Black and Silver Schnauzers are born with solid black bodies and copper/bronze markings (which will turn a white) on their eyebrows, muzzle, inside the ears, across the chest, down the legs on the feet and underneath the tail. They have Black eyes, black pads and a black nose.
White Schnauzers are Born white and will remain white throughout their lives. They are not born cream or some other color and then turn white. They are not albino, nor is white a defective gene.
Salt and Pepper has many variations to it’s shades. It can be a very dark black, resembling the black and silver, and at the other end of the spectrum, it can be so light that it appears white from a distance. What to look for, to tell the difference, is that ALL salt and peppers have banded hairs. That means that on the hair, there are 3 shades of gray. The darkest salt and peppers are called “Dark Salt and Pepper”. The lightest salt and peppers are called Platinum Silvers; they appear white, but have the dark banded hairs within the coat. Most salt and peppers will turn out to be a beautiful silver color and so some people mistakenly will call them a “Silver”.
Parti is a pattern and can be any color on White. All three AKC accepted colors come in Parti as well as all three ‘Liver’ colors. The pattern can be spots on a White background or a colored jacket on a White background. The head can be any combination.
Born with solid black bodies. It is acceptable for black schnauzers to have some white on their chin, chest and/or tips of their toes. They have Black eyes, black pads and a black nose. Black schnauzers are born with solid black hair. Just like humans, most black schnauzer hair will lighten to a dark gray when they get older. It is acceptable for them to have white on their feet or white on their chest or a little bit of white on their chin.
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.