All of our miniatures Schnauzers are AKC registered, but we prefer to sell our puppies into Pet homes. All of our pups are sold as
"Pet Only" with no AKC papers. So that you will know you are purchasing a purebred Schnauzer, we do provide a book when you
come to pick up your puppy that among many other things has photos of the parents and copies of their AKC registration papers.
We do not offer breeding rights on any of our pups.
Our prices do vary with size (teacup, toy, or miniature), color, and hair/coat quality. We have the standard colors of Black, Salt &
Pepper, and Black & Silver as well as the "Lost Colors": White, Wheaton, Parti colors, and Chocolates or Liver which includes (White
Chocolate, Liver Tan, Solid Liver, Liver Parti, and Liver Pepper). The supercoated are more than an average coated schnauzer, and
we almost never get the coarse/terrier coats. Heavily ticked parti pups are also more expensive. Pricing on our miniature size pups
typically range from $1100- $1800, and this applies to pups in all colors that will mature to 12-20 pounds as an adult. Our Toy sizes
are in the $1200 to $2500 price range, and that is for pups who will mature to a final adult weight in the 6-11 pound range. The
teacups 6 lbs or less (4-5 lbs) start at $2500, but can go higher based on color and hair/coat quality. Occasionally I will have a puppy
that is in the $700 or $800 range based on average hair and markings. The majority of our pups do not have average hair. The teacups
and small toys are more expensive because they are more difficult to raise, and do require a lot more time. Teacups are more rare,
but we do consistently get the toy and miniature size. We don't differentiate between male and females with respect to price. The
average price of our pups is $1500.
We do work exclusively off of request lists, and while we don't consider a puppy "adopted" until we accept a deposit, we do have a
list of people who are interested in our litters and waiting on us to determine size and pricing. If you are interested in a puppy from
an upcoming litter, you will need to email me at ToySchnauzers@aol.com to get on our request list. I'll need to know the size
(teacup, toy, or miniature), gender, and the color/colors you prefer. It is free to be on our request list.
We don't take deposits on unborn litters. In general, once a litter is born we price out our litter at 6 weeks when we can better
guesstimate the final adult size and coat quality. Once we have priced the litter, we then start accepting deposits. In any one given
litter we can have all three sizes, and normally they are all born about the same size. We have found that birth weight is never a
good indicator of final adult size, and so we weigh our pups each week on their birth dates. Typically, teacups will gain 1-2 oz a
week, toys will gain 3-4 oz a week, and miniatures will gain 5-7 oz a week. After four weeks, we begin to see a pattern of weekly
weight gain, and then we can make more of an educated guess as to what size they will be as adults. Also after 6 weeks we can
begin to tell more about conformation and what type of hair or coat they will have. In general, once we send out pricing, we start
accepting a 50% non-refundable non-transferable deposit to hold the puppy of your choice. We must receive this deposit within 4
business days. If for any reason you cannot purchase the puppy at 8 weeks you will forfeit your deposit, and you cannot transfer
the deposit to another puppy. The 50% balance is due at the time of pick-up. In the event that we have more than one person
wanting to make a deposit on a puppy, the only fair way I know to do it, is choose the person who has been waiting on our request
list the longest. In other words, the person that initially contacted us first. You'll notice when you email me to let me know your
preferences I do put the date you first contacted me in the email subject line. We are required by the State of Texas to collect sales
tax which we pay quarterly. The sales tax is figured into the price of the puppy. In other words, we do not add the sales tax to the
final price of the puppy.
Pups are picked up at 8 weeks with the exception of teacups and small toys which normally need to stay longer. Occasionally when
prior arrangements are made, we can keep a puppy an additional week. However, the best bonding and potty training period is 8-10
weeks. All of our pups have had their tails docked, and dew claws removed. We do not crop ears, and here is a link which explains
why we prefer to leave ear cropping up to you: http://toyschnauzersrus.com/Ear_Cropping.html Our pups will be eating solid food
by the time they leave to go to their new homes. They will have been wormed regularly, and they will also have received their first
Puppy Vaccine (Distemper/Parvo) prior to leaving.
When your pup is picked up, you will receive a puppy book which will contain:
1. General puppy instructions
2. A computerized printout for your vet that has all of the medical treatment (wormings and vaccinations) the pup has received while
in our care, and the dates of the future vaccinations that are needed
3. Photos and proof of AKC registration of the parents.
4. Articles on puppy proofing your home, general puppy care, house training, etc.
You will also receive a large bag of puppy food (either Eagle Pack or Fromm), both of which use USDA inspected protein sources
that are fit for human consumption Both also have the appropriate fat content for schnauzers. You will also receive a tube of
Fortical/Nutrical, and a towel that has been in with the litter. With regards to the 8 week pick up, most states including Texas have
laws which prevent a breeder from selling a puppy before they are 8 weeks old. Unfortunately, these laws are very hard to enforce.
Most puppies are physically ready to leave at 6 weeks, however sound scientific research has proven that it is critical for the puppy
psychologically to remain with their litter mates from week 7 to week 8. We will not make any exceptions to this 8 week rule.
