Am. Destiny Standard Schnauzers

Am. Destiny Standard Schnauzers Am. Destiny Standard Schnauzers is dedicated to raising,training, showing and breeding healthy home raised Standard Schnauzers. We are members of SSCA.
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11 years ago, we fell in love with our first Standard Schnauzer. We made the journey to Canada and met with Dinsdale Standard Schnauzers and brought home our little bundle of joy, "Tink". At that point in time, we had a large horse farm and family, and wanted a dog that fit in well on the farm and would be a good watch dog and family pet. She fit the bill perfectly. As time went on, we sold the farm, the kids moved away, (and so did we), we relocated from Pennsylvania to South West Florida. I had always wanted to raise a dog to show, and potentially breed. We had planned on visiting Am. Made Standard Schnauzers when we were in the Buffalo, NY area to look at their dogs, however a family emergency came up and after dealing with that, we returned to Florida. Once in Florida, I contacted several breeders across the country, and finally had settled on obtaining a pup from Paul and Rhonda Davis from Blackhawk Standard Schnauzers. I was on a waiting list for over a year, and the breeding gods were rather unkind. They did contact me back and suggested that someone that had one of their bitches, a full sister to their Elle, recently had a litter, and had puppies available. They suggested I contact them as they did not know when the breeding gods would grant our wish. We then purchased Castlewoods Morrigan Le Fay. We raised her, and I took classes and we slowly began our show career. She is now 3 years old and pointed. In 2014, a friend contacted me about a gorgeous male that I "had to buy"! He explained how well he would cross with our bitch, and he was coming from some really great breeders in upstate New York. As it turned out, he put me in contact with Danielle Boney-Dudas from Am. Made Standard Schnauzers!!! After talking with Danielle we made the trip to meet "Gibbs". It was worth the trip. We spent a good portion of the summer, absorbing everything we could about showing and grooming for the show ring from Danielle and her mom, Linda Boney. You might say it was destiny, that brought us back to them. That is how we choose the name. Destiny Standard Schnauzers, as a tribute, to Danielle and Linda, who have been the best mentors anyone could ask for. All of our dogs are health tested BEFORE breeding, and are carefully chosen from some of the best breeding stock that we can find. This past fall we imported our latest girl from Monika Skok at Ze Zahrabske kennel in Croatia. Dream will be starting her show career soon. Welcome, to our page!

GCH Am. Made's Twilight's Last Gleaming...Mr. Gibbs❤
11/14/2020

GCH Am. Made's Twilight's Last Gleaming...Mr. Gibbs❤

11/11/2020
My amazing boy❤
11/06/2020

My amazing boy❤

A day at the park
11/04/2020

A day at the park

This is Gabby, one on the Am. Destiny darlings owned by Gary Gross...all ready for the festivities
11/01/2020

This is Gabby, one on the Am. Destiny darlings owned by Gary Gross...all ready for the festivities

MOMMA Morrigan celebrates Halloween
11/01/2020

MOMMA Morrigan celebrates Halloween

10/31/2020
Sally with Dad
10/25/2020

Sally with Dad

Took the dogs for a hike at Letchworth park today.  Amazing beauty!
10/19/2020

Took the dogs for a hike at Letchworth park today. Amazing beauty!

Gibbs
10/01/2020

Gibbs

Sit, stand , plotz, down by the river
09/11/2020

Sit, stand , plotz, down by the river

Tonight at the park...
09/02/2020

Tonight at the park...

We can't always be good😂 sometimes ya gotta have a little rough and tumble play
08/27/2020

We can't always be good😂 sometimes ya gotta have a little rough and tumble play

Tonight at the park...
08/27/2020

Tonight at the park...

Happy National Dog day!
08/26/2020

Happy National Dog day!

Happy Birthday to the rock roll litter and Am. Destiny's Mustang Sally ❤
08/17/2020

Happy Birthday to the rock roll litter and Am. Destiny's Mustang Sally ❤

Eureka Dog Services
08/13/2020

Eureka Dog Services

🛇 Use your Manners! 🛇
The Sniff test - Stop doing that!
The sniff test - a badly engrained habit that society has been taught, without a clear understanding of what they're actually doing.

🚩When you reach out towards a dog, you are using body pressure AT them, giving them no time to assess whether you are safe & whether they require further investigation to pick up your information. You are forcing an interaction of a relationship that hasn't had time to develop. To some dogs, this is quite rude & the reason a lot of dogs snap at or bite people. This can cause alot of behavioral issues because of layered stress due to forced interactions.

🚩If they are on lead, they have no where to go if they are sensitive to spacial pressure, so can end up shutting down, shying away or snapping at your hand so you back off. This is an example of how a dog is now using pressure to turn off pressure & make you back off so they aren't so stressed.

🚩People think by offering your hand it can give the dog time to sniff to know you're friendly... they can sniff without being forced to sniff your hand.Their noses are far more superior than ours & they don't need close contact forced upon them to smell you.

🚩Some dogs might not want to know you. You have no relationship with them and that's perfectly fine. They aren't your dog so you don't need to touch them or steal pats for your own satisfaction.

