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Schnauzers - South Australia
About The Schnauzer
Australia, England and New Zealand the original
of the three Schnauzer breeds is called the Schnauzer. In the USA and
elsewhere it is called the Standard Schnauzer, while in German it is
On this site the breed is referred to as either
Schnauzer or Standard Schnauzer. If all three breeds are referred to,
it is as "the Schnauzers".
It must be remembered that the three Schnauzer
breeds are separate breeds and not different sizes of the same breed. While
the Schnauzer was the major contributor
in the development of the Giant and Miniature
Schnauzer, other breeds also made significant contributions. The
breeds, while not differing significantly in look, except for size, do
differ in subtle ways.
Always remember, that each dog is an individual and
will have its own personality traits.
The modern day Schnauzer
comes only in the colours of black and of salt and pepper. The breed is
robust, intelligent and adaptable. The Schnauzer requires human
companionship and thrives as a member of a family, being great with
children and loyal protector and watcher of home and hearth.
The Schnauzer, though, is not
a guard dog in the sense that many people associate with that term - a
Schnauzer should not be vicious or unresponsive to its owner. The
Schnauzer sees its duty as alerting you to what is going on and making
sure that any intruder knows that a Schnauzer is about.
It's as a family companion that the Schnauzer
thrives, known as the "dog with the human brain" and the
"kinder-watcher" they are discerning and are not easily fooled. Ours
really loved having a baby in the house to protect.They would sit under
the baby's cot and make sure that no-one
walked out the door with their charge. However, if
we accepted a visitor, then our dogs know that they too accept that
person as a member of the household for the time they were there.
They have a naturainstinct for both carting and
are a docked breed. Tail docking is a
painless procedure undertaken before the nervous system of the puppy
has fully formed (generally at 3 - 4 days). Unlike lambs, pupppies are
born before they are fully formed. Whereas a lamb is mobile and aware,
a puppy has no sight or hearing and only limited sense of feeling. This
feeling does not extend all the way to the tail (refer Prof R Fritsch -
academic veternarian and the Council of Docked Breeds for more
of the reasons stated for not docking have no
validity, anyone who knows the breed will tell you that they
communicate well with docked tails and that they do not need their
tails to balance. Studies show quite clearly that traditionally-docked
breeds that are left undocked are far more likely to suffer later
damage and injury. Tail docking of puppies is like vaccination - a
minor and painless procedure that reduces the chance of later pain. If
your vet says that he or she cannot not dock a tail without causing
pain, ask them why when many, many breeders and other vets (see UK Vets
is owned by Andrew and Marion Kidd and is located in South Australia.
Andrew and Marion are both Standard Schnauzer judges, between them they
have judged breed specialties in Australia, the USA, Canada and Great
Britain. Andrew also judges 102 other breeds.
Amongst our achievements are the highest awarded
Schnauzer in Australia - Aust Grand Ch Remporter Revel In Glory who is
owned and groomed by Jennifer Hollobone and handled by Mick Hollobone.
It is Revel's photo that you see above winning Best In Show at the
Schnauzer Club of SA Championship show (all three sizes) in 1997. Revel
also won the Best In Show award in 2000 under Miniature Schnauzer
breeder Dr F Chappa of Mexico. Revel has also twice won the award of
Runner Up to Best in Group at the Royal Adelaide Show. Revel set the
showring ablaze both in South Australia and Victoria as well as having
New Zealand Champion, Canadian Champion and American Champion progeny.
We bred the only Australian bred Schnauzers to
title in the USA and also in Canada (let alone both), Am
Ch Remporter A Starfyr Fox, Am Ch Remporter Starman CGC,
Am Ch Remporter Star At Always and Am/Can/NZ Ch Remporter Amstar
OutfoxU (Imp Aus).
We are also immensely proud of Am Ch Remporter Star
who finished inside the top ten Standard Schnauzers in the USA in 1999
(SSCA breed pointscore) and Am Ch Remporter Starman as an accredited
The last few years have been wonderful years for
all of us at Remporter Schnauzers.
1998 saw Marion and Andrew
overseas judging, this was Andrew's second overseas judging trip, more
overseas trips are coming up. Andrew had the honour of judging at both
the American and Canadian National Specialties as well as the Giant
Schnauzer Club of Canada, the Texan regional Chihuahua specialty and at
all breeds shows in Texas. Marion also judged at the Canadian SS
National and the Canadian GS show, as well as for the Potomac Valley SS
Club's match. In Australia we won Best In Show at the New South Wales
Schnauzer specialty with Aust Ch Khinjan Stars'N Stripes (Imp UK),
judged the South Australian Specialty and it was also the year a
Remporter dog first won an all breeds Best In Show overseas - Aust Ch/
NZ Ch Remporter Starsn Hereyes.
1999 saw excellent show results with an all breeds
Best in Show, two all breeds Runner Up Best in Shows and to crown the
year:- Best In Show with Aust Ch Remporter Star Cruiser at the South
Australian specialty from a record entry of 93 under Amercian breed
specialist Ms Sylvia Hammarstrom (Skansen
2000 was an excellent year as well. Several Best In
Groups have been followed up with both Best In Show with Aust Grand Ch
Remporter Revel In Glory (Hollobone) and Runner Up Best In Show with
Aust Ch Remporter Star Cruiser at the South Australian Specialty, under
Mexican Miniature Schnauzer breeder Dr F Chappa.
