Kennel Club schnauzer puppiesWelcome to Trystheart Miniature Schnauzers.

We are the most northerly Assured Miniature Schnauzer Breeder in the UK.

Orkney is easily accessable from the mainland of Scotland by Ferry from Scrabster. Which in turn is a 2½ hour drive from Inverness.

We have been breeding Miniature Schnauzers since 2009 and have been Assured Breeders since 2013

The Assured Breeder scheme is run by the UK Kennel Club to set a standard in puppy breeding and to assure buyers that we are doing everything we possibly can to give you a healthy, happy and well socialized pup and to help with stamping out puppy farming.

We pride ourselves on home rearing and socialising pups from an early stage. Our pups are handled daily from day 1 and start to meet folks from week 4.

Miniature Schnauzers are often described as non-shedding dogs, and while this is not entirely true, their shedding is minimal and generally unnoticeable. They are characterized by a rectangular head with bushy beard, moustache and eyebrows; teeth that meet in a “scissor bite”; oval and dark coloured eyes; and v-shaped, natural forward-folding ears. Their tails are naturally thin and short They will also have very straight, Schnauzer puppies rigid front legs, and feet that are short and round (so-called “cat feet”) with thick, black pads.

The first recorded Miniature Schnauzer appeared in 1888. The Miniature Schnauzer was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1948 and originally also grouped the breed as a terrier. The United Kennel Club now lists the Miniature Schnauzer in the Utility group for shows run under the UK Kennel Club rules such as Crufts.

We pride ourselves on home rearing and socialising pups from an early stage. Our pups are handled daily from day 1 and start to meet folks from week 4.

But most of all they are loved.

Our kennel name ‘Trystheart’ means a Secret meeting of Hearts. Each one of our pups lives in a special secret place in our hearts.

Take a tour round our site and meet Clan Schnauzer and some of the pups.