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​​​​​​​​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.


Placing a deposit to get on our list is a good idea for people who know they for sure want a Chapman Puppy. Our deposit holders have the first pick of all available puppies before they are ever advertised to the public. Deposits are taken first come, first serve. Our deposits are non-refundable and are a holding fee for your pick of future litters. Once on our deposit list, I give email updates on when females have been bred, ultrasounds have been completed with estimates on puppy counts, and when puppies have been born. Deposit holders typically make their picks of the puppies when they are 3-5 weeks old and picks are made in order of deposit received. Clear videos and pictures of each puppy are provided 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 and 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 a person passes on the available pups, they stay on our list and wait for the next litter. Their place in line will move up the list as others before make their picks. Once a pick has been made an additional $500 deposit is required to hold the pup until pick up at 8 weeks of age. 

We often have puppies come available that were not picked by 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 are NON-REFUNDABLE once placed as they are a holding fee for your pup and show 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 NO EXCEPTIONS. You can pay for your puppy in full any time before pick up if that is your preference. If we hold a puppy for you past the pickup date, we require that the puppy be paid in full by 8 weeks of age. If we hold a puppy past 10 weeks of age, we charge $75 a week for boarding.

Visiting Puppies

For the health and safety of our puppies, we do not allow visitors to see them 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 their mothers' immunity and the safety of our home to protect them from harmful viruses or diseases they can contract when brought in by 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. Our vet advises this precaution, and we take it seriously.

Puppy Pricing

All our puppies are priced at $3000. Our Price reflects not only 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. Flight Nanny prices vary but are typically between $400-$1200. During holidays, the price 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 a straight sloping topline, correct angulation in the back legs, a high tail set with plenty of but behind it, and a proper brick-shaped head, is what we try to breed for. Nothing about a mini should feel toyish when you hold them; although they are small, they should feel solid and compact. 

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 terms “Toy” and “Teacup” are used to describe designer-bred dogs that typically have other breeds mixed in to acquire non-breed standard colors and sizes. That is a simple truth. You will not find a designer-bred dog that can meet up to the conformation standard set by the AMSC as they are not bred with the standard in mind; they are the product of years of breeding for color and weight. Our adults all average between 11 – 19lbs. We occasionally get pups that mature beyond or under this weight, but all of our dogs come from champion lines and hold the integrity of the breed standard in conformation and build. We do not guarantee size but give our best estimates based on weekly weight gain and previous puppy's and parent's sizes. 

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 on breeding stock with dense/heavy to normal coats. Soft, dense hair that is wavey, not flat or sparse. 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; this is an improper coat. And none of our breeding stock have nor come from thin-coated dogs.


We accept Check, Zelle, Paypal or Venmo for deposits or payments on our puppies. Any remaining balance being paid at pick up MUST be in cash, no exceptions.

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 inheritable 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, and 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, etc. 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 want to register your puppy through the AKC, you must let us know before taking them home at 8 weeks. If you request, we will provide your puppy's 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, toys, a comb, a blanket with the littermate's scent, and a week's supply of their current puppy food SmallBatch Freeze Dried Lamb. Go to our Preparing For your Puppy page to find the links to this food and other products we use. We litter-box train our puppies (like a cat), so potty training is an easier transition, and they come to you with established 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.


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 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. Or with others, I've talked to that have their dogs on quality raw-based diets. We feed our adults and puppies SmallBatch Freeze-Dried, Lamb. This premium freeze-dried raw dog food is 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 MaxMeats Lamb

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 healthy and balanced for a dog's body to digest. The dog food industry has no regulations.  Much of what is put in most 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 many issues like allergies, digestive sensitivities, cancers, and tartar build-up on teeth can come from reactions to improper food and the 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. Many 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, and 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; for this reason, 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, making it an easy training treat to have on hand as well. Think how much store-bought "treats" cost, and the majority are harmful and do not add to your pet's overall health. 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 consider the responsibility and expense before proceeding. Puppies are a lifetime commitment that requires 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.

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. 



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