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2012: TOP STUD IN BREED, JOINT 6TH TOP STUD IN THE UTILITY GROUP

2011: NUMBER 2 TOP STUD IN THE UTILITY GROUP, TOP STUD IN BREED

2010: TOP DOG, TOP STUD IN BREED

2009: TOP DOG (and 5th in the Utility Group), TOP BROOD, TOP SIRE

Zakmayo Miniature Schnauzers are a mother and daughter team consisting of Viv and Kirsty Sanders.

After many years of showing and breeding Dobermans, whilst at a dog show the Miniature Schnauzer caught our eye - and this started a fascination with these small friendly dogs. Since then we have strived to produce and show top quality specimens of a breed we love.

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During this time we have had considerable success producing many champions in both the UK and Ireland. We have gained (on numerous occasions) Top Miniature Schnauzer, Top Miniature Schnauzer Dog, Top Miniature Schnauzer Bitch, Top Miniature Schnauzer Brood Bitch and have won both the Dog CC, the Bitch CC and Best Puppy at Crufts, with both Best of Breed and Best Opposite Sex.

In the last few years our winning was taken to another level, when our imported dog from America (Sizzle) won several Utility Groups. For us, this is an outstanding achievement and has before now, been something that we could only dream about.

We breed for type and movement and like an extrovert temperament which makes both a good show dog and pet.

All our dogs are kept in the house and are treated as part of the family (generally sleeping on the bed). The bitches tend to live with Viv (in Bristol) which means that the litters are reared there also. However the Stud Dogs are kept with Kirsty (in South Yorkshire). We find this way, the Stud Dogs do not get upset when the bitches come into season.

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