Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Kora was flown in from California and is from our old original lines. Her sister is Annie.
Her grandpa holds many grand champions and her grand mother was from me.
So glad to add back in this stocky size. They will be true mini in size.
She weighs about 13 lbs.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Purchasing a puppy is a long term commitment. Schnauzers of Taylor knows that you may have a lot of questions that need answering. This list is by no means meant to be complete, but maybe will give you ideas for your own questions or maybe answers to ones you already have.
It’s not the income or is it financially lucrative to raise pups, it’s actually very expensive to raise a litter properly. We breed a few litters every year with a holistic approuch. We usually operate in the red; it’s just a great big hobby. I have many times wanted to stop, as it can also be heart breaking. Puppies get sick, and despite vaccinations and all the best veterinarian care, they can die. Moms may have problems whelping, low calcium and caesarians are necessary, all kinds of things can go wrong when you take care of live animals. But there are so many wonderful people who love their dogs, more than anything in their lives. These dogs provide companionship to sick children, the elderly, the lonely. They give joy and excitement to young people and adults who enter them in dog shows, trials and train them. Many of our pups are trained and are used with children and sick people in hospitals and retirement centers. There is no end to how much love, pleasure, excitement and plain old companionship these dogs can offer. So, as long as I can help to provide joy to any family, I will continue to breed the best pet possible and educate the puppy buyer how to feed, raise and train his new pup.
About our Lines:
My lines were picked for temperament and health. We specialize in companion pets only. What I want is for anyone to be able to own a beautiful, healthy Mini schnauzer as a pet (homes must be approved). Our Mini schnauzers are in the AKC standard of a Mini. Mini's are 12x12 to 14x14 (measured from shoulder to start of tail). We can not guarantee size and color but know that our pups will be healthy and lovable. We will have classic colors with our newest parti for some variation. Our schnauzers are not hyperactive but can be protective. They do not bite but do bark when appropriate. The lines are clean from knee or eye problems (CERF certified. Yes, my lines do have grand champions in them but that does guarantee a good pet. When I researched my parents I wanted good, long, and sound lines without health issues. We do regular blood test on our dogs, DNA testing and all pups are Vet checked at 3 days, 3 1/2 weeks, 6 weeks and 8 weeks. Our dogs are played with and walked usually every other day. The dogs live in our house, outside and are a part of our family. We do not have kennels because we do not have many dogs in our home. Mentally and physically the lines are excellent. These pups are not to be sold as show quality but are perfect enough to be trained.
About the Fur Babies:
All puppies will have been de-wormed at 1,2,4,6 and 8 weeks and raised in our in home nursery. We also use preventative at 2,4,6 and 8 weeks to prevent coccidia. Puppies are started on a "Super Dog" program on day 3 to day 16. This is a Neuro stimulation that helps build stronger puppies and smarter adults. We proudly have been using this program for over 5 years where many breeders are just beginning. Shots are given at 6 weeks and we recommend titers for next series from you vet. Tails and dewclaws are docked (we will leave tails intact but puppy must have deposit paid in full by their 3 day old birthday). Ears are always left natural. Schnauzers of Taylor does not advocate the cropping of ears. Most vets will not do puppies until 4 months of age and therefore most puppies sold with ears done are being done by the breeders themselves. They either do not stand right or fall early in life. The puppies are raised in our puppy nursery just located off our living room that is temp controlled. They are played with, cuddled, dressed up in doll clothes and occasionally are slept with. Sorry, but we can not be responsible for spoiling your new fur baby. A 5 yr year health guarantee is available for such health problems that can be unseen and would prevent a long healthy life with you (genetic defects). All puppies will receive a new puppy packet. We also can include lots of bonus material, blankie, special toy and litter box training and me......a breeder who cares about my puppies for a lifetime.
Pups are raised on fresh fruits, meat and vegis upon weaning and a high quality kibble.
Schnauzers of Taylor also request that our dogs never be placed in a dog pound or shelter. If for some reason you can not keep them, we need to know. We will assist in placement or help with approval of new home. Our babies are an important part of our family and place them with them becoming the same with yours.We have a be-back open door policy and they are always welcome back to our home.
We will do everything we can to try and reduce any risk that could cause un-forseen health issues in your new puppy. Just as with children, there are no guarantees as to a perfect and healthy life. We can only try and predict a new puppies health based on past litters. Sadly, sometimes that doesn't always work but I will guarantee that I will be a breeder that will stand by my guarantee and help you obtain a new puppy if the time should ever arise.
