All Our Puppies have Homes
All Our Puppies have Homes
Kewely (pronounced Q-Lee) is the newest addition to our family. She and Sloan have had three litters. She is a beautiful all black miniature AKC. She is sweet, smart and spunky! She is a great mom!
Our family has been breeding schnauzers for over twenty years. Our miniature schnauzers are "Family First dogs" We have always owned both the mother and father of all our litters so we can be certain the whole family is happy, healthy and taken care of well! Calliope, our retired "mom"
gives Kewely new mom tips!
Kewely and Sloan had their first litter in November 2020 - They just had a litter December 26th. As soon as we know she is pregnant, Kewely goes to the vet for an extra check up and then again later for an x-ray. She is on an optimal diet and receives care and support through her pregnancy and beyond.
Meet Cookie and Lucious! Two pampered pups from Calliope's first litter. They are well loved and their owner has recommended us to others, resulting in two more pups placed in other homes!
Our pups are well socialized with both people and other dogs. They are able to make a smooth transition into a new family.
Our whole family takes part in making sure our pups are ready for a loving home.
We prefer to wait until the pups are AT LEAST 8 weeks old before they leave for their mom. By that time, they will be weened, have nails and tails done, all current vet care and started on potty training.
Mom goes to our vet of 20+ years at least twice during her pregnancy. She is takes extra vitamins to support her pregnancy and has an x-ray near her due date so we know how many pups to expect.
The pups are born in an inflatable kiddie pool which we keep upstairs. This works well because it's easy to keep extra clean and mom can get in and out easily.
Once the pups are able to climb out of the pool, they are moved downstairs to the family room into a large play yard. We have a small opening that mom and dad can get in and out of...and sometimes Aunt Calliope pays a visit. The yard has a section of under-pads and a section of blankets. The pups learn quickly not to soil their sleeping spot. We put a little box in the corner because some pups like to hide.
The pups get their milk until mom decides it is time to stop. We don't ever keep mom away from the pups. We do start second step milk about 5 weeks and taper that off until they go home. It adds extra nutrition and helps with brain development.
When mom is nursing while standing up, sometimes we will let her eat in the play yard. Once in a while the pups will decide they would like a taste too! Of course, they just get in the bowl too! Once they start to eat whole foods, we supplement dry food with unseasoned, cooked eggs, white meat chicken, a little fresh salmon, sweet potatoes, and peas and carrots.
If it is a summer litter, we take the pups outside once they have their first set of shots. If the litter is in the winter, we take them to the kitchen and living room to learn that there is life outside of the play yard.
Generally, all of our puppies are spoken for before they are born. Sometimes, a family changes their mind and one becomes available but they all have homes by day five at the latest.
In order to protect our litters, we don't allow visits. As soon as the pups are born, we send pictures to the families on the list in order and they can pick their pup.
After that, each family receives texts with pictures , videos and updates at least twice per week. We want your family to get to know the pup during the first weeks. If a family chooses a name, we start using the name right away.
We only allow five litters per mom and only have one mom at a time. They are our family. Spreading Schnauzer Love by raising health, happy puppies is a passion not a business for us. We keep retired moms as they are part of our family. So, the pups are raised with mom, dad and usually an auntie. Additionally, our whole family is involved. We spend tons of time with the puppies, playing, nurturing and loving them to give them the best start possible. Kewley is an exceptionally good mom and even when she is not in with the pups she is checking in on them!