Pat White has been designated a Breeder of Merit by the American Kennel Club in recognition of her many years of quality breeding of AKC Champions. As a committed breeder of quality, structurally sound and healthy Standard Schnauzers, she continues to expand her knowledge of dogs’ health, breeding, and behavior through attendance at numerous seminars and workshops. Pat holds and has held various officer/board positions in the Standard Schnauzer Club of America, Potomac Valley Standard Schnauzer Club, the Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs & Breeders, and the Warrenton Kennel Club.
Pat and Pete White live in pristine Fauquier County, Virginia, home of large horse farms, wineries, and the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. While Fauquier County is a natural haven, they are adjacent to the metropolitan Washington DC area and 45 minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport. Halcyon Standard Schnauzer puppies are raised in their home with lots of socialization and interaction with visitors and children.
Pat emphasizes positive reinforcement and attention to the critical stages of puppy development. Her dogs are bred for excellent health, outstanding temperaments, and structural soundness. All of her dogs used for breeding are AKC Champions, with clear certifications for eye, hip and thyroid. Pat’s puppies are temperament tested, certified healthy by her vet, micro chipped, and carefully exposed to many different positive environments before they are placed in their forever homes. Pat places special focus on the Standard Schnauzer as the life-long family companion. Halcyon Standard Schnauzers are “people puppies.”