News & Updates:

**Cooper's son, "Ahhz," won Best in Show at Mt. Ogden KC in May! CH Rhapsody's Oohs & Aahs is owned & handled by Jane Nielsen and was bred by Jane & Carla Nickerson.

*"Cooper" is now a Grand Champion!
He completed the requirements
for the title at Rapid City, IA,
with Carma's mom looking on!

*"Cooper" received an AOM
at Montgomery County in early October!

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Welcome to Carmel!

We are pleased to share a bit about our dogs and ourselves. We are proud of the quality exemplified in our dogs and hope that you will enjoy browsing this site and learning how we have achieved success and what our future plans may be. If you do not find answers to any questions you may have, feel free to contact us by e-mail or by telephone. We are located in Sandy, Utah.


A "Cooper" son, GCH Allaruth Just Kidding v Sole Baye, was Best of Breed at the 2011 AMSC Specialty during Great Western Terriers show in Long Beach, CA, in June! The award was made by breeder-judge Geri Kelly. "Justin" is owned & was bred by Ruth Ziegler (Allaruth) and Yvonne Phelps (Sole Baye), and he is handled by Bergit & Hans Kabel.
Another Cooper offspring, "Uno" (aka Carmel One Tru Luv - pictured below), was Best of Opposite in Sweepstakes on Friday of Great Western Weekend at the MS Club of So. CA specialty show. Mrs. Margaret Doty was the breeder-judge for Sweeps.
"Cooper" was in attendance as a Veteran at Montgomery County in October 2010, where he received an Award of Merit from Judge Edd Bivin (photo below). He was handled by Bergit Kabel for the AMSC Fall Specialty show at Ludwig's Corner, PA. Cooper also achieved his "Grand Champion" title in only three weekends.

A little history...

My first Miniature Schnauzer was an eight-week-old, uncropped, Valentine's present from my husband back in 1974. We named her "Heidi" and she was the love of our life. Of course, we knew nothing about crate-training and she was a naughty puppy! She was great during the day, but if we left her in the evening, she would spread garbage around the room and chew up my husband's shoes (only his - as if it were his fault that we left her). Read more. . .

A lot of pride...

Here are a few of the major accomplishments of Carmel Mini Schnauzers:
  • Aljamar Honey Delite ("Candy") was bred to CH Aljamar Rabbit Punch and they produced the first multiple-black champion litter of three: CH Carmel Cracker Jack, CH Carmel Cinnamon 'N Honey, and CH Cinderella of Bon Vue. Candy became a Top Producer (of champions).
  • CH Carmel Nite Life (Honey's daughter) was top black and top bitch for the year 1985. She was also the first black to win Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex at a national specialty handled by Priscilla Wells in Chicago.
  • CH Carmel Nite Life was our first dog featured on the cover of Schnauzer Shorts in the June-July 1986 issue.
  • In 2006, CH Hi-Line Carmel with a Twist ("Cooper") was Best of Breed at Devon (part of Montgomery County circuit) and was invited to the prestigious Eukanuba National Championships.
  • "Cooper" finished ranked #4 MS in the U.S. in 2006.
  • In February 2007, Cooper & Carma were awarded Best of Breed at the Westminister Kennel Club under breeder-judge Mr. David Kirkland.
  • A "Cooper" son, CH Carmel Race to Kelvercrest (owned by Vera Potiker) was #1 Miniature Schnauzer in 2007 and 2008 in the United States as ranked by AKC in "Top Dogs in Conformation."
  • In 2008, three dogs of Carmel breeding were ranked in the breed's Top 10 all at one time: "Trace" and CH Alpine Loft Carmel Gluhwein (owned by Karen and Brad Child) - both Cooper sons, and CH Carmel Klassi Take a Chance (black) bred by Betty Blank and Carma and owned by Betty.
  • In Dec. 2009, CH Carmel Look to the Future was awarded Best of Breed and Best Bred-by Exhibitor at the Eukanuba National Championships by breeder-judge Mrs. Wyoma Clouss.