About Us

Welcome to Elkhart Standard Schnauzers

Home of champions and beloved family members.  We spend most of our time in central Florida but occasionally summer in metro Atlanta.  We have a half acre where the dogs can run and play and ample room in the house for indoor fun.  Our adults are house and crate trained, and enjoy the home as we do. They are part of the family. 

My first loves in schnauzers were my grandparents' mini named Schatzi and a very special black standard named Baby my parents brought home when I was a teenager.  And with Baby, we were quickly smitten with this wonderful breed.  I followed in my family's footsteps with my own standard schnauzer 22 years ago, having acquired my first two standard schnauzers as pets; a black and a pepper salt.  It was at that time I was bitten by the conformation & performance dog show bug, and I discovered the importance health testing.  

We set out for a well balanced, healthy, and beautiful dog - show, performance, or household pet.  Our dogs are guardians, hunters, family members, and true clowns. We have mentored and partnered with top kennels in Brooksville FL, Long Island New York, Spain, Czech Republic, Germany, and Russia. All of this with with an eye towards improving the breed.  Our goals are: great health, excellent temperaments, sound structure, epitome of breed type, and correct wiry coat.  These medium-sized, robust companions are fiercely loyal to their owners and are excellent watch dogs.  We occasionally have black standard schnauzers and pepper salt puppies, too. 

Come and stay a while on our pages and get to know our dogs.  We encourage you to learn as much as you can about this breed and to choose your next pet or show dog wisely.  We only have puppies on occasion, but we are always here to assist in any way we can including referrals to reputable breeders. 


We are members of the Standard Schnauzer Club of America (SSCA)