miniature schnauzers

Einstein, The Miniature Schnauzer Puppy That’s a Great Comfort to His People (Part 1, He Said)


“My wife and I were a long way from home and just missed that family vibe in the house.

She did a lot of research.

She grew up with Mini-Schnauzers and felt comfortable with them.

She got her first mini-schnauzer when she was seven and decided that was the dog of choice for us.

We bought him in the Netherlands.”

Elmo & Frida, the California rescues (she said, part 3)

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“Before I moved here I got rid of a lifetime of stuff.

Six months after moving here my cat sitter came to see how the dogs were living and she cried from joy.

She was the one who had rescued them and couldn’t believe how far they had come.

The dogs love New York City.

They were invigorated as soon as they got their first whiff of the brisk November air.

The down side that immediately occurred for me, was that I stopped going to yoga at 9 a.m. because I am out walking the dogs.  But, I still getting exercise walking them.

Alternately, some of the best moments have been off leash in Central Park, on our morning and late night walks.

It’s complete joy.

Elmo just takes off and runs.  He is exuberant and loves running.

Frida had been abused so it’s a good chance for her to deal with her fear and interact with other dogs.

Having dogs brings me out too.  I am not a social person but I get out every day with them.

They bring me great joy.

Pets in general are a great part of my life.”

Seymour, the well behaved Miniature Schnauzer (part 2)


“We put a lot of time into training him and we can bring him anywhere.  We take him  shopping at Bloomingdales and we take him on the train to Long Island, and no-one  ever complains.

He’s a most friendly and affectionate dog and he is playful with other dogs when he comes to the dog run.

I think he really behaves appropriately.  He adjusts his behavior around children.  We have two nephews, with the eight year old, he plays more rambunctiously; but with the two year old, it’s almost like he monitors him.  He watches him toddle along and makes sure he doesn’t fall–it’s almost like he babysits him.

He’s done wonders for our lives.

We have learned more about ourselves by putting Seymour first.

It’s opened up a whole conversation about having kids.  Having Seymour has taught us to explore another, more nurturing side our personalities.”

Seymour, the well behaved Mini-Schnauzer (part 1)


“My husband and I had been married for about a year and I wanted a dog.  I wanted a dog for a while.

Thanksgiving weekend we were at my parent’s home on Long Island and he said, do you want to look at dogs. It shocked me because I didn’t think he was ready for a dog.

We ended up taking a drive to a local kennel on the island and he was actually the one who picked out Seymour.

He grew up with Miniature Schnauzers, so he was partial to the breed.

Seymour crawled right into my husband’s lap.  He was mellow, gentle and affectionate, but also playful with the other puppies.

We spent two days going back to the kennel for about three hours each visit.  We wanted to  make sure he was the right dog for us and it wasn’t an impulse purchase.

His affectionate personality suited us.

I think the hardest time was fitting him into our lifestyle.

Our top priority is making sure that he’s well taken care of and that he’s physically and emotionally healthy.

We spent the first six months making sure we were home from work to walk and feed him.

It led to some difficult changes in our lifestyle, but there haven’t been any bad times.

He’s a source of constant love and affection.  He’s a smart, well behaved, loving animal. “