Frequently Asked Questions
Below are links to pages with information regarding puppy/dog care.
To crop or not?
One of the difficult decisions for many Schnauzer owners relates to ear cropping. I see many discussions online about ear cropping, and many times these discussions can get quite heated. People seem to have very strong opinions on the topic, and so I have written my own thoughts to help owners and future puppy owners make this decision.
How to Stop Puppy Biting!
Puppies normally learn to play with and nip their siblings from a young age. They learn their boundaries
from how their siblings and their mother react. When a puppy arrives in his new home, he may not have completely mastered those boundaries, so it is your job to teach him.
When to Spay or Neuter
When I first started breeding 18+ years ago, most veterinarians recommended you spay a female after their first or second heat cycle, which was a very conservative approach. Then the pendulum began to swing and suddenly they were spaying and neutering dogs as early as 8 weeks. At the time, that seemed like a very bad idea to me for many reasons.