Illinois Miniature Schnauzer Puppies For Sale

Illinois miniature schnauzer puppies for sale

Yes, we have Illinois miniature schnauzer puppies for sale!  As Miniature Schnauzer Breeders located in Northern Indiana, we are a short drive from Illinois.  At Fernweh Schnauzers, we specialize in breeding health tested, well rounded miniature schnauzer puppies for sale in a family oriented environment.  We health test all of our parents and rely on a support system of schnauzer expert veterinarians to maintain one of the highest quality breeding programs in the country.

All of our miniature schnauzer puppies for sale undergo a rigorous socialization program and early neurological stimulation.  Because we are miniature schnauzer breeders with a young family, our children play an integral part of early puppy stimulation.  We intentionally introduce our miniature schnauzer puppies to as many stretching experiences and environments as possible to prepare them for life outside of our home.

As Miniature Schnauzer Breeders located near Illinois, we find that many potential adopters that are interested in our breeding program.  If you are in the market for a new miniature schnauzer companion, feel free to contact us and start a conversation.  If you do decide that we are a good fit we are only a short drive away!

Check out our available puppies!

Available Puppies

Parker (male)

Color: (Black)

Available

Paul (male)

Color: (Salt & Pepper)

Available

Felicity (female)

Color: (Salt & Pepper)

Available

Kiersten (female)

Color: (Salt & Pepper)

Available

Kira (female)

Color: (Parti)

Available

Donald (male)

Color: (Salt & Pepper)

Available

Pearl (female)

Color: (Black)

Reserved for Martha Ellis

Kingston (male)

Color: (Black)

Available

Andy (male)

Color: (Salt & Pepper)

Available

Kenny (male)

Color: (Black)

Reserved for Aliyah Inge-Hanif Wilson

AJ (male)

Color: (Salt & Pepper)

Available

Kali (female)

Color: (Parti)

Available

Pip (female)

Color: (Salt & Pepper)

Available

Duke (male)

Color: (Black & Silver)

Available

Jenny (female)

Color: (Parti)

Reserved for Shane Seward

James (male)

Color: (Parti)

Available

Prim (female)

Color: (Salt & Pepper)

Reserved for Tom & Pat Murray

Joel (male)

Color: (Parti)

Reserved for Tom Murray

Jeremy (male)

Color: (Parti)

Reserved for Linda Lies

Oliver (male)

Color: (Black)

Reserved for Bruce Gottermeyer

Jude (male)

Color: (Parti)

Reserved for Wendy Beggin

Opal (female)

Color: (Black)

Reserved for Julie Love

Things to do in Illinois with your Miniature Schnauzer

Illinois is a state that is full of history and culture, with plenty of activities to enjoy with your furry friend. Whether you are a resident or just visiting, there are plenty of dog-friendly options to explore in the Land of Lincoln.

Dog Parks

One of the best things to do with your Miniature Schnauzer in Illinois is to visit one of the state’s many dog parks. Illinois is home to several well-maintained dog parks, such as Wiggly Field in Chicago, which is a favorite among locals. Other popular dog parks include Happy Tails Dog Park in Normal and Canine Corners Dog Park in Wheaton. These parks offer a safe and fun environment for your pup to socialize and exercise off-leash.

Hiking Trails

If you and your Miniature Schnauzer enjoy hiking, Illinois has plenty of scenic trails to explore. The state is home to several state parks, such as Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park, that offer miles of trails that wind through stunning landscapes. Just be sure to keep your pup on a leash and bring plenty of water and waste bags.

Explore Chicago

For a more urban experience, you and your Miniature Schnauzer can explore the city of Chicago. The Windy City is known for its dog-friendly culture and offers many pet-friendly parks, restaurants, and shops. You can take a stroll along the lakefront or visit one of the city’s many dog-friendly attractions, such as the Navy Pier or the Lincoln Park Zoo. Just be sure to check for leash laws and other restrictions before you go.

Boat Cruise

If you’re looking for a unique activity, you and your Miniature Schnauzer can take a cruise on one of the many dog-friendly boats that operate on Lake Michigan. These cruises offer stunning views of the Chicago skyline and allow your pup to enjoy the water alongside you. Some popular options include Mercury Cruises and Shoreline Sightseeing.

