White Miniature Schnauzer Puppy – The White Miniature Schnauzer carries a unique color structure made possible by its recessive gene characteristics. There has been a significant amount of controversy surrounding the White Miniature Schnauzer from the time of the breed’s origin. The earliest acknowledgement of the Miniature Schnauzer Breed was in the 1888 breed standard description published by the Pinscher-Schnauzer Klub in Germany. The desire for the Miniature Schnauzer stemmed from the needs amongst German farmers for a stout, smaller herding and ratting dog to help around the farm. The Standard Schnauzer was selected and the “bred down” to quite possibly one or two smaller breeds (many experts believe the miniature poodle and/or the Affenpinscher were used in this process). Through this downsizing process, two recessive color structures were introduced to the new breed: white and black and silver. While the two newly formed colors were introduced by the same process, they were viewed far differently by the accompanied kennel clubs that shepherded the breed’s standard. Black and Silver Miniature Schnauzers were quickly accepted as a desirable color (along with black and salt and pepper) while the White Miniature Schnauzer was rejected. As time progressed, kennel clubs around the world began to slowly understand recessive genetics and realized the White Schnauzer’s legitimacy to the Miniature Schnauzer breed. Today, White Miniature Schnauzers are accepted in all FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) is an international federation of kennel clubs). However, continuing the controversy, Canada, USA, UK, and South Africa recognize the White Miniature Schnauzer as purebred but reject its entry into conformation competitions.
Here at Fernweh Schnauzers, we appreciate the rich history the White Miniature Schnauzer adds to the Miniature Schnauzer’s breed story. We recognize that the White color structure originated with the creation of the Miniature Schnauzer breed and should not be discounted in any way. This differentiation is really a separation in philosophy of the type of value that dogs and the Schnauzer breed in particular bring to current society. The AKC (and kennel clubs around the world) create rules in an attempt to elevate or discount the value of certain variations within the breed. Often these breed standards have nothing to do with the health of the breed or the improvement of personality, rather frivolous rules that grown men and women can argue and compete around. At our core, our value system begins and ends with our adopters and the well being of our Miniature Schnauzers. As Miniature Schnauzer breeders, we will continue to produce White Miniature Schnauzer Puppies for Sale and support what this color structure brings to the Miniature Schnauzer breed.
Greetings from the Wysongs! We are currently accepting deposits to join our waiting list for future White Miniature Schnauzer puppies. 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.