Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers Once Again Focused
Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers once again focused. A local dog breeder’s influence is felt around the world. While Marian Harding does not directly show her prize miniature schnauzers, her breed is always of interest to dog owners.
By: Marian Harding
Miniature Schnauzers are a highly sought after breed. Demand has been so strong that there has been a specialized kennel club for more than seventy years. The American Miniature Schnauzer Club, a member club of the American Kennel Club, was founded in 1933. It has over 600 members residing in nearly all 50 states, and in Canada and other foreign countries. The AMSC is the parent organization for some 25 local Miniature Schnauzer Specialty Clubs in the United States. In addition to breeding, these dogs are fierce competitors in shows around the country, and the Westminster show is no exception. Competing in the Terrier breed class, audiences always enjoy watching these master show dogs strut their stuff.
Despite the breed’s popularity, many people are not familiar with where this breed originates from. The Miniature Schnauzer, cousin to the larger Standard Schnauzer, did not originate in England as many other terriers did, but in Germany, according to Marian Harding. They are small dogs but in no way are they delicate. They make an excellent companion because they are obedient, quick to learn, devoted to their owner, spunky and fearless. With the experiences gained since 1980 when Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers was established, Marian Harding is aware that this breed’s deepest need is to live as part of a family, going where they go and doing what they do. They don’t shed, but do need to be groomed every six weeks or so. They come in three colors: salt and pepper, black and silver, and solid black.
Every year you will see excellent representations of this breed in dog shows such as the Westminster Kennel Club show competing for the “Best Of Breed” category. Marian Harding is always focused and always interested. Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers always benefit from shows like this. Located in east Tennessee, as one of only a handful of breeders in this part of the country, makes the kennel a destination point for dog lovers.
Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzer breeding females include:
Hardinhaus Snickerdoodle (Cookie)
Ch. Hardinhaus-Glojan Pink Pepper (Q'anna)
Ch.Hardinhaus Casino Belle (Cassie)
Ch. Hardinhaus Lil Annie Oakley (Annie)
Ch. Hardinhaus Justa Lil Blast
Ch. Hardinhaus Ashes & Embers (Ashley)
Ch. Hardinhaus Captain's Choice (CC)
Ch. Hardinhaus Cast In Stone (Macy)
Ch. Hardinhaus Razzin & Jazzin (Jazzy)
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Raised and successfully show Miniature Schnauzers for over 20 years. I have 27 home raised AKC champions. My male schnauzer Ch Hardinhaus Rhythem & Rhymes finished the year 2008 as the number 1 colored dog and the number 3 mini schnauzer in the US overall showing last year. I also am a professional animal groomer and had my own business in Calif for 20 years then working for a Veterinary practice in Tennessee for the last 20 years, specializing in all terrier grooming.