Breweries and Wineries

Illinois is also home to several dog-friendly breweries and wineries. Many of these establishments offer outdoor seating and welcome well-behaved dogs. Some popular options include Revolution Brewing in Chicago, the Two Brothers Brewing Company in Warrenville, and the Alto Vineyards in Champaign. Just be sure to check the rules and regulations before you go, as some places may have restrictions on dogs.

Events

Another fun activity to do with your Miniature Schnauzer in Illinois is to attend one of the many dog-related events that take place throughout the year. These events include dog shows, agility competitions, and charity walks. Some popular events include the Chicago Pet Show, the Bark in the Park event in Chicago, and the Doggy Dash in Springfield. Attending these events is a great way to socialize your pup and meet other dog owners.

Historic Sites and Landmarks

If you and your Miniature Schnauzer enjoy history, Illinois has plenty to offer. The state is home to several historic sites and landmarks, such as the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, and the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Collinsville. Many of these sites allow dogs on leashes, so you can bring your pup along to learn about Illinois’ rich history.

Overall, Illinois offers many fun and exciting activities to do with your Miniature Schnauzer. Whether you prefer outdoor adventures, urban experiences, or cultural activities, there is something for everyone. Just be sure to research the rules and regulations for each activity, as some places may have restrictions on dogs. With its rich history and dog-friendly culture, Illinois is a great place to explore with your furry friend.

FAQ’s

Q: What is the average lifespan of a Miniature Schnauzer?

A: Miniature Schnauzers typically live between 12 to 15 years, but with proper care and a healthy lifestyle, some may even surpass this range.

Q: Are Miniature Schnauzers suitable for apartment living in Illinois?

A: Yes, Miniature Schnauzers adapt well to apartment living. They are small in size and don’t require a large living space, but they do need regular exercise to stay healthy and happy.

Q: How often do Miniature Schnauzers need grooming in Illinois?

A: Miniature Schnauzers have a distinctive double coat that requires regular grooming. Most owners groom their Schnauzers every 4-6 weeks, and they should be brushed a few times a week to prevent matting.

Q: What is the recommended diet for a Miniature Schnauzer in Illinois?

A: A balanced and high-quality dog food, suitable for small breeds, is recommended. Be mindful of portion sizes to prevent obesity. Always consult your veterinarian for personalized dietary advice.

Q: How much exercise does a Miniature Schnauzer need in Illinois?

A: Miniature Schnauzers are an energetic breed and require daily exercise. This can include walks, playtime, and mental stimulation. In Illinois, the amount of exercise needed may vary depending on the weather, so indoor play options are beneficial.

Q: How well do Miniature Schnauzers get along with other pets and children in Illinois?

A: Miniature Schnauzers are generally good with children and other pets when properly socialized from a young age. Supervision is essential, especially with smaller children, to ensure positive interactions.

Q: Are there specific health concerns for Miniature Schnauzers in Illinois?

A: Like all breeds, Miniature Schnauzers may be prone to certain health issues, including diabetes, pancreatitis, and genetic conditions. Regular veterinary check-ups and a healthy lifestyle can help prevent and address potential health issues.

Q: Is training essential for a Miniature Schnauzer in Illinois?

A: Yes, training is crucial for a well-behaved Miniature Schnauzer. They are intelligent and respond well to positive reinforcement. Basic obedience training, socialization, and consistent leadership will result in a happy and well-mannered pet.

Q: How can I find a reputable Miniature Schnauzer breeder in Illinois?

A: Look for breeders who prioritize the health and well-being of their dogs. Check for recommendations from local breed clubs or veterinary professionals. Reputable breeders will be happy to provide references and allow you to visit their facility.

Q: What are the licensing and vaccination requirements for Miniature Schnauzers in Illinois?

A: In Illinois, dogs are required to be vaccinated against rabies. Licensing requirements may vary by county or municipality, so check with your local animal control or health department for specific regulations in your area.

Remember to adapt the information to the specific needs and regulations of your location, and always consult with local veterinary professionals for personalized advice.

Greetings from the Wysongs! We are currently accepting deposits to join our waiting list for future miniature schnauzer puppies of many different colors. 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. Please be advised that we are known through the country as a breeder of high quality miniature schnauzer puppies and are in high demand. Be sure to reach out and plan in advance when considering a future Fernweh addition. Adopters who plan ahead and join our waiting list are preferred and treated as such during the adoption process. Click Here to see our puppies!

