​​​​​​Notification List

If you are interested in getting a Chapman puppy you will need to be on our notification list. We always email our notification list when we have updated the website with available puppies or when we are accepting deposits on upcoming litters. We don't often have puppies available on our website for long. They are typically adopted quickly once we email out our list. If you would like to be put on the Notification List email us through our form on the Contact US page.


Deposits

Pre deposits are taken first come first serve as people respond to the notification list email about our upcoming litters. The pre-deposit is non-refundable and is a holding fee for your pick of the future litters. Deposit holders don't make their picks of the puppies until they are 3-5 weeks old and in order of deposit received. Clear video and pictures are provided on each puppy to help aid in the picking process. Picks are not made in person as the pups have not been vaccinated at this age. I email/text each deposit holder in order of deposits received and they are given 24 hours to make a pick of the available puppies or pass. If you pass on the pups you stay on our list and wait for the next litter. Your deposit will move up the list if others before you made their picks. Once you have made your pick the $500 pre-deposit holds that puppy for you until pick up at 8 weeks. 


We often have puppies come available that were not picked by pre-deposit holders. The notification list is emailed out about these puppies. A $500 deposit holds an available puppy for a family until pick up at 8 weeks of age. All deposits will be refunded if there is an issue of health with your puppy while in our care. The $500 is NON-REFUNDABLE once placed as it is a holding fee for your pup and shows your commitment to this puppy. We accept Check, PayPal, Zelle, or Venmo for all deposits. Checks must be received and cleared in our account at least one week prior to pick up. If final payment is being made at pick up we only accept cash as payment NO EXCEPTIONS. You can pay for your puppy in full any time before pick up if that is your preference. If we are holding a puppy for you past the pickup date we require puppies to be paid in full by 8 weeks of age. If we are holding a puppy past 10 weeks of age we charge $50 a week for boarding.




Visiting Puppies

For the health and safety of our puppies, we do not allow visitors to see the puppies until they have received their first booster shots from our vet at 8 weeks of age. Puppies are much like newborn babies and rely on the immunity of their mothers and the safety of our home to protect them from harmful viruses or diseases they can contract being brought in from unknowing visitors. We understand this is inconvenient for those wanting to make their pick in person and understand if this causes you to go elsewhere to find a puppy. We respect your decision. But the safety of our puppies comes first as we also owe it to the other families waiting on their pups to keep the litter as safe and healthy as possible. This precaution is advised by our vet and we take it seriously.



Puppy Pricing

All our puppies are priced between $2500-$3000. Our Price is not only a reflection of the quality and pedigree of our puppies but also the love and care put into raising and socializing our pups from birth till they go to their new homes. We do not charge more for a specific color or gender. 




Shipping - Flight Nanny

We do not ship our puppy's cargo. We have a Flight Nanny who will fly to your nearest airport and deliver your puppy to you. Flight Nanny prices vary but are typically between $400-$1200. During holidays pricing is typically $1000-$2000. If you live out of Arizona you can also drive or fly to pick them up in person. We can personally deliver pups to our airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor, and meet you at the baggage claim doors. This helps make quick return flights easier.




What We Look For In Our Puppies

Confirmation & Build: A very square and robust pup with perfect bite, closely folded ears, and strong; the rectangular head is going to be the pick of the litter and what we try to breed for. Nothing about a mini should feel toyish when you hold them although they are small but should feel solid and compact. Some people confuse weight with size. A very toyish dog that is light in build and bone structure may only weigh 8-9 pounds but still be as tall as a standard Miniature Schnauzer at 12”. Whereas you can have a “Toy” schnauzer that is only 9” to 10” in height but still weighs 10 -12 pounds. This would be a dog that is toy in size but carries the integrity of the breed and is robust in stature NOT TOYISH.

Size: The standard for the Miniature Schnauzer, as listed on the American Miniature Schnauzer Club is 12” to 14” and weighs between 11 and 21lbs. The term “Toy” and “Teacup” is used to describe dogs that are smaller than the breed standard of 12” or 11 lbs. Our adults all average between 9 – 19[[]ilbs. We target this weight because we have a lot of people that inquire about dogs they can fly with and your larger minis are over the limit for airlines. We do not guarantee size, just because they are the smallest at birth does not mean they will not grow to be the biggest (this happens often). We will give an estimate based on previous litters and the parent’s size.


Color: Our schnauzers come in the three colors recognized by The American Miniature Schnauzer Club black, salt & pepper and black & silver.


Coat: Because the schnauzer has Terrier, Affenpincher and Poodle mixed in their background their hair comes in a variety of different forms. We try to concentrate breeding stock with the dense/heavy to normal coat. This hair is soft straight or wavey coats, not flat or spares. A super-dense coat doesn't need brushing or products to look full days after grooming. The hair is thick and has natural volume. A normal coat has ample furnishings but after brushing will fall flatter as there isn't as much hair to add natural volume. A flat or thin coat is very sparse and can be seen through there is so little hair. Everyone has their preferences some prefer thinner coats to the super full heavy dense coats but this is visually the difference.















Payment

We accept Check, Zelle, or Venom for deposits on our puppies. 

