We strongly encourage anyone interested in purchasing a Miniature Schnauzer Puppy from us to read the Education Booklet published by the Miniature Schnauzer Club of Canada
After further evaluations we have decided to make "Cloudy" available. She is a cropped female puppy born May of this year
We also have an older dog available to the right home in Ottawa and other local area's
Because our dogs truly live as family pets, we only have time and space at home for a few dogs at a time. This means that we only ever breed when we are looking for our next show prospect.
I realize that when you are looking for a puppy, it is hard to take your time, it is easy to get sucked into buying the first puppy that becomes available. But just remember, this is a long-term commitment. You are committing to take care of this dog for the rest of its life. So find a breeder that you feel comfortable with, that is knowledgeable about breed specific health issues, that will be available to answer your questions.
All of our pet puppies are registered with the Canadian Kennel Club or American Kennel Club on a non breeding agreement. They come with their first two sets of vaccinations, health guarantee and 6 weeks of free veterinary insurance. We recommend you purchase and read the MSCC education booklet http://www.mscc.ca/booklet.html
Our puppies cost not less then $2,500, occasionally we have a retired show dog available to special homes.
If you are interested in one of our puppies please contact us with the following information (please note if we do not receive all relevant information you will not be added to the waitlist):
Would you consider:
- A Puppy as a Family Companion
- A Retired Show Dog
- Co-Owning a Show Dog
- Purchased and read the MSCC Education Booklet?
- Interest in learning about the sport of pure bred dogs?
- Located a Veterinarian?
- Located a Groomer?
Let us know about your previous experience with dogs and how a puppy would fit into your day to day life
Once we receive your request you will be added to our waitlist, Once puppies arrive and are stable, we will contact a few people we think we have puppies available for.. Being on our waitlist, or me contacting you is not a guarantee there will be a puppy available for you. no final decisions are made before evaluations to determine whether a puppy will be a show dog or companion before 12 weeks of age, the puppies have past 2 vet checks and a veterinary ophthalmologist exam.
- All dogs, both pure bred and mixed breeds, carry genes for at least 7% of genetic disease. Reputable breeders are knowledgeable about breed specific health issues and offer a lifetime warranty on genetic health problems.
- If a breeder is having +40 puppies a year, without the facilities and staff to properly raise these puppies, they are probably not breeding for the right reasons. Remember that well rounded puppies require more than just food, water and the first set of shots, they require individual attention, exposure to different experiences and different environments.
- Minis only come in three colours, Salt & Pepper, Black & Silver and Black. The height standard for a mini is 12 - 14 inches. If someone is trying to sell you a "rare colour" or a "teacup mini", it is not a Miniature Schnauzer.
Some excerpts from: The Miniature Schnauzer Club of Canada Code of Ethics
- A responsible breeder should be willing to take back, rehabilitate (if possible) and re-place in a suitable home any dog he/she has bred and sold when the original purchaser is unable to keep the dog at any time during the dog's lifetime.
- All puppies receive a preliminary screening by a Veterinary Opthamologist prior to sale.
- Bitches should not be bred at their first season, preferably not before 18 months of age. Ideally, bitches should also be bred no more than once per year, and certainly, never more than twice in succession.
- It is strongly advised that all puppies graded as "pets" be sold on spay/neuter contracts with a CKC "Non-Breeding Registration".
Some helpful links:
- Miniature Schnauzer Health & Genetics
- Miniature Schnauzer Club of Canada Code of Ethics
- Education Booklet