“How Fernweh became one of the best miniature schnauzer breeders in the country”
From owning our very first Miniature Schnauzer to creating an established bloodline known and loved by adopters far and wide, our journey as an AKC Miniature Schnauzer Breeder has been an incredible experience! It all started with a simple idea. An idea founded on both our lifestyle and belief system, embedded by a dedication towards caring for our furry four legged friends. Fernweh Miniature Schnauzers was founded on the principle that dogs are family. It’s a phrase and belief system that we hear often. It touches on the emotional and physical impact that our four legged friends can have within a home. It hints at a value set that elevates our canine companions; an acknowledgement that they represent something more…something bigger.
“The key to success is to revolve every decision around the well being of our dogs’
Early on we realized that everything we do as miniature schnauzer breeders needed to revolve around the well being of our miniature schnauzers. We were initially attracted to the breed because of its hypoallergenic characteristics and intelligence. We then quickly fell in love with our Schnauzer’s unique personalities and loyalty. We developed our value systems out of love and respect for the breed. Our breeding program is first most importantly dedicated to producing healthy bloodlines because of the heartbreak an unhealthy mini schnauzer puppy can have on a family. We follow our socialization program diligently, because we want every one of our miniature schnauzer puppies to be prepared and flourish in their new homes. Our interview process and puppy matching program are designed to ensure each one of our miniature schnauzer puppies is homed with the correct family and has the best chance of succeeding. You see, if you truly do care and if you dogs really are family, the quality of our dogs and happiness of our adopters will take care of itself.
“A life brought into the world carries both value and responsibility”
We are in the business of creating and then transferring beautiful life from our family to our adopters. Our adoption process is treated as a life event that is incredibly valuable to each family who adopts one of our miniature schnauzer puppies for sale. This relationship is to be treated with transparency, respect, and care. Every decision we make, the very structure of our breeding program to our miniature schnauzer puppy socialization plan is designed to give each Schnauzer puppy the best chance of flourishing in their new home. We treat our Schnauzers with care and dignity to the best of our ability because that is what they deserve, simply they are family.
“If you are interested in learning more about how a responsible Miniature Schnauzer Breeder thinks and behaves you might like the following articles:”
– Fernweh’s Comprehensive Color Guide for Miniature Schnauzers – Click Here
– An in depth look at Fernweh’s Adoption Process – Click Here
– A look at the hypoallergenic features of Miniature Schnauzers – Click Here
1. We believe dogs are family and should be treated accordingly
2. We love all Schnauzers and most people
3. We believe knowledge is liberating and powerful and are committed to a lifelong study of the Schnauzer breed
4. We believe a proper socialization program must involve hyper kids, warm baths and maybe a dress up costume or two
5. We believe an educated adopter makes for happy Schnauzers
6. We value the power of puppy breath
7. We believe in genetic screening and applying this knowledge to our breeding program
8. We are open, compassionate, and honest
9. We believe in providing a helpline of advice and support to all our adopters, 24/7/356
10. We believe dogs are family and should be treated accordingly
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 one of the best miniature schnauzer breeders 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!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 bulldog 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 miniature schnauzer puppies 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 high quality Miniature Schnauzers for sale.
I have been looking for reputable Miniature Schnauzer Breeders 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 Googling, miniature schnauzer puppy near me we certainly could be a close possibility.
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 an AKC miniature schnauzer breeder, 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”
1. How does a top Miniature Schnauzer Breeder think and act?
2. What are the specific Schnauzer coat colors that we offer at Fernweh?
3. Want to check out our page specifically devoted to Chicago adopters?
4. 10 reasons why the Miniature Schnauzer is the best Hypoallergenic dog breed.
5. 7 ways to help your Schnauzer cope with Separation Anxiety.
6. If you are from Nashville, Tennessee check out our specific article devoted to you.
“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
2. Salt and Pepper Schnauzer Coat
3. Black and Silver Schnauzer Coat