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Learn to groom your Miniature Schnauzer the correct way!!        

Miniature Schnauzer grooming video

A grooming DVD for your Miniature Schnauzer pet!  75 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 Schnauzer Club.  Click link below for more information and ordering, and see customer comments. 

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Reviewed by Video Librarian and given a three star rating and "Recommended" status!

Click here for Grooming Video Information and Ordering

 From 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. "

We are also a distributor of a premium raw food diet for dogs.

Click 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.



Legacy's Mini-Videos     (Click here to see our video archive)

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.

Click on one of the four videos below - a new YouTube tab will open.  Content suggestions may be sent to us at mack@legacyms.com.

Snowday video

Snowday!!  We 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.  Amazing.
showdogs play

Showdogs at Play  These two show dogs (Miniature Schnauzers) are half brother and half sister, both almost one year old, who 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.
Waterfollies

The 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!
puppy birth

Birth of a Puppy!  A new puppy (girl) is born, gets cleaned up and dried, and then takes her place at the milk table with her slightly older two brothers.  Rubbing and drying the puppies helps give them a kick-start on life, and suctioning clears any mucous/fluid so they can immediately start suckling.



Classy
New American Champion Legacy's Touch Of Class ("Classy")
Classy, CH Legacy's Touch Of Class (CH Tomar's Captain Kirk X Bravo's Clear Days Ahead At Legacy), finishes her championship as a one year old puppy.  She had four major wins and just needed a single point at this show in Puyallup, WA.  She has the most endearing personality and is a shoe-in to become a permanent member of the Legacy household.  That is to say, she has us wrapped around her little paw and knows it.  Her antics are a constant source of entertainment. She is one girl whose future puppies we will be anxious to see.


Lola-Schnauzapalooza
American Grand Champion Legacy's Pohl Dancer of Tomar ("Lola")

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 representative.


Louie    Louie 2
American Grand Champion Legacy's It's In The Bag ("Louie")
Ten 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 (PDF).


Rocky - MSCCRocky Portland win
American Grand Champion/Canadian Champion Legacy's Rock Around The Clock, "Rocky"  

Multi-Best-In-Specialty-Show 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 (PDF)


Robin - Portland
American/Australian Champion: CH Legacy's Rockin' Robin
Best In Specialty Show American champion/Best In Show Australian champion CH Legacy's Rockin' Robin is shown here at the home of Portland, OR friends.  "Robin" has moved to Australia, added an Australian championship  to go with his American title, and is producing nice dogs for the Aussies..  Click here to see more Robin pictures.  See Pedigree (PDF).


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Top Producing Dam (tie) in the US for 2005:  CH Carmel Foxy Roxy At Legacy

"Roxy" had three daughters finish their championships in 2005, for a total of six champions produced.  And now, with daughter CH Legacy's Dance-Dance-Dance (Tango) finishing in April, 2006, she has produced a total of seven champions! 


Puppies 10-08

This 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.


miniature schnauzer magazineWelcome to Legacy Miniature Schnauzers! We're coming to you from Pasco, in the southeast part of Washington State, USA, where the Snake and Columbia Rivers merge.

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 arrangement.

We've bred and shown dogs in AKC conformation and obedience events for some twenty five 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.
Mack and Patty Ledgerwood
Legacy Miniature Schnauzers
2813 N Road 92
Pasco, WA 99301-1577
(509) 544-9350

Email comments or questions to:

Mack  or  Patty

     


    

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American Miniature Schnauzer Club
Richland (WA) Kennel Club
Schnauzer Club of Victoria (Australia)


Christmas '12
Christmas, 2014, with showdogs (l-r) Frankie (girl) and Bazinga (boy).

     
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