Huzzah joined Lyzahro in July of 2013 from the Beanara Kennel in Liverpool where he was bred by Jo Barton.
Born in April 2012, Huzzah was kept a closely guarded secret at the Welsh kennel and his debut show was October 5th at Treharris Open Show.
To our knowledge, Huzzah is one of only three white Miniature Schnauzers being shown in Wales, and one of only 6 being shown UK wide, and on the occasions when he has ventured out into training or around town, we have been met with interest, incredulity and downright disbelief. We are exceptionally proud to have been entrusted with this fantastic and very distinctive boy, and are very excited about his future.
At home he has proved himself to be lovable, mischievous, eager to please, and rather addicted to slippers. He is never far away from his partner in crime, our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Romanii.
Huzzah enjoys racing round the garden like a loony, and is the most loving schnauzer ever to woof at a postman. He gets very excited, and is affectionately known as the "WhingeBucket". He is devoted to Lydia, and whenever she is out of sight, will bounce five feet into the air to see where she has gone. He has been known to text people, and in true excitable WhingeBucket style, doesn't draw breath between words. His every sentence starts with the phrase "OhmygodI'msoexcited", which, if you come to meet him, you'll see sums up his personality to perfection.
He rarely misbehaves (unless he thinks you're not watching), and is very good about putting himself to bed at nine pm.
He has a laid back, soft temperament, and is relaxed around children, including our rather boisterous two year old nephew.
He is currently on of three white schnauzers being shown in Wales, and in his first three years, only came home from one show without being placed! Lydia and Huzzah are leading the way in championing White Schnauzers in the UK, as white is not a widely accepted colour within the breed.
His current show record includes, among others, qualification for Crufts 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, Reserve Best of Breed at Hereford 2014, Best of Breed at Hereford 2015, Best of Breed at The Vale of Glamorgan 2014, Reserve Best of Breed at The Vale of Glamorgan 2015, Reserve Best of Breed at Monmouth Agricultural Show 2015, Best of Breed and Utility Group 4 at Tredegar Open Show 2015, Best of Breed and Utility Group 3 at Pontypool Open Show 2018 and Best White Speciality at Schnauzer Club of Great Britain 2015, 2016 and 2017, Best White Speciality at Miniature Schnauzer Club 2017. and Best White Speciality at the Northern Schnauzer Club Championship Show 2018.
Huzzah was the only white schnauzer shown at Crufts 2015, and was recognised by the Kennel Club and Channel 4 for this, and appeared on the Crufts sofa alongside Clare Balding during the Best in Show programme. He also had a sponsor ahead of the big day, and has had several articles written about him.
He's been known around the ring as Fishface, Drama Llama, Fleabag and NumptyDog, and he is well known for screaming at the top of his voice from the second he arrives at a show until he is all set up and ready to go!
Huzzah is also very protective of Romanii, and looks after him when he has his "episodes" and is the only member of the family to be able to calm him back down and bring him back from his own little world.
He features heavily throughout Ro's Diary as "Beardy".
In 2018, Huzzah gained his Stud Book Number at Border Union Championship Show, fulfilling a long held dream for us all, and is now qualified for Crufts for life. To our knowledge Huzzah is only the second white in 10 years to have achieved this.
Huzzah currently holds a clear eye test certificate, declaring him to be clear of the following conditions:
Generalised Progressive Retinal Atrophy
As of September 2017, Huzzah has tested clear/normal/unaffected for MAC.
In 2017 Lyzahro and Frank and Jellys came together in a sponsorship deal. We are incredibly honoured to have such a wonderful company on board with us, and we're very excited to see where this partnership takes us. F&Js are the first and only company to test and review dog products online, and have a raft of Doggy Detectives, of which Huzzah is one!
Habanera Eldzh Hope For Lyzharo (Imp UKR)
Though she be but little, she is fierce.
Hope arrived at Lyzahro Schnauzers in the dead of night, and under a veil of secrecy. After a brief negotiating period between Lydia and Vytoria (Hope's Ukrainian breeder), Hope made her long journey overland from her kennel to the UK. Lydia drove through the night to meet her in a freezing and windswept service station on the M6 Toll.
After another three hours in the car, Lydia and Hope arrived back at Lyzahro Schnauzers, to be met by an overexcited Huzzah and an ever curious Romanii. Austin wasn't far behind in the excitement stakes either! She soon settled in with the boys. and was confident enough to give them a good telling off when she thought they were getting too personal!
Since her arrival with us here at Lyzahro, Hope has grown in confidence and is constantly keeping up on our toes. She is a lively, cheeky, larger than life character and has won people over with her irresistible charm and long eyelashes. She settled into our lives with the minimum disruption, and enjoyed chewing everything and anything that she could find!
She has grown into a wonderful, outgoing and excitable young lady, and every day with her brings new challenges and surprises. She has proved herself to be a dab hand at interior decoration, and has taken it upon herself to remodel part of our kitchen!