 
What Our Puppies Come With

All our puppies go to their new homes freshly bathed and groomed with a one-year health guarantee against life-threatening genetic defects. They will be examined by our vet and you will be provided with their shot and worming record. They will be microchipped and come with their microchip registration. Puppies will have tails docked and dewclaws removed, ears are left natural. Our puppies also come with a folder full of info on their current vaccinations, future vaccinations, spaying/neutering, training, grooming, feeding, ect. A copy of their parent's AKC pedigrees will be included. ALL PUPPIES ARE SOLD ON LIMITED REGISTRATION CONTRACTS AS COMPANIONS NOT TO BE BRED. If you would like to register your puppy through the AKC you must let us know before you take them home at 8 weeks. If you request, we will provide your puppies AKC registration papers AFTER you send us proof of spay/neuter at 6+ months of age. Also included in their binder is the standard for the miniature schnauzer's grooming chart.

*The puppy pack includes chews and toys and a week supply of their current puppy food (SmallBatch Freeze-Dried, Lamb). We litter-box train our puppies (like a cat) so that potty training is an easier transition and they come to you with clean habits. Our puppy Pack includes a bag with paper pellets to use to help our puppies transition into their new routine with potty training and help prevent accidents.

 

















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Food & Treats

It's important with Miniature Schnauzer to pay attention to the fat content in the foods they eat. We try to keep the fat content of our dog food between 7-14% for our adults. Schnauzers are prone to gaining weight and are known to develop diabetes, pancreatitis, etc due to this. Keeping your adult schnauzer lean and fit quite literally can extend their life. So what you feed them is crucial. I've also found many schnauzers on kibble are prone to having allergies, skin issues, and/or sensitivities with digestion. I've found none of these issues with our dogs on our raw food. We feed our adults and puppies SmallBatch Freeze-Dried, Lamb. This is a premium freeze-dried raw dog food made with 78% lamb, 20% vegetables, and 2% natural minerals. This food is made in an FDA inspected facility with human-grade organic ingredients, no added hormones or antibiotics, and has no recall history. This is the ingredient list, all fresh foods.  Lamb, lamb hearts, lamb necks (including bone), lamb livers, lamb spleens, squash, celery, cauliflower, green beans, salmon oil, bok choy, apple cider vinegar, kelp, dandelion, cilantro, wheatgrass, bilberry, garlic, thyme, oregano, vitamin E supplement. We feed our pups  SmallBatch Freeze-Dried, Lamb topped with Only Natural Pet MaxMeat Air-Dried Lamb & Whitefish.


Many health issues are caused by what you feed your dogs. Dry dog kibble is at the very bottom of the list for what's actually healthy and in balance with what a dog's body is built to digest. The dog food industry has no regulations.  Much of what is put in the majority of kibbles are not meant to be processed by a dog's digestive system. Dogs are very resilient and their bodies tolerate a lot.  This doesn't mean there aren't hereditary issues that could come from genetics. But a lot of issues like allergies, digestive sensitivities, cancers, tartar build-up on teeth come from reactions to improper food, fillers, and carbs in them. Please click on this LINK to read an article that talks more about kibble and the effect it has on your dog. Lots of vets ARE NOT educated on dog food brands and sell brands because corporations advertise to them.


I advise owners to feed fresh foods to their dogs as treats. DONT FEED THEM MORE PROCESSED TREATS from the store. Fresh caught water-packed sardines are a great treat. Feed your pups one a day OR intermittently as a treat. Or give them fish oil pills once a day, I get the big double pack of fish oil pills from Costco and my adults all get one every day and love them. The benefits to their health are huge! Fish oil contains Omega-3 fatty acids that are important to pet neuromuscular development, skin health, and coat quality. I also like blueberries, apple slices, carrots, green beans as treats. Also the MaxMeat Air-Dried Brand we top our puppy's food with has a CHICKEN and BEEF line. It has a higher fat content so I don't use it as a topper for my adult dogs just my puppies until they go to their new homes. It's air-dried so it's an easy training treat to have on hand as well. Think how much store-bought "treats" cost and the majority are harmful or not adding to the health of your pet. For less cost, the treats I’ve mentioned are PACKED with nutrients that improve the health, build the immunity of your pet, and can help make up for a lot of nutrients that are lost when kibble is processed and baked. Click on this LINK for a list of what natural foods you can and can't feed your dog. 
 

*We understand that adopting a puppy is a serious commitment and ask that you strongly considered the responsibility and expense of adopting a puppy before you proceed. Puppies are a life commitment that required attention, patients, and love. The time you put into your future companion will be reflected in the type of dog they grow to be. So be ready to take on this commitment because they will be devoted to you. That being said we try to set you up for success with the socializing we do with our puppies so they come to you balanced and ready to learn. The stipulations on the notification list, deposits and payments are to create an organized, structured, and fair system for all parties involved and to protect against those who would be deceitful.





















































​Located in Arizona, Breeder of Miniature Schnauzer Puppies

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If you are interested in adopting one of our puppies READ ALL of this page to understand how our adoption process works and what is expected. 
The Life of a Chapman Pup