Welcome to our website.

Kapanui Kennels are a DOGS NZ registered kennel for miniature schnauzers based close to Wellington on the Kapiti Coast.

We are a member of the Accredited Breeder scheme of DOGS NZ. (formally NZ Kennel Club)

Home of Argentinian Champion Dog-Otho’s Midnight Rambler or Pablito to his friends! Who is looking forward to his first litter in 2024 ( expressions of interest are open please complete a puppy enquiry form on this site)

Our kennel is home-based, meaning all dogs are nurtured and loved within our home. Pups are raised around both parents. Our breeding dogs enjoy an active happy lifestyle. We have five acres of grounds that can be explored within our property as well as an indoor play area.

I am a passionate breeder who enjoys all aspects of raising healthy puppies. I also help run a local schnauzer walking group and our dogs join us on many beach walks.

I enjoy meeting families and sharing my knowledge and love of this breed. Visits are encouraged once the pups are three weeks old.  The first three weeks are precious bonding time for mum and pup, and I respect this. Updates via videos and photographs are sent from birth onwards to families.

Through our puppy programme pups are exposed safely to various sensory experiences. Living on a lifestyle block means the puppies can meet many animals safely and a variety of people. Even our local postie enjoys meeting each litter. This all helps to produce a well-rounded puppy that will adapt well to your family home.

All dogs bred have clear DNA health tests and annual eye specialist certificates.

All puppies come with restricted papers not to be bred from.

We offer a forever home policy should circumstance dictate you can no longer keep your dog.

We are available for advice for the lifetime of your pup and love to see updates from our families.

References are available from both our vet and families who have our pups.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.