🤔 If you are meeting a dog, what should you do?
⚠Ask the owner if you can interact with their dog. Not all people want strangers touching their dogs. Especially strangers who you are unlikely to see again.
⚠Stand up straight & relaxed, with your hands at your side.
⚠Ignore the dog & talk to the owner.
⚠Don't stare at the dog & don't try to force an interaction by going in for a pat. If the dog wants to know you, it will come up to you & sniff around. Usually they will move away & then come back for a second sniffathon. Some dogs will bunt your hands & wag their tails, which are good signs that you're likely an accepted new friend. Give them a few slow pats down their back (NOT THEIR HEAD) & then stop. Is the dog happy? Has it accepted your interaction? This will determine whether you can give it more pats.

🐶This is a more stress free option for dogs & a reason why in consultations we can develop a good level of trust, especially with fearful dogs & aggressive dogs, without a bunch of negative side effects from forced interactions.

Am. Destiny's Mustang Sally, aka Miss Sally O'mally...got a clean bill of health today from the vets...
08/09/2020

Am. Destiny's Mustang Sally, aka Miss Sally O'mally...got a clean bill of health today from the vets...

08/09/2020
These are the rocks we hop.  We run it like an agility course.  We add speed, stand stays, sits  stays and plots stays i...
07/30/2020

These are the rocks we hop. We run it like an agility course. We add speed, stand stays, sits stays and plots stays in between. Sally ran the course 3 times tonight. Then we took a long walk. A nice way to unwind after a long day of work. #lovemydogs ❤❤

Passing this on because it's TRUE!!!! GOTTA LOVE OUR DOGS!!!!Your dog gets absolutely nothing out of being competitive f...
07/28/2020

Passing this on because it's TRUE!!!!
GOTTA LOVE OUR DOGS!!!!
Your dog gets absolutely nothing out of being competitive for you. Not a darn thing. Of course dogs are bred for specific jobs, or they’re bred to be athletic to a certain degree.
They have no idea how much money is added to the pot. They have no idea that this is a qualifier. They have no idea that this is the World.
And DESPITE us... DESPITE our nerves, our flaws, our incorrect cues, our huge emotions, they get the job done to their very best ability. Even when we fail them by letting our emotions get in the way, they come back and they try again. For US. Let that sink in. If only we could all be so understanding.
To think of an animal that is forgiving and flexible enough to put up with the repetition of practice, the intense nerves of the handler, the stress of hauling and they will still meet you at the end of their lead ready to go is MIND BLOWING.
If you haven’t done so lately. Thank your dog
If you’re successful, thank the dogs that put you there and made you. Thank the dogs that gave everything they had for you simply because you ASKED them to.
If you’re still on the journey to success, thank the dogs that made you fall in love with your sport and who have helped give you the confidence to want to learn more and be better.
We can never stop learning as dog men and dog women, and by continuing our education. Every dog in our future will be better off.
Next time you head to a show, or trial, leave your ego at the door and thank your dog!"
If you like this, Copy, paste on your page to share with a photo of your dog.

What's next Mom?
07/25/2020

What's next Mom?

Sally doing stand stay with distancing
07/25/2020

Sally doing stand stay with distancing

Sit stay/ stand stay. With some distancing
07/25/2020

Sit stay/ stand stay. With some distancing

They finally cut the field! Varmin hunting time!
07/23/2020

They finally cut the field! Varmin hunting time!

Who wants to go to the park?...
07/23/2020

Who wants to go to the park?...

Live from the peanut gallery... Am. Destiny's Mustang Sally...
07/17/2020

Live from the peanut gallery... Am. Destiny's Mustang Sally...

His majesty " the king"... GCH CH Am. Made's Twilight's last Gleaming, aka, Gibbs
07/17/2020

His majesty " the king"... GCH CH Am. Made's Twilight's last Gleaming, aka, Gibbs

Father and daughter...the dynamic duo
07/17/2020

Father and daughter...the dynamic duo

07/09/2020
3 hours of grooming later...
07/05/2020

3 hours of grooming later...

Stand /stay...needs a little work😉
07/04/2020

Stand /stay...needs a little work😉

Plotz stay!
07/04/2020

Plotz stay!

Sit stay!
07/04/2020

Sit stay!

Happy 4th of July!!
07/02/2020

Happy 4th of July!!

