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Puppy Protocol

Hucklerberry Schnauzer Patch
Our puppies are available at 8 weeks to go home. Please make sure you are prepared for your puppy to go home at 8 weeks.

Below details the protocol that we follow while Huckleberry is preparing your puppy.  We have leveraged over a decade of experience to develop a regime that produces the best Huckleberry Schnauzer Patch puppy.

  • Tails & Dewclaws removed between 3 to 5 days old through our veterinarian and exams

  • 4 to 6 weeks your puppy will have another exam to check specifically for heart defects and overall health

  • Puppies have their toenails clipped every 2 weeks. Their toenails are also clipped if needed prior to going home. All puppies are bathed with Nootie shampoo and have a schnauzer puppy clip. They also have clean ears that are free of infection. They are bathed the day they go home with you.

  • At 6 weeks your puppy is vaccinated with:
    • Duramune® Max 5 which prevents Canine Distemper
    • Adenovirus Type 1 (Hepatitis)
    • Adenovirus Type 2 (Respiratory Disease)
    • Parainfluenza
    • Parvovirus and with Nobivac® Intra-Trac® KC (Progard KC) which prevents Canine Parainfluenza aka Kennel Cough
      These are top of the line vaccines which have some of the highest titers. You will need to get a booster for Bordetella, 2 more Distemper 5-way boosters and rabies at 16 weeks. Do not allow your vet to give the Rabies vaccine with other vaccines. It has been known to cause allergic reactions in schnauzers and overload them. Do not allow your vet to vaccinate for Leptospirosis. Similar to humans your puppies will acquire immunities on there own to the environmental influences of this bacteria. Has been known to cause severe reactions in dogs. We personally do not recommend the lymes vaccines or the flu vaccines. If properly prevented and healthy a schnauzer has not need for these vaccines. Less is more!!! It is your responsibility to make sure your puppy does not get over vaccinated!

  • Fecal tests are done on every puppy prior to going home. Our vet checks for worms and parasites. Done between 7 to 8 weeks old

  • Your puppy will have a health check list from their exam signed by my veterinarian that goes home with you in the binder we provide you. Skeletal structure is examined to be free of deformities and luxating patellas, bite is checked, gums checked, heart checked, lymph nodes checked, abdominal palpated, ears checked, temperature taken, weight taken, eyes clear and not infected, hydrated, checked for hernias (if found I will let you know)these hernias are usually small umbilical hernias that do not effect the health of the puppy and skin free from bacterial or fungal infections. This final exam is done between 7 to 8 weeks old

  • The puppies are treated with K9 Advantix II before they go home with you. I do not have fleas in my home. So, your puppy will not have them either. This is a monthly-30-day treatment.

  • All puppies are Microchipped with prepaid enrollment for life. I register them in the new family’s name prior to them going home with you. You will get a confirmation through your email verifying the enrollment. The ISO is an international chip and superior to other types. All you do is set up your account FOR FREE @ This service has no annual fee.

  • Every litter of puppies will train more efficiently to different methods of potty training whether it's puppy litter or puppy pads. It does not matter which method I use with your puppy. When you take your puppy home you need to establish going outside to potty in the same area as I have here. I work on training your puppy to a puppy litter box. We use the litter below. Second nature dog litter, it's specifically made for dogs. We also use puppy training potty pads. Richell Paw Trax Mesh Training Tray, Green

  • A copy of the vet invoice will accompany your new puppy.

  • A binder is sent home with you divided into 7 sections, Health, Testing (Copies of both parental tests that have been done so far)Dog Food, Micro-chip, Vitamins, Schnauzer Information and Contract/ and spay/neuter guidelines. The front of the binder has a picture of your puppy’s parents, your puppy, birthdate and my contact information.

  • We send you home with a puppy blanket (free of border or edging so your puppy does not chew it and accidentally chokes), cookies, puppy food (A weeks worth approximately) your puppy is currently on, toys and a collar that fits their small size. Your puppy is fed 2x daily. They will be eating 2-4 oz 2x a day when they go home. This is the best food for your puppy. I will not send home anything about kibble or support kibble being fed to any of the puppies I produce anymore. I have seen remarkable differences in the two ways of feeding. All for the better. Below is the link to the food your puppy will be eating. Take some time and read about it. There is a section on their website that has pet stores that carry their food. They are listed by state. This is an All Life Stages food.