Rupert the Bear

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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Rupert the Bear

Post by lj_thorne » 01 Aug 2019, 17:00

So after losing Barnaby in December two just wasn’t working in this house so Rupert the Bear arrived home just before Easter at 9 weeks


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He is an absolute star, the sweetest little lad. He’s very like Sherman but in less of a tank way. I describe Sherman as coming through the door whether it’s open or not but Rupert would knock first 😂 they have the same Mum and Sherman’s Dad is Ruperts Grandad. So same clown like happy nature.

He came home completely toilet trained something I still find hard to believe!!!! And his dog language with the lads has been amazing. Sherman took a couple of weeks to be less tank with him and now they spent most of the day bearding. Albert doesn’t mind him but is happy doing his own thing.


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And some up to date photos



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Re: Rupert the Bear

Post by Schnauzer Sam » 01 Aug 2019, 17:06

What a lovely set of photo's and astonishing at how much Rupert has grown between the first and second last photo's. When I look at photo's of schnauzer pups, it always brings a smile to my face.
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Re: Rupert the Bear

Post by mikegoodson1 » 01 Aug 2019, 17:36

Oh my word, WHAT a cutie Rupert is. I love that first picture where he is so tiny in the middle of his brothers, then more recently he is around their size :)

It looks like he loves the chase too :D

So a couple of questions - sorry.

One of your b&s Schnauzers has a much longer beard than the other, is that by design? Or just one of those things where the short beard just doesn't grow?

How did they take to another Schnauzer joining their family? Or was the introduction quite straight forward as you were a three-Schnauzer family previously - sorry :(

I have two now and Sasha is coming up for two years old in Sept and seeing pictures of both Jasper and Monty (white mini's) I wonder whether three would be a good number OR if it would be too much for us to cope with. I'm thinking of food/insurance/vet bills/grooming costs/holidays then the care/love/attention you can dedicate to each one.....

Thanks :ymhug:

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Re: Rupert the Bear

Post by lj_thorne » 01 Aug 2019, 17:49

Schnauzer Sam wrote:
01 Aug 2019, 17:06
What a lovely set of photo's and astonishing at how much Rupert has grown between the first and second last photo's. When I look at photo's of schnauzer pups, it always brings a smile to my face.

I have been taking photos initially weekly and now monthly of Rupert and his mate Edward the elephant ! I’ve learnt how quickly they grow so I was determined to have the photos this time !

This is 11 weeks to last week
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Re: Rupert the Bear

Post by lj_thorne » 01 Aug 2019, 17:57

mikegoodson1 wrote:
01 Aug 2019, 17:36
Oh my word, WHAT a cutie Rupert is. I love that first picture where he is so tiny in the middle of his brothers, then more recently he is around their size :)

It looks like he loves the chase too :D

So a couple of questions - sorry.

One of your b&s Schnauzers has a much longer beard than the other, is that by design? Or just one of those things where the short beard just doesn't grow?

How did they take to another Schnauzer joining their family? Or was the introduction quite straight forward as you were a three-Schnauzer family previously - sorry :(

I have two now and Sasha is coming up for two years old in Sept and seeing pictures of both Jasper and Monty (white mini's) I wonder whether three would be a good number OR if it would be too much for us to cope with. I'm thinking of food/insurance/vet bills/grooming costs/holidays then the care/love/attention you can dedicate to each one.....

Thanks :ymhug:

So beards.... it’s completely just down to how I groom them. Albert with the shorter beard has much fluffier fur so it actually keeps nicer shorter, he tends to look like a street urchin with it longer although I am considering growing it again!

Sherman’s was actually much longer pre Rupert he has been puppified!!! I have had to trim off about 2 inches from that first photo as he had been left with a stringy goatee 😂😂😂😂

I would say introductions were no easier having been a three before as yet again everything changed. Albert was still not right after losing Barnaby so as expected he needed time to get used to Rupert. He was exactly the same when we added Sherman to the mix. Albert likes routine so any change is a big thing for him and he takes time to accept it. His way is to watch and when he’s ready join in. Sherman is much more of a wade in think later ! So I spent about 2 weeks watching everyone like hawks and giving everyone the time and space they needed. We had the puppy pen set up in the living room so when time out was needed from anyone pup went in there. About 2 weeks after we had him Sherman suddenly clicked that if he was a bit calmer Rupert played so I could relax a little.

The trick is to find a breeder who knows their dogs and puppies. We didn’t choose Rupert the breeder choose him as the right puppy for us. She was also Sherman’s breeder so knew exactly what he was like. We needed a quietly confident puppy who was polite with adult dogs to give Albert his space but also tough enough to be Sherman’d!