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17 years ago, I fell in love with my first Standard Schnauzer. I made the journey to Canada and met with Dinsdale Standard Schnauzers and brought home my little bundle of joy, "Tink". At that point in time, we had a large horse farm and family, and wanted a dog that fit in well on the farm and would be a good watch dog and family pet. She fit the bill perfectly. Tink taught me what these German farm dogs were bred for. Although she had no formal training as far as hunting and herding were concerned, she taught me that Standard Schnauzers were bred with the instinct to kill vermin and be a general helpful farm hand. She could herd the cattle, hunt and kill mice and rats and watch over my kids. Tink was one of a kind, and proved to be the smartest dog that I ever shared space with. In 2010, after I became an empty nester, the kids were all off on their own, I began my journey to find another Standard Schnauzer bitch that I could show. My goal was to find a great dog that I could show, title, health test and eventually breed and start my own kennel. I very much liked the Charisma bred dogs and planned on obtaining a dog from Blackhawk kennels in California. I was on a waiting list for over a year, however the bitch was having some problems with breeding and Paul and Rhonda suggested that I contact Joyce Mullan from Castlewood as they had the full sister to the female that I wanted a pup from. Joyce had a bitch named Blackhawk Brie, who was bred to the Westminster winner, Shalimars Golden Ticket. After speaking with Joyce several times and developing a relationship with her, I decided to take one of her puppies, Castlewoods Morrigan Le Fay. Morrigan was my first show girl and this would be my first time learning to show a dog and learning how to groom one for the show ring. I took handling classes, went to seminars, found other schnauzer people and paid to learn how to groom for show. My labor of love had begun. We made our fair share of mistakes, but each time we entered the ring, it did not matter if we won the class or not, I made Morrigan think that we had won best in show. She LOVED the ring! Unfortunately, it seemed that competition in Florida, was few and far between. I learned a great deal about showmanship, politics, and geography! Unfortunately we did not earn our championship, she got some points, and a ton of reserves but I had to make a decision, because dog shows are not free. In my travels, a friend and mentor and Standard Breeder, handler and groomer, contacted me and told me about a male in NY that would cross well with Morrigan, and that I should buy him, finish him and breed him to Morrigan. He put me in contact with the breeder, and we drove up to NY and met them at a dog show. When I met Gibbs, it was love at first sight, for both Morrigan and myself! Gibbs was supposed to be my husbands dog, but Gibbs totally took to me. I went on to finish his championship and his grand championship. I had never been more proud! I completed all of their health testing, and when the time was right, bred my first litter. That was the Halloween litter, which was dubbed, the naughty nine. What a great group of puppies! It did not take me long to place all these guys, and I learned a ton. I had purchased a lovely girl by the name of Dream, that I had imported from Croatia. My plan was to add her to my breeding program. As luck would have it however, when I bred my second litter, I found myself going through some new life challenges. Sometimes life throw you a curve ball! I found myself going through an ugly divorce. I had to fight for my dogs, but I got them. Incidentally that was all that I got, and there were terms with that. When the puppies were old enough to travel, I headed back to my roots in NY. At this time, I found out that several puppies from Dreams litter had questionable hip results. I was crushed! But, I had to make the decision this was not something that I wanted to risk adding to my breeding program. Dream was placed in a pet home. Needless to say, I imported one more from Europe and although gorgeous, she did not make size. I learned at that point about ethics and standing behind what you produce.

Morrigan went on to have two more litters. I planned on keeping 2 girls from the third litter, but a veteran very much wanted one of the girls for a therapy dog. Needless to say, I shipped her to Florida and she became a certified therapy dog for this veteran, for which I am most proud! That is better than any grand championship! The last litter, the rock and roll litter, was a true delight. I quickly fell in love with a little girl, that I named, Mustang Sally. She became my pick to keep. Morrigan was spayed, and circumstances stipulated that it would only be right that should a proper home come up I would place Morrigan, and one of the other girls , Sig. With my work schedule, I did not feel it fair to have a bunch of dogs, because in reality, there is only one of me and so much of that can be spread too thin. An angel must have been watching over me, because, I found two wonderful homes for Sig and Morrigan. I will always love Morrigan. She will always be the foundation from where this journey began. She resides in NJ with her pets, John and Peter who adore her. They are her servants. She has been very active in the schnauzer club down there and has been racking up titles at the other end of her name. She will always have a special place in my heart.

Right now, My plans are to start a new journey with Am. Destiny’s Mustang Sally. She is my home bred girl. I still have her dad, Gibbs, and he will make sure that she stays in line! Eventually, should health testing all clear, and Sally can be titled, I will think about doing another litter.

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Would you please help me to find a schnauzer. Had him 15years and he passed. '
hello when is your next litter
Ruger completed puppy essentials class and he proudly wears his blue ribbon! That’s my boy!
Gracie is finally home and she is exhausted! The last 3 days have taken a toll on her as it has on us.
We met Margaret and her wonderful schnauzer crew this summer and we fell in love with her dogs. Gibbs is such a gorgeous sweetheart with a gentle personality and a loving look in his eyes. He stole my heart. Morgan is a beautiful girl who has a great motherly instinct. We can't wait to meet our new little boy produced by two wonderful schnauzers!
True blessing to have this beautiful girl. This smart awesome spirited girl has blended in well with our family. Its been about a month now and without any formal training yet she has picked up in our daily routines. Still a little shy sometimes but has won our ❤.
This is our Gracie in her new couch!
My Mozart, one of Judy's babies. Just finished grooming him with the Coat King. Great pup, amazing personality and very, very intelligent.
We have a ss who needs a playmate
A quick pic of "dirt on my boots" also known as Panzer! He brightens our day every day!!
Rammer with her first haircut!!