To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
-Heather Cortez


We are not a commercial breeder, and only breed as a hobby because of our long time love for the Miniature Schnauzer Breed. We have a minimal number of litters a year, so we do not always have babies available. We also do not breed as our source of income.

Carolina Schnauzers - Small Hobby Breeder of Quality AKC Miniature Schnauzers

A little bit about us:

Our family has had the most wonderful time owning and raising our four legged family members! We have owned miniature schnauzers as pets since 2000. Many years after owning our own and learning so much about them, we selectively started breeding a few litters a year. Our schnauzers are healthy, happy, well behaved, crate trained and obedient. They are very much a part of our every day lives.

It is very important to us that our babies are socialized, loving, healthy and well-adjusted. We have someone home pretty much 24/7 so they are very used to human contact. We raise our babies in the office area of our home which is between our kitchen and family room so they can constantly be monitored.

Our #1 goal is to raise happy, healthy, well adjusted babies so that others can have a chance to see just how wonderful, smart and loyal this breed is. There are 3 totally different breeds of schnauzers. We only raise the breed of Miniature Schnauzers which ours are usually from 10 to 18 pounds grown. (The Standard Schnauzer breed is 28+ pounds and Giant is 55+ pounds). There is no such breed of a schnauzer registered as TOY or T-CUP with AKC. These sizes are just a smaller version of the Miniature that have came about through breeding smaller miniature to smaller miniature until some have become really small. What breeders refer to as TOY and T-CUP are still Miniature Schnauzers.

The schnauzers you see on our website are our family pets and are allowed to run loose in our huge fenced back yard most of the day, and are crated at night or during times we can't keep an eye on them.

Schnauzers are "people dogs" and love to be interacted with. It is our focus to put them in indoor family homes so that they can live the type of life they deserve.

We are firm believers in allowing our vet to remove dew claws and docking tails around 3 to 4 days old, and we take them back in at 6 weeks for a check over and first set of puppy shots. Who better to listen to their hearts and check them for soundness than someone who has devoted their life to doing so. The babies are also de-wormed twice before going home as well. Our vet is very much a part of keeping our adult schnauzers healthy by seeing them at least once a year when their boosters are due or if anything arises that warrants a vet visit. Cherryville Animal Hospital is very familiar with our schnauzers. You have to have healthy moms and dads to have healthy babies! The office staff will gladly give you a reference on our schnauzers @ 704-435-5475. Anyone there can tell you how particular we are of our family pets. Rest assured, we would never knowingly sell a puppy that is not healthy.

We hope you enjoy our website and PLEASE, whether you acquire a puppy from us or someone else, make sure it's the right breed for you, the right timing, and that you will have the means and the love to take care of a new baby properly for many years to come. Please also be sure that whoever you acquire a new baby from allows you to visit their home and can provide references on their puppies and adults. You will also want to receive some sort of health guarantee as well for peace of mind and to hold the breeder accountable for the health of your new addition.
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