Below is the Puppy Application Form for serious applicants ONLY; please only submit this application if you're ready to place a deposit now or once I have an opening available. Fill in all required fields and then SUBMIT. This application goes directly to my email account. Also please review the Puppy Welcome Package that is included with every puppy. If I do not respond to your application within 24 hours, please contact me directly via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (765-251-2129).
The purpose of the application below is to make sure that you are a good fit for one of my puppies and that you understand my policies as well. My website helps you get to know me as a breeder and helps you learn about my Schnauzers too. The puppy application helps me get to know you as a potential Schnauzer owner of one of my precious Miniature Schnauzer puppies. Thank you in advance for taking the time to fill out the application.
FYI: Picking out Your Puppy: You may or may not get the option to pick out a puppy. Having the option to pick a puppy depends on availability. IF there is the option to choose a puppy, I have familieschoose their puppy in the order the deposits are received. This is done by six weeks old via video or on the scheduled Litter Visit Day and with my input. Again, not everyone gets the option to pick out a puppy because sometimes there may only be one puppy of the color or gender you requested AND there is always a final male and female in every litter. I breed with consistency from the first puppy in the litter to the last, so picking should not be the focus or concern. Lastly, if I don't have enough puppies in a litter or I don't have the color or gender you requested -- your deposit will be refunded or moved to the next available litter (your choice).
ARE YOU READY FOR A PUPPY? CAN YOU HANDLE THE TRUTH !?!
Need lots of time and attention. Hourly bathroom breaks during house training, feedings three or four times a day, intensive socialization, and more...by the time you add it all up, you may wonder if you should have saved yourself some time and just had a baby instead.
Take longer to house train than a few weeks. Puppies can get the hang of house training within a few weeks but total house training takes months. Even then, they still aren't very good at holding it, and you'll be cleaning up messes for a while. Adult dogs, on the other hand, have much better control. Smaller breeds take longer.
Wake you up at night. A young puppy who's used to sleeping with litter mates will cry and whine during the first nights alone in her new home. And pups younger than about four months might need a moonlit bathroom run until they're big enough to make it through the night.
Are destructive. During teething most puppies turn into chewing machines. This means you'll always need to keep an eye on your pup and put away anything you don't want to wind up in a million infinitesimal pieces. No more kicking off your shoes when you come through the door!
May not be a good match for a family with young kids. Many parents find out too late that this isn't the time to bring home another small creature that wakes you up at night and pees on the floor.
Can turn out different than you expected. You don't know what a toddler's going to be like when he's grows up, and it's the same with a puppy.
Don't make good jogging partners. The impact of running on hard pavement can damage a pup's growing body, so if you're looking for a running buddy, you'll have to wait about a year until his joints are fully formed.