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 coat/coat quality. The standard colors of Black and Salt & Pepper
are less expensive than the "Lost Colors": White, Wheaton, Parti colors, Phantom Black & Silvers, and Chocolates (liver), with the
Chocolates (White Chocolate, Liver Tan, Solid Liver, Liver Parti, and Liver Pepper) being the most expensive. The supercoated
(fluffy puppies with lots of hair) are more than an average coated schnauzer, and we almost never get the coarse/terrier coats.
Heavily ticked pups are also more expensive. Pricing on our miniature size pups typically range from $1100- $1500, 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 $2000 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 (90%) 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.
We do work 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 who are waiting on us to determine size and pricing. If you are interested in a puppy from an
upcoming litter, email me at Toy Schnauzers@aol.com, and get on the waiting list. I will need to know the size (teacup, toy, or
miniature), gender, and color/colors your prefer. Once a litter is born I will email the people on the waiting list if I have their color
and gender preference. Once the litter is 6 weeks old, I will email pricing and start accepting deposits. People who are on the
waiting list have priority on placing a deposit. Very rarely, a puppy will not get adopted by someone on the request list, I then post
pricing to the website, and it is first come first serve. I do not hold puppies without deposits.
We don't take deposits on unborn litters. In general, once a litter is born we price out our litters 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 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. We do not add on to the sales price additional sales tax.
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 (Dyptheria/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 (Eagle Pack, which is a USDA approved dog food with an appropriate fat content for
schnauzers), a tube of Fortical/Nutrical, and our favorite puppy treats. With regards to the 8 week pick up, most states now 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 in 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 San Antonio, Texas, and we do like for people to come and visit. We live a mile north of the San Antonio Airport,
and are really easy to find. We do ask that you call and set a time so that we can make sure that one of us will be home, and also
arrange it so that another family isn't here at the time you visit. It can get a little confusing when we have more than one family here
at the same time. We prefer Friday and Saturdays from 12N to 8 PM. If for any reason you can't come on those days we will try and
accommodate you except for Sundays (our only day off). If you are interested in a specific litter we ask that you wait until they are at
least 5 weeks old before visiting.
We do provide vet references so you can perform your own background check and have 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 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 practices in an area that is high risk for Leptovirus, and does NOT use the vaccine in his practice. 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 three weeks apart
and no more than four weeks apart for a series of three. 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 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.
This 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. This health
guarantee is also void if the puppy is bred before their first birthday. 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.
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, and Simparica. 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.
The seller will not be responsible for illness or loss due to the new owner(s) treatment or lack of proper care. The seller assumes no
responsibility for injury after the puppy leaves seller's premises.
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.
This health guarantee is included in our contract, which we will sign at the time the puppy is picked up.