Miniature Schnauzer Puppies
Have you been looking at Miniature Schnauzer puppies as a possibility for your new best friend?
While these are great dogs, it’s essential that you do your research. Here’s everything you need to know about these adorable pups.
Where To Get Miniature Schnauzer Puppies
If you’re committed to adopting, it can be hard to balance that with your ideal purebred dog. Purebred dogs don’t usually end up in shelters because they’re highly desirable, and this is especially true of more ‘designer’ breeds like the Miniature Schnauzer. You can always call around shelters and find out what dogs need to be adopted but chances are, you’ll only find crossbreeds — which is fine, if that works for you! Keep_sake…
You can also look at breed-specific rescues, though the requirements for these tend to be strict.
Chances are, if you’re determined to get a Miniature Schnauzer puppy to raise as your own from around eight weeks old, you’ll be looking at a breeder.
The most important thing is to pick a good breeder. Unethical breeders, otherwise known as “backyard breeders”, will have puppies that have various health and temperament problems because they weren’t bred correctly. The parents may not have been chosen well or health-tested.
When researching a breeder, make sure they don’t let the puppies go home before they’re eight weeks old, provide registry papers and shot records, are open to any questions you may have, and have a spay/neuter contract in place. These are all signs of a responsible breeder. Eason…
A Miniature Schnauzer can be anywhere between $1000 and $2700. Anything much lower is a red flag, and the puppy clearly didn’t cost much to raise. This is a breeder you want to avoid, or potentially a puppy mill.
These dogs grow to be up to 14 inches tall and weigh no more than 20 pounds. Their medium-coat has a wiry texture. Miniature Schnauzers can only come in three different colors: black, salt and pepper, or black and silver.
These dogs tend to be an easier choice for first-time owners than many other breeds. They’re very affectionate with their families and love people a lot. Socialization with others tends to come easy for them, as they don’t tend to be particularly reserved around strangers. They can be wary of other dogs though, so make sure you expose them to other pups when they’re young and keep the environments controlled to ensure good experiences. Oreo…
Although they’re intelligent, they don’t have the stubborn streak that many clever dogs possess. They’re eager to learn and will pick up good manners quickly. As they’re smaller dogs, have patience with potty training, as it may take them longer than large dogs to get some bladder control!
These are fun-loving, playful companions who will love you forever. They’ll happily learn tricks to amuse other people and settle down to cuddle at the end of the day.
Miniature Schnauzer Puppies – Veterinary Needs
These dogs are generally healthy, and good breeders will test for the few diseases they might inherit.
For the most part, their veterinary needs will be the same as any other dog. They’ll need a series of shots beginning when they’re around eight weeks old and ending when they’re sixteen to eighteen weeks. This series protects against distemper, parvovirus, and other nasty diseases, so don’t bring your dog around other dogs until they’ve had them. They’ll also need a rabies shot at the end of this. Beard_n_brows…
These will be boosted roughly once a year, when they should also get a check-up.
Don’t forget to keep your dog up to date on flea and heartworm medicine. This is important and is usually a pill given to them once a month.
Owners will forever be arguing about whether raw food or kibble is the best choice for dogs. The science proves either can be healthy, so it’s all about choosing the best for you and what works for you and your dog.
Kibble is convenient, but you should still ensure you pick a good brand for your dog and not just grab the least expensive off the shelf. Some cheap stuff is full of fillers and doesn’t have a lot of nutrients in it. You should also avoid grain-free food, which has been linked to heart disease.
Raw food is a great choice if prepared by a professional service. Some will even deliver right to your door. Dogs are omnivores who need more than just meat, so don’t expect to be able to just give them some raw meat and meet their needs. Temecula…
The grooming needs of these dogs are not insignificant! You should brush their coat on a frequent basis as well as getting it trimmed by a professional every now and again to keep it in good shape.
Otherwise, you should take care of their ears, teeth, and nails. Ears and teeth should be cleaned on a frequent basis.
As for their nails, you should trim them every six to eight weeks. You can use clippers or a Dremel for this. The noise of the Dremel might be intimidating, so make sure to have patience when getting them used to it and provide lots of treats!