Welcome to Darksprite, a small show kennel based near Selby, North Yorkshire. 


We have owned miniature schnauzers since 1997 and affenpinschers since 2007. We started showing our miniature schnauzers in 2001 and now also show affenpinschers.


We are Kennel Club Assured Breeders and were last inspected in November 2016.


In addition to introducing our own dogs, we hope that this site's general information will provide guidance to anyone seeking a puppy, and wanting to learn more about these breeds and how to maintain their health.




What we do

Our aim is to breed healthy, well socialised dogs who conform to the UK Kennel Club breed standard. We are members of the KC Assured Breeder Scheme and raise our puppies using the Puppy Culture protocol.


We are no longer breeding miniature schnauzers although we are still actively involved with many of our former puppies and their new families, meeting up with them for  walks and events as well as having several staying with us for holidays each year. Our current breeding plans however are now solely focused on our affenpinschers. 


Puppies are occasionally available to permanent, loving homes. Our puppies are KC registered (endorsed against breeding and export) and come with a four generation pedigree. All puppies bred here will be wormed, vet checked and microchipped before going to their new homes. A comprehensive puppy pack is also provided containing useful information on the breed, health, feeding, training and breed club membership. A Contract of Sale and lifetime support and advice are provided to all new owners. 

Our Dogs

All our dogs live with us in the house as part of the family and in addition to showing participate in a variety of other activities including Talking Dogs Scentwork and Kennel Club Good Citizen Awards. They also enjoy breed walks and events and visits to parks, woods,  beaches, visitor attractions and cafes as well as holidaying with us in dog friendly cottages.


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