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
























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