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Why Not White?

Germany is the country of origin of the Miniature Schnauzer breed. The Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) abides by the breed standards set forth by the countries of breed origins. The following German breed standard is the recognized standard worldwide by which the Miniature Schnauzer is to be judged.

Although the AKC and CKC are recognized worldwide, ironically, the American Miniature Schnauzer Club and the Canadian Miniature Schnauzer Clubs in North America decided to establish their own criteria for judging the Miniature Schnauzer which does not recognize the White Miniature Schnauzer.

Sadly, the American and Canadian Miniature Schnauzer clubs believe their standards are better than the standard set forth by Germany's Pinscher Schnauzer Klub (PSK), the original parent breed club, which includes the White Miniature Schnauzer as an acceptable color.

Rice's Miniature Schnauzers believes in breeding our Miniature Schnauzers in accordance with the German (FCI accepted) breed standard. It is our hope that by educating others in North America about the White Miniature Schnauzer that someday the American and Canadian Miniature Schnauzer clubs will also embrace the German breed standards currently recognized throughout the rest of the world, now including Great Britain's KENNEL CLUB.