Welcome to Elkhart Standard Schnauzers
Home of champions and lovable standard schnauzer family members. Elkhart is tucked into the small township of Christmas, FL. We have an 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 about 18 years ago, having acquired my first two standards as pets; a black and a pepper salt. It was at that time I was bitten by the conformation dog show bug, and I discovered the importance health testing.
We set out for a well balanced, healthy, and beautiful dog - show dog 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, even Europe 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.