Home of Miniature Toy Schnauzer's & Biewer Yorkshire Terrier's. Specializing in the rarity of these breeds; Saddleback Parti's, BIROs, Biewers, Ocean Pearls, Golddusts and on occasion have traditional's.
My name is Anna and I am a retired dental assistant of 15 years, I wanted to spend my time doing something special with animals full-time, hence, Stillions Miniature Miracles (SMM)! Because I am home everyday, I am able to raise each puppy and litter with daily care and attention along with my husband, Rick, who does steel frame construction and our two children, Jordan 25 and LaKayla 22, we enjoy spending time with our family and doggies!
We are a small family in-home based hobby breeder located in the outskirts of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina. Our family started raising toy Terrier breeds 10 years ago and fell in love with Miniature Schnauzers because they are loyal & delightful family pets with their intriguing looks, spunkiness, and sweet-natured temperament, we felt this was a wonderful breed that other families would enjoy as an excellent companion. Not long after we expanded our family to include Yorkshire Terrier's and we specifically raise the "Miniatures" of both breeds, because that is our personal preference. Terrier's have a distinctive personality, are feisty, energetic and require owners with the determination to match their dogs' lively characteristics.
Because we are a small in-home based hobby breeder there are times when we don't always have puppies available, but we have implemented a Wait-List. We raise each puppy and litter with daily care and we spend the same care and quality time finding loving committed forever homes to entrust them to, so you may expect to wait for our quality, healthy and partially trained pups. Our dogs are first and foremost our family members! They are beloved members of our extended family and none of our dogs are kenneled. We are blessed to share our lives with these fun, intelligent, very special and loving 4 legged extended family members and everyone at SMM has fun chasing rabbits, squirrels, lizards and the neighbor's cat with over an acre to roam around. We absolutely love dogs, so our babies are only adopted to approved homes and never to pet stores or brokers and come pre-spoiled, pampered with lots of hugs & kisses and ready to be loved by you!!
Blue Ridge Mountains
Care of Puppies....
All puppies are from AKC registered parents and generally ready for there forever homes around 10-weeks for Schnauzers and 12-weeks for Yorkshires.
Schnauzers & Yorkies come with their tails and dew claws done unless requested traditional before birth. BIROs and Biewers come with intact tails but dew claws are done and sometimes on occasion we will have all litters that we will keep traditional tails. Now, there are some instances when removing dew claws on extremely tiny pups is not done due to their delicate size and we do not perform any cropping of the ears.
Our Veterinarian performs a physical exam which includes checking for heart abnormalities, lungs are clear, no ear or eye infections, glands are normal, teeth and gums are in perfect condition for their age, fecal exam to ensure they are parasite free, and are sound and healthy puppies before they leave us.. The are given Fenbendazole 2x and Pyrantel 2x which treats for all four of the common parasites that puppies may have for a total of four-times between 2-8 weeks at two week intervals. Puppies are vaccinated on our schedule listed below and between 8-9 weeks they receive microchips.
At, one-week prior to being ready to go home they receive their first puppy groom, which includes bath, nails and puppy trim to potty patch area. The day before they leave us they are treated with Revolution their first heart-worm and flea preventative, this treatment is good for 30 days and you will need to follow-up with your Veterinarian to continue on Revolution or another preventive. *If you are wanting a puppy Schnauzer cut, we can provide this for $25 extra*
*Please Note* We do not allow for anyone to come, see or pick-out puppies in person and/or visit puppies. This is to protect our dogs and your puppy from possible exposure to illnesses and germs that could potentially be harmful. On day of pick-up we will arrange appointments to receive your puppy. We do post pictures of puppies every 2-3 weeks (if permitted) until they are ready to go home.
Each puppy is sent to their new home with:
All SMM puppies come with a certificate of adoption, a folder with health records, copy of signed health guarantee adoption contract, spay/neuter contract, veterinary statement form, a coupon for Wellness or Fromm puppy food, fyi puppy sheets and microchip registration paperwork.
Microchip-pre-paid (meaning we have already paid for lifetime enrollment).
Sample of wellness puppy food a (3) three-day supply of a special blended mix they are accustomed to eating. You are required to continue feeding your puppy wellness and/or another high quality puppy food. Wellness is rated 4.5 stars on a 5 star scale for puppy foods that has pre- and probiotics, no wheat, no corn or soy and the blended mix makes it a 5 star premium recipe packed with nutrient-rich ingredients that a growing puppy needs. If you decide to switch to a different high quality food then mix a 1 part our supply with 1/2 part new brand until the Wellness mix blend is gone. This ratio is to lessen the affects of upsetting their delicate digestive tracts.
