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Perhaps friskiest of all, miniature schnauzers are playful pets that love to perform.
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Many schnauzers are allergic to some of the common ingredients in commercial pet food
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What are puppy mills? A puppy mill is basically a purebred puppy factory farm where the puppies are just churned out as fast as they can in order to have, for example, as many Miniature Schnauzer dogs for sale as possible. The dogs are kept in small cages and forced to breed at unhealthy rates… it's all about the money. Female dogs in puppy mills are made to have several litters per year, which is extremely dangerous and cruel. Usually Miniature Schnauzer breeders pay little attention to the specific health and genetic diseases due to in-breeding, reluctantly they don’t inform whoever is looking for Miniature Schnauzers Miniature Schnauzers dog for sale about this problem. Genetic health testing is almost unheard of and mass-producing pets for profit is the bottom-line. In the worst puppy mills, horrifying conditions are the norm. How can you stop puppy mills? There is only one way. Take away their profits. Remember before you look for an a Miniature Schnauzer sale, or Miniature Schnauzer dogs for sale keep in mind that adoption is the most humane option! Join Tracy as she shows you her options when it comes to breed profile shop grooming on a less than perfect (but sweet) pet Schnauzer.
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1. Pets are not toys or assets – they are an extension of your family. Adopting a schnauzer (or any pet) is a lifelong commitment to their health, happiness and overall well being.Before you adopt a Miniature Schnauzer, consider how much time your new family member will spend alone. Remember, a puppy requires constant attention. The key to successful housebreaking is consistency; preventing "accidents" is key. Once a puppy soils the carpeting, it becomes much more difficult to train them out of that behavior. Here's a good rule of thumb to consider: a puppy can hold his bladder just one hour for every month they've been alive. For instance, a 3-month-old puppy will need to empty his bladder every three hours! Before you adopt a Miniature Schnauzer puppy, ask yourself if you are available to walk your dog several times throughout the day, and if you have the patience and commitment to wake up and take him out first thing every morning at the same time, and stick to a strict schedule. Of course, before you can walk him at all, you will need to train him to walk on a leash, which is a project in itself.2. Pets are not without cost – beyond the basic costs of food and toys, there is sometimes the need for fencing in addition to routine medical check ups and inoculations that are required for your pets wellness. Keep in mind that pets adopted through Almost Home Schnauzer Rescue are not free. The cost of each adoption is dependent on many things including the condition of the pet (or the pet’s mother if a puppy) upon arrival. If you are looking for a free schnauzer – you are at the wrong site. Rescues exist to save lives, and this is funded through the generosity of adoptive families being willing to defray the many expenses associated with rescue efforts and fostering.Ask anybody who has adopted an adult dog, and they'll swear their bond with their rescued pal is as deep as they come. When you open your heart and your home to a dog who needs help, they really do show their appreciation for the rest of their life! Dogs who have been uprooted from their homes, or have had difficult beginnings are likely to bond completely and deeply with their new human caretakers who they view as heroes. Miniature Schnauzers who find themselves in the shelter or at a rescue group because of a death or other tragedy in their former human family usually go through a mourning period. Once they are adopted, however, they usually want nothing more than to please their new hero---YOU! No matter what circumstances brought them to the shelter or rescue group, most Miniature Schnauzer dogs for adoption are exceptionally affectionate and attentive pets and extremely loyal companions. But first you have to adopt one!