Fernweh Schnauzers Reviews

Melanie Hanaway
Melanie Hanaway
2021-03-31
If you are interested in a mini schnauzer I highly recommend Fernweh Miniature Schnauzers. Not only do they take your wants in a dog into consideration but they also assess the personalities of the puppies to make sure you get a puppy that will be a great fit for your family. Erica made the whole process very easy too. In fact, we were so impressed with them as breeders and love our Fernweh mini so much we’re bringing home another soon!
Adrienne Supko
Adrienne Supko
2021-02-28
After a lot of research on miniature schnauzers and looking at numerous breeders both local and out of town, we found Erika and her puppies to be the top quality dog we were looking for. We were so thrilled to be able to get our little boy, Achilles, during the pandemic. He is healthy, well behaved and such a happy boy! He had a great head start on potty and crate training when we got him, so this process was very easy for him. We are very thankful for Fernweh Miniature Schnauzers and highly recommend them. We’ll definitely be reaching out when we’re ready for Achilles’ sibling 🙂
Philip Rodrigues
Philip Rodrigues
2021-02-23
The team at Fernweh Mini Schnauzers does an incredible job of screening and working with prospective owners. They spent time talking to me about my previous Mini Schnauzer and what i was looking for. They were attentive and replied back quickly whenever I had questions. Our little Winnie is going to be 1 year old this March and we could not imagine life without her. She has brought so much energy and joy into our lives and is great with her little brother! Would highly recommend Fernweh Miniature Schnauzers
Ed Manteuffel
Ed Manteuffel
2021-02-09
Erica did a great job with potty training our puppy and making sure the puppies were healthy. We lost one of our dogs to cancer and our Gracie seemed very depressed after that. Once we brought home Callie, she seems to be much happier. Erica made the process very easy and everything was extremely professional. I did a lot of research and Fernweh Schauzers is the most reputable place to get a dog that was bred with healthy practices.
Priscila Garcia Giacomini
Priscila Garcia Giacomini
2021-02-08
I got my puppy in July 2020 in the middle of the pandemic. Even with all crazy stuff going on, Fernweh (Erica) was able to provide us a great experience. The puppy was well taken care of and Erica is super open to answer any question of those who are first timers, like me. The puppy brought home her litter blanket, what was wonderful and super helpful on her transition. Those "small" details that make this breeder a great and reliable one. I totally recommend them 🙂 Our puppy Scully came to complete our family <3
Ashley Everson
Ashley Everson
2021-02-08
We couldn't be happier with our Fernweh Miniature Schnauzer. Finding Fernweh seemed like fate. We have a 13 yr old Schnauzer mix at home and last spring were feeling the pandemic would be the right time to welcome another dog to our home. We happened to meet another Fernweh pup in our neighborhood on a family walk. We immediately connected with Erica who was extremely responsive and helpful. To our luck, there was a new litter available and we were able to match the "personality" of our family to the right puppy. When we picked up Arnie, everything was so well prepared. He transitioned extremely well to our home which in addition to our older dog, includes two children, ages 8 and 10. Arnie is "their" dog and they love caring for him. Arnie has now been with us for almost 9 months and we can't imagine life without him!
doris przybysz
doris przybysz
2021-02-08
Erica from Fernweh schnauzers was instrumental in the adoption of our little pup, Emma , now 7 months old. The focus on healthcare for the pups was an important aspect to our successful adoption. Erica was an amazing resource during our pups transition to our home. Emma is a healthy, active , obedient and fun loving dog which is a reflection of Fernweh’s care and concerns for their pups. I highly recommend Fernweh breeders,they’re the best!
Leila Condry
Leila Condry
2021-02-08
We chose Fernweh for their breeding practices, socialization program, and health guarantees. Our questions and concerns were answered and Erica helped us choose a puppy that would best fit in with our family. We took her home in the Fall of 2020 and she is doing great. We would, and have, recommended Fernweh to anyone looking to add a mini to their family.
Jennifer Dombek
Jennifer Dombek
2021-02-07
I am so glad that we found Fernweh Schnauzers. Erica was wonderful to work with, just like talking with your best friend. She helped us find the perfect personality in a pup that we were hoping for. Our puppy has been a fantastic addition to our family. I highly recommend working with them. They are always available for help after adoption as well. It is so easy to see how much they love and care for their pups !
Tamie Caulk
Tamie Caulk
2021-02-07
We had a great experience all around with this breeder. They were knowledgeable and made sure our new little edition was the right fit for our family. We could not be happier with our sweet little girl!