Looking to rehome a standard schnauzer

The Standard Schnauzer is a working or utility dog and is the original breed of the three sizes. Standard Schnauzers are generally a robust, squarely built, medium-sized dog with aristocratic bearings.
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Maddythorpe
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Looking to rehome a standard schnauzer

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Hi we are new members to the forum. We rescued an 11 year old standard schnauzer 2.5 years ago and she has been an absolute delight. Sadly we have now had to say goodbye and she has left a massive hole in our hearts and our lives.
We would love to find another standard schnauzer or giant or even crossbreed with schnauzer but we know they come up quite rarely for rehoming - we have contacted local breeders and club but would be happy to welcome another older dog into our home. We live in Essex one mile from Frinton on sea but happy to travel too.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi Sharon and welcome to the Forum :)

So sad to hear of the loss of your schnauzer. Even in a short space of time, our dogs create such a deep bond with us that it is heartbreaking when they go.

As you realise, both standard schnauzers and Giants are not common breeds and the low numbers bred each year mean that a greater proportion of the puppies go to selected homes and fewer are likely to end up for rehoming.

If you are looking for any pedigree dog breed, the two best sources are the Kennel Club and the breed clubs, both for puppies and older dogs for rehoming.
The link for the breed clubs' standard schnauzer rescue is here:
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The Kennel Club also produce a Directory of Rescue organisations covering both those that are specialist breed club rescues and those that take in a range of breeds, mixed breeds and cross breeds:
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You do need to be careful with some rescue organisations as well as private rehoming unless you are confident in the integrity of those offering a dog for re-homing and that you can trust the reason why it is being offered, that the dog has been assessed (if in rescue) or that as full a history as possible is available as to health, temperament, previous experiences etc.

The breed clubs are a good place to start, as you have mentioned. Have you actually joined any of the clubs? The best way to find an older dog from one of the rarer breeds is to get to know as many people passionate about the breed as you are which is primarily through going to breed club events, meeting breeders and owners and their dogs. Many breeders for whom a particular breed is their passion will also show and these breeders may occasionally be looking to re-home a former show dog. Often these rehomes are through people the breeder already knows or who may be recommended to them by other Club members or breeders. The two main clubs for the larger breeds of schnauzer are:

http://www.schnauzerclub.co.uk/about.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.giantschnauzerclub.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The Northern Schnauzer Club also has members with all three sizes of schnauzer:

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The breed clubs also have Facebook pages which may be a useful means of making friends and meeting schnauzer breeders and owners and getting to know if and when a dog is looking for a home.

Good luck and do take your time to find the dog that is right for you and your family :)
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When I was looking for a new companion and wanted a standard schnauzer I encountered the same problems - especially up here in Scotland.

During my search I came to realise that standards are not so rare in places like Poland and Italy where there seemed to be respectable breeders.
What do others on here think about importing from another European country?

This was one of the sites I looked at.

http://www.artax.pl/about-us.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Bodee wrote:When I was looking for a new companion and wanted a standard schnauzer I encountered the same problems - especially up here in Scotland.

During my search I came to realise that standards are not so rare in places like Poland and Italy where there seemed to be respectable breeders.
What do others on here think about importing from another European country?

This was one of the sites I looked at.

http://www.artax.pl/about-us.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
In principle, there need not be an issue with importing a puppy or dog from a reputable and responsible breeder in Europe and many of the best breeders in the UK will be doing just that, especially with the rare breeds as it is vital to widen the gene pool and avoid any hereditary issues becoming a serious problem through breeding closely related dogs.

However, for anyone not wanting a dog to show or breed there are a few things to consider when trying to source a puppy from overseas including Europe:

1. Costs are likely to be higher and the puppy will be older when it is imported due to restrictions on the age at which it can be vaccinated against rabies. Further details are on this link as well as the UK government sites:

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2. Although the breeder you linked to looks to be excellent, there will always be the need to have total confidence that a breeding establishment is of the highest standard and most puppy buyers will want to visit the home, meet the breeders and see the mother and puppies at least once before purchase. This is of course not a huge problem but would incur costs and time to organise. Within the show community of particular breeds, there are often opportunities to see a breeder's dogs and meet them when they are attending shows and relationships built up this way make it an easier decision when wanting to import a puppy from abroad as the breeder and breeding lines are already known which often would not be the case for someone looking for a family pet.

3. As with almost all the best breeders anywhere in the world, they will only be breeding once or twice a year in all likelihood and as a result may well have a waiting list for their puppies. From a good breeder's perspective, selecting the best possible homes for puppies is a serious and carefully thought out process. Just as the puppy buyer may be looking for a quality breeder, so the breeder is looking for homes which will provide lifetime love, care and enrichment for the pups they have raised. Speaking from my own experience with choosing homes, the priority I have just mentioned is the first; anyone who has previously had a puppy from us and is known to provide an excellent home would be top of the list; homes not too far away could be a point in the potential family's favour as it would mean more opportunities to see the pup in the future as it grows and to be on hand if needed in emergency or for holiday stays.

I don't think that good breeders would sell a puppy to a "stranger" abroad, so I think, if you are considering purchasing a puppy from Europe or elsewhere, it would certainly be in your interest and theirs to establish a trusted relationship ahead of the breeder having a litter of pups so that you both feel confident the puppy will have a happy and fulfilled life ahead of it in its new home and the breeder will be able to share via social media and email the pups' progress.

Do be very wary of any websites in Europe too who claim to be selling puppies on behalf of good breeders as (apart from the fact that no responsible breeder would use a third party to sell their pups) there are a number of criminal sites stealing images and pedigree details of dogs from reputable breeders in order to sell puppy farmed dogs across the world from a base in Eastern Europe.
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Re: Looking to rehome a standard schnauzer

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Dear all
Thank you all so much for providing such comprehensive responses. I will now take some time to look into these.
I have previously joined Schnauzer club and been in touch with them and KC breeder - fate was on our side as although breeder did not have older dog available at this time there was one puppy which we have gone for. I will continue to look for older rescue too as Maddy was joyful to have but appreciate how lucky we were to find her.
With kind regards
Sharon

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Seems to be a RED flag that in the post they say they need to rehome the dog they love so much, but are open to a new dog.

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NuevaVida2020 wrote:
29 Aug 2020, 07:39
Seems to be a RED flag that in the post they say they need to rehome the dog they love so much, but are open to a new dog.
The original post was from someone whose rescued schnauzer had died and this was why they wanted to give a home to another older dog. I think the wording of the title may have been confusing :)
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