desire for a dog has been fulfilled rather late, only.
After some of my extended family have got dogs, I could no
longer hold back and was ready to share my life with a
choice wasn't easy. I wanted a "handsome"
dog who could easily join me in the office. Therefore
rather a small breed, but still a "real" dog
with good proportions. Funny, with good instincts
and a brave heart, loving long walks as much as to cuddle
in front of the TV.
It took us almost one year. Various
breeds had been considered and finally dismissed. But
than I came across a breed called "Miniature Schnauzer".
I sent my resumee of "the perfect dog" to
various breeders and came in contact with the De-GabriTho
Kennel. The breeder Gabi Thoma introduced
me to a 4 1/2 months old Miniature Schnauzer girl which
instantly hit my heart. Less than half an hour later
Granada de GabriTho "Pepper"
was lying in my arms on our way home.
December 13th, 2003 "Pepper" had her first litter.
6 cute little puppies were lying next to our bed, changing our
normal quiet live into a crazyhouse for more than eight weeks.
With five puppies we had to part rather quickly and had to hand
them over to their new families. Only one, the no. 1 of the
litter, refused to leave the house. He had already made his
mind up and soon it was clear, that Jackson
de GabriTho "Jacob" would never leave the
place of his birth. Thus we suddenly had a pair of miniature
schnauzers and even less room in our bed.
and "Jacob" are regular visitors in dog school
and are trained in agility and obedience. Both have achieved
already advanced levels in these dogsports and, especially
"Pepper", is participating in various competitions
on a regular basis. Nowadays the two of them are the
bosses and manage the pack with souverain superiority. They
teach our younger dogs and puppies the important things in
life, and the silly things as well, of course.
The name of the kennel "Peppersdegabritho" has been chosen as a compliment to our
"Pepper", who will always be the most important
miniature schnauzer in my live.
It's our goal to breed first quality
dogs with excellent pedigree, character and health. We choose
the pedigree for our litters very carefully and are only
interested in continuing and improving the quality of this
The raising of our puppies is done with
utmost care. We want to give them the best start in live possible,
to prepare them for all future impressions. We want them to
develop as self assured dogs with strong and good character.
Love and consequent training is the secret to a fulfilled
relationship between a miniature schnauzer and its owner.
It is important to us that we can release
our puppies into the care of loving responsible owners where
they can secure their place as a real family member. We like
to keep contact to the new families. Meanwhile, most are close
friends. We are happy to be allowed to keep track of
the development of our puppies.