and C Lindenberg
Miniature Schnauzers was established in 1988 with the
purchase of a little Miniature Schnauzer Bitch from Vabec Kennels.
Her name was
Vabec Babette and hence our
Kennel Prefix - Babetal.
was purchased for breeding and also for Show and Obedience.
For 5 years we
tried unsuccessfully to get a mating with her. Looking back
over this frustrating time I feel it was “meant to
certainly “Character Building".
Over those 5
years I learnt a great deal and collected a large
number of pedigrees both good and bad.
There are many
who breed without a real knowledge of the Breed Standard
or the dogs which appear in the background of
their breeding stock. Here at Babetal we endeavour to breed for
our pleasure, dogs
which meet the Breed Standard, are healthy and free of
genetic defects. Most of our
dogs have been shown. This gives us
the opportunity to obtain judges opinions and compare our
dogs with others of the breed.
It is too easy
for people to sit back with their dogs and say that
they are “just breeding for pets”. Often those
pets in turn will be bred “Just for Pets” until what is
produced little resembles the breed, which we love and
A “Pet” should
be those puppies in the litter that a breeder does
not require to maintain their stock for show or breeding.
At this time I
would like to thank Ms Berryl McCallum for selling
our foundation bitch Australian Champion Tyaldra Carostar
sent to selected dogs, which helped us build our gene
pool with which to work.
Also Ms Sheila
Walker & Ms Muriel Brown of Vabec for their
and knowledge which has been so freely given.
site and learn more about Babetal, our dogs,
and the people who have helped us along the way.