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We do not breed puppies anymore.  But we have 5 beautiful Standard Schnauzers and 2 Minis that we have raised from birth

 

Our focus is on : Nutrition and the long life of your DOG and puppy.

 I Have researched dog nutrition for over 15 years and I am now  Devoting Myself To Helping  People Learn To Feed Their 4 Legged Children With Homemade Food, Treats AND MORE.   I have also done a great deal of research and I keep myself informed on the "natural" dog foods out there and all the recalls.

 

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NUTRITION AND THE HEALTH OF  YOUR DOG IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME.

 I AM DEVOTING MYSELF TO HELP PEOPLE LEARN TO  FEED THEIR 4 LEGGED CHILDREN WITH HOMEMADE FOOD, TREATS AND MORE.

 

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NUTRITION AND THE HEALTH OF  YOUR DOG IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME.

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NUTRITION AND THE HEALTH OF  YOUR DOG IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME.

 I AM DEVOTING MYSELF TO HELP PEOPLE LEARN TO  FEED THEIR 4 LEGGED CHILDREN WITH HOMEMADE FOOD, TREATS AND MORE.

 

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We have a wonderful Male Miniature Schnauzer Dog for Sale.

To Maggie:     

People say; “you have how many dogs?  Nine dogs??”

My response; “Yes we have nine beautiful schnauzers.  Three Miniature Schnauzers and 6 Standard Schnauzers.  “They are loved by me with all my heart.

One of our Miniature Schnauzers, Maggie, is 17-3/4 years old. She will be 18 years old in June 2014.  But she really has started to just go downhill.  There are days she walks with the other dogs, there are days she kind of gets lost and just stands there.  Most days I have to clean up after her accidents, she can’t hold it any longer.  She can’t see or hear very well. But I remember better days like when we first brought her home and she was so little and cute.  She fit in my jacket when it was cold outside.  I would hold her close to my body to keep warm.  I remember she would sleep between my husband Bob and me and had her own little pillow.  We called her snorty because she was a snorter and snorted.  She was a love and we took her everywhere with us.  Everyone loved her she was so sweet and gentle.  Then as time marched on and we all were getting older we noticed she could not see well or hear well, then the incontinence started and we tried medicine and diapers and that did not work so she no longer spent the days and nights with us instead she slept downstairs with our Standard Male DaVinci.  She had problems now walking up and down the stairs also. 

I was getting so frustrated with all the accidents and her forgetfulness.  Even though I knew it was not her fault. Everyone said; “do you think it is time to you know what?’  I could not bring myself to think about it much less to have her euthanized.  I was hoping she would go to sleep and die peacefully in her sleep. I have taken such good care of our dogs and it shows in the fact that her heart and body seem strong even with all the other problems she is having.  But when she was having trouble this past weekend and her back legs were not always holding her up and she would lie in her bed and look at me and not want to get out of the bed to walk and was waiting for me to carry her out, I just knew this could not go on. 

I have heard people say you just know somehow that this is the time and I did, I think because she told me.  I listen to our dogs, I know what they are thinking and saying, I physically and mentally “feel” their spirit in me.  I looked at Maggie as she was lying in her bed and she looked at me and I know she said, “I am tired, please let me go.”  I cried and thought about all the wonderful years we had together and how much I will miss her and how much I love her.

We are going to our vet and we will have her cremated and will let her ashes blow in the wind while we are driving the way she would have liked to have her face hanging out of the window with the wind blowing on it.

Bonnie

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Mini and Standard Breed Information

Ear Cropping

Cropping of ears was done originally to protect the dog from injury while working or hunting.  Then as breeds began to attend dog shows it became the norm and is now part of the official breed standard for many breeds.  Personally, we do not crop our dogs' ears and do not recommend having it done.  There are no benefits that we can think of at this time for cropping any miniature schnauzer's ears.  Even though we have never owned a dog with cropped ears, we have heard and read that there is a lot of aftercare required of the cropped ears, and that it is usually very painful for the dog.  Some people claim that cropped ears are healthier and there is less risk of ear infection in a cropped dog.  We have never had one single ear infection. Proper care and cleanliness of the ears is required, not ear cropping.  A lot of show dogs are still done, but hopefully that will change when people's attitudes change about what really matters when it comes to form and function in dogs.  Since cropping of the ears is a complicated and painful surgical procedure that requires anesthesia, we see no purpose for it in the future of most breeds of dogs.  Not only that, more and more vets are reluctant to do the procedure without very good reason, and I know that many veterinary colleges do not even train new vets how to do it at all.  It is also illegal in many countries and that will hopefully become a more widespread thing.

Dewclaw Removal

Dewclaws may be present on both the front and hind feet, but are more commonly found on the front, a little higher on the leg, much like a thumb.  Dewclaws are also removed at 2-3 days of age so there is minimal pain felt. Dewclaws are removed using veterinary suture removal scissors.  They have a little hook that can be placed firmly behind the dewclaw allowing for a clean quick cut, and there is minimal bleeding.  If dewclaws are not removed they can cause many problems in adult dogs.  The dewclaws, if not kept cut short, can grow around and grow right into the side of the foot or foot pad, which is a very painful and needless thing.  Also, dewclaws can and do get hooked on everything, even carpet, and if they tear it is very painful and can bleed profusely and be very traumatic for both dog and owner.  It is much better to prevent such problems with dewclaw removal, and this quick procedure is more readily accepted and even encouraged.

Docked Tails

The docking of dogs tails is a practice which has been carried out for centuries in order to avoid tail damage, for hygiene and other reasons. Today there are over fifty traditionally docked breeds which are recognized by various Kennel Clubs.

But docking has, in recent years, come under the scrutiny of the veterinary establishment, which has condemned the practice as an "unjustified mutilation".

Breeders, dog owners and many veterinary surgeons disagree with this view. They believe that if docking ceased, dogs would suffer.

Docking, they say, is a perfectly humane procedure when properly carried out, and one, which prevents far more distress than it causes. It is, like neutering, simply a practical animal management technique which should remain available to dog breeders and owners.

It recently has been a practice that dog owners are seeing less and less of in Canada and Europe.  There are certain countries where it is banned altogether.

If it was not for the look of a docked tail that new owners like to see in their schnauzers, I would not do it.  It is painful to the puppy and although the puppy forgets about soon after it is very traumatic.