Home of Miniature Schnauzers and Biewer Yorkshire Terriers. We are located in the outskirts of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina. My name is Anna and I am a retired Dental Assistant, married with two children, Jordan 25 and La'Kayla 22 who share my love of caring and raising puppy's in-our-home. We are a small in-home based hobby breeder with over 10 years experience specializing in Toy Terrier Breeds. I grew up with dogs all my life and in 2003 started taking in rescue puppy's where we rehabilitated and rehoused them. After about 3 years of rehabilitating puppy's my husband and kids came to me and said they were sad and getting emotionally attached to the puppy's that were coming into our home and really wanted a pet to be a family member. So, in 2006 we opened our home to Jack Russell Terriers, Rocky and Lacey where we developed a passion for the Terrier breed. Terrier's have a distinctive personality, are feisty, energetic and require owners with the determination to match their dogs' lively characteristics.
After several years of owning and breeding Jack Russell's we retired our original crew to live out their pampered life as couch potatoes. Then our beloved Rocky passed on and Lacey was stolen and never was found. After a period of mourning, we started looking for another family pet and in 2014 came across the Miniature Schnauzer, a female Platinum Salt & Pepper and named her "Schnootie". It was fitting for she had an arrogance about her but in the cutest way! Schnootie started pulling on our heart strings and we just simply fell in love with the breed. There were not that many Miniature Schnauzers in the area where we lived and with their intriquing looks, spunky, playful and sweet-natured temperament that I felt this was a wonderful breed that other families would enjoy as an excellent companion and decided to breed Miniature Schnauzers. Not long after we expanded our family to include the Biewer, Biro and Ocean Pearl "Biewer Yorkshire Terriers" as we like to call them and we specifically raise the "Miniatures" of them all, because that is are personal preference.
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, so you can expect to wait for our quality, healthy and partially trained pups. We raise each puppy and litter with daily care and attention and spend the same care and quality time finding loving committed forever homes to entrust them to. Our dogs are First and Foremost our family members! They are beloved members of our extended family and none of dogs are kenneled. We are blessed to share our lives with these fun, intelligent, very special and loving 4 legged family members and everyone 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 9 weeks for Schnauzers and between 11-12 weeks for Biewers. Puppies come with their tails and dew claws done unless requested traditional before birth. Now, there are some instances when removing dew claws on extremely tiny pups is not done due to their delicate size. We do not perform any cropping of the ears. Our Veterinarian performs a physical exam which includes checking for no heart murmur, lungs are free of abnormalities, no ear or eye infections, glands are normal, teeth and gums are in perfect condition for their age and a fecal exam to ensure they are parasite free, are sound and healthy puppy's by 7 weeks. Puppies are given dewormer's with Febendazole 2x and Pyrantel Pomoate 2x which treats for all four of the common parasites that puppies may have for a total of (4) four-times between 2-8 weeks at two week intervals. They are given their first initial temporary vaccination against: Distemper, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza, Adenovirus-2 and Hepatitis usually referred to as a (5-way puppy shot) with Biewer's receiving (2) two-initial vaccinations. At one week prior to being ready to go home they receive their first puppy groom; bath, nails and puppy trim to potty patch area. If you are wanting a Puppy Schnauzer Cut I can do that for $25 extra. Then on 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. This is our standard procedure on raising our dogs and puppies.
*Please Note* We do not allow for anyone to come, see or pick-out puppies in person and or visit puppies. On day of pick-up we will arrange appointments to receive your puppy. This is to protect Our dogs and Your puppy from possible exposure to illness and germs that could potentially be harmful. 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:
a folder with pet records, copy of signed Health Guarantee Adoption Contract, Spay/Neuter Contract, Veterinary Statement Form and FYI puppy sheets.
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 1/2 our supply with 1/2 new brand until the Wellness mix blend is gone. This ratio is to lessen the affects of upsetting their delicate digestive tracts.
A plush bed, washable fleece blanket, teething chew and a stuffed toy with Dam 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!
It is the Owner's Responsibility to continue to Care for your 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 3-4, given every 4 weeks by the time puppy reaches 20 weeks old to be fully vaccinated and to get a Rabies vaccine. Rabies cannot be administered before 16 weeks old. 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-two-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. This special blended mix recipe I use gives puppies a clean, nutrient rich superfood with pre- and probiotics that is balanced with no corn, wheat or soy. Our adults are fed a special blended mix of; Complete Health Small Breed adult Turkey and Wellness Core Ocean adult whitefish. This special blended mix recipe I use is packed with premium proteins along with nutrient-rich superfoods that provide for strong bones and have pre- and probiotics that is balanced with no corn, wheat or soy.
*When your puppy is eating solid foods they will be 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 mixed. 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. *Note- some dogs are allergic to wheat, you can omit the wheat germ if this is the case*
Our Vaccination Schedule
7, 11, & 15 weeks: Distemper, Hepatitis, Adenovirus Cough, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus (5 way vaccine) no boosters are needed after the last vaccine.
8 & 12 weeks: Bordetella Vaccine (kennel cough intranasal) Only given if puppy will be boarded. Two doses should be given 2-4 weeks apart and 2-weeks before boarding.
5 months: Rabies Vaccine 1-year Only followed by a second (1) one-year dose given within (1) one-year from initial dose. (no dose needed after the 2nd one)
Do not vaccinate puppies or dogs during times of stress such as: traveling, illness, infections or after surgeries.
This is the Vaccine Schedule we follow for all our dogs with Biewers starting initial shot after 8 weeks of age due to their delicate stature.
**Please Note** Many lines of Schnauzers, Biewers and 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. We Do Not give these vaccinations to any puppy we place in homes and will not be held responsible if you give these vaccines to your puppy. 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 to be administered after 16-20 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*