Welcome to Queen Creek Miniature Schnauzers!

Queen Creek Miniature Schnauzers caters to families who are searching for a new family member.  I strive to produce beautiful, loyal, quality companions that will bring joy to your family!  

Raising Schnauzers is my wonderful pastime, and I could not be happier! Miniature Schnauzer is available in the AKC colours- Salt and Pepper, Black and Silver and occasionally in Black.


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Miniature Schnauzer Puppies


Breed Traits                                                                                            

  • Personality: Friendly, smart, obedient
  • Energy Level: Somewhat active; alert, lively dogs, they enjoy playtime and brisk long walks
  • Good with Children: Better with supervision
  • Good with Other Dogs: With supervision
  • Shedding: Infrequent, hypoallergenic
  • Grooming: Daily
  • Trainability: Eager to please
  • Height: 12-14 inches
  • Weight: 11-20 pounds
  • Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
  • Barking Level: Likes to be vocal


This stocky little dog, with his distinctive beard and bushy eyebrows, is the most popular of the Schnauzers. Don't let his small size fool you: originally bred as farm dogs, hunting for vermin, Miniature Schnauzers are sturdy, smart and brave. They're both good watchdogs and great playmates. Your Miniature Schnauzer puppy is easily trainable and adaptable, happy to be with his family. He'll love vigorous playtime, patrolling the yard for critters, brisk walks and just hanging out with you. He'll do as well as an urban apartment dweller as he will as a country dog with room to roam.

History and Job

Origin: Germany

Year Recognized: 1926

Breed History & Job Description: The Mini is in the AKC Terrier Group. And the dog was originally bred, like terriers, to catch rats and other vermin. But the Mini, created by breeding Standard Schnauzers with Affenpinschers and Poodles, is not a true terrier by blood. The breed’s history goes back to the 1890s. That sounds like a long time ago, but considering that many breeds on Woofipedia go back hundreds—even thousands—of years, the Mini is a baby among breeds.


Miniature Schnauzers are generally a healthy breed. Like all breeds, there may be some health issues, like eye diseases. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Miniature Schnauzers are healthy dogs.

Read the Official Breed Club Health Statement.

Recommended Health Tests from the National Breed Club:

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam



Can’t decide which breed of dog is right for you? Compare dog breeds below to see how different breed characteristics and attributes stack up against each other.

 Select up to 5 breeds to see a side by side comparison, click here: Compare Breeds



You’ve brought home the perfect puppy and now you need to choose the perfect name. Some owners like names specific to their breed’s country of origin. Others are inspired by the new pup’s looks or personality. Or perhaps you want to pay homage to your own heritage or interests.

Just like baby names, dog names rise and fall in popularity. Food, drink, and popular culture are favorite themes. For instance, there was a 37 percent rise in food-themed names from 2013 to 2014. The number of dogs named after “Frozen” characters rose 900 percent the year after the movie came out. The prominence of names from the “Twilight” movies and “Game of Thrones” also matched the rise in their source’s popularity. And at least 20 percent of dogs have human names. Sports figures are a perennial favorite; the year Derek Jeter retired from the New York Yankees, “Jeter” was in the top 10 dog names

There are so many options! And it’s an important decision; after all, a good name can enhance your dog’s responsiveness and improve communication between you. The American Kennel Club Name Finder includes hundreds of names, but a few of the best are Buddy, Cooper, Duke, Lola, Stella and Zeus.

Here are some of our favorite options and some expert advice to help you find the perfect dog name:

  • Pay attention: observe your dog for a few days and see if his or her personality naturally suggests a name.
  • Be succinct: names with one or two syllables are easier to say and short enough to get your dog’s attention.
  • Sound it out: consider names that start with hard consonants, which may be easier for dogs to hear. Even better if they end with a vowel sound, such as Brady or Kerry.
  • Prevent confusion: avoid names that sound similar to other things you may commonly say, such as other family member names or commands, like Shea, which sounds like “stay,” or Nolan, which sounds like “no.”
  • Be positive: when a dog hears his or her name, it’s a signal that whatever is coming next is meant just for the dog. So, use the name frequently in a positive context, so he doesn’t associate it with punishment or something negative.
  • Try It On & Try Again: test out the name you like for a couple of days and don’t be afraid to admit if it’s not right. Remember, any name you give your dog needs to last him or her a lifetime.

To view "Dog Names" click here: Name Finder 



Think again before tossing your dog that last bit from your dinner plate. How well do you know which human foods are okay for your canine friend to eat?

*Always consult your veterinarian to help you understand the best diet for your dog.


 To view "CAN MY DOG EAT THIS" click here: CAN MY DOG EAT THIS?


How to Introduce Your Dog to a New Dog


Jun 15, 2020 | 3 Minutes 

Dogs are social animals and most enjoy the company of others. Just like humans, some dogs have more outgoing personalities, and others are more reserved. Whether you just brought home a new puppy and are introducing him to an existing dog or you are walking at a park with your dog, a proper introduction is very important.

Introducing a New Puppy to Your Dog

You finally picked out your new puppy and are ready to pick him up and bring him home. Everyone is excited for the new addition, but will Fido at home feel the same way?

It is important to understand that puppies are still developing their communication skills. This means that they don’t understand the rules set in place by adult dogs.

When they first enter their new home, puppies have a lot of rules to learn, both from you and the existing dog. Puppies immediately start looking for someone to play with and when they can’t find another puppy, the adult dog is the next best thing. Your dog may or may not appreciate this! As long as an adult dogs’ behavior is appropriate when correcting a puppy, it’s okay if they growl or grumble at the new addition. This is the way older dogs communicate that the puppy has crossed the line, and it is acceptable as long as the adult dog does not make inappropriate contact and injure the puppy


Emma playing with Giant Schnauzer

April 4, 2020

They love each other! My Giant is so good to her. I don’t know why I took so long in my life to get a mini schnauzer. Emma is smart fun and so cute! We love her! Thank you, Kathy!  


Marley is meeting her playmate 

January 3, 2019

I just received this video from Marley’s new family. She has met the other family member and her new playmate. She is doing great! So happy that she has adjusted well to her new family.