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  • What is the history of Mini Schnauzers?
    Miniature Schnauzers were bred from Standard Schnauzers. They originated from Germany in the 19th century. They were raised to be farm dogs for ratting, herding, and guarding.
  • What kind of temperament do they have?
    They are spunky and alert dogs that are obedient, friendly, intelligent, and quite willing to please. They are not aggressive or timid. They tend to be playful dogs that love attention and will play for hours.
  • What sizes are they?
    Miniature Schnauzers have a very square-shaped build, measuring 11 to 14 inches tall and weighing as small as 8 lbs to 20 lbs. They come in Teacup (8 lbs and under), Toy (9 to 15 lbs), and Mini (15-20 lbs).
  • Are they good with children and other animals?
    They are not aggressive. I always suggest new owners to prepare your child for a puppy so that they respect boundaries and be easy with them. They are very social and it makes them great pets. They do love to chase and play with other animals. Ours are always running around with my daughter's kittens.
  • What grooming needs do they have?
    Schnauzers are hypoallergenic. They do not shed. I always tell people to have them started with puppy cuts to get used to grooming but AFTER they have all of their shots to prevent them from getting Parvo. Brushing daily will help keep them from getting stubborn tangles. Oatmeal shampoo helps to prevent flaking skin, allergies, and itchiness.
  • What health issues are common to the breed?
    Cataracts – a hereditary cloudiness in the eye Hyperlipidemia – the inability to process fats MAC or Mycobacterium Avium Complex Pancreatitis – inflammation of the pancreas Portosystemic Shunts (PSS) or liver shunts Urolithiasis, or “stones” in the urinary tract
  • What does your health guarantee cover?
    Our puppies are guaranteed against fatal viruses for 72 hours after new owner pickup provided new owners meet the required terms of meeting with a licensed veterinarian within 3 business days. We recomend scheduling an appointment with your vet ahead of pickup to insure the that they can accomidate the wellness check. It is the responsibilty of the buyer to provide a copy of the vet's findings via email. The healthcare guarantee will expire and be null and void should these conditions not be met. For more regarding, please see the Puppy Sales Contract and Heath Guarantee located in your puppy packet or contact us directly.
  • What if the puppy's required veterinarian findings certify the existance of an issue which makes the puppy unfit for sale?
    In the event that such findings are verifyed with a licensed vetrinarian and the puppy is returned in the same condition as when it was sold we will take back the puppy and refund the full purchase price, provided the puppy is returned within seven days. Any additional expenses incurred in the return of the puupy nor any claim for distress caused by the return will be entertained as outlined in the Puppy Sales Contract and Guarantee. If genetic issues are present that are life threatening and unable to be treated, I must be provided with a certified letter from a veterinarian and will require a second opinion from an additional veterinarian. If an issue should arise, Buyer will have 7 days from the findings to contact us by email. For more regarding, please see the Puppy Sales Contract and Heath Guarantee located in your puppy packet or contact us directly.
  • What does the guarantee not cover?
    We do NOT GUARANTEE against COCCIDIA or GHIRDIA (typically dormant single celled parasites common in puppies) or for final adult weight, color, breeding ability, show potential or against overbites, under bites, non-congenital defects will not be covered, this includes but is not limited to parvovirus, retained testicles, hernias, patellar luxation, seizures, and liver shunts.
  • When can my puppy be taken into public?
    Only after the puppy has received all puppy vaccines can it be taken out in public, exposed to public sidewalks and grasses, or exposed to people outside of the household. This reduces the chance of your puppy contracting a communicable desease such as Canine Parvo that can result in death. Do not put the puppy on any ground or floor until all puppy vaccines are completed!
  • What if I can no longer care for or meet the expectations of pet ownership?
    If buyer is unable to maintain shots and wormer records, is determined legally unfit to have or care for domestic animals or finds it nessessary to re-home the puppy we must be notified and given an opportunity to take back the puppy to provide such care.
  • What age do puppies go home?
    Puppies must be at least 8 weeks old and 2 lbs. to go home.
  • What vaccines do you give the puppy?
    They receive the DHPP vaccine at 8 weeks old which is for Canine Distemper, Adenovirus Type 1 (Hepatitis), Adenovirus Type 2 (Respiratory Disease), Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus.
  • Are the puppies dewormed prior to leaving?
    Puppies are dewormed at 2,4,6, and 8 weeks old. Pyrantel Pamoate removes stongyles, pinworms and roundworms. Safeguard removes lung, stomach, barber pole, intestinal, hook, and nodular worms. Toltrazuril is for coccidia.
  • What health follow ups do they need after going home?
    Puppies need two additional DHPP vaccines at 11 and 14 weeks old. They will require core vaccines every year. Some non-core vaccines are recommended depending on your area and other enviromental factors. Please talk to your veterinarian for recommendations. Deworming will need to be done every three months for life with an effective all wormer. Your vet can give you excellent recommendations. Some well known products are Sentry WormXPlus, Safeguard, Sentinel, Bayer. Heartgard is a chewable for heartworm prevention that kills heartworms and also helps treat and control roundworms and hookworms. It is vital that once the puppy is at an appropriate age they will need a Flea and Tick Prevention as well as Heartworm prevention. **PLEASE refrain from using Trifexis, it almost killed one of my beloved dogs** We use Bravecto to kills and prevent fleas for 12 weeks. BRAVECTO Chew and BRAVECTO Topical Solution for Dogs kills ticks (black-legged tick, American dog tick, and brown dog tick) for 12 weeks and also kills lone star ticks for 8 weeks.
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