Frequently Asked Questions
We feed Nutri Source Small and Medium Breed Puppy food. You can buy it at many pet stores and most Menards, as well as online. Click the link to find it near you. https://nutrisourcepetfoods.com/where-to-buy/
We leave the food down all the time for our puppies. In our house they have 24 hour access to outside via doggy door.
Nutrisource gives these recommendations under Feeding at this link. https://nutrisourcepetfoods.com/our-food/nutrisource/small-and-medium-breed-puppy-recipe/
Mini Schnauzers only tend to overeat if they are not given enough exercise or get bored. Food restrictions may need to be made as they age.
We recommend not feeding any other treats except their kibble for the first few months. If you want to give your puppy a treat, pick up their food and when you feed it to them, they view that as a treat.
Once you pick out a puppy, we ask a $400 deposit that goes toward the final purchase price. You simply send a check.
After we receive the deposit a contract will be sent to your email, just fill out the contract and submit.
Each week on Friday or Sat we update pictures of each of the puppies we currently have. If you wish to come visit, please contact us so we can schedule a time.
Around 6-7 weeks of age we will send out an email to schedule your puppy’s pick up. Around that time, the puppies will be going to the Vet for wellness checks and get their first vaccine.
When you come to pick up your puppy you will get a bag with a sample of the food, toys and a small blanket that smells familiar. At pickup we only accept cash, if you wish to pay in advance via Venmo, or check, please contact us for details.
Your puppy will have it’s first Vaccine (Puppy 5way). They will require 2 or 3 more boosters. They will be given a wormer a few days before they go home. Please check with your vet for their recommendation for vaccines and monthly wormings.
All of our puppies come with microchips. That includes lifetime registration and unlimited address changes. The puppy will be listed with https://petlink.net/
Micro chips are small RFID tags inserted under the dogs skin. The tag is about the size of a grain of rice and last the life of the dog. If your puppy gets lost, all Humane Societies, Police Stations and Rescues have scanners to read the Microchip. That is the first thing they do when a puppy is brought in. They will look up the number of the puppy and contact you.
Puppies often times need to go potty right after they wake up from a nap and after they eat.
They need to be watched closely , if they wander away from you, they are likely looking for a place to go potty, because they prefer to be near their people especially when very young.
Please check with your Vet for their recommendations.
We do not crop ears, the puppies are not old enough for that procedure when they leave us, so that will be up to the buyer if they choose to do it.
We do have dew claws removed and tails docked at 3 to 5 days old.
Your puppy is guaranteed three years from date of birth against any life shortening genetic defects.
Your puppy will see our vet for a wellness check just before she/he leaves us.