Puppy Ears & Tails

Our pups have their dewclaws removed and tails docked at 3-4 days old. EVERY puppy is placed with natural ears. We DO NOT offer ear cropping. You will need to locate a vet that specializes in Schnauzer crops in your local area. Most vets like to do it at 8-12 weeks of age and charge $400-$500.



Training The Natural Ear

We will give you tips for the best natural ear set possible. These method helps train your pups natural ear to fold over nicely in the desired position for the breed.

Out Of State?

Due to the USDA Animal Welfare Act that went into effect November 18, 2013, we CANNOT ship puppies. All sales must take place face to face, meaning the buyer, seller and puppy must all be present at the time of sale. We welcome you to come to our home to purchase your puppy in person and then fly back home with your new puppy under your seat in an airline approved soft carrier also known as a Sherpa bag.  We are only a 40 minute drive from Sea-Tac International Airport. The new regulation does allow this "face to face" sale to take place at another location other than our home so if you must book a turn-a-round flight it is a possibility that we can bring the puppy and meet you in person at the Sea-Tac International Airport. Please check with me for acceptable times/dates before making any flight reservation. 

NOTE: Flying a puppy home with you under your seat will require an airline approved sherpa bag. Airport Drop Off is an additional $75

Driving Distances To Our Home In Puyallup, WA. 

Seattle-(Sea-Tac International Airport) - 40 minutes
  Portland, OR. - 2 & 1/2 hours
 Vancouver, BC. Canadian Border - 2 & 1/2 hours
 Spokane, WA. / Coeur d' Alene, ID. - 5 hours
 Boise, ID. - 8 hours
 Bozeman, MT. - 11 hours

Boarding

At this time we cannot offer pet sitting or boarding.
We highly discourage leaving pups here after their scheduled LITTER PICK UP DAY.
There will be a boarding fee of $50 per day and must be pre approved BEFORE placing your deposit.
 

Visiting Policy

We cant wait to meet you in person and introduce you to our babies!! We invite each pups new family to visit our home on Litter Visit Day and again on Litter Pick Up Day! The majority of our litter is usually spoken for several months before they are even born. In the very rare event that we do happen to have a puppy available all visitors must first...

1) Fill out our questionnaire, and received questionnaire approval.

2) Have already placed a deposit on the puppy/litter you are visiting.


We do not have a kennel facility to tour. We have set up our home and yard to accommodate our dogs so that they are loved and raised in the family life environment which they deserve.


Keep in mind we only have one visit day and one pick up day for each litter so mark your calendar and make these dates a priority in your schedule.  The perfect age to visit your puppy is 6-7 weeks. This is the age you can really start seeing each pups individual personality and when most people choose which puppy is right for them! In the meantime we will E-mail you weekly updates, pictures and a video or two.


All Litter Visit Days and Puppy Pick Up Days are scheduled in the afternoon and always on a weekend. If for any reason you cant make it to the scheduled Litter Visit Day we will see you on Scheduled Puppy Pick Up Day for your litter, which will be scheduled when your pup is 8-9 weeks old!


We highly discourage pups being left here after the Litter Pick Up Day!  Puppies not picked up on the scheduled litter pick up day will have a boarding/socializing/training fee of $50 per day and this MUST be prearranged with us BEFORE placing your deposit. 

Exceptional Quality ~ Exceptional Care

 Our breeding program produces puppies that are beautiful, happy, healthy, outgoing bundles of joy! Our pups stay with us until 8-9 weeks of age. By time they are old enough to go home, they are very self confident, well socialized and ready to bond with their new family. All of our babies are fed only the very best in holistic nutrition and always kept up to date on age appropriate vaccinations, de-wormings & health exams. Our pups come to you with a huge start on potty training, health guaranteed and microchipped. all our puppies are placed on AKC Limited Registration with neuter/spay contracts.

CLICK HERE to see how our pups are raised the first 8 weeks

CLICK HERE to see if we are the right breeder for you

CLICK HERE to read over 100 references from our happy customers and what they have to say about our puppies and breeding program.

New Puppy Parents

We are deeply devoted to giving our puppies the very best start possible. In return we expect only the best for them from their new families.

Please take the time to read the information below along with the FIRST 8 WEEKS PAGE, and the many pages we have provided on the Private LMS Puppy Prep School site so you are fully prepared before your new puppy comes home and together we can make the transition from our home to yours as stress free as possible on your new baby.

Recommended Holistic Food & Vitamins

 It has been our experience that being proactive and feeding a very healthy holistic diet has resulted in very long lives with very minimal health issues. 


CLICK HEREto learn more about holistic nutrition for your Schnauzer!





Registration Papers / Showing Your Puppy

To receive your pups AKC Limited registration papers go to the NEUTER/SPAY link on the left side of this page and fill out the form and also provide us with a copy of your pups proof of neuter/spay via postal mail, email or fax to 413-473-2423.


