F & Q

What health and genetic testing is done?

Giant Schnoodle Sires and Dams must have genetic tests done and cleared starting with x-rays of hips and elbows, Cerf (eye) checks, sebaceous adenitis, vwbd (von-willebrand disease), addison’s thyroid and cardiac. These problems can be bred out and will cost you a fortune in vet bills and possible death in a new puppy. All our Giant Schnoodles are tested and cleared before we breed them. Here is an example of what you can expect as far as testing results done on a recent puppy by Paws Print:

Coagulation Factor VII Deficiency F7 WT/WT Normal (clear)

Degenerative Myelopathy SOD1 WT/WT Normal (clear)

GM2 Gangliosidosis (Poodle Type) HEXB WT/WT Normal (clear)

Hyperuricosuria SLC2A9 WT/WT Normal (clear)

Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures ATF2 WT/WT Normal (clear)

Osteochondrodysplasia SLC13A1 WT/WT Normal (clear)

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration (clear)

PRCD WT/WT Normal (clear)

Von Willebrand Disease (clear)

Why do we mostly have black Giant Schnoodles?

Black is a very dominate color in the best Giant Schnauzers. The salt and pepper Giant Schnauzer is known for more prominent health issues namely hip dysplasia which is passed to their puppies. The gene pool isn’t as large in salt and peppers so breeders have had a more difficult time breeding this problem out. We were able to get on female to pass all our rigorous health and genetic screening. This sweet salt ant pepper girl is the Dam to our occasional phantom colored puppies. W

What is the main reason to do the F1B’s (3/4 Poodle and 1/4 Giant Schnauzer)?

The main reason is for different colors and healthy genetics. Giant Schnooldes should never be paired together as this will re-introduce poor breeding genes.

Why don’t we dock the Giant Schnoodles tails?

Dogs generally love to swim and they use their tails for balance in the water. They mostly hold their tails in a curl over their backs and therefore don’t typically knock over items when they are wagging. Docking isn’t even legal in Europe any more!

What do the first weeks of the puppies life look like?

All our puppies spend the first weeks of their lives in our family room, being introduced to a family environment and having constant human companions of all ages. We start taking them outside to play in the yard and potty training, we don’t use a kennel at any point in time. We do start crate training at 6 weeks old so they aren’t stressed for a flight or car trip home. They are also doggy door trained so they can go into and out of the puppy nursery.

How does flying your puppy to you work?

If we need to fly your puppy to you, the average cost is around $450, for an 8 week old puppy, which includes shipping crate and supplies, special flight health certificate and the flight (for the lower 48 only). Flights to Hawii are not available due to state quarantine laws. We provide estimates before a deposit is accepted.

What is the adoption fee?

Giant Schnoodle puppies are $2,000 for Blacks. $2,200 for colored and phantoms plus shipping costs if needed.

Akc Miniature Schnauzer pets puppies including spay or neutering are $1,200. No Akc papers are given with pet puppies, but Akc Pedigrees on parent are given if requested. Show / bred puppies are $3,500 for an approved home only. If a Miniature Schnauzer puppy leaves without being spayed or neutered it is considered a show / bred puppy. Shipping costs are an additional fee and not included in the cost.

Adult pets range from $250 to $500 depending on breed and age.

What are the expectations regarding down payments and convenience care?

Deposits on puppies are 1/2 down before 6 weeks of age and a full amount is due at six weeks of age and after. Deposits are non-refundable unless we can not provide you with a healthy puppy for which the deposit was made within one year.

Payments for adult dogs are non-refundable.

Convenience care is $40.00 a day, plus vet care if necessary if your puppy isn’t picked up at the expected time. We don’t offer convenience care as a standard.

Timing is everything!

Please arrange with us a time to view your puppy and get to know them. We work hard to have our puppies during Spring and Fall only. Summer and Winter convenience care is not available or offered and will be double the price as it is more difficult during these times.

Need to give up your puppy or adult dog?

If you need to give up your puppy or adult dog for any reason we will take them back. Do not relinquish your animal to shelters or other homes, we work very hard to ensure all our babies find perfect homes and will help with the situation.

What’s the best way to contact us?

E mail is the best way to contact us, we work diligently to respond to every e mail as soon as possible. Feel free to contact us via phone as well, but be aware that it is a land line and can not accept text messages.

What are our health expectations from our visitors?

Health of our animals is our number one priority, our puppies are very vulnerable. You can transfer parvo, kennel cough, distemper and even the dog flu on your shoes and clothes. We ask that you do not visit other facilities or shelters on your way to our ranch to keep our animals healthy. If you have visited other facilities before ours, please put on fresh clothes and clean shoes.

What forms of payments do we accept?

We accept payments in the forms of bank to bank transfers, Zelle pay, Chase quick pay, cash, postal money orders are only accepted. We DO NOT accept personal checks, bill pay or cashiers check due to the high volume of fraud and mailing delays.

What are your training expectations?

While we do work with our puppies to try to encourage great behavior we don’t provide training as far as basic obedience. We do work hand in hand with a world renowned trainer, whom you are welcome to contact if you are looking for a fully trained puppy OR want a service dog.