to groom your Miniature Schnauzer the correct way!!
grooming DVD for your Miniature Schnauzer pet!
minutes of grooming instruction presented by top-winning show
groomer and Miniature Schnauzer breeder Patty Ledgerwood.
Professional videography by LightCurve,
LLC features beautiful close-up shots and a menu-driven
DVD format. Grooming
instruction is presented according to the standard defined by the
American Kennel Club's national
breed club, the American Miniature
link below for more information and ordering, and see customer
by Video Librarian
and given a three star rating and "Recommended" status!
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Video Librarian: "Of
course you'd really have to love dogs to be a groomer, but when
Patty Ledgerwood, a breeder of Miniature Schnauzers, discusses
"how to press the anal glands" - with the helpful
reminder to move your head in order to avoid some of the oozing -
the weaker-kneed pet owners might gladly decide to opt for
professional care. This straightforward how-to begins with a look
at the equipment needed - Ledgerwood touts name-brand preferences,
which may be helpful for getting novices started - followed by
demonstrations of shampooing and drying, clipping, grooming the
ears (cropped and natural), cutting the hair between the paw pads,
working with the groin area on a male dog, scissoring, "fine
tuning the groom," and caring for nails and teeth. She
thankfully doesn't include information on how to color pet hair (a
service advertised by a local groomer) or paint the dog's nails,
and obviously much of the information here could be adapted for
use on other breeds. Personally, however, I think I'll stick to
self-cleaning pets: cats are a lot less maintenance. Recommended."
are also a distributor of a premium raw food diet for dogs.
here to visit Legacy's web page on the raw food diet.
Some of the results we have
noticed from our anecdotal experience are: a happier dog
with more energy, better coats, more muscle, great appetites,
healthier skin, smaller and more firm stools and easier whelping
by pregnant bitches. In addition to the raw commercial product, we
feed raw chicken wings or turkey/duck necks several times a week
and our dogs have no tartar buildup on their teeth, and the teeth
are pearly white.
(Click here to see our
We will be adding these short feature videos
from time to time, on a variety of subjects. Some will be
about puppies, some will be educational and some will be just for
fun. Four current videos are slotted for the webpage, with
an archive to past videos. To peruse the archive, click the
archive link above.
on one of the four videos below - a new YouTube tab will open.
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had four new inches of snow and the dogs LOVE to play in the
snow. These are our pet dog Mikey (1 1/2 years old) and
four show prospect puppies at six months age. Makes you
wish, for the moment, you could be one of them and take part in
the fun. In the first part, Mikey caught the scent of his
favorite bone, turns around, digs in the snow and finds it.
two show dogs (Miniature Schnauzers) love each other's company
and spend most of their days playing like this. A boarding dog
tries to join the fun, with no luck.
Water Follies You
say Schnauzers don't like water? Nobody ever told these guys
that. It's 80 degrees on a perfect June day, 2011, and Patty
was hosing down the patio when her hose water was attacked by a
band of Mini Schnauzers who were on the prowl for mischief.
Watch how fast some of them can bite at that water creature!
set up this extended playpen/obstacle course for the puppies.
It introduces them to a plethora of sights, sounds, textures,
scents and obstacles to help build their confidence for
anything they might encounter in their lives. They like
it so well they could probably spend all day in it. At
other times, they're loose in our big backyard developing their
some of our Showdogs!
littermate puppies finish Championships at Rose City Classic,
Portland, OR, January, 2018!
male champion CH Legacy's Here Comes The Son (Sonny)
started his show career Sept. 29, 2017 as a 7 month old puppy
and promptly won his required two majors in his first two
shows! He then won a 5-point major at the Portland Miniature
Schnauzer Club Specialty to finish his championship. He's bred
from sire GCH Sparx Sun Worshipper and dam CH Legacy's I Did It
My Wei. See Pedigree (PDF)
female champion CH Legacy's Pop Star (Poppy)
had 6 points coming to Portland and won a 5-point and a 4-point
major to finish her championship at the Rose City Classic. She
is a littermate of Sonny. Poppy is the 2nd natural-eared
champion we've had and, at 11 months age, is a compact, robust
girl we hope will produce well.
two girls recently finished their championships
Legacy's Pohlcat (Kitty) finishes her AKC championship at the
Spokane, WA shows in May, 2016. She is another daughter (with
Ellie) from our Silver GCH Legacy's Pohl Dancer Of Tomar.
girl CH Legacy's Limited Edition (Ellie) finishes her AKC
championship at Portland, OR in January, 2017. Ellie's parents
are a couple of top-winning dogs, Silver GCH Regency's
Playmaker X Silver GCH Legacy's Pohl Dancer Of Tomar. We look
forward to some nice showdogs from her.
new first for Legacy: two dogs finish their AKC championships
on the same day, both at just over one year old! Umpqua Kennel
Club, 11/13/14, Roseburg, OR, selected as Winners Dog and
male champion Legacy's Bazinga (Bazinga)
wins a Terrier Group Second from the classes in September,
2014. He has gone Best of Breed over some Best In Show dogs and
still has some growing to do. Bazinga had three major wins in
his quest. He is out of GCHT omar's Captain Kirk X CH Legacy's
female champion Legacy's I Did It My Wei (Frankie)
finished her championship with four major wins and finished on
the same day as Bazinga. The two dogs love each other's company
and play together constantly. They each have personality plus
and can be seen in the video above, titled "Showdogs At
and Travis – from a few years back!