Local Pick Up ONLY: We want to meet each of our parents face to face so we welcome visits. If you are in another state, a option is for you is to fly into Austin and return your Miniature Schnauzer puppy with you in the plane's cabin. Schnauzer puppies are small and can ride in a carrier that fits under your seat. There is a $75 service fee, which covers my expense for the trip to the airport to deliver the pup to you. We also have lots of people drive to our home to pick up their Schnauzer Puppies from other Texas cities such as Dallas, Ft. Worth, Plano and Corpus Christi, and also from surrounding states such as Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas.
Deposits and Visits:
We do not just allow home visits without a approved questionnaire and vet reference. This is for our safety and our dogs safety.
A deposit of $400 to hold your puppy at time of birth and finial payment at pick up. You are welcome to come and visit when your puppy 6 weeks old. In the event that something un-forseen happens here I will gladly refund your deposit. By placing a deposit on your puppy you and I are agreeing upon the contract and health guarantee.
If puppy is 6 weeks or older you will be required to purchase in full. If you want the puppy's tail left intact you will be required to pay the full balance for the puppy before their 3 day old birthday. This will require you to have first pick.
We hope that we can help you find that special new family member. They are ours for such a short time but yours for a lifetime......
Friday, September 01, 2017
Life's Abundance Nutritional System
We are often asked, “What should I feed my puppy? What do you recommend?”
We actively researched types of dog food and always keep our eyes open to new or improved nutritious foods that are available. We have been feeding Victor Dog Food for several years, but recently we were introduced to Life’s Abundance Dog Food. We were so impressed by the quality and high standards and the amazing testimonials from customers and field representatives of this company, that we decided to switch all of our dogs and puppies to the Life’s Abundance Nutritional System . Here at Schnauzers Of Taylor, we have made it our focus to protect the health and future, while maintaining the integrity, of the Schnauzer Breed and to offer our Schnauzers Of Taylor families healthy, gorgeous, and sweet-tempered puppies that will bring schnauzer love and silly laughter to their home. We know that nutrition is an integral part of that equation.
The Life's Abundance line of products was formulated by Dr. Jane Bicks, DVM, a holistic vet for over 20 years. She has served as President of the American Veterinarian Association of New York City, earned three Presidential Citations, was appointed by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to help establish one of the largest animal shelters in the world, is the author of three books on responsible care and treatment of pets, and has appeared on 48 Hours, Good Morning America, CNN, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and more. She has also created a non-profit foundation where a percentage of her product line is contributed toward rescue and care for pets.
Many of the ingredients in commercial pet food today can actually cause our pets to have a shorter life span due to sub-par ingredients. Ingredients that cause stress on kidney and liver function, allergies, obesity, or overall poor health include; wheat, corn, and soy. By-products such as chicken heads, duck bills, fish heads, chicken and turkey feet, bones can also be included in our pet foods! Chemical additives such as BHA and BHT are known carcinogens, and Ethoxyquin is used to stabilize rubber, and these can be found in our dog's food! These chemicals are added to provide a longer shelf life. Food can be stored on a shelf or in a warehouse for months, or even years.
Life’s Abundance does not leave factors that impact safety and quality to chance. Their commitment to providing customers with premium products goes well beyond the formulas and the individual ingredients. To ensure the safety and quality of the final product, they exercise strict control, from preparation to packaging to storage. Immediately after each product is prepared, it’s shipped directly to one of their three climate-controlled warehouses. Their shipping departments take pride in the speedy yet careful handling of products, ensuring that all orders arrive in great condition so that valued customers will enjoy the products exactly as intended. Fresher food is more nutrient-rich. While leading brands stockpile tons of food for months on end, Life's Abundance dog food is made weekly in small-batches so it’s only 4-to-6 weeks when it’s delivered.
Here at Schnauzers Of Taylor, we feed our puppies and dogs Life's Abundance All Stage Dog Food . Life’s Abundance is holistically balanced and provides the nutritional harmony that’s important to help your canine achieve and maintain optimal health. The natural dog food recipes contain only the finest ingredients, like …
• A proprietary blend of vitamins & minerals
• High-quality protein from chicken meal for strong muscles
• An antioxidant system including vitamins C & E
• Prebiotic fiber & guaranteed probiotics
• A selection of nutritious vegetables
• Omega-3 fatty acids for healthy skin & a shiny coat
• Calcium & phosphorus for healthy teeth and strong bones
• Dietary fiber to help maintain a healthy digestive tract
• No artificial flavors or colors
• No corn, wheat or corn/wheat glutens
We are also proud to be a Life's Abundance Independent Field Representative, and invite you to visit our Life's Abundance Website to explore the variety of products offered for your Dog or Cat. Health is more than just eating right and exercising – it’s about cultivating the right attitude and making a commitment to feel better… to be better. At Life's Abundance, they understand commitment. They pledge to provide the best possible products for customers, to help them live longer, healthier and happier lives. They provide an array of superior quality, safe and effective products that are inspired by nature, informed by science and born of a commitment to improving the health of people, pets and the planet. Welcome to Life's Abundance… paving new roads to wellness, every day.