AKC Limited Registration

All of LMS Schnauzers are placed on spay/neuter contracts with AKC limited registration. Spayed or neutered, a dog registered with an AKC Limited Registration cannot be shown in conformation, however, is eligible to compete in other AKC events such as: Obedience, Rally, Agility, Barn Hunt, Earthdog and Lure Coursing.

Take The Grand Tour

Click the box below to take a grand tour of our home right here on our website.  See pictures and videos showcasing our dogs, puppies, our home, our yards, the nursery, and much more!! You might also enjoy reading our guestbook to see what others families have experience with our breeding program. Our guestbook has pages and pages of posts dating back to when we started our website in 2004.

Questionnaire ~ Who's Available?

If you have decided we are the breeder for you and would like to place a deposit on an available puppy or upcoming litter. Please fill out our questionnaire.  All pups are placed in only the best homes possible. Our pups are placed as family companions on a spay/neuter contract with limited AKC registration. If your questionnaire has been approved you will receive an E- mail or phone call letting you know.


​All pups are first offered to our deposit/waitlist customers. In the rare event we have a puppy that didn't match up to the sex/color/timing requests on our wait list then that puppy(s) will be clearly listed as "available" on the Who's Available page.

LMS Puppy Prep School

~We have created a web site to help prepare and educate our new families for their pups arrival. There you will find everything from A To Z you need to know to prepare for your new puppy and to make the transition into your home a smooth one. You will know how to successfully raise, a happy, healthy, safe, socialized, trained. well mannered miniature schnauzer. We are fully dedicated to giving our precious puppies the very best start in life. in return, we expect the very best for our pups from their new family. So please take the time BEFORE you bring your new puppy home, to educate yourself and your family by using our Puppy Prep School Website. You will not only know what to expect, but will also be fully prepared for your new addition.


 Once we receive your deposit you will receive access to our  "LMS Puppy Prep School" website.

Genetic Health Testing

We have carefully selected our breeding dogs from some of the top champion bloodlines in this breed. We strive to breed to the AMSC breed standard and improve our lines with every breeding. Every dog owned by LMS has been health tested and has their OFA F clearances and certifications. You can see proof of these tests by clicking here or on the websites below. Each test is registered with the websites below. Sadly many breeders claim they do health testing but their test results are nowhere to be found on the OFA website. Please ask to see the certificates if you cant find the results on the sites below. You can see samples of what the genuine certificates look like on our About Us page.

Orthopedic Foundation For animals (OFA)

Canine Health Information Center (CHIC)

Canine Eye Research Foundation (CERF)

Deposit Policy & Procedure

 Deposits are accepted only AFTER the questionnaire has been approved. Deposits are non-refundable. If we have E-mailed you the requested deposit information you may then place a deposit to get on our wait list. You may place the deposit on our DEPOSIT PAGE. Please remember we cant predict the number of pups, the sex or the color that will be born in each litter. There is a chance that you will have to wait several months for your puppy. This is why we recommend getting on our list 3-9 months before you want to bring your new puppy home. Our pups are in very high demand and are usually spoken for several months before birth.

 

Before placing a deposit with us you agree you have taken into consideration all aspects of adding a new puppy to your family,  as we have a non-refundable deposit policy and no exceptions will be made to this policy. By choosing to place a deposit with us you are making a sincere commitment to give one of our pups a loving forever home and you realize once we have taken your deposit we are then turning away many serious buyers as we can only take a very limited number of deposits for each sex/color.

 

As a courtesy, if you the buyer should change your mind due to unforeseen events or any other reason, You may transfer your deposit to another available or upcoming litter. If you are not certain when you will be ready for your pup you may put your deposit on hold. Your deposit is good for 2 years from the original deposit date.If your deposit is on hold it will remains on hold until you tell me you want it back on the wait list. You may transfer your deposit one time only. If you change your mind and choose not to get a puppy from us all together, your deposit will not be refunded.  

 

We will let you know as soon as your new furbaby is born! If we haven't already received your $300 deposit we will ask for one at that time to hold your puppy until 8 weeks of age. This deposit may be made by mailing a check or instantly via PayPal (3% fee) Please do not send any money until your questionnaire has been approved and I have emailed you the requested deposit information. 

We reserve the right to cancel any sale up until buyer actually takes possession of the puppy. In the very rare event that this would ever happen all money will be refunded.

Wait List & Choosing Your Puppy

Once we receive your deposit you will be put on our wait list for the sex/color of your choice. Many times you can get a puppy sooner if you have specified a 2nd choice of sex and/or color. The average wait time for a puppy is 3-9 months. We will contact you as soon as we have a puppy born for you. You may even have more than one to choose from. You may come and meet the puppies in person on our Litter Visit Day. In the meantime we will email you weekly pics or videos. 


To learn more about how our wait list works Click Here