In her short puppy career she won numerous Best Puppy in Breed awards, as well as Utility Puppy Group 4 at Pembroke and District, Utility Puppy Group 3 at Vale of Glamorgan and Utility Puppy Group 2 at Tredegar. As an adult, she has qualified three times for Crufts 2017, including with a a 1st at City of Birmingham Championship Show, and earned her first Adult Best of Breed at Llanelli Open Show 2016.
As an adult Hope continues to do well in the ring, with several Best of Breeds, and qualifications for Crufts 2017 and 2018 under her belt at the age of 3. She has also won Best Black Speciality at all three Club shows in 2017 and repeated this again in 2018 (SCGB, Miniature Schnauzer Club and Northern Schnauzer Club). In 2018 she took home her first Reserve Best in Show, and her first Group 1 at Open level. In 2016 she took to the film set as part of the film "Show Dogs" starring Will Arnett, which was released in 2018. She is available for films, TV shows and adverts across the UK, and has several items in the pipeline already.
We jokingly refer to her as Does Not Play Well With Others, as she has been known to snub everyone and anyone who approaches her. She accepts tribute from those brave enough to approach her!
Due to an anatomical issue with her womb, Hope has been removed from our breeding programme, but will continue to strut her stuff on set and in the ring.
In 2018 Hope won her first Reserve Challenge Certificate at Border Union Championship Show, qualifying herself for her Stud Book Number and is now crufts qualified for life. This is a huge achievement for us, and we are so very proud of her.
During the course of 2018 Hope has qualified for Schnauzer Showcase, Welsh Top Dog, South Wales Kennel Association Dog of the Year, and Limited Shows Dog of the Year.
Hope currently holds a clear eye test certificate, declaring her to be clear of the following conditions:
Generalised Progressive Retinal Atrophy
As we do not intend to breed Hope, she has not been tested for MAC.
Day out at Tredegar Limit Show (age 4 months)
(Zantanas Something Special Lyzahro Imp SWE)
"We be such things as dreams are made on" Shakespeare
We are delighted to have the opportunity to introduce Zeeva into our little family at Lyzahro. A crisp, and pitch black Autumn morning saw Lydia heading cross country to Folkestone, en route to Brussels Airport to meet a very special plane from Stockholm. Even the prospect of 18 hours travelling could not dampen her enthusiasm, as the puppy arriving on the plane had been planned and in the making for two years.
On arrival at our kennel, Zeeva has been such a happy go lucky girl, with huge character. She was welcomed with open paws by all, except Hope, who was less than amused by the arrival of a puppy, and a girl at that. She is cheeky, nosy, hilarious, and always on the go. If early signs are to be believed, she should mature into a beautiful, strong willed and lovable young lady, although we're pretty sure Hope will lure her to the dark side, once she comes around!
We are so excited by her, and hope that her future in the UK will be bright, and that we do justice to the faith placed in us by Mona and Lars-Erik at Zantana. She began her show career in December 2017 and in her second show won Best AV Puppy and Best AV Not Bred By Exhibitor. In her first outing at the Miniature Schnauzer Club Championship Show, she brought home Best White Bitch Speciality. In her last show as a puppy, she qualified for Crufts 2019, and qualified for the Welsh Junior of the Year 2019 competition.
Zeeva currently holds a clear eye test certificate, declaring her to be clear of the following conditions:
Generalised Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Saraswati Bonno Blue With Lyzahro (Imp MKD)
"The little dog who laughs"
After a convoluted journey taking five days, including several thousand miles, and with citizenship of three countries, Madog arrived in the UK from Macedonia on a wet and windy July evening. He emerged from the carrier, nervous, unsure and slightly filthy, but soon showed his cheeky side, and chewed Lydia's fingers all the way home.
After a quick bath and brush, he was presentable enough to make his entrance at the Lyzahro
Kennel, and bravely faced up to three very curious dogs. Huzzah immediately took to him, and the pair became fast friends. Hope took offence to the intrusion of another puppy into her world, and Romanii took one look, registered the fact that it was another beard, and took himself off to bed.
After a night of enforced companionship with Madog, Romanii accepted him as a part of the gang, and lost little time in showing him the best spot to bask in the sunshine. Hope asserted her authority by stealing all the toys and slapping him on the nose whenever he sniffed them!
Anne and Lydia have gone into partnership and co-own Madog, who will be made his debut in the ring in September 2015. He will be lightly shown across the UK for the next few years.
Anne and Geraint were excited to meet Madog, and have welcomed him into their home with open arms.
We are looking forward to the impact that this handsome little lad will make on the UK show scene, and hope that he will make both Lyzahro and Saraswati proud!
Madog did well in the ring as a junior, and has had two class wins at Championship level, and has been piloted by none other than Anne herself! After watching Lydia in the ring for several years, Anne has decided to follow in her daughter's footsteps, and has been showing Madog whenever she is able.
Madog currently holds a clear eye test certificate, declaring him to be clear of the following conditions:
Generalised Progressive Retinal Hereditary Cataracts.
As of September 2017. Madog has tested normal/clear/unaffected for MAC.
He's so famous, he wears shades.
Snuggling on the sofa.
Hope Aged 4 months
Hope (Aged 7 months)
(Aged 12 week