We have puppies! Schnauzers!

Discussion in 'Other Pets' started by Haviris, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Haviris

    Haviris Member

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    Oct 7, 2007
    My mom's schnauzer had 5 puppies yesterday, 4 girls and one boy, and they are beautiful! Can't wait til they are a few weeks older, eyes open and crawling around, then the real fun begins!
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  2. badnewsboers

    badnewsboers New Member

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    May 9, 2008
    Newport, NC
    Cute. Are they mixed with something? I only ask because the standard only recognizes black and salt and pepper.
     

  3. Bona Fide

    Bona Fide New Member

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    Oct 9, 2007
    Kentucky
    Oh my GOODNESS! HOW CUTE! I promised my son he could have an inside dog and that was the ONLY breed he'd be allowed to have inside - so I'm G L A D he's not reading yet, LMAO.
    How sweet - can't wait to see them as they grow.
     
  4. Haviris

    Haviris Member

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    Oct 7, 2007
    Yes, they're pure schnauzer. They also come in white and chocolate! I think two of these are chocolate which is a pleasant suprise!
     
  5. badnewsboers

    badnewsboers New Member

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    May 9, 2008
    Newport, NC
    Oh, ok. So just a color not recognized by the standard then?
     
  6. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    What cuties!! :love: Congrats!
     
  7. Haviris

    Haviris Member

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    Oct 7, 2007
    Yes, the colors are registerable, just not recognized for showing. Atleast that is how I understand it, kind of like merle great danes.
     
  8. redneck_acres

    redneck_acres New Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    Idaho
    I wonder if there's certain colors for each dog breed that are not accepted for registry. If there is I bet my dog Chloe would not be able to be registered. She is white with black, red, and grey markings and 2 blue eyes. Her grandmother could have been registered-but my sister never got her registered. Which was sad-especially for what she had to pay for her.
     
  9. badnewsboers

    badnewsboers New Member

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    Newport, NC
    Yeah, there are color mutations with most breeds that can't be registered. Most of the time is is for health reasons. For instance most breeds a "blue" dog can pop up. It is recessive and the dogs normally have health problems, especially skin issues.
     
  10. Haviris

    Haviris Member

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    If I remember right, is Chloe a dachshund? If so I'm thinking she's a merle (or dapple in doxie speek), and if I'm not mistaken it is an accepted color! Blue is accepted for Great danes, Merle is not. Some will argue that it's because of the chance of double merles, but if that was true Harlequin would also not be accepted since you have just as much chance of double merles w/ harls as you do merles. So as long as Harl is here to stay merle and double merle are also. I guess the powers that be desided they just didn't like the merle variety! (danes are the only breed of dog I know that much about on colors and the standard, so I had to use them as an example)

    I understand excluding certain colors for health reasons, but other then that I don't really get why we restrict certain colors!
     
  11. redneck_acres

    redneck_acres New Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    Idaho
    Chloe is out of a dapple to dapple breeding-which I guess is supposedly a big no-no with mini dachunds. But, it worked in that case. Unfortunately her dad was playing with a bigger dog and blew his back out-so he it is not safe for him to be used for breedings anymore. Chloe did have one litter-her first one that she had some pups in with white and blue eyes-although we have never had any colored like her since.
     
  12. Amos

    Amos New Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Minnesota
    Haviris, I don't think I've seen my name used in one sentace so much before! :ROFL:


    Adorable puppies! You'll have to post more pitures soon!
     
  13. Dover Farms

    Dover Farms New Member

    Oct 16, 2007
    NW Ohio
    How cute! I never knew Schnauzers really came in any other color! lol We used to raise GSD's...and there are several colors that can be registered...just not shown because it would be a dq. And I happen to be a sucker for blue Shepherds...but in the ring it's a dq because the pigment isn't black. We never bred for show, though...we had the "straight" back type..they don't do well in the ring like the "slanted" dogs do. My grandma still raises Shepherds...and she has a blue female and her daughter is blue and tan. She's beautiful!! Blues and blacks are my favorites in GSD's. Okay..enough rambling. :)
     
  14. laststraw

    laststraw New Member

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    Oct 6, 2007
    New Mexico
    What cute puppies! :love: Please post more photos as they start running around! Gordon Setters are another breed that can show up with white markings that dq them, but some of the best field dogs (not the show Gordons) have white markings. The breed standard was actually changed for the AKC show ring, and I prefer the 1935-standard smaller, shorter-coated Gordons - even with some white mixed in. They simply do better (in general) in the field than their bigger "show" counterparts. I agree that color should be a secondary consideration for breed standards, but I also know that's a personal choice.

    I also have GSDs and we breed the East German lines that are smaller and more boxy than the American giants that slant so much. They lowered the wall in the sport ring from 7' vertical to an "A" frame to accommodate the larger GSDs... We're now working with our first Malinois (Belgian Shepherds) that are smaller and very square. One of my 10-month olds can already jump as high as my head from standing and the other clears the 5' gate without blinking an eye. Good and bad... :)
     
  15. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    so cute....... :greengrin:
     
  16. Bona Fide

    Bona Fide New Member

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    Oct 9, 2007
    Kentucky
    Any new pictures? Are they all spoken for?
     
  17. Haviris

    Haviris Member

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    Oct 7, 2007
    I can't believe I haven't posted new pics! They'll be 6 weeks old tomarrow! I took some pics today, but my computer hates me and has desided to take the weekend off (I'm using someone elses) so here are some of them at 4 weeks! These are just some cute ones, then I will do another post with individual pics!
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  18. Haviris

    Haviris Member

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    Oct 7, 2007
    Here are some individual pics, only one is spoken for, we haven't really advertised to heavily at this point. I think we're all going to be alittle sad to see them go. I'd love to keep one! I've come so close to giving in so many times, but 3 dogs is enough!! (or so that is what I keep telling myself!)

    Here they are in order of their birth,
    First, the one and only boy! Mom calls him Jonas
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    #1 girl, Josey, (I think this one would be my keeper)
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    #2 girl, Tina, (this one is my mom and sister's favorite)
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    #3 girl, Bethanie
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    And lastly #4, Marly, the smallest at birth, but now the biggest girl! This one is the one that is spoken for, my dad is getting her!
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    I'm glad one of them is staying in the family!
     
  19. laststraw

    laststraw New Member

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    Oct 6, 2007
    New Mexico
    They are darling!! :thumb: I think they're all adorable, but Marly with her dark face is toooo cute! :love:
     
  20. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    OH MY GOSH, They are adorable. I just LOVE puppies. and puppy breather.