Now we'll let our puppy families speak for themselves...
"Without a shadow of a doubt, this precious girl is the most amazingly intelligent, & well-rounded dog we have ever had!! She is absolutely hilarious, full of personality & always up for fun and adventure as long as it involves being with her “people”. We live in a coastal community & one one Ava’s absolute favorite activities is heading out on our boat every weekend to spend countless hours on the beach, playing & swimming all over the place. I have to say one of her most endearing qualities is what a complete and utter LOVE she is. She plays hard all day, but in the evening all she wants to do wants to do is be right by our side to snuggle. She literally sleeps on top of us every night & we wouldn’t have it any other way! This precious baby girl has us completely wrapped around her sweet little paw. I cannot express how happy we are to have this little angel join our family. She brings so much joy to all of us! She is very protective of her family & always has a watchful eye on the ones she loves. I have always heard that the Standard Schnauzer is the dog with the human brain & I am here to tell you that that is a fact! Ava learns commands insanely fast & executes them perfectly. Our family is truly amazed by her intelligence! I would be over the moon to have another one day!!!" --Ava's family, OOD litter, Wilmington, NC.
"Blue is strikingly handsome. He has a wonderful, happy disposition and is very calm around 2 very active grandchildren. He is easily the most happy dog we've ever known; nothing bothers him. He is ready to take on any threat or challenge and guards the house via "window surveillance" and patrolling the backyard fences. He is fearless. It is a great sight to see him with our other 2 older standard schnauzers hunting skinks, squirrels and rabbits together in the backyard.
Indi is a very different SS. She is dainty and light-footed and flirts with our older SS and us. She has a beautiful face and very expressive eyes. She takes awhile for her to be comfortable with changes going on around her but she is becoming braver. She is very affectionate and likes to lick ears and be held. So we are very happy with both the additions to our family." --Blue & Indi's family, OOD & BTBW litters, Youngsville, NC.
"Ruby is the smartest dog we’ve ever owned, hands down. She picks up on things insanely fast. She is also the most loyal family dog we’ve ever owned and is amazing with my two children (ages 5 and 6)." --Ruby's family, F2F litter, Huntington, NY.
"Kai/Kaiser is snuggly but energetic. He’s calm inside and ready for any job outside. He loves hunting and jumping more than anything. He’s our protector and lets us know if anyone pulls into the driveway or walks too close to the house. He loves his people and wants us to all to be together (I guess so he can watch over us all at the same time). He’s super smart and knows a huge vocabulary and is very good motivated. Always looking for a lap to snuggle. He loves children and is very good with them." --Kai's family, OS litter, Nashville, TN.
"MILA is energetic, very intelligent, loving and caring, an angel without wings, always sharing her care and love equally amongst all members of the family. I especially like how imaginative MILA is. As a dog-owner since I was a teenager, I've had some remarkable dogs over the years, Dalmatian, German Shepard, Labrador and Beagle, but let me say our dear Schnauzer MILA ranks with the best of them as a great companion and loyal friend." --Mila's family, OOD litter, Miami, FL.
"Ursula ( Our "She bear”) was part of the Operation Smile litter and she completely delivers. She personifies happiness and seems to be grinning constantly. Ursula is a playful spunky girl who loves her mama. She jumps for joy and is incredibly agile and athletic, her vertical leap for a tug toy is almost four feet. She's a curious adventurous dog - loving, loyal, and a little wild. What I love about Ursula - Everything! But here are some highlights. Ursula is so affectionate. She loves to cuddle and is by my side constantly. She really is a large lap dog. Ursula is a quick study and picks up training in a flash. It was easy to house train her once she got big enough, teach her the yard boundaries, to come and sit, and she is a very good off-leash. Of course, like all standard schnauzers I have had, she figures out when you really mean what you are saying and when you don’t. Ursula gets along well with the grumpy older rescue I have, and lets him “think” he the boss...but we all know she is." --Ursula's family, OS litter, Emmaus, PA.
"Rollo loves being outdoors swimming, chasing squirrels, hiking and boating. He is very curios and intelligent. Say the word 'snack' and he runs over to the snack cabinet , sits and waits. Rollo plays well with other dogs, children and our 4 chickens. We truly enjoy how lovable he is. Not to mention he's so handsome!" --Rollo's family, OOD litter, Sarasota, FL
"Our family did not know what we were missing before our Rosie girl came to us. She finds a way to make every member of our family feel love everyday. She has the sweetest demeanor, is gentle with babies but will roll around and wrestle with my bigger kids. She has a lot of energy and loves her long walks with her dad. She also can't resist squirrels or the kid's socks! On walks, she is always getting compliments and rubs and is so sweet when meeting strangers. Even when she was a puppy, you could tell she got so much love and attention before we brought her home. At doggie daycare, they say she is the sweetest schnauzer they've ever met, and her groomer has said from the first groom that she's one of the easiest dogs she's ever groomed. When we go to the vet, she is notorious for giving "hugs" where she lays her chin on the vet's shoulder and gives love. I just cannot say how amazing of a dog she is. We are SO grateful to call her ours and thankful she had such a wonderful start to life before us. She has added so much love and spunk to our lives and we love her SO MUCH!" --Rosie's family, OS litter, Charleston, SC.
"I liked my standard schnauzer Leo so much that I wanted another standard schnauzer from the same line. I was impressed by the MMSS way of training and fierce commitment to community and volunteering, and I really appreciate the way Tamara donates to charity with every litter. Both Leo and Pax have such sweet, smart dispositions. They are quick to learn, enjoy their families and love being with them. We are so lucky to be part of the MMSS family, and we are looking forward to the future with more standard schnauzer puppies!" -- Pax's family, SPD litter, Braddock Heights, MD.
"We love everything about our pup Winston! His temperament is perfect for us, happy to lay at our feet for a quiet evening, swim & hike all day, or sit with us at a park/restaurant. He is down for absolutely anything (especially if water is involved.) He is a great mix of energy when you want it and lazy when you want to relax.
Winston gets along amazing with any dog, human or large animal! We are very comfortable taking him to meet any of our friends dogs and know he is smart enough to play when they want to and stop when it’s time. And is ready to protect the yard from any bird, squirrel or rabbit!
The foundation he received with his siblings before he came to us, and the socialization was truly amazing. It set him up amazing to be able to tackle anything new with confidence." ~ Winston's family, SPD litter, Bloomington, IN.