Grand Champion Legacy's Pohl Dancer of Tomar ("Lola")
is shown winning Best Of Opposite Sex at probably the largest
Miniature Schnauzer show ever in the US, with some 160
Miniature Schnauzer showdogs entered, at the Purina Farms Event
Center outside St. Louis, MO, May 9-12, 2013. This was
the American Miniature Schnauzer Club's (AMSC) 2013
"Schnauzapalooza" event for its National Specialty
show. From left to right are Judge Clay Coady, Patty,
AMSC President John Constantine and a Purina Farms
CH Legacy's Time Traveler ("Travis")
the Albany, OR shows, Travis finishes his AKC championship at
13 months age under Judge Linda Wells, with four major wins in
only his 11th show. He is already producing some nice
puppies with wonderful conformation and outgoing temperments.
See pedigree (PDF)
a special boy: Louie
Champion Legacy's It's In The Bag ("Louie")
month old puppy "Louie" is shown at left winning Best
of Winners for a 5-point major at the Centennial State
Miniature Schnauzer Specialty show in Denver, June 3, 2011, to
finish his AKC championship in only one month, entered in five
shows (all major shows), winning four of them. The four
wins were three 4-point and one 5-point majors. Louie is
shown at right winning one of the three 4-point major wins at
the Beehive Cluster in Salt Lake City. It was Louie's
first competitive event and he was Best of Winners in three of
the four shows while proving he's a natural in the ring.
He finished his Grand Champion title in February, 2012.
Louie was sired by CH Tomar's The Fix Is In ("Bookie")
and his dam is Legacy's Charisma ("Chrissy").
He is a wonderful dog around the house and just wants to play
all the time. See Pedigree
another special boy, Rocky
Champion/Canadian Champion Legacy's Rock Around The Clock,
winner AM./CAN. CH Legacy's Rock Around The Clock (CH Legacy's
Rockin' Robin X CH Legacy's Stand By Me), "Rocky", spent
not quite two months in Canada and in that short time
became the number three miniature schnauzer, and number
twenty terrier. He finished his Canadian championship in
very fast order. He had a very positive response from the
judges and breeders, who were impressed with his correct
movement, conformation, breed type, and temperament. He
is shown in the picture to the left winning Best In Specialty
at the Miniature Schnauzer Club of Canada's National Specialty.
To the right he is shown winning the Portland (OR)
Miniature Schnauzer Club Specialty show in Jan., 2011 and
completing the requirements for an AKC Grand Champion.
Not too bad for a young boy just starting out his show career.
Rocky was handled in Canada by his good friend Connie
Krohn. He is an outstanding two-year old boy whom we hope
will contribute to the improvement of the breed. And he
has a few litters on the ground which look very promising and
more litters coming up. See Pedigree
is our annual "puppy picture", taken by Vavra
Photography of Gates, OR. These puppies are from two
different litters, all sired by Robin, who is shown
above. They are a rambunctious four months old and are
usually bouncing off the walls. Yes, it was very hard
to get them posed like this, but Jerry and Marty Vavra
are great at what they do.
Welcome to Legacy Miniature Schnauzers!
We're coming to you from Pasco, in the southeast part of
Washington State, USA, where the Snake and Columbia
We wanted to provide a useful,
informative and entertaining site for people who view
dogs as companions. Our particular breed is Miniature
Schnauzers, but all dogs are special in ways each of us
can appreciate. I'm reminded of an old quote: "To each
dog, his master is Napoleon; hence, the popularity of
dogs". That, after a fashion, sums up the undying
devotion and friendship a good dog can provide, in
return for your care and hospitality. In addition to the
dogs, we've always had a cat or two around, and all pets
get along great, in a sort of mutually respectful
We've bred and shown dogs in
AKC conformation and obedience events for some 37 years.
Over time, one comes to understand the very unique and
unparalleled nature of the canine/human connection. But
you never cease to wonder, on occasion, at the sometimes
inexplicable displays of communication these fuzzy
little creatures can show us.
This site will always strive
to provide worthwhile information, intended to advance
the welfare of all dogs. We can never, however, compete
with some of the special links that are provided (see
Links). Your comments and advice are always welcome, and
we hope you leave here with something of value.
and Patty Ledgerwood
Legacy Miniature Schnauzers
2813 N Road 92
Pasco, WA 99301-1577
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