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Crate Training


We teach our puppies to love their crates. It is their safe spot, a place of comfort and security. It is their portable home and will help them travel comfortably in cars, planes and motor homes.

It is NOT a place of punishment! It is NOT a place of extended confinement without time outside of it for bathroom breaks. Dogs are clean animals and will naturally try not to soil their bedding. This makes crate training the ideal way to help you predict when your new puppy will need to "go potty".

Check out the "handouts" page for links to information on crate training.






Puppy Prices:

We sell four sizes of schnauzers - Mini's, small mini's, toys and teacups. We also breed to produce nearly every possible color that exists for a schnauzer. Our Purchase price for a puppy varies depending on size and color.  Generally, our prices are as follows:

     - $1000 plus tax for a Miniature Schnauzer puppy - maturing 11-14 inches, 11-18 lbs.
     - $1200 plus tax for a toy schnauzer - maturing 7-10 lbs, 10-11 inches
     - $1500 plus tax for a teacup schnauzer - maturing under 7 lbs

Please note, while we do our best to estimate puppy size at maturity based on size of parents and previous litters etc, we cannot guarrantee mature size. We do our best to give you an accurate estimate and where the estimate sits on the border between two sizes, the price charged will be the lower price.

Reservation Fee ($100):

No money is required of you simply want to go on a waitlist however, our waitlists tend to fill very quickly so if I have a nearly full waitlist for a litter well in advance of a litter being born, I may request a reservation fee of $100 for anyone who wants to commit to a puppy from the upcoming litter. The reservation fee is non-refundable and will be appied to the purchase price of the puppy. If we have a smaller litter than expected or if the color/gender combination you are looking for does not show up in the litter, your reservation fee can be moved to the next available litter. People on the waitlist for a particular litter will be notified if a reservation fee is required.

Puppy Deposits ($350):

Once puppies are born, a deposit of $350 is required to hold your puppy until it is ready for its new home. A second payment of $350 is required when puppies are 4 weeks old. The balance owing for your puppy is due in cash when the puppy is picked up. The puppy deposit is refundable unti the puppy is 4 weeks old. If you decide not to take the puppy after its 4 week birthday, your money will be refunded less $50 for an administration fee.

Puppy Tails

All our beautiful schnauzer puppies have natural tails...just the way God made them. We no longer dock tails on our puppies. This unnecessary, painful cosmetic surgery is not necessary for the health and well being of the dog. Please read our information on tail docking and find out why we chose to keep tails on -

All our puppies will have natural ears. We do not crop ears on puppies.

Early Spay/Neuter and Microchip ($150 plus tax):

As of September, 2009, we have made arrangements with our vet at Clearbrook Animal Hospital to spay/neuter puppies at 7 weeks of age. I have resisted offering this procedure in the past fearing that it would be a difficult process to put young puppies through but after visiting a breeder friend of mine who has been doing all her puppies for years, I was convinced that it was actually better. Puppies were taken to the vet in the morning and picked up at noon. By supper, when all the puppies were running around in the yard, you could not tell which puppies had been altered and which hadn't. There were no complications, no fasting prior to surgery, no stitches to remove and no additional painkillers required. Puppies bounced back so quickly, it was amazing! By the time they went home a week later you could barely see any incision. With the early spay/neuter, secondary characteristics associated with sexual maturity rarely present themselves and you are able to avoid having to deal with behaviour normally associated with hormones.

Microchips are inserted after pups have their spay/neuter surgery. When you pick up your puppy, you will be given the registration form which, when submitted with your payment of $19, will register your puppy in the national database thus increasing the possibility of a lost/stolen pet being returned to you.

If you want to take advantage of the early spay/neuter and Microchip, we are offering the procedure to anyone purchasing one of our puppies for a significantly reduced price of $150. This is a substantial savings over what you would pay if you waited until your puppy was 6 months to a year of age. This price includes taxes. Please let us know if you want this option added to your invoice.

Please note: if you are purchasing a toy/teacup schnauzer puppy, our vet will only perform the early spay/neuter if puppies are 2-3 lbs by the time they are 7 weeks old. If they are weigh less than that, the early spay/neuter is not an option and the price of your puppy will be adjusted to the price listed above for the estimated mature size of your puppy. You are welcome to make your own arrangements with your vet to have this done once you get your puppy home.

Crate Package ($50 plus tax):

All our puppies are crate trained prior to leaving for their new homes. Most will be very comfortable being in a crate for short periods of time. As a new puppy owner, we know your life will be considerably less frustrating if you continue to use a crate after you take your puppy home. If you would like a crate for your puppy, we have put together a crate package that includes the crate, a brand new dog toy, bath and grooming. Purchased separately, this is a $75 value that you get for $50. Please let us know if you want this option added to your invoice.

Shipping (prices vary):

We ship our puppies across Canada and into the USA as long as puppies are at least 8 weeks old. If you live too far away to come pick up your puppy, we can ship it to you via air on a choice of several major airlines. Prices for shipping will vary according to the weight of the puppy and crate, the size of the crate and the distance the puppy travels. Prices are usually around $200-$300. If you are shipping the puppy, the crate package will automatically be added to your invoice because you must have an airline approved crate for shipping. This way we make sure it is the right size for your puppy and the puppy has time to get used to being in it before it is shipped.

Your puppy must be paid for in full (including the shipping charges) at least 3 days prior to the day the puppy flies home. We will coordinate the shipping date and time with you in advance. Please be flexible as to times as we prefer to ship puppies on the most direct flight available to minimize the stress to the puppy. We also reserve the right to keep the puppy here longer if necessary to make sure it is physically and emotionally ready for the trip.

Payment Options:

We accept cash, cheque, paypal, electronic money transfer or money order for all deposits and 4 week puppy payments. Final payments must be cash, email money transfer, paypal or money order. Our paypal account is different from my email address advertised on this site. Please contact me in advance to get the correct email address if you are using paypal to make a payment for your puppy. Please do not make a payment unless one is requested of you.

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