A soft pet bed, washable fleece blanket, teething chew, finger tooth brush and a toy with mom and litter mates scent for a smooth transition into their new environment.
Potty training "Introduction" and we use the word loosely because training is a process that takes several months to fully complete! We start all puppies on crate, paper-training (news leaf paper) and introduction to outdoors to eliminate. We have a small fenced-in designated area where puppies are introduced to eliminating outside so that when they go to their new homes they are already familiar with going potty outside.We do not use puppy potty pads, piddle pads, wee-wee pads, training pads or other names for artificially enhanced potty training devices. Our reasoning is because puppies are like babies, they like to taste and put things in their mouths and these pads are made with chemical attractants, gauze and plastic which pose dangerous hazards to tiny breeds. They can choke on the plastic and become impacted from the un-digestible gauze not to mention the chemicals that are being introduced into their bodies. The use of these pads are inadvertently teaching your puppy to eliminate on a chemically treated square pad that can be a "very hard" habit to break and make potty training twice as long to accomplish. Because of these life threatening hazards we advise and recommend for you to use good ole fashion news leaf paper. *Note*If a puppy accidentally swallows a few shreds of paper, Well it will pass and will not hurt them.
Breeder support: when you have questions or need helpful advice, give me a call. This is a very important part of raising a puppy and new families often need advice and information as they adjust with a new puppy under foot. Essentially, you are accountable for training your puppy to be a well adjusted family member!
We have now implemented microchipping for all puppies adopted by SMM.
What is a Microchip?
Some of you may already know what microchipping is for your pet, but for others they may not. So, we are going to briefly go over what is a microchip.
A pet microchip -the size of a grain of rice- is a radio-frequency identification transponder that carriers a unique identification number that goes just below your pet's skin. This provides your pet with permanent identification to give them the best chance of coming home and reunite you with your pet if they become lost. Microchips do not hurt your pet, require surgery or wear out, but they do give your pet the best chance of being found.
Does microchipping really work? A microchip is not a GPS device. Based on a microchip study we found that: 42% of microchipped pets were not registered in a pet recovery service, 35% of registered pets were not recovered because of incorrect or missing contact information and 17.2% of registered pets were not recovered because their owners registered them in a database different from the microchip manufacturer. With those statistics a microchip that is not registered, containing missing or incorrect information and registered with a different company can be the very reason a microchip may seem not to work.
Because of those statistics; Here at SMM we require that when your puppy is picked-up that you set time aside to go over microchip information and register your puppy so that everything is completed. We have taken some of the burden of remembering to register your puppy's microchip by pre-paying for the microchip and having adoptee's register them when they pick-up their pup's.
It is the owner's responsibility to continue to care for puppy once they leave us. This includes; wormings, checking for parasites, ensuring puppy continues to get all necessary vaccinations against: parvovirus, distemper, parainfluenza, adenovirus and hepatitis which is a series of 3 given every 4 weeks by the time puppy reaches 20 weeks old to be fully vaccinated. The Rabies vaccine cannot be administered before 16 weeks old and the vaccine protocol suggests 24 weeks, but cannot be given at same interval with other vaccines. Check with your county's/state's regulations on when to administer this vaccine. We will not be responsible for any veterinarian fees or costs for your puppy.
The owner should be aware that owning a puppy means: trips to the vet and understands that he/she is responsible for all payments. Even though your new puppy has been wormed and checked for parasites, keep in mind that your puppy may still have some worms or parasites and that all young puppies are susceptible to having worms, ear mites, coccidiosis and other parasites which can easily be treated. For these reasons, we'd like you to continue de-worming your puppy every (3) weeks up until the puppy reaches 16 weeks old and to contact your veterinarian for best schedule.
*Please do not expose your puppy to other dogs, puppies, dog parks, yards, pet stores, public places, friends or other family homes until they have been Fully vaccinated, which is generally between 16-20 weeks old. Failure to adhere to this advice puts your puppy at a greater risk of contracting communicable diseases and illnesses including Parvovirus.*
We feed all our dogs from puppy to adults, Wellness a all natural complete health recipe that's for whole-body nutritional support. Our puppies are fed a special blended mix of; Complete Health Puppy deboned Chicken and Wellness Trufood Puppy Chicken with Chicken livers. Our adults are fed a special blended mix of; Complete Health Small Breed adult Chicken and Wellness Trufood Salmon with Turkey Livers. These special blended mix recipes I use are packed with premium proteins along with nutrient-rich superfoods that provide for strong bones and have pre- and probiotics that are balanced with no corn, wheat or soy. (occasionally I mix Wellness with Fromm, just to keep kibble interesting)
*When puppies are weaned and eating gruel, generally between 4-6 weeks, we add CocciGuard to their puppy food. This is for Coccidia prevention. They also are given NuTri-Vet Puppy, a weekly supplement that helps boost immunity and eliminate toxins.
