Hello, I'm Toni and My Hubby is Norman.
We're so glad you stopped in to visit the Dogwoods. Guess you're wondering about the name. Doesn't seem too original, but it is most apropos. We are located on 20 beautiful acres, in central Georgia, with creeks, a lake, lots of woods, birds and butterflies and in the spring, hundreds of Dogwood trees go into bloom making this our own personal wonderland. We have grape vines, plum trees, peach trees, pear trees, baby apple trees, crabapple trees, fig trees, magnolia trees and lots of flowering trees (my favorites are the pinks) Add to this all of our Mini Schnauzers and we are all year long, The Dogwoods.
Miniature Schnauzers have been a part of my life for over 35 years. While I have been around many breeds, the intelligence and almost human qualities in the Mini and of course the non-shedding has always kept them as my favorite dog. I raised and showed Giant Schnauzers when I was younger and they too have the same qualities just in a much larger frame.
Norman and I met 4 years ago, would you believe ONLINE? Yes it does happen. I know some people have a problem when they tell their date how many children they have. Can you imagine the look on his face when I told him I had 22 dogs? Now that would have made a great picture <G>
Well, to make a long story short, it was love at first sight. The dogs adore him and he is like the pied piper around here with little critters following him every place he goes.
We wanted to do this web site to keep all of our puppy people up to date on the comings and goings around here. We also wanted to help new puppy owners that had questions we might be able to answer.
We raise happy, healthy, well-socialized, home companions; we do not raise show dogs. This means that many of our dogs do not fall into the 12 to 14 inch standard required for the show ring. Many also have a more refined bone structure and don't carry as much weight, and some of our Mini's are white. We also have some cases of not too good obedience dogs. Let me explain that last sentence. For some reason, not yet explained by medical science, there are some Miniature Schnauzers that are afflicted with a disease we shall call selective hearing. This means that they can no longer hear the word come, or their name when called. (They are usually doing something much too important to be disturbed, like rearranging a newly planted flowerbed or straightening up the pillows on your bed in a more fashionable way.)
We hope you enjoy your visit.
Toni and Norman