Miniature Schnauzers are small but sturdy dogs, that are intelligent and happy. They have German origins, and have fortunately made it to the United States and many other countries.
There are lots of different clubs around the United States devoted to Miniature Schnauzers. Many of them put on specialty shows and obedience trails, and some hold meetings and other fun activities for their members. Most of these clubs are linked to breeders and/or rescue resources, for people who are interested in adopting one of these dogs.
The American Miniature Schnauzer Club
The American Miniature Schnauzer Club was founded in 1933, and has over 600 members in almost all American states, as well as some members from abroad. They are responsible for defining the Standard of Perfection for this breed. Their website also has a lot of useful information on how to groom this unique dog, along with ample information regarding Miniature Schnauzer health. They also put on specialty events. People who are interested in joining this club should read this.
Cactus State Miniature Schnauzer Club, Inc
This club was established in 1987, and is based around Phoenix, Arizona. They are there to educate the public on the breed, as well as to conduct sanctioned shows, obedience trials and agility trials. They also know of several Miniature Schnauzer breeders around Arizona and New Mexico.
Gateway Miniature Schnauzer Club
The Gateway Miniature Schnauzer Club is based in Saint Louis, Missouri. They conduct some sanctioned specialty shows, obedience trials and puppy matches. They also know of breeders in the area. This club also holds a Schnauzer Day each year. Those who want to be a part of this club should read their membership application.
Portland Miniature Schnauzer Club
This club is based out of the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area, and they have been around since 1969. They hold monthly meetings in Tualatin, Oregon, and they also put on an annual Schnauzer Walk. This club also knows of some local rescue groups for Miniature Schnauzers.
Miniature Schnauzer Club of Northern California
The Miniature Schnauzer Club of Northern California holds a variety of events, meetings and activities, ranging from fun days to specialty shows. For those in Northern California looking for a Miniature Schnauzer, they are networked with some breeders and rescue services.
Miniature Schnauzer Club of Southern California
Click here for information on membership.
Central Florida Miniature Schnauzer Club
The Central Florida Miniature Schnauzer Club is involved with a few activities throughout the year, such as picnics, grooming and training classes, specialty shows and more. They also do breeder referral and rescue references.
Centennial State Miniature Schnauzer Club
This Colorado club is a group of Miniature Schnauzer owners and breeders. They are based around the Denver metropolitan area. They hold a wide variety of activities throughout the year, ranging from picnics to dog first aid seminars to specialty shows to companion parades to holiday parties.
Miniature Schnauzer Club of Atlanta, Inc
The Miniature Schnauzer Club of Atlanta was established in 1968, and occasionally puts on events. They are open to new members who are in good standing with the American Kennel Club.
Chicago Miniature Schnauzer Club
This Chicago club has been around since 1952, and has members around Illinois and even in some other states who are breeders, owners and performance enthusiasts. They sometimes have board and general meetings, and do fun things like annual picnics. They are also networked to some rescue resources. Those who want to join should take a look at their membership application.
Mount Vernon Miniature Schnauzer Club
This club is based around the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC areas, and they have existed since 1955. They organize and host a Miniature Schnauzer specialty show each year. People in this club also hold activities like picnics and puppy matches.
Click here to check out a membership application.
Miniature Schnauzer Club of Michigan
The Miniature Schnauzer Club of Michigan is dedicated to the breeding and upkeep of this dog. Its members also promote education on Miniature Schnauzers, and conduct sanctioned specialty matches. They do breeder referrals, and sometimes know of rescue resources.
Twin Cities Miniature Schnauzer Club
This Minnesota club is based around the greater Minneapolis-St Paul metro region. They put on a breed specialty show each June, and also do an obedience and trial rally in the fall. Its members also organize an annual grooming class for Miniature Schnauzer owners. Those who are interested in membership to the Twin Cities club should read their Constitution.
Lone Star Miniature Schnauzer Club of Dallas, Inc
The Lone Star Miniature Schnauzer Club of Dallas was formed in 1970, and abides by a strict code of ethics. They hold their meetings the last Wednesday of the month, excluding summer months. They are also linked with rescue resources. This group also publishes a newsletter; people who are interested in joining this Texas club should contact them.