Peanut Butter Treats This is a special treat Our dogs love!
1/2 cup flour 3/4 cup oatmeal 1/4 cup wheat germ 1/4 cup peanut butter (creamy) 1/4 cup salad oil 1/4 cup honey 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup water
Combine all ingredients and mix on low until smooth. Make into 1 tablespoon-sized balls (or any shape you like, have fun!) and place on uncreased cookie sheet. I then flatten balls to 1/4 inch using the tines of a fork. Bake at 325*degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Makes approx. 20 dog treats. (occasionally I will drizzle just a tiny bit of honey over the treat after its baked) Enjoy!
*Note- some dogs are allergic to wheat, you can omit the wheat germ if this is the case*
Our Vaccination Schedule
This is the Vaccine Schedule starting at 5 weeks that we follow for all our dogs:
5 weeks: puppies receive Parvovirus vaccine.
8 weeks: puppies receive Distemper and Adenovirus type-2 vaccine.
16 weeks: puppy needs to receive 2nd (DAPPv) from your veterinarian. *no booster shots are needed*
*Miniature Schnauzers need two more vaccines: (DAPPv) from your veterinarian at 12 weeks and again at 16 weeks*
If you will be boarding your puppy:
8 & 12 weeks: Bordetella vaccine (kennel cough intranasal) to be given 3days prior to boarding, as it only protects against (2) two of the (8) eight possible strains of kennel cough and not to be given at same time as regular puppy vaccine. Only given if puppy or dog will be boarded with other animals. *Schedule and boosters depend on frequency of boarding*
5 months: (1) 1-year Rabies vaccine. Followed by a second (1) one-year vaccine given within (1) one-year from initial dose. *No booster shots needed*
Do not vaccinate puppies or dogs during times of stress such as: traveling, illness, infections after surgeries and not at same time as other vaccines.
One of the reasons dogs need vaccine protection at all is because they aren't eating an ideal diet. The better your pet's nutrition is, the healthier the immune system will be and better to fight off pathogens.
**Please Note** Many lines of Schnauzers, Yorkies and other toy breeds are sensitive to the Leptospirosis, Lyme and Corona part of combination vaccines. These may cause severe allergic reactions or even death. Therefore, it is not recommended unless you live in a part of the country where this disease is prevalent, North Carolina is not a high risk area. We do-not give these vaccinations to any puppy we place in homes and SMM will not guarantee any puppy that has been given the Leptospirosis, Lyme or Corona virus vaccine and/or any puppy who receives any vaccination simultaneously, including the rabies vaccine. If you allow your veterinarian to do any of these vaccinations too early or in-combination with each other, your guarantee is void. Vaccination's must be no less than four weeks apart and given separately. If you find your area has ticks you can use Frontline Plus or any other good preventive for ticks, (carrier of the Lyme Disease).
New Data is proving that vaccines aren't as harmless as they once were believed to be including booster vaccines. There are reports of vaccines causing inflammation of the brain, allergies, skin problems, diseases, convulsions and other problems including death that are concerning. With a mild allergic reaction on one end of the spectrum to death on the other end, it's easy to see why opinions are so differentiated regarding, "What vaccine to give, When and How often?"
The American Animal Hospital Association's Canine Vaccine Guideline (AAHA) Lists: Only (6) six-vaccines that are Necessary and they are: "Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza, Adenovirus-2 and Rabies". Stating these are CORE (needed) vaccines and that the initial Rabies vaccination is to be administered after 16-24 weeks of age followed by a second dose within (1) one-year from initial dose. Also stating, that boosters and any other vaccines not listed are considered; NON-CORE vaccines (meaning not needed). *Information from the revised 2017 guideline* If your vet insists on booster vaccines, request a antibody titer test, it checks for antibodies.
We thank you for visiting our website! Feel free to visit our Lady's and Gent's pages to view our beautiful dams and sires, as well as our Nursery page to view current available pups and any upcoming litters.
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