Shana Standard Schnauzers

So you're thinking of adding a new member to your family. Let's see if we can help. Our first standard schnauzer came into our home in 1987. Her name was Am Can Ch Centara's DeLaine. "Lana" for short. She was the beginning for us, the start of something very special. Her legacy continues to touch many hearts as we continue to grow.

Besides being treasured family members, we choose to go beyond and excel in the conformation ring, obedience, agility. Lots of our dogs are also registered therapy dogs and work with the sick and elderly. They can do anything you want them to do!

Our breeding program is simple: we do our best to produce sound, healthy dogs.

Let me tell you these are extremely intelligent creatures. They want and need to be with you. This is not a breed that can be ignored. Standards are active and love a challenge. They need guidance and assurance as they mature. Think of them as "gifted children" in fur coats. They are amazing animals and we are willing to share them with you.

We breed for ourselves hoping to keep something for the next year to show. To produce the "Best" you have to breed the "Best" and that's what we do here at Shana schnauzers.


Please tour our site and enjoy yourself! Be sure to visit our New Friends page for more pictures like these:


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Happiness!!
This is what it is all about! Weekends can be exciting
when new puppy owners come to get their pups!

Latest News

Our Breeding Plans

Please visit Our Breeding Plans page for all the latest news on recent and upcoming litters.


2016 Standard Schnauzer Club of America (SSCA) National Specialty

July 20-24, 2016 – Shana Schnauzers

We have YouTube videos of Shana's Once in a Blue Moon, Shana's Blue Diamond, Shana's N Marchant's Pink Armani, and GCH Shana's Monster Mash (Frankie) in the ring at the 2016 Specialty, posted here for your enjoyment.

We're especially proud of our Grand Champion Shana's Monster Mash (Frank). At eight years old, Frank took Veterans Dog at the 2016 National Specialty.

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2017 Standard Schnauzer Club of America (SSCA) National Specialty

July 5-9, 2017 – For information about the upcoming Standard Schnauzer National Specialty, please visit ssca2017national.com. The show will be at California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, California.


A Hero's Goodbye for 9/11 Search Dog Bretagne

June 5, 2016 – The world has lost a great K-9 hero. Bretagne, the last known 9/11 search and rescue dog, passed away on Monday. Bretagne, a 16-year-old Golden Retriever, was one of 300 or more dogs to search through the rubble …

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Thelma's “Grand” Tour

March 25, 2016 – ANNOUNCING! Thelma goes on a road trip with Don and Liz and is awarded her Grand Champion status within a few weekends! Thelma is Parker's sister.

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Parker Takes BOB at Westminster

February 16, 2016 – Way to go, Parker! winning Best Of Breed at The 2016 Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden, New York City! Below is the Video of Standard Schnauzer BoB judging. Watch Parker strut his stuff on the big turf! (After you start the video, be sure to click Full Screen in the lower right corner to see every detail.)


February 15-16, 2016 – Shana Schnauzers is honored that our own Parker was invited and competed at The 2016 Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden, New York City.


Canadian Dr. Richard Meen Heads Westminster 2016 Panel As Best In Show Judge

August 13, 2015 – Dr. Richard Meen of Toronto has been selected to judge Best In Show at the 140th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 15-16, 2016 …

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The Best Standard Schnauzer in the AKC

August 11, 2015 – Grand Champion Shana's Blue Bayou (Parker) is the top Standard Schnauzer in the AKC, #1 in breed points, and has retained that title for all of 2015. Shana Schnauzers was particularly proud of our Parker when he won Best of Breed the weekend of the Standard Schnauzer National Specialty in June at Richmond, Virginia. Please visit our Males page and read Parker's exciting story.


DCM test discovered!

Jan. 2, 2014 – We are happy to announce that the University of Missouri has discovered a test for Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)! [MORE]