize our own flight nanny for our West Coast adopters looking to have their schnauzer puppy hand delivered. Whether through pickup or through delivery service, we try to be the type of miniature schnauzer breeder that is ethical and responsible to both our Schnauzers and adopters. If you are looking for a mini schnauzer breeder near me, we have several safe options for delivery.
“If you are interested in learning more about our breeding philosophies here at Fernweh, the following articles that we have written might be helpful”
“Lastly, If you are interested in a specific color of Schnauzer we have specific articles devoted to each color we breed for along with opinion of each coat color. If you are interested in a specific color, we suggest it is worth you time to read up on our first hand opinions.”
Coat Color Articles
Check out the state pages devoted to each location that our Schnauzer adopters live in.