Miniature Schnauzers Rock!

Miniature Schnauzers Rock!




Zurilgen Family of Miniature Schnauzers

Each and every one of our puppies start early neurological stimulation from 4-16 days old. 6 benefits have been observed when exposed to the Bio Sensor stimulation exercises.
Here’s what early neurological stimulation does for our puppies long term:
• Improved cardiovascular performance (heart rate)
• Stronger heart beats
• Stronger adrenal glands
• More tolerance to stress
• Greater resistance to disease
• Increased intelligence.
Miniature Schnauzers have captivated our hearts, they are a magnificent animal and they have, bar none, the best temperament of all breeds.

The Standard was the first Schnauzer on the block and it is a standardized breed back by over 200 of breeding to improve the breed.

Then then we took the Standard Schnauzer and bred them with the Great Dane to design and bring into existence the Giant Schnauzer.

Lastly. Came the Miniature Schnauzer that is the most intelligent and easiest to train than all the other Schnauzers according to the research published on Wikipedia. The Standard Schnauzer was breed with the poodle and Affenpinscher to bring the smaller Schnauzer into existence, known as the guard dog and rat-catcher. The Miniature Schnauzer breed is known throughout the world as one of the most popular family dogs.
The standardized, Miniature Schnauzer, that is also accepted in the competitive show ring, as well as, a family pet comes in only 3 colors the solid black, the black and silver, and the salt and pepper which many refer to as grey. A true standardized Miniature weighs 12 to 20 pounds and the height is 12 to 14 inches at the withers.

Please do not confuse a Miniature Schnauzer with a Standard Schnauzer, a Giant Schnauzer and “definitivamente” with those tea cups, partys, toys, merles and so on. Most of us are clueless as to what other breeds are bred into these dogs in order to get this line of unstandardized. under-weigh, under-height, smaller frame and disqualified color “Designer Dogs” that are sometimes called Schnauzers.

When people begin to genetically modify the standardized Miniature Schnauzer by cross breeding with nobody seem to know what in order to create 2 pound to 10 pounds schnauzers and to create dogs that have blue eyes, hazel eyes, sometimes 1 brown and 1 blue, in liver/tan, party color, white chocolates, and undersized salt and peppers, blacks, and black and silver we have begun to recognize that they really are a separate breed with a different personality, eating habits, liver shunt disease, pancreatitis and frequently early death whereas they do not even make it to 5 years old. They are not a standardized Miniature Schnauzer although many like to say there are.

I treat my dogs like my children. I take pride in them, and it shows through my breeding development program and through my screening of choosing the right parents for our fur babies.

We are Zurilgen Family of Miniature Schnauzers, a family-based program that allows us to socialize our miniature schnauzer puppies on a daily basis.

All of our puppies are born and raised in our home and are watched over carefully by our family. I live in a small modest home and my babies are always no more than 5 feet from me except when I sleep at night.

My Miniature Schnauzers have taught me bunches, I have learned so much from them. I was born into a dog family whereas we never had less than 4 dogs, my dad was a dog trainer, so I am very educated in the field of dogs. We owned goats, a horse, a flock of geese, cats, wild rabbits, a feral raccoon, and several dogs.

My entire career has been animal based, starting at birth and by 12 years old I took my own money, not an allowance, and invested in an AKC purebred of champion lineage German Shepherd. I cared for her and then joined 4-H for Dogs so I could learn to train her in obedience. I went on to show competitively in obedience trials, and mostly I took 1st place.
I also, domesticated our feral raccoon and I saddle broke my yearling.

I went on to breed Miniature Schnauzers, studying with Dr. Ian Dunbar. I am a self-taught groomer and teach grooming to our new puppy parents.

It is amazing what one can do and learn when one has the desire, passion and determination to do it.

If you put that all together, I have over 50 years of experience with animals.

I adore my animals and love what I do.

All of our puppies learn through Early Neurological Stimulation ENS, Early Environmental Enrichment, EEE, Socialization, and Classical music.

Many of our Miniature Schnauzers have gone on to be service dogs, like search and rescue, diabetic dog and several companion therapy dogs.

