The Miniature Schnauzer Club of Canada is the official national breed club for Miniature
Schnauzer enthusiasts in Canada. The club was originally formed in 1951 as the Miniature
Schnauzer Club of Ontario, and became the Miniature Schnauzer Club of Canada in 1955. In 1998
we became federally incorporated as a not-for-profit organization.
Interested in a Miniature Schnauzer?
There are a few things that we would like you to consider before you buy, or even set out to
find a breeder. Please be a responsible purchaser and make sure that you are fully informed
Our breed has undergone a surge in popularity, and according to Canadian Kennel
Club figures, Miniature Schnauzers topped the terrier group in numbers of dogs
registered. Popularity sometimes leads disreputable breeders to exploit the breed for profit, often
resulting in dogs of questionable quality, temperament and a lack of health testing.
of Canada has developed a booklet for the prospective puppy purchaser.
It deals with many relevant topics including congenital and inherited problems in the breed,
health guarantees and responsibilities of breeders and new owners. It also contains
after-purchase tips on house training your puppy, selecting a Veterinarian, grooming your
Miniature Schnauzer, and general pet care and safety.