Hello and welcome to Schnauzer Tiny Treasures. My babies are currently in the US
and will be headed over to Australia in late January. I am so awaiting their arrival,
as I can hardly wait to meet them in person and get to know each one personally.
My babies are either chocolate or parti color and are teacup and toy size. These
colors and sizes are new to our country as we only have the traditional sizes and
colors at the current time. I have gone to great lengths and expense to bring the
joy of Tiny Schnauzers to Australia so once they are old enough I plan to breed
and produce these colors and sizes for everyone in our country to enjoy too.
All puppies will be spayed or neutered before going to their new homes. All
breeding dogs are registered with the American Kennel Club.
Dogs are proudly registered with the American Kennel Club.
TOYS AND TEACUPS
CHOCOLATE TAN AND PARTI COLOURED
SCHNAUZER TINY TREASURES Strongly Supports the Australian
RSPCA in the Push for breeder to sell their puppies into loving pet homes
where they can be spayed & neutered, socialized, trained, and living life
as an inside member of the family!
What is Spaying? A surgery to remove the ovaries & uterus on female
What is Neutering? A surgery to remove the testicles on male animals.
What Does "Unaltered" & "Intact" Mean? The animal is NOT spayed or
Did You Know That Spaying & Neutering Has Amazing Benefits!
Prolonging Life Expectancy
Many people believe that female dogs make better pets... female preference seems to be ingrained in these people.
Most calls for pet dogs have people wanting a "sweet girl". They don't think females display alpha behaviors like
marking and/or humping. They believe that they are more docile and attentive and do not participate in fighting over
dominance. Well, this is not true and they don't call them bitch for nothing!
In the dog pack makeup, females usually rule the roost, determine pecking order, and who compete to maintain or
alter that order.
The females are, as a result, more independent, stubborn and territorial than their male counterparts. The females are
much more intent upon exercising their dominance by participating in alpha behaviors such as humping.
There is a reason people utilize the technical dog term of "bitch" in a negative way and it refers directly to the
behaviors exhibited by females of the dog world. Most fights will usually break out between two females.
Males on the other hand, are usually more affectionate, exuberant, attentive and more demanding of attention. They
are very attached to their people. They also tend to be more steadfast, reliable and less moody.
They are more outgoing, more accepting of other pets and take to children quicker.
Most boys are easily motivated by food (how true!) and praise and so eager to please that training is a breeze.
However, males can be more easily distracted during training, as males like to play often. And no matter what age, he
is more likely to act silly and more puppy like, always wanting to play games.
Boys are fun loving until the day they die. Females tend to be more reserved or dignified as they age. Witness the
human equivalent of the twinkling eyed grandpa still playing catch at age 70, while grandma quietly observes from the
*Written by a Canine Behavioral Expert*
QUALITY ISN'T EXPENSIVE .......... IT'S PRICELESS !!!
|"WE SHIP AROUND AUSTRALIA"
The “Teacup” and “Toy” Schnauzer are registered as a Miniature Schnauzer by AKC, because they are currently not
accepted as part of the “standard” or requirements for show of the Miniature Schnauzer. Their tiny size is considered
a fault by the American Miniature Schnauzer Club. That just means they don’t meet the qualifications for show (12 to
14 inches tall).
You may ask, “Where did the ”Teacup” and ”Toy” Schnauzer come from?” The early Schnauzer was the Standard
Schnauzer. These dogs generally ranged in size between 30 and 50 pounds.
Because they were slightly too large to do the job that they were bred for, which was seeking out and killing rats,
breeders set out to accomplish breeding down the size. They did this by introducing toy size breeds to make a
“Miniature” Schnauzer. The introductions of new breeds occurred in the 1850's. Some of the known breeds used
were: the Affenpincher, the Dutch Poodle, the Fox Terrier, and possibly the Pomeranian.
Colors such as Liver, Liver and Tan, Parti colors, Black and Silver, and White came from the introduction of these
breeds into the Standard Schnauzer.
This smaller version of the Standard Schnauzer became the Miniature Schnauzer, recognized as its own breed. By
breeding smaller to smaller, the Miniature Schnauzer has continually become smaller and smaller and thus the “Toy”
Schnauzer and “Teacup” Schnauzer emerges. (References: The Complete Miniature Schnauzer by Anne Paramoure
Eskrigge and Miniature Schnauzers Today by Peter Newman)
A note to those of you looking for a “Teacup” Schnauzer puppy. A Teacup Schnauzer cannot fit into a teacup.
