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.
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
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.