We do not ship puppies. Because we only live 5 minutes from the airport, we are more than happy to pick you up when you arrive
and either bring you to our home, or to take the pup to the airport when you arrive. Then you can do a quick turn around flight back to
your home/state. Most airlines charge $100-$125 to bring a pup with you "in cabin", and no longer require a health certificate if you
are traveling within the continental United States.
Purchasing Two Pups
From time to time people want to purchase two pups at the same time. We very rarely will sell two pups into the same home, and
here is a link to the reason why it is not a good idea to purchase two at the same time:
We are located in north central San Antonio about a mile north of the San Antonio International Airport. For the past 15 years, we
have encouraged people to visit our facilities. However, for the health and safety of our puppies, we no longer allow visitors to our
pups until they have received their first booster shots at the time of pick-up (8 weeks). Puppies are much like newborn babies and
rely on the immunity of their mothers and safety of our home to protect them from harmful viruses or diseases which can be brought
in by visitors. We understand this is inconvenient for those wanting to make their pick in person, and we understand if this causes
you to go elsewhere to find a puppy. We respect your decision. But the safety of our puppies comes first, and we also owe it to the
other families waiting for our pups to reach the age where they can go home, to keep the puppies as safe as possible. Unfortunately,
there has been a parvo outbreak in the Corpus area, and people from the Houston area have been selling puppies with parvo off of
Craigslist. Parvo is very easily transmitted, and on the advice of our vet, sadly, we feel it necessary to no longer allow visitors.
We do provide vet references so you can perform your own background check and have the peace of mind that you are not
purchasing from a puppy mill or backyard breeder. We are regularly inspected by the AKC, and our AKC inspection certificate and
compliance form is readily available for you to view upon request. On every inspection, we have received the Prestigious Award of
Inspection, which is only available to breeders who earn a score of 100% ! We are also licensed by the State of Texas, and inspected
by them annually, as well. We do encourage you to read the many reviews on our Facebook business page that have been written
by people who have been to our home in the past. I'm sure that any of them would be more than happy to talk to you in more depth
about their experiences if you were to send them a private message. We do update our Facebook page more often than our
website, and encourage you to "Like" us so that you can receive updated photos, video, and new information.
We give a one year health guarantee. Your puppy is guaranteed against infectious disease for a period of (72) hours from the date of
purchase. To the best of our knowledge, this puppy is in good health at the time of sale and has had his/her first vaccination for Parvo
and Distemper at 8 or 9 weeks of age, as recommended by Jean Dodd's 2014 Vaccine Protocol.
I do not guarantee any puppy that has been given the Leptospirosis or Cornoa Virus Vaccine. Texas is not a high risk area for
Leptovirus even though there has been a rise in Leptovirus in the last few years. The leading authority on Leptovirus is Dr. Ron
Schultz, who lies in a high risk area for Leptovirus, and does NOT recommend the virus. Leptovirus is a bacterin vaccine that must
be administered every year. Corona Virus only occurs in pups 8 weeks or younger. Both of these vaccines have the highest rate of
adverse reactions especially in small dogs. Vaccinations must be no less than four weeks apart for a series of three with a one year
booster. Rabies vaccines cannot be administered before 16 weeks of age, and the vaccine protocol suggests 24 weeks.
Unfortunately many counties require vaccines be given at 16 weeks which will coincide with their third distemper/parvo vaccination.
We do not guarantee any puppy who receives a third vaccination and a rabies shot at the same time. All vaccinations should be
given separately and at least 4 weeks apart. If you allow your veterinarian to do any of these vaccinations too early or in
combination with each other, your guarantee is void.
The health guarantee is void if the puppy is not checked by a licensed veterinarian within 72 hours (3 business days) of purchase. It
is understood that there is no extended warranty beyond 72 hours if the puppy is not checked by a veterinarian within the given 3
business day time period. If your vet should find any health problems at the first visit, the customer may exchange the puppy for
one of equal value or get a full refund, providing a veterinary certificate is offered as evidence of the puppy's condition. The
extended guarantee is only against life-threatening genetic defects derived from disorders of the heart, liver or kidneys, and is valid
for one (1) year from the puppy's date of birth. The health guarantee is also void if a female is bred before one year of age.
No guarantee is given for coccidiosis or giardia. These parasites are all too common to puppies and can be contracted from your soil
or boarding facilities. Retained testicles, bad bites, and hernias, are also excluded from this guarantee. No guarantee is given for
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Hypoglycemia is not hereditary and is very preventable. Also, no guarantee is given for size or
color. We try very hard to guesstimate final adult size, but some pups may stay smaller or get larger than what we predict. Colors
can also change and get lighter, which is equally as hard to predict.
Our health guarantee is also null and void if you give your puppy and type of ORAL flea medication. Examples are: Trifexis,
Comfortis, Sentinel, Bravecto, Capstar, Nexgaurd, Simparica, and the Seresto collar. We also do not suggest you use topical
heartworm flea combinations such as Revolution or Multi Advantage, as our vet has personally seen break through on heartworms
with these two products. Our recommendations are Heartgaurd Plus or the generic for heartworms, and Advantage II for fleas.
We do dock tails and remove dew claws at 3-5 days. Sometimes a dew claw will grow back and so we don't guarantee dew claw
We are NOT (under any circumstances) responsible for any veterinary expenses you may incur.
Our health guarantee is included in our contract, which we will sign at the time the puppy is picked up.