Marian Harding Discusses Some Miniature Schnauzer Basics

Marian Harding has been breeding Miniature Schnauzers for thirty years. Expounding on why she has devoted her life to this breed, Marian Harding offers this introduction to the breed and its benefits.

Marian Harding teaches that the Miniature Schnauzer is a cross between the Standard Schnauzer and the Affenpinscher (potentially with Poodle influence). They originated in Germany, and Marian Harding notes that the goal was to retain the same look and characteristics of the Standard Schnauzer but in a more manageable size.

As a result, Marian Harding has observed that Miniature Schnauzers are generally well mannered and friendly. Marian Harding recommends them as great companions, because they love to be around people and do well in a family environment. Also, Marian Harding’s clients enjoy Miniature Schnauzers as wonderful alarm dogs.

Marian Harding adds that Miniature Schnauzers’ physical characteristics also suit them for home life. In Marian Harding’s experience, they shed very little and are not imbued with the typical “dog smell.” Marian Harding breeds Miniature Schnauzers to be loveable dogs that exhibit high intelligence, as well as alert, active, and affectionate companions.

For those who are considering Miniature Schnauzers for their families, Marian Harding strongly recommends going through a respected local breeder to ensure the animal’s health and temperament. Marian Harding directs buyers to seek a breeder who breeds for the betterment of the animals rather than for profit. A trustworthy breeder like Marian Harding provides health records as well as support services for care of the animal and satisfaction of the owner. Marian Harding suggests discussing with the breeder the breed standard as well as the finer points of the genetics involved in the breeding process, in which Marian Harding and any other good breeder will be well versed. Finally, Marian Harding notes that a reliable breeder will be able to demonstrate membership in regional and/or national breed clubs, as well as registration of all bred offspring with the American Kennel Club. Marian Harding is a member in good standing of the American Miniature Schnauzer Club.

For more information about Marian Harding’s breeding services, visit the Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers website at

Marian Harding
Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers:
4637 Blairwood Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37938

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