Wednesday 30 April 2008


This is Daisy one of our 'pupsicle' pups. Daisy's mom Breeze was surgically implanted with frozen semen from a wonderful stud dog that resides in Colorado. The surgery was a great success and Daisy is one of the resulting pups.
She may of been conceived in an unconventional manner, but she is all schnauzer and LOVES to dig, just check out her nose.

Sunday 27 April 2008

Dog Years

I came across this video a couple weeks ago and it made me smile. Perfectly done.

Wednesday 23 April 2008

black pups

Our pups will start leaving for their homes on Friday, I cannot believe how fast the weeks have raced by. This little fellow was out with his siblings blowing off some puppy steam after their visit to our Vet for their health checks. I am so pleased with the temperaments on these pups, they are sired by Monty a black male I imported from the Czech Republic.

Friday 18 April 2008

Mr.Stud Muffin

I am sure that is how Humphrey thinks of himself. The girls are all out of season and his brain function has returned. Humphrey is the most pleasant companion....until the girls are in season, then he totally loses it. All the boys are somewhat crazy when the females cycle, however Humphrey is mindless, he whimpers and wails and cannot seem to move from point A to point B without a great deal of guidance. It's been years since I had a boy at the house like this, Ruckus was similar, however, he also retained his intelligence and ability to climb enclosures, a dangerous combination that lead to a couple of unplanned breedings in my early years.

Humphrey has returned to his sweet self now, and here he is chilling out while I drink my morning coffee.

Sunday 6 April 2008

Living with a houseful of schnauzers definitely has it's ups and downs. Normally there is little difference between my intact schnauzers and your average household pet, our dogs are also our companions and enjoy the same privileges as does your family pet schnauzer. However, twice yearly the girls cycle and go through a season for THREE LONG weeks. During this time our boys (thankfully only two at the moment) lose all brain function. They become mouth breathing, blithering fools, that can barely negotiate their hormone driven bodies through a doorway. Procreation is all that is circulating through the void between their two ears. We are into the final few days of the girls season, the boys are beside themselves as they begin to realize that their window of opportunity is about to slam shut for another six months.
Here one of our girls (that is not in season) catching a few rays of afternoon sunshine far away from the pathetically panting, whimpering boys. Girls rule and boys drool...
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