We are Harry and Cindy Wallace,
beautiful Florissant, Colorado. We're glad
you stopped by so we can share our giant kids
Our first Giant
Schnauzer joined the family in 1998. Little
did we know what impact that addition would have
on our lives. Known as the
Riesenschnauzer to the rest of the world, regardless
of what you call them we love this breed and enjoy
the variety of activities they share with us.
In addition to being beloved family pets, Grande dogs
excel in the show ring and performance events
such as Schutzhund and competitive obedience. Several of
our dogs are working in the "real world" for Search & Rescue,
therapy, and as personal protection
dogs. There is no end to what these wonderful,
valiant, and versatile dogs can do. We look
forward to many more giant adventures in our future.
Feel free to browse around, and enjoy your visit!
Last Updated April 19, 2015
Irresistible" wins her first points during her
debut weekend in Grand Junction, CO. Going
on to win the Working Bred-By-Exhibitor group
later that day!
Jazz "Grande Jazz
It Up" is tearing it up in the agility ring.
In the past couple months she and her owner have
earned multiple NADAC and AKC titles with many
more to come! Go Jazz and Ricky, you are
doing us proud!
Hurricane Chaser CA" has added to her titles.
Hurri recently earned her AKC CGC title and also
two legs toward her Barn Hunt Rat Novice title
(which included a first place time on one of her
qualifying runs. Go Hurri Go!
Irresistible" is having lovely success in the
conformation ring. In just 3 weekends of
showing Iva has both of her majors, two singles,
and a Best in Bred-by Group win. Not bad
for a hard coated girl with natural ears!
Nina "Ch. Grande
Bear Creek Sunrise" has earned her AKC CGC
Stablemaster's Dark Horse! Dax finished in
just 5 weekends with multiple Best of Breed
wins. At just over 2 years of age
Dax is only going to get better.
Jazz "Grande Jazz
It Up" is the first Grande dog to earn a Dock
Diving title. Congratulations to Jazz and
her very dedicated owner, Rick Penn!
Congratulations to "Madison", now
CH. Grande's Hurricane Madison. We
couldn't be prouder!
Newest edition to the family!
Grande Bear Creek Sunrise. Check out
Nina's own page under "Our Family."
August 2006 - Congratulations to Emmi "Grande Ever After" and her owner Karen Bagnall, for
earning an AKC CGC. Emmi has also
passed her wilderness certification with her SAR
group in Washington state. We're very
proud of this great team!
June 26, 2006 - "Dax" and "Eleanor" both rated OFA "Good" hips
May 5, 2006 - "Madison" wins 2 points at the Utah Beehive Cluster
February, 20, 2006 - "Madison" Grande's Hurricane Madison wins a 3-point major at the
Rocky Mountain Cluster in Denver!
February 19, 2006 - Max and Brook both receive OFA Cardiac "Normal" ratings.
January 2006 - Ch. Grande's Fifth Element OFA Hip Rating "Excellent"!
November 1, 2005 - "Ryder" Ch. T-Lan's Storm Ryder passed on to a better place.
September 23, 2005 - Derby "Grande Devil in Disguise" earns her Canine Good Citizen certificate!
September 2, 2005 - Max and Brook earn their AKC Canine Good Citizen certificates!
August 6 and 7, 2005 - Pikes Peak Schutzhund and Police Association Trial - Max
earns his Schutzhund 1 title and Brook passes her BH and earns a Tracking 1 title!
Joyful Chiraq of Cherokee" passed her therapy
dog certification and is busy making hospital
visits. Way to go Peg and Che!
Luke "Grande John
Luke" earned his CGC title and is on his way to
becoming a therapy dog. His owner plans to
do hospital visits with him. He is
particularly patient with kids and is looking
forward to visits in the pediatric center.
Joyful Chiraq of Cherokee" earned her BN
obedience title as an 8 month old puppy and
recently qualified for her CGC with some
exceptional comments from the evaluator on what
a correct temperament she has. Way to go
Peg and Che! Early in 2014 they'll be
trialing for their Companion Dog title.
NEW Ch. Grande
Forget-Me-Not! Faye finished in just a
single weekend of shows. A record for us!
Congratulations also to Mike and Rachael Sundeen.
We are lucky to have such wonderful co-owners.
Hurricane Chaser" earned her first lure coursing
title. She qualified three out
of three tries to earn her CA (Coursing Ability)
title. She will be back to try for more.
She loves it!
Grande has their
first herding title! Greely "Grande
Frontier Greely" earned his HT (Herding Tested)
title in September. He'll be moving on to
the next level soon and in the meantime is
working on a carting title. Way to go
Greely and Craig!
new addition, Stablemaster's Dark Horse.
We imported Dax from Finland in August 2012. We look forward to many
wonderful years with this exceptional dog.
Fisher finished his championship in style
winning Best of Breed over Specials for a 4
point major. Then he went on to win Breed
the next day as well. Fisher has won 8 of
the 12 times he's been shown in regular
Jack (Ch. Bear Creek Grande
Lilly x Ch. Rus Austershvarc Zone of Fire) born Aug. 2008
was recognized as Outstanding Giant of the Year at the 2012
Giant Schnauzer Club of America National Specialty. Jack earned
his UD (Utility Dog) obedience title and is the
first giant schnauzer in the United States to be
a Grand Champion with that obedience title. He lives in
Delaware and is loved and owned by Bill Algee. We are
so proud of this dog that we co-bred.
Connor's son Gator (Bear Creek Florida Gator)
was Reserve Winners at the 2012 National
Congratulations to "Greely" and his
owner Craig on passing your first herding
instinct test with flying colors!
We're very proud of "Halo"
Grande Get Off My Halo and her owner
Linda for the great progress they're making on
their cadaver search training. Go girls!
wins his first 2 points his first weekend in the
show ring at 6 months old!
"Nina" Grande Bear Creek Sunrise.
Nina finished her AKC championship in Cheyenne,
Wyoming, winning a 5 point major and Best of
Breed over ranked Specials. Nina completed
her championship with 4 Best of Breed wins from
the classes. We are proud of our girl!
"Nina" wins another Best of Breed over specials at the Roaring Forks Kennel Club
in Eagle, Colorado.
- "Nina" wins her second major at the
Colorado Springs Kennel Club!
"Nina" Grande Bear Creek Sunrise wins
her first points by winning Best of Breed over
specials 2 of the 4 days at the Beehive Cluster
in Utah! Check out Nina's page for a brand
new picture of our girl.
Congratulations to Emmi "Grande Ever After" and her owner Karen Bagnall!
Before Emmi has reached her 4th birthday this
fantastic team is credited with
finding two live subjects, one drowning victim,
and a subject who was buried 20 feet
underground. What a working girl!
New Champion! "Yuri" Bear Creek Yuri ben Ramos
finishes at the Rocky Mountain Cluster in Denver.
Grande Kennel co-bred Yuri. We're very
proud of River's great-grandkids!
"Nina" Grande Bear Creek Sunrise
wins Reserve to a major at her third dog show!
November 2008 -
"Grady" Ch. Sunar's New
Yorker v. Kool passed on to a better