Introducing Rosie

The Miniature Schnauzer is a smallest dog in the Schnauzer breed and originated in the mid-to-late 19th Century from Germany. The Miniature Schnauzer is a cross between the Standard Schnauzer and other smaller breeds such as the Poodle. A miniature Schnauzer is a spunky, but aloof dog who does things their own way. They tend to be good guard dogs without the tendency to bite.
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Re: Introducing Rosie

Post by Oscar 12345 » 22 May 2018, 09:17

So sweet - just like my Oscar who was also an observer. He used to start a rumpus by barking and then have that "oh I didn't expect that" look on his face. You would never find him in the middle of anything except maybe his dinner bowl...
Otto's motto - Everything's a toy unless it's edible...

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Re: Introducing Rosie

Post by Schnauzer Sam » 27 May 2018, 12:05

We walked on l'Ancresse Common this morning, enjoying the sunshine and I took this photo overlooking l'Ancresse and Pembroke Bay before heading back to the car to get Rosie some water.

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Re: Introducing Rosie

Post by Oscar 12345 » 27 May 2018, 17:06

Sam, she really looks like an "I'm up for it" girl in that photo.
Otto's motto - Everything's a toy unless it's edible...

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Born: 11 Jun 2018
Location: Guernsey

Re: Introducing Rosie

Post by Schnauzer Sam » 28 May 2018, 09:40

Oscar 12345 wrote:
27 May 2018, 17:06
Sam, she really looks like an "I'm up for it" girl in that photo.
I agree, she does look as if she has attitude but her personality is the complete opposite. :)

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Born: 11 Jun 2018
Location: Guernsey

Re: Introducing Rosie

Post by Schnauzer Sam » 02 Jul 2018, 08:04

Rosie's coming up to a year old (this Friday) and serious consideration is being given to adding another mini to our family. We've been in contact for some time now with a KC assured breeder who has pups that are three weeks old today. We just need to finalise the pro's and con's and consider the timing (which would be early August).

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Re: Introducing Rosie

Post by Dawnspell » 02 Jul 2018, 09:19

You're braver than me I'd want to wait until Rosie is at least 2 years. You know the dog you've got by then and hopefully got all the bad habits sorted that wont get passed onto a new pup, and the good ones that you want her to teach the new pup. Some go through a second adolescence stage at around a year old and its back to basics again with training.
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Re: Introducing Rosie

Post by Oscar 12345 » 02 Jul 2018, 09:46

Blimey Sam, you must have some energy.... Otto is the same age as Rosie and just the thought of adding another puppy leaves me wanting to lie down and put a cold towel around my head. Perhaps it is a boy girl thing. I am thinking of waiting until Otto is 3/4, I might have got over the puppy stage by then..... Another consideration for me is losing one to old age and then losing the other one quickly after that for the same reason. Whereas introducing a puppy when the dog is a few years older hopefully will mean that you still have a dog around the house for a few years after one has gone.
Otto's motto - Everything's a toy unless it's edible...

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Re: Introducing Rosie

Post by mikegoodson1 » 02 Jul 2018, 11:07

Hi Sam,

We added another Schnauzer to our family and it was the best thing we could have done. Oscar (boy mini) was around 2 years old by then and hopefully comfortable in his environment, he didn't take to Sasha at first but after a few days/week he realised she wasn't going anywhere. They love one another so much now and play all the time, Sasha is Oscars shadow and she is such a cutie.

So in a nutshell, if you have time and money (additional insurance/food etc) then do it but I would agree with others that as tough as it may be to wait, you may be better off for Rosie to be nearer two, just so those puppy stages are out of the way. Sasha definitely took to the obedience side of things quicker than Oscar but she did copy a lot of his behaviour, so the fact he could sit/wait/stay/down/come etc on command, meant she picked it up easier.

If you already have Rosie at that good obedience stage then even better :)

By the way, I love the pictures you have posted of her, she looks cracking.

Kind regards
Mike

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Re: Introducing Rosie

Post by Schnauzer Sam » 09 Jul 2018, 21:33

We're doing our long walk late in the day when the temperature's beginning to drop. I found the perfect bench for schnauzer owners everywhere.


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Re: Introducing Rosie

Post by Oscar 12345 » 10 Jul 2018, 09:07

What a super photo
Otto's motto - Everything's a toy unless it's edible...

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Re: Introducing Rosie

Post by mikegoodson1 » 10 Jul 2018, 09:18

I agree with Julie, that is a really lovely photo :)

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Re: Introducing Rosie

Post by Dawnspell » 10 Jul 2018, 09:56

Love it. Shame we don't do the schnauzer calendar anymore.

Think I might have to pop down with Barney and do a white version
Our first family dog
Barney - Pocketpark Biali Eyebright
Motto for owners who groom their own Schnauzers -"Never mind it'll soon grow back"

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Schnauzer Sam
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Dog #1: Rosie
is a: P/S Mini Bitch
Born: 06 Jul 2017
Dog #2: Edie
is a: P/S Mini Bitch
Born: 11 Jun 2018
Location: Guernsey

Re: Introducing Rosie

Post by Schnauzer Sam » 10 Jul 2018, 10:28

Dawnspell wrote:
10 Jul 2018, 09:56
Love it. Shame we don't do the schnauzer calendar anymore.

Think I might have to pop down with Barney and do a white version
If you do Alison, the bench "loved by so many" is on the raised viewing area on the left of the yacht club.

Thanks Mike and Julie. Rosie was rewarded with a doggy ice cream cone after the picture was taken.

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Schnauzer Sam
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Dog #1: Rosie
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Born: 06 Jul 2017
Dog #2: Edie
is a: P/S Mini Bitch
Born: 11 Jun 2018
Location: Guernsey

Re: Introducing Rosie

Post by Schnauzer Sam » 18 Jul 2018, 22:21

I took Rosie for a walk tonight on Grandes Rocques beach. We hung around playing until the sun was going down as I wanted to take some photographs when Rosie decided to get in on the act :)

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Re: Introducing Rosie

Post by Oscar 12345 » 19 Jul 2018, 09:12

Sam that is a beautiful shot. We could do a schnauzer calendar with these lovely photos.
Otto's motto - Everything's a toy unless it's edible...

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