To this extent, our dogs meet the current breed standard as set forth by the national breed club and have undergone all health testing required by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) for the SS breed to ensure healthier, hardier dogs for future owners. Each of our dogs is of sound temperament, non-aggressive, attentive and active. Additionally, the idea of the standard schnauzer as a "working family dog" is what MMSS has worked hard to showcase, training our dogs in areas in which the standard schnauzer excels beyond the show ring and emphasizing their roles foremost as beloved members of a family and beneficial members of the community. With our family, this includes the training areas of basic and community obedience, trick dog training, canine parkour, farm dog and therapy dog work.
Through our breedings, we hope to produce a generation of SS that are healthy, happy, and mirror the qualities of our own dogs which endeared us forever to the SS breed. Ideally, we hope to produce a new generation of standard schnauzers and pair them with owners that share in our passion to highlight the SS breed in the therapy dog field. If we had it our way, the standard schnauzer would be the #1 recommended pet when it came to mid-size therapy dogs and there would be McElyea McSchnauzers bringing smiles, giving joy, and touching lives across the country for decades to come. But in the meantime, we'll just settle for making pet-owners super-duper happy :)