Miniature Schnauzer puppies

Welcome to Fernweh Miniature Schnauzers

We are home to responsibly raised, high quality miniature schnauzer puppies for sale. We are located in Northern Indiana and are dedicated to breeding health tested, well rounded AKC registered miniature schnauzers for loving families around the country.

Fernweh Schnauzers family photoWe would like to share a picture of our family to give you a visual understanding of who we are. We view our schnauzer puppies and adoption process as a family affair. As responsible Miniature Schnauzer breeders, Each mini schnauzer that finds its new home is an extension our family. Our cutting edge health testing, comprehensive socialization program, and continued adopter support are all done to provide the best possible experience for the families that receive our schnauzers. We understand that purchasing a new puppy is one of the more important decisions you will make. We welcome you to do some background research on us.

We hope you will see the Fernweh difference that our family approach provides! What you will find is our google and facebook reviews are outstanding, our name is not on the complaint boards like so many other breeders, and we have credible adopter references ready upon request.

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Our Focus​

Built on Health

We base the foundation of our breeding program on our health testing. Every Miniature Schnauzer adult is health tested to ensure they are healthy phenotypically and provide the best possible chance to produce healthy puppies. We also track the genetic makeup of our dogs through health records to the amount of recessive genetic problems within our bloodlines. This level of health focus is extremely rare within Miniature Schnauzer breeders. Most breeders simply breed their adult schnauzers without an extensive knowledge of their genetic makeup or worse, knowingly breed unhealthy parents simply to make an extra dollar. To learn more about our health program click here.

Socialization Program and Early Neurological Stimulation

In creating the perfect family dog, we understand the importance of developing positive personality traits in our Miniature Schnauzer Puppies for sale. Proper socialization ensures that your Mini Schnauzer puppy will adapt smoothly to its new family member, other pets, and home life. We take each of our Fernweh Schnauzer puppies through our very own comprehensive socialization program before it goes home to its new family.

​Early Neurological Stimulation is a technique to improve the long term ability of dogs to adjust to change and build upon socialization to changing stimuli. The training we follow was researched and created by Dr. Carmen L. Battaglia. Every puppy is introduced daily to new experiences and stimulation that help develop their behavior and personality. Each Schnauzer puppy is introduced to other dogs, children, and (approved) strangers. Experiences like bath time and walk time help each puppy develop the necessary confidence to help it positively respond to “trigger” environments where negative behavior might be a temptation. Many behavior issues that adult dogs develop are directly related to their experiences as a puppy. By creating positive, developmental experiences, we ensure our Mini Schnauzer puppies for sale develop into confident, well rounded adults.

​The attention to detail that we create through our socialization program really sets us apart from other breeders. Time and again, we have been shocked to learn how other schnauzer breeders raise their puppies. Responsible Schnauzer breeding is not just about providing food, water and basic medical attention to your puppies. Good breeding practices must include daily socialization work with the puppies to ensure they develop properly and are ready to succeed in their new homes.

Adopter Support

Because we view our miniature schnauzers as a family affair, we understand the importance of adopter support. We offer 24/7/365 support for all of our adopters’ questions. We know trainers and veterinary clinics can be extremely expensive, so we pride ourselves in being experts in all things Schnauzers. This is certainly not to say we can replace professional medical and training services, but knowledgeable support that actually cares can often times be priceless.

Each of our puppies comes with the following:​

Miniature Schnauzer Puppies

  • Bred With Heart AKC certified Breeders
  • Toys
  • Small Bag of Food
  • Up to date on shots
  • Complete Veterinary Examination
  • Intestinal Parasite Prevention
  • Tail Docking and Dew Claws removed
  • Mini Puppy Grooming
  • Blanket that’s been with the litter
  • AKC registration
  • Lifetime Guidance and Assistance
  • 3 Year Health Guarantee
  • Potty Training Introduction
  • Personality Assessment


In creating the perfect family dog, Fernweh Schnauzers understands the importance of developing positive personality traits in our Schnauzer puppies.

Proper socialization ensures that your Schnauzer puppy will adapt smoothly to it’s new family.

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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.

Our deposit is $500 and goes towards the total cost of $3000

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Fernweh Schnauzers Reviews

Melanie Hanaway
Melanie Hanaway
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!

  • positive review We love our little guy. The family was so easy to work with. We were able to surprise our girls with a Christmas puppy. He is a great addition to our family!

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    Nikki Clemons
  • positive review Our family's experience with Fernweh Schnauzers was fantastic. Barney was safely delivered to our home and immediately wanted to play and explore. He is very social and loves to meet everyone in the neighborhood. Very soon into his time with us he began to want to play with the other dogs in town and now has many friends which he sees everyday on his walks. He is growing up very quickly and we couldn't be happier.

    -The Schill Family

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    Gregg Schill
  • positive review Fernweh is dedicated to breeding healthy pups and to helping them become socialized to help insure that the puppies adapt well to their forever homes.

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    Cathy Ann Turner
  • positive review These are top notch Schnauzer breeders. We got our coco from Fernweh and the entire experience was great. They are professional, health focused, and take very good care of their dogs. I cannot say enough about our Coco. Thank You!

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    Lindsay Gregg
  • positive review One word...AWESOME! Wonderful experience all around. I love my pup so much I’m looking to get another.

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    Melissa Brooks
  • positive review We picked up our sweet Lillie Grace, (formerly Bella), a week ago, and she is just adorable. We were so impressed with Fernweh schnauzers owner, Erica. They were wonderful and so imformative about the food and shots and any other concerns we had about Lillie. She has been so content and just had no problem fitting in to her new home. We have had a wonderful experience buying from them and would recommend to anyone, this is the place to get your new furbaby.

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    Patricia Wysong Glick
  • positive review We welcomed our Fernweh Schnauzer Marley into our family last year and he has been such a wonderful addition! He is our first pet and is instantly loved by humans and dogs alike. The process was so seamless and we would highly recommend working with Erica! It’s been the best decision that we made and certainly will be looking to her in the future when we’re ready to give Marley a sibling. Thank you! ❤️

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    Nichelle Llewellyn
  • positive review Fernweh schnauzers bred and raised our schnauzer puppy, Stella. She has a great personality and is extremely healthy. They really focus on healthy schnauzers and a great socialization program. Our experience was wonderful!

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    Jennifer Miller
  • positive review 5 stars!
    We ended up getting our puppy Moose from Fernwehschnauzers. They took such amazing care of the puppies while they were still with them. They took the time to socialize them, and had their children play with them. Communication and all the information passed along was great. I would highly recommend them. Moose is such a wonderful addition to our family! So happy he had a great start!

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    Jennifer Stoker Rehkopf
  • positive review Olive is the 4th puppy we've raised.
    She is the most well-adjusted, well-behaved and sweetest little girl we ever could have imagined!
    It's clear to us that you worked on her socialization skills and took time to play with her and many toys so that she would become the wonderful pet that we love so much.
    We are grateful and must thank you again for the wonderful job you did with our little girl. Her addition to our family was seamless and beautiful. We promise to continue to compliment you so others are made aware of how special Fernweh Schnauzers has been for us. -Werynski Family

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    Lauren Werynski