Stefan Wächter


At the age of 3 years my biggest aim was to possess a dog which I got a a present from my parents in 1973. It was a black Miniature Poodle. Two years later we have bred our first litter. In 1987 I have taken over the kennel from my parents “Vom Karlseck”. In the following decades I have bred Toy- and Miniature Poodles in the colors black, brown and silver which I showed very successfully. In 2010 we have bought a Miniature Schnauzer bitch in black and silver. Since 2012 I breed them together with my wife Petra and our son Maximillian. Our Miniature Schnauzers have received numerous champion titles since that time and have also absolved the PSK endurance test. My judging career started in 2006 when I became expert judge for Poodles. In 2013 I became VDH/PSK Exper judge for Pinscher and Schnauzer breeds. In the following years I also became group judge for the FCI groups 2, 5 and 9 as well as Expert judge for 35 breeds. As member of Pinscher/Schnauzer Club, I am active as Chairman of PSK Hessen and furthermore I am member of the breeding committee within the VDH Germany. Furthermore I am active member in the show committee of VDH Landesverband Baden-Württemberg who is responsible for the traditional CACIB show in Karlsruhe and Offenburg. Many thanks to the Finnish Kennel Club for the invitation to judge on the World Dog Show 2025 in Helsinki and on the breed specialty show. It is a big honour for me to judge at this special cynological event.