By 3 weeks old my puppies are potty trained to use the wee wee pads.

I also child proof my puppies through a technique I designed.

In conclusion, I continue to invest time and money in continued learning from professionals more knowledgeable than me, like Dr. Ian Dunbar. I believe you cannot teach if you are unwilling to learn, you must commit to learning in order to teach. I am dedicated to not only teaching my puppies but also the puppy parents that adopt our fur babies.

Barbara Williams
Breeder, Expert Dog Trainer and Author
























Your Puppy Depends on You

Your Puppy Depends on You

Your new fur baby, that little cute Miniature Schnauzer puppy depends on you, she relies on you to know what food to feed her, what vitamin to give her, how to groom her, bath her, where to attend puppy classes and so much more. She is now your responsibility like a newborn infant to love, care for, teach and to provide.

Please visit the page “Puppy Store” above.

Thank you

Top 20 Characteristics of a Miniature Schnauzer

Top 20 Characteristics of a Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzers – Did you know?

The Miniature Schnauzer originated in Germany in the mid to late 1800s. They are a considered a small breed, the Miniature Schnauzer weights 12 to 20 pounds. The small height of Miniature Schnauzers, at 12 to 14 inches, …allows them to easily live in any size home, apartment, or room; also allows them to easily fly inside the cabin of the airplane as a companion/therapy dog under the airplane sit or in your arms.

              Miniature Schnauzers are Loyal             

  1. Charismatic
  2. Come in Black, Black and Silver, and Salt & Pepper
  3. Non-shedding dog, and there are only a few
  4. Hypoallergenic and there are only a few
  5. They have hair not fur
  6. No normal dog odor
  7. Super Smart Breed of dog #12 in intelligence, trainable, and obedience out of 400 some other breeds according to Wikipedia
  8. Spunky
  9. My bloodline of Miniature Schnauzers are excellent with children, infants to seniors
  10. Intuitive
  11. Great Service dogs
  12. Great Therapy Dogs
  13. Spunky, playful and funny
  14.  Tons of personality
  15. Easy to train
  16. The 12th most intelligent dog
  17. Easy going
  18. Like a chameleon they adapt to their owner’s wants, needs, and desire
  19. Emotional – not a needy dog and non-intrusive
  20. Minimal barking

You will find my Miniature Schnauzers living in San Jose, Santa Clara, Danvile, Dublin, Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, Santa Cruz, San Diego, Eureka, Sacramento, Vallejo, Oregon, Wyoming, Cabo San Lucas, Louisiana and many more cities in California.

How To Shop For A Puppy During The Pandemic – Coronavirus – COVID 19

How To Shop For A Puppy During The Pandemic – Coronavirus – COVID 19



During this time in our lives where we are all united globally seeking comfort, love, guidance, answers and solutions we all deserve more comfort which more times than not can be found in the unconditional love of a puppy.

I truly believe that “The Coronavirus”, COVID 19 has truly turned the world sidewise and in most lives has blind-sided the masses.

We are living the 6 foot rule, living, sometimes isolated and alone in our home, day to day on lockdown and not permitted to leave our homes.

More people than ever are seeking the love, comfort and companionship of a puppy.

Most  people desire, want, and need a companion, therapy or service dog.

So all of a sudden we are on lockdown, many people are filled with fear, uncertainty and insecurity seeking serenity, comfort, peace, and tranquility.

A family with a puppy, children with a puppy, seniors with a puppy begin to feel safer.

“So, how can I buy a puppy when I am prohibited to going to someone else’s home?” they say to themselves in a quiet whisper of insecurity.

Well, I have discovered  a solution, a method of allowing people to pick and choose a puppy for love and comfort and yet all at the same time honoring the 6 foot rule by staying safely in their  home while they meet me, the owner founder of Zurilgen Kennel, Barbara Williams  and our puppies through video conferencing and then have the puppy safely land transported or flown to them.

So, whether you choose me as the Breeder of AKC Miniature Schnauzers to care for your needs, or you choose another breed of dog and breeder there is always a method of accomplishing what you want and need if you stay in the solution….


Barbara Williams

Owner and Founder of Zurilgen Kennel of Miniature Schnauzers

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