Skansen Kennel was founded in Sweden in 1950 by Sylvia Hammarstrom, then moved to Sebastopol, California in 1964, where Sylvia has been continuously breeding top show, family, pet and companion Schnauzers for the last 60 years, located on a 100 acre ranch one hour North of San Francisco in Sonoma County.
Here at Skansen Kennel we are very passionate about breeding beautiful, healthy and active companions as well as top show quality pups. As of August 2012 the top five winning Giant Schnauzers in the USA are Skansen-bred and we are so proud of the continued sucess of all our dogs, not only in the ring but as valued family members as well. Wether you are looking for a special star to compete in confirmation, an active schnauzer who craves agility work or a even a lap dog we have the perfect schnauzer to fit your lifestyle. We breed all three sizes and would love to provide you with our free information pack which includes an audio CD and DVD's. E-mail us your physical mailaing address if you are interested in receiving this free pack.
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By Lisa Hawes, featured in Beards & Browse, 2012 Vol. III You don’t have to own a Skansen bred Giant Schnauzer, or any Giant at all for that matter, to appreciate a visit to Skansen Kennel. With so much history, … Continue reading
The white mini’s are going forward, both in looks and acceptance by the general public. I’m sold on the breed, they stand out in good health, intelligence and trainability. You just have to get one and you will be … Continue reading
Born: July 7, 2011 Sire: Skansen’s Hokus Pokus Dam: Skansen’s Hippy This is a great puppy, very good looking, full of energy and playful. Only one uncropped female still available. $600 Born October 23, 2011 Sire: … Continue reading
As you may already know, the schnauzer comes in three sizes. The original schnauzer is the standard size, a breed recorded as far back as 300-400 years ago on paintings. In the latter part of the 1800th century breeders … Continue reading
As you may know, the giant schnauzer comes in two different colors, black or pepper/salt, just like the standard schnauzer. The black giant is the most popular color in the breed. The pepper/salt in contrast is almost a rare color … Continue reading
If you are interested in the black/silver variety of giant schnauzer this is an example of what an adult would look like.