Usually by the time they are 3 weeks old or sooner, they are hanging out of a teacup.
There is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY anyone can know if a puppy will be a Teacup or not. Teacup puppies mature at
approximately 3 to 6 pounds when grown at 7 months old. The smallest teacup (3 lbs) cannot fit in a teacup. Teacups
ARE NOT 7 or 8 pounds at maturity.
Teacup puppies do not come out of Champion dogs. It has taken many years to breed down the size of the Miniature
Schnauzer. A Champion Schnauzer weighs between 14 and 18 pounds in most cases. They have to stand 12 to 14
inches tall (AMSC and AKC requirement for show). If they were to have a tiny puppy, the chances are it would be a
runt. Runts are unhealthy puppies. They are not tiny because of genetics. They are tiny because of a birth defect.
BUYERS BEWARE of the breeder that brags about Champion blood lines in their Teacup puppies. The puppies have
to be Teacup when they are mature. A Miniature Schnauzer in the Toy or Teacup size can throw Toy and Miniature
size puppies in every litter.
Sometimes the whole litter will be miniatures. In the book, “Meisen Breeding Manual” by Hilda Meisenzahl, the gene
that carries the small characteristic is a recessive gene. That means that it will not become a dominant trait in a puppy
unless it is combined with the same recessive gene from the other breeding mate. Tiny sizes are more rare than the
larger sizes, even in toy breedings. The large gene is dominant. There is only a 20% chance there will be a teacup
puppy born in any planned litter. Breeders are being deceitful if they are claiming to know the mature size of a puppy
right after they are born. We can’t ever know if a newborn or even a puppy under 3 weeks of age is going to be a
teacup or not.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT OF MY SCHNAUZER?
. Mini Schnauzers are happy in an Apartment, a Property or anything in between. You will need to include them to keep
. They are very intelligent and are great with children and the elderly and are easily trained.
. The Mini Schnauzer does not shed its coat and is hypoallergenic. They do however require regular grooming in exchange
for these attributes.
. Mini Schnauzers tend not to wander from their home.
. The breed is generally docile but has a great natural protective instinct. They make great watchdogs.
. Unlike other terrier breeds, the Mini Schnauzer does not like to dig.
We look forward to accomplishing our aim, which is of course, to spread the joy that a Toy or Teacup Mini Schnauzer brings, which is
what many breeders say about their experience with their first puppy and their reason for breeding.
I would like to thank the following people for their co operation and assistance: James and Diana from 'International Pet Transportation,
Inc', who had our 6 dogs delivered without incident and breeders Jamie from Royal Schnauzers, Renee from Panhandle Schnauzers,
Rhonda Falls from Toyland Express, Barbara Prado from Starstruck Schnauzers and now Amy from Blairs Toy Schnauzers for
entrusting me with their precious furry babies.
I would like to invite you to go online and have a good look at these amazing little ones on Youtube and other USA websites. You will
be pleasantly surprised.
" Royal Toy Schnauzers Australia"
NOW BEING BRED ON A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE ENVIRONMENT WITH A SEASIDE ASPECT IN SOUTH
BREEDER: OURS IS REGISTERED, LICENSED AND EXPERIENCED IN TOY BREED DOGS
PUPPIES ARE VIEWED IN PERTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA WHERE THEY EXIT FROM PERTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA
BECAUSE THESE DELIGHTFUL TINY SCHNAUZERS ARE UNIQUE ONLY TO US IN AUSTRALIA, WE SHIP AROUND
OUR BREEDING STOCK ARE ALL REGISTERED AND PEDIGREED WITH THE "AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB" AKC -
PLEASE CHECK EACH OF THE BREEDING CREW'S PEDIGREE PAPERS ON THIS WEBSITE.
UNFORTUNATELY WE CANNOT REGISTER HERE IN AUSTRALIA BECAUSE OF THE COLOURS WE HAVE CHOSEN
TO IMPORT FROM THE VARIOUS STATES OF THE USA WHERE THEY ARE RECOGNISED AS PEDIGREE
Our aim is to share with you, the SMALLER Miniature Schnauzer of VARIOUS COLOURS.
My favourite is the chocolate of course.
