People have different size qualifications for their miniature schnauzers, but this is how we classify them: Teacup ~ anything under 6 pounds. Sometimes people get micro teacups, under 4 pounds. We haven't had many micro teacup babies, especially since Molly isn't having anymore babies and we no longer have our 5 pound male, Pistol. We do occasionally get teacups though. Small Toy ~ Our small toy size classification is 6-8 pounds. Our 7 pound Blaze should help us get more of these. Large Toy ~ Our large toy size classification is 9-11 pounds. This is the size of most of our dogs, and the size that we get most often. Mini ~ Our mini size classification is anything over 12 pounds. We do get plenty of these too. I believe the largest dog that we have produced in the last 4 years is 17 pounds.
We do our best to try to guess what size each of our puppies will be. This is the main reason we wait until our puppies are 6 weeks old to adopt them out. We weigh our puppies at least weekly and try to get an average weekly weight gain from them. Puppies that grow 1-2 ounces a week will most likely be classified as a teacup. Puppies that grow 3-4 ounces a week will most likely grow to be a small toy. Puppies that grow 5-6 ounces a week will most likely be large toy. Puppies that grow 7+ ounces a week will most likely be miniature size. One thing that any breeder cannot completely guarantee is the size that each puppy will be. Some puppies just grow longer than others.
People also have different ideas on what the different terms are for coat quality. Most of our dogs are mega coated. Mega ~ Mega coated is super thick and soft. You often can't see skin through their hair. The hair also does not get tangled and matted quite as easily. Combing through them once a week will pretty much insure you will not get mats in their fur. Mega coated dogs hair also grows faster, meaning more frequent trips to the groomer. In our opinion, it is worth it! Super ~ Super coated is also soft, just not quite as thick as the mega coated dogs. Regular ~ Regular coats are often referred to hair like cotton candy. It is thinner and mats more easily. Many of the traditional schnauzers also had more wiry hair. Both of these don't grow quite as