Overall I don’t see much diff going from two to three and I am so pleased we had three as I don’t think Albert would have coped if we hadn’t had Sherman.
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Re: Rupert the Bear

Post by Oscar 12345 » 01 Aug 2019, 19:43

Oh Lisa you have been holding back on us. What absolutely fabulous photos and a beautiful new little boy you have there. I imagine you have been absolutely shattered being on guard in those early days. I feel really broody.... more schnauzers required here I think and it sounds like Mike is coming up with a cunning plan for numero tres...
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Re: Rupert the Bear

Post by lj_thorne » 01 Aug 2019, 21:44

Oscar 12345 wrote:
01 Aug 2019, 19:43
Oh Lisa you have been holding back on us. What absolutely fabulous photos and a beautiful new little boy you have there. I imagine you have been absolutely shattered being on guard in those early days. I feel really broody.... more schnauzers required here I think and it sounds like Mike is coming up with a cunning plan for numero tres...
I don’t know where the time has gone!!! It kind of feels like he’s been here forever but I have to remind myself he’s only 5 1/2 months half the time as he’s such a chilled little dude !
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Re: Rupert the Bear

Post by redalert » 02 Aug 2019, 08:38

Hi Lisa, what lovely piccies of your pack, Rupert sure looks a cutie, he looks just like my girlies, just a little smaller. I'm glad he has fitted into your routine so well. On a different note - are you still not making your collars any more?

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Re: Rupert the Bear

Post by schnauzer » 02 Aug 2019, 13:07

Hi Lisa what a handsome boy Rupert is, he's gorgeous, loved your photos so glad you have another now to make it back up to three. It does make such a difference when they come home house trained. We got Gino after losing Suzi to be honest I wasn't sure if I wanted to go back to the puppy stage, but Gino has been a pure joy, he came home at 8 weeks & went all night from his first day home with us. Took to his crate no bother thanks to his breeder, was house trained within a couple of weeks admit a few accidents during the day just 6 to be exact but wasn't Gino's fault it was down to my other half when I wasn't there.
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Re: Rupert the Bear

Post by mikegoodson1 » 02 Aug 2019, 14:46

lj_thorne wrote:
01 Aug 2019, 17:57

So beards.... it’s completely just down to how I groom them. Albert with the shorter beard has much fluffier fur so it actually keeps nicer shorter, he tends to look like a street urchin with it longer although I am considering growing it again!

Sherman’s was actually much longer pre Rupert he has been puppified!!! I have had to trim off about 2 inches from that first photo as he had been left with a stringy goatee 😂😂😂😂

I would say introductions were no easier having been a three before as yet again everything changed. Albert was still not right after losing Barnaby so as expected he needed time to get used to Rupert. He was exactly the same when we added Sherman to the mix. Albert likes routine so any change is a big thing for him and he takes time to accept it. His way is to watch and when he’s ready join in. Sherman is much more of a wade in think later ! So I spent about 2 weeks watching everyone like hawks and giving everyone the time and space they needed. We had the puppy pen set up in the living room so when time out was needed from anyone pup went in there. About 2 weeks after we had him Sherman suddenly clicked that if he was a bit calmer Rupert played so I could relax a little.

The trick is to find a breeder who knows their dogs and puppies. We didn’t choose Rupert the breeder choose him as the right puppy for us. She was also Sherman’s breeder so knew exactly what he was like. We needed a quietly confident puppy who was polite with adult dogs to give Albert his space but also tough enough to be Sherman’d!

Overall I don’t see much diff going from two to three and I am so pleased we had three as I don’t think Albert would have coped if we hadn’t had Sherman.

Thank you, three Schnauzers sounds like a good number to me, now I need to convince my wife :ympray:

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Re: Rupert the Bear

Post by Schnauzer Sam » 02 Aug 2019, 15:05

mikegoodson1 wrote:
02 Aug 2019, 14:46
Thank you, three Schnauzers sounds like a good number to me, now I need to convince my wife :ympray:
My wife is working on me for a third but I'm holding very firm (at the moment) :)
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Re: Rupert the Bear

Post by lj_thorne » 02 Aug 2019, 20:38

redalert wrote:
02 Aug 2019, 08:38
Hi Lisa, what lovely piccies of your pack, Rupert sure looks a cutie, he looks just like my girlies, just a little smaller. I'm glad he has fitted into your routine so well. On a different note - are you still not making your collars any more?
No I’m not making them anymore, my health took a nosedive after we lost Barnaby so I had made the decision to stop selling them so just making them for me so the lads have more than one each now!!!!

Plus having Rupert I needed to concentrate on the fun stuff like taking him out for coffee 😂
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Re: Rupert the Bear

Post by Dawnspell » 08 Aug 2019, 11:06

He a lovely cuddly bear :x I bet Sherman is a great big brother. I could do with borrowing him for a week to entertain Jasper =))
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Re: Rupert the Bear

Post by Dancon » 17 Aug 2019, 17:29

I think I have fallen in love! Please don’t post any more gorgeous pics, I will end up getting another schnauzer if I see any more LOL , what gorgeous pups!!!!

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Re: Rupert the Bear

Post by redalert » 20 Aug 2019, 12:51

No I’m not making them anymore, my health took a nosedive after we lost Barnaby so I had made the decision to stop selling them so just making them for me so the lads have more than one each now!!!!

Sorry to hear about your health, I hope you are on the mend now, and enjoying your boys who are stunning.

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