It is imperative that you find an ethical Miniature Schnauzer breeder. Although you already know this, and likely have a good idea of how to determine a good breeder from a bad one, you may not know where or how to begin your search for such a breeder. Knowing how to look for a breeder is important, and if you know what you are doing, it is a process that can be done with ease.
The following information will guide you through the searching for a Miniature Schnauzer breeder process. You will discover when you utilize all the resources available to you, finding a reputable breeder isn’t as difficult as you think.
Now, let’s explore all of your options:
The Internet – The Internet is a useful search tool that you should take advantage of. For starters, begin by searching for a Miniature Schnauzer breeder by visiting the kennel club of your nation, as well as the Miniature Schnauzer club of your nation. Both of these websites will contain a breeder webpage that will provide you with a list of reputable breeders.
If you can not find a breeder close to you through this method, try typing in your city name and state or province in a search engine followed by miniature schnauzer breeder (IE. “Boston Massachusetts Miniature Schnauzer Breeder”) This search will return the best results available to you.
Newspaper – Check the classified sections in your city newspapers for a Miniature Schnauzer breeder that may be advertising a new litter. If you find a breeder carefully scrutinize the Ad. If the breeder is giving away dogs without needing to meet interested buyers this is a good indication that this seller is a backyard breeder or operating a puppy mill. All ethical breeders will want to meet the people they sell their puppies too.
Ask someone who has dog experience – Talk to someone you know in your area how has a Miniature Schnauzer or visit the local Vet. Ask the Schnauzer owner where they purchased their dog, and ask the Vet if they recommend a Miniature Schnauzer breeder.
If you discover that the closets reputable Miniature Schnauzer breeder to you is an hour or more away don’t let this discourage you. If you really want this breed an hour isn’t a long way to travel, nor is it really uncommon if you happen to live in the city. However, you should know that if you do decide to purchase a Miniature Schnauzer from a breeder who is a fair distance away, you need to be prepared to make a few stops on the way home to allow your new puppy to eliminate and take drinks of water. Therefore, make sure you bring a leash with you.
Always remember that regardless of how you find a Miniature Schnauzer breeder, never take someone else word for their credibility. Always go and investigate the breeder yourself.