Available Puppies and Future Litters. Scroll below for pictures and videos of my puppy nurseries and more.
Introduction: Welcome to my Riggs Puppy Page!
Details on my Deposit and Waiting List below. FYI: The DEPOSIT LIST is when a deposit is placed in advance to hold an opening on a future puppy. The WAITING LIST does not require a deposit until I have a puppy available. I fill the DEPOSIT LIST before starting the WAITING LIST. My puppies are typically reserved with a deposit 9 to 18 months before they are born. If you want a puppy from me it's best to fill out an application and place a deposit to secure the puppy opening well in advance.
2018 PUPPY UPDATE: I DO NOT have any puppies right now. The puppies that are due this summer, fall and winter are ALL RESERVED--if this changes, the update will be posted on this page in mid-August and into the fall. I am NOT taking anymore deposits in advance for 2018 at this time.
VIDEO OF A PUPPY ON A PLANE (IN THE CABIN WITH ME) FLYING TO MEET THEIR NEW FAMILY -- Click on the link below to see A VIDEO OF A PUPPY WITH ME ON THE PLANE AS WE LANDED IN LAS VEGAS. You can see that he is quite content and happy while we fly. You do not need a facebook account to view this video which is LINKED TO MY FACEBOOK.
Veterinarian Care: This is Kristen and Jess at my vet clinic. Veterinarian care is very important for all pets. All of my Schnauzers and puppies go to the Bluffton Animal Clinic for all of their healthcare needs. The vets are John, Steve, and Tony and the staff are Brandy, Jess, Robin, Teresa, and Sasha (helper Kristin, Steve's daughter). If you have questions about how I care for my Schnauzers/puppies you are welcome to give them a brief call. They have also been to my home and Robin has two Schnauzers from my program.
If you live far away please check out my Long Distance Puppy Delivery Options. I have puppies in over 26 states, BC Canada and Puerto Rico. I meet ALL of my families in person whether they come here or I personally deliver their puppy to them. Also take a look at my PUPPY ENRICHMENT TRAINING which is also used for guide dog training.
Please remember that all of my puppies are up-to-date on vaccinations, vet examinations, and are micro-chipped with pre-paid enrollment. They also go home with a Puppy Welcome Package, which includes a five-year health guarantee and much more!
Einstein before we boarded our flight to NY.
Health Testing and More: All of my parents are health tested with an OFA Certification for Heart Valve Defects and Patella. I am also a Club Member of the AKC Bred with H.E.A.R.T Program. All graded Excellent for their OFA. All of my adults and puppies are under the care of a veterinarian. I am also adding Embark Genetic Health Testing for all my adults starting the summer of 2018. I breed friendly temperaments. I am in 100% compliance for my AKC Inspection which included record keeping and the care of my Schnauzers and puppies. When you come to my home to pick up your puppy you will meet all of my parents. Unlike many breeders, I have you meet them all and not just the parents of your puppy. They will look exactly as they do on this website. I bathe them every few weeks, they are groomed fully every eight weeks with a mini-trim every four weeks. They are sociable and love meeting new people. They also will show you their manners and sit for a treat during your visit. Dams and SiresFYI: I reserve the right keep a puppy from of any litter but I will let the families know right away.
What to expect after your puppy is born. Pictures and videos below of whelping area and the puppy nursery.
Eve puppy named Minnie
Remi puppy named Mini
After the puppies are born I send out a birth announcement with a short video via email to the families waiting on that litter. The puppies have their tails and dew claws done the first week and a check up by my vet. Every week you will receive a video update and sometimes pictures too in an email. You will also receive a nice Puppy Package and breeder support always when your puppy goes home.
Below are updated pictures & videos of the Puppy & Whelping Nurseries, updated November 2017.
My husband and I have updated the Puppy Nursery and Whelping Nursery. The Whelping Nursery is upstairs across from my room and is for my Mom's to whelp under my watchful-eye. The moms/puppies stay in the WN the first three weeks. The Puppy Nursery is downstairs right off of our dining room and for puppies ages three to eight weeks old. We had new floors put in the PN, upgraded the puppy playpens, etc. FYI: the new puppy playpen flooring is designed to be comfortable to walk on. The wire is double-coated with a soft vinyl and feels comfortable. The wire gauge is thick as well which is also designed to be gentle on their paws. They still have rubber pads as they step out of the crates and crates to sleep/nap in which they love and this way they are already introduced to crate training! The elevated flooring keeps them from accidentally stepping or wrestling in poop or pee, much more sanitary--I can't be in there every second. They like being higher up too. It gives them a better view to be nosy.
Whelping Nursery Video
Updated Puppy Nursery picture and two videos
My puppies love me and Schnauzers are the best dogs ever!