Our dogs are bred as companion dogs rather than for show.
They are first and foremost HEALTHY, NON SHED, HYPO ALLERGENIC and LOYAL PETS/COMPANION DOGS.
IF YOU DOUBT THE VALIDITY OF WHAT WE TELL YOU ABOUT THE COLOUR, you can look up the phone number or
email address of the AKC and contact them.
They have a website and are an enormous and internationally respected, leading canine organisation.
I've always loved the Miniature Schnauzer but having found the breed size impractical for me. I began to search for a tiny Mini
and to my delight I found the Intriging just perfect Toy and Teacup Schnauzer.
I first saw the Toy and Teacup Mini Schnauzer on the beautiful website of a breeder in Texas. It was love at first sight, especially
given that they came in so many different colours and coat types/quality. My favourite colour at the time was the chocolate/liver
and my preferred coat type was and still is the very thick soft silky coat.
Breeders post the cutest videos of their litters on Youtube so I followed these little treasures there, amused by their antics while
admiring their energy, beauty and affectionate nature.
After doing much research and undeterred by the rigorous requirements set by Australian Quarantine which also put the cost of
each dog at approx $10,000.00+, I approached many breeders, none of whom were prepared to endure the requirements of
holding a puppy for 5-6 additional months while having to attend several visits to the vet to prepare puppies for entry into
In my plight to acquire one of these beautiful little creatures, I met some wonderful breeders and some who made my experience
I was just looking for one or two puppies for my own enjoyment, knowing I would be paying approximately $20,000.00 for the
Eventually after much searching, disappointment and many thousands of dollars down, I approached the breeder from Toyland
Express. Rhonda took care of 6 puppies for me and waved them goodbye as they left on their big adventure to Australia in
February 2012. It was Rhonda who gave me the idea of getting a breeding pair in order to get my own puppy as the puppies I
had chosen would be adult by the time they arrived.
How I ended up with six and not just the two I required for my purposes is another story, too long to tell here. It was a
misadventure one that I don't regret now.
On their arrival to Australia, the dogs were whisked off to Quarantine for 30 days. They were loved, spoiled and admired by the
staff at AQIS/DAFF. On their release it was time to go and meet their real Mum NOW DONNA, who will very competently and
lovingly be doing the breeding as I don't have the physical space or the knowledge to breed them. Donna is Experienced,
Registered and Licensed and an avid lover of animals. She is experienced with toy and smaller dog breeds since she has always
bred Toy Poodles and is a longstanding established breeder.
A long chat to her vet, served as further reassurance to have her breeding our precious Toy and Teacup Schnauzer Babies.
Now we have our first puppies; only two little Chocolate boys, but they are absolutely striking!
Our 'Breeding Crew' are all with Full AKC Registration and their Pedigrees are posted on the website for all to see. Our puppies
cannot be registered in Australia because their colours are not those accepted by the Schnauzer body in Australia.
We will have White, White Chocolate, Chocolate/Liver, Black and Silver Parti, Chocolate Merle, Blue Merle, Liver/Tan, Platinum
and increasing the colours as we go.
We will be breeding home raised puppies for good Temperament, Health and Beautiful Coats. We will always remain a small
outfit for two reasons; one being that we will not be 'Line Breeding" or "Inbreeding" and our breeding crew would have to be
imported from the USA which is very expensive and also because we want to know all our puppies.
We still have arriving to join our breeding crew:
Tansy - Platinum - Female, Lauren - Chocolate - Female, Ralph, Chocolate - Male
Sammy - Chocolate Merle - Female, Bessie - Chocolate Parti - Female, Bayleigh - Dark Chocolate - Tiny Male, Gabi - Black and
Silver Parti - Female and Blaze - Black and Silver - Tiny Tiny Male
Our Aim is to share the pleasure of the Miniature Schnauzer Toy and Teacup with other Australians and Our Philosophy to
provide healthy, socialised, well bred Toy and Teacup
Puppies will be offered to Pet Homes Only and will be pre spoiled and de sexed.
There will be no exceptions made so please don't ask. Breeders we don't mean to offend.
They will be re homed at between 9 weeks and 3 - 4 months according to their size. It is best to defer re homing until the tiny
puppy is ready to avoid health problems.
Puppies will be priced according to the following criteria: colour, coat and size. Prices will be on Asking.
So here we are!