Two days later at the
Adelaide Royal, we showed four dogs under Uruguayan Standard Schnauzer
specialist Mr Jorge Nallem (El Retorno Kennels) for Best of Breed and
(Aust Ch Amstar
Maid O'Means (Imp NZ), Runner Up Best of Breed and Dog Challenge with
Aust Ch Remporter Star Cruiser, Reserve Dog Challenge with Aust Ch
Khinjan Stars'N Stripes (Imp UK), and Reserve Bitch Challenge with Aust
Ch Remporter Take Noprsnrs.
This was followed up with the Schnauzer Club of
South Australia's Open Show with Aust Ch Remporter Star Cruiser, Best
in Show and his daughter, Aust Ch Remporter Take Noprsnrs Runner Up to
Best in Show. On the same day at the Schnauzer Club of New South Wales
Championship Show Cruiser's litter sister, Aust Ch Remporter Wish
Uponastar (Witton) was Best of Breed NSW following up with Runner Up
Best In Show at the Club Championship Show.
2001 has been a lot less busy, but still
successful including Challenge Dog, Reserve Challenge Dog and Reserve
Challenge Bitch at the Schnauzer Club of South Australia's Championship
2002 saw Andrew in the USA again. He judged three
groups in Florida including judging Standard Schnauzers following this
up by handling Am Ch Remporter Star At Always (Imp Aus) whilst in San
Antonio Tx. Back in Australia we took Best in Show at both the SA
Club's Open & Championship (Judge Ms G Lesh NSW) Shows with
Aust Ch Remporter Star Cruiser whilst his litter sister Aust Ch
Remporter Wish Upon A Star (Witton) took Best in Show and Runner Up
Best in Show at two specialties run by the Schnauzer Club of NSW.
Aust Ch Remporter Star Cruiser again took off
several Best in Groups whilst Aust Ch Remporter Sweet Revenge titled
and took a Runner Up Best in Group under breed specialist Jennifer
2003 was an excellent year in the ring with four
Best In Groups and two Specialty Best In Show to Aust Ch Remporter Star
Cruiser. A Royal Show Best of Breed to Aust Ch Remporter Moneyinhereyes
and a Best in Group to Amstar Poetic Justice. However, outside of the
ring it was a very sad year. We said goodbye to three of the top
winning Schnauzers in Australia of all time, Aust Ch Remporter Fiery
Flare aged 13, her son Aust Grand Ch Remporter Revel in Glory aged 10
and Flare's sire Aust Ch Portora Fire Fox aged 16.
brought us return judging trips to the USA and New Zealand. Andrew was
in St Louis for the 2004
Standard Schnauzer Club of America National specialty and saw
Wattsons Remporter Annastasia take out Winners Bitch. Andrew then flew
onto Virginia and judged at the Warrenton KC shows on 9/24
2005, Marion went to the UK where she handled at Crufts, another
Specialty Best In Show and several more champions here and overseas.
2006, Andrew judged in Dublin Ireland and at the Northern Schnauzer
Club show in England. Andrew thanks everyone for their incredible
hospitality. This year also marked the year that our first undocked
Schnauzer was titled, Aust Ch Remporter Too Many Tailz.
2007 we titled two youngs Schnauzers Aust Ch Remporter Wildest Dreams
(Clarice) and Aust Ch Remporter Saint Jimmy (Jimmy) we also won several
major group awards with Aust Ch Remporter Sweet Revenge and won Best of
Breed at the South Australian Schnauzer specialties with Aust Ch
Remporter Sweet Revenge and Aust Ch Remporter Vengnce is Myn.
Remporter also won Best In Group and Scottish Fold Entire and
Kitten of the year at the most prestigious of the two SA's two Cat Show
Fold Cats Australia - Remporter & Matines
was a quieter year for us although we cotinued to do well at the breed
specialties and Margaret and Colin Reedman took Keelie (Remporer
Control the KAOS through to her Grand Champion title. Keelie
did well, including winning challenges or reserve challenges at
Adelaide and Melbourne Royals. Andrew spent a lot of time
travelling and judged in New Zealand, Ireland and Switzerland.
has seen us showing far more regularly with Can, Am, NZ & Aus
Wattson's Amstar Denzel (Imp Can), currently the leading Schnauzer in
Australia in both the breed and all breeds point scores. Our
first import to the UK has started her show career and is unbeaten at
class level. Andrew has judged in the USA including Best in
while in Valparaiso, In. Denzel was Best in Show at the 2009
Schnauzer Club of South Australia Specialty and Runner Up Best in Show
at the Victorian Specialty, these shows include Minis and Giants.
Ch Remporter Sweet Revenge was Best Schnauzer Any Variety at
Royal Adelaide Show and Grand Champion Remporter Control the KAOS was
Best of Breed at Royal Melbourne. Marion and Andrew are
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