Schnauzer Byte: Choosing a Good Breeder

Finding a good miniature schnauzer puppy

When choosing a miniature schnauzer breeder, be sure to take your time. Look at a lot of breeders, and consider references from the AKC. Do your research. Remember no puppy mills, and no backyard breeders. Two things (out of about 50) to look for in a mini schnauzer breeder: 1. A three-to-five year health guarantee against serious genetic defects. (I'd run away from one-year guarantees, it can take three to five years for some … [Read more...]

Miniature Schnauzer Food Recommendations

Miniature Schnauzer Nutrition

A miniature schnauzer's diet is very important in maintaining their health. Mini schnauzers can have endocrine and skin problems, they gain weight easily, and their bodies sometimes have problems digesting fats and certain grains. Although mini schnauzers love table scraps, these really need to be limited. Good nutrition is key to keeping your miniature schnauzer happy and healthy. Talk to your breeder and vet about Miniature Schnauzer food … [Read more...]

Genetic Disorders in Miniature Schnauzers

Miniature Schnauzer Health

Every breed of dog has one or more genetic defects that are particular to its breed. Miniature schnauzers are no different. Genetic Disorders in Miniature Schnauzers are one of the main reasons someone interested in a mini schnauzer as a pet should do their research when selecting a breeder. The most common health problems with miniature schnauzers are (inherited) eye problems: retinal dysplasia, cataracts, blindness Be sure that your … [Read more...]

Why the miniature schnauzer rocks

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Here's why I think miniature schnauzers are so great: They are so freakin' intelligent I like to watch the eyebrow action on a mini schnauzer deep in thought. And, training a mini schnauzer? They will test the limit to no end; tell them to "sit" and they will see if they can get a reward for "almost" sitting. Tell them to "fetch the ball" and they will try to see what will happen if they bring the bunny, instead. They love to be little … [Read more...]

Proliferation of NuVet Pet Vitamins

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If you start researching for a puppy, you are going to find a lot of breeders are promoting Nuvet pet vitamins. After seeing the 40th breeder mentioning these miracle pet vitamins, I became suspicious. Then, I noticed every breeder has a special, exclusive "code" for the consumer to use to purchase the vitamins. (I smell kickbacks) It gets worse — some breeders make this brand of vitamin mandatory for the life of their dog, or the health … [Read more...]