Monday, July 03, 2017
Do you have or want a puppy but don’t have the time or knowledge to start to train them?
Have a Puppy Who Needs Training?
If you think you’ll have the time and the environment to get them through puppyhood successfully then I recommend you take them home at 8 weeks. If you’re afraid you’re not going to have the time or the skills to do it then we recommend a puppy with the 4 weeks of training and socialization. It’s well worth it..
This is a great program for new and first time puppy owners who have a new puppy at home but don’t have the experience or the extra time it takes to properly start to train and socialize a new puppy. At Schnauzers Of Taylor “Puppy Boot Camp” your new puppy will get a start on what they need during this very important stage of development. Puppy socialization start, Potty Training start, introduction to the leash, car rides, strangers, little kids, teenagers, big scary men, loud noises, other dogs, packs of dogs, house rules as well as an introduction to hearing the very basics like sit, down, back, leave it etc.
We offer 1 or 3 spots in each one of our litters for our 4 week puppy training program to our puppies only. This program includes potty training and very basic obedience and more importantly extensive socialization. After all you can easily teach a 1 year old dog with limited training to go outside but you can not so easily socialize them to like kids or car rides if they’ve had little to no experience with these things as puppies. EARLY Socialization is key to a happy, healthy family dog. (
Early socialization not only helps to build up their confidence but it helps to eliminate the chances of phobias and even aggression developing as adults. The most common cause of unprovoked dog aggression is the lack of proper early socialization during the most crucial time of a dogs life.. the first 3 months of age.
Window of Opportunity
Puppies are most accepting of new experiences between 3 and 12 weeks old. After that age, they become much more cautious of anything they haven’t yet encountered. From about 12 to 18 weeks old the opportunity to easily socialize the puppy ends-and with each passing week it becomes harder to get a young dog to accept and enjoy something that he’s initially wary of. After 18 weeks old, it’s extremely difficult, and sometimes impossible, to teach a dog to like something new, or help him become comfortable with something he finds frightening.
We use Dr. Sophia Yin’s Socialization in our program in order to make sure that your puppy is introduced to all kinds of new experiences in a positive way. At the end of the program we provide you with a printout of all the new exposures we introduced them to and how they reacted to them, this is meant to help you to learn what your puppy might need to work on more in their future.
All puppies are different.
Perhaps surprisingly, failure to properly expose a young puppy to certain situations or types of people during this brief period can result in his being forever fearful of them as an adult. Early socialization—or the lack of it—is a vital determinant of a dog’s lifelong behaviors. Without proper socialization, it is unlikely that a pup will become the adult dog he could have been, whether as a competitor in canine events or as a happy, well-adjusted family pet.
“Basically, an adult dog’s temperament and behavior habits, both good and bad, are shaped during puppyhood—very early puppyhood,” says veterinarian and leading animal behaviorist Dr. Ian Dunbar, author of Before & After Getting Your Puppy. Further, Dunbar notes that behavior issues are the number-one cause of dogs being relinquished to shelters.
If you have a new puppy but not the time.. then you should sign them up for some sort of puppy training ASAP or puppy play dates with all kinds of different people and dogs.. do it either with us or with another program either way… just do it. As a dog lover and dog breeder I can not express the importance of this..it really is worth the investment in the long run. Picking the perfect puppy is just step one.
If you have a new puppy in need of training and socialization..
In regards to training we begin the sit, down and leave it commands as well as basic puppy manners in our home and family atmosphere.
We can not guarantee at what level of training your puppy will leave here but we do begin the training process for you. The older pups get the easier they retain what they learn.
Basic Puppy Boot Camp is 2 weeks for which includes basic training of crate, house manners, socialization and basic obedience training cost $250 Per week.
This includes 2 weeks of basic house training, socialization, vet checks and required vaccinations**
Our Training List
Below is my training list of things I will be working on with your puppy.
- 6 ft leash
Beginning Obedience Commands
- No jumping up
Home and Community Training
- Basic Potty Training
- Crate Training
- Driving in a car
The goal is to remain calm and confident in new situations..
- Meeting strangers
- Public places – People with hoods, hats, umbrellas, loud noises..etc
- Meeting new dogs in a controlled setting