Welcome to Seneca Standard Schnauzers. I am Kellae Fischer and my dogs and I live in Fort Mojave, Arizona. I had my first Standard Schnauzer experience as a child. My brother was allergic to dogs and his allergist said we could have a poodle or a schnauzer. We begged for a dog and my parents bought us our first Standard Schnauzer. We named him AM/MEX CH Seagoing Blue Tobias, CD. Toby was purchased as a pet, but we had friends that were showing their Kerry Blue Terrier, so we gave showing a try. A few fun matches later and our family was hooked. Not too long after Toby, AM/MEX CH Karolaís Seawind Knickers came into the picture. Nikki was our first show dog. Both of these dogs ultimately finished their championships. Nikki, after finishing her championship, was bred and produced a litter of 9 healthy puppies. We kept a female, CH Seawindís Grey Flame, and a male, Seawindís Salty Buccaneer. Not too long after these 2 started their show careers, my dad was transferred to Hawaii, which at the time, had only 4 shows a year. Upon returning to the mainland, we did not continue to show. However, in the intervening years, my mother always had at least one Standard Schnauzer. In 1998, she purchased her first show dog in years. Von Stockerís Sweet Caroline was shown and finished her championship and was eventually bred. She produced a litter of 4, which is where I got my foundation bitch, CH Auraís Golden Topaz.
Topaz came to me in January 2002. I had agreed to show her, so the training and grooming began. At the time, I lived in Idaho and there was no one nearby to help me, so I learned to groom by looking at pictures of dogs whose appearance I liked. Slowly, I got the hang of it, and Topaz and I began attending shows. Due to the limited shows available and the distance necessary to attend these shows, it took a while, but Topaz finished her championship.
I had always wanted to have a litter of puppies, so after a long selection process, I chose a stud and Topaz had her first puppies. On January 7, 2005, she had 6 healthy puppies. Three of these puppies went on to finish their championships and are great companions. Eager to repeat this success, I bred her again. On December 4, 2005, she presented me with 11, yes 11, puppies. These puppies have just begun their show careers, but 3 have finished their championships at less than 1 year of age, and others are well on their way to achieving success in the show ring.
Iím really glad that you found my website. I hope you enjoy looking at my dogs. Be sure to check back often for updates. I am always happy to talk to people about my dogs and the breed in general, so if you are inclined, feel free to contact me.