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You don't need to be a healthcare expert to care for your Schnauzer, but you should be literate in and prepared for some of the common conditions and possible remedies that any dog could develop. Read more...

In Sickness And In Health


Most Schnauzers are quite healthy and have less genetic diseases than some other breeds, thanks to the continued effort of the responsible Schnauzer breeders who have been working hard to maintain a healthy lineage.

However, it doesn't necessarily mean that they will never get sick, and some Schnauzers do have genetic diseases which may not be able to detect. It is your responsibility to ask the breeders as many questions as possible. You should expect a 48-hour guarantee under which the puppy can be returned for a full refund if it doesn't pass their vet's examination. Also, buyers should expect a two-year guarantee against hereditary defects, including bad temperament.

Before you take a Schnauzer puppy home, you should be ready and willing to be there for him for the next 10 to 15 years. It is no one else's responsibility but yours to make sure he will be well taken care of at different stages of life. Like humans, a Schnauzer has completely different needs in his puppyhood, adolescence, adulthood and elderly in many ways. Be ready for this!