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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, Best Puppy and Best Veteran at Crufts, with both Best of Breed and Best Opposite Sex.

In 2008 our winning was taken to another level, when we imported from America Sizzle. He won several Utility Groups at huge Championship Shows, was a muliple Best In Show winner at Breed Shows and gained an astronomical 20 CC's. For us, this is an outstanding achievement and has before now, been something that we could only dream about. Not only that, Sizzle has been instrumental in our current breeding program, along with two more imports from the same ToMar Kennel.

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 West Yorkshire). We find this way, the Stud Dogs do not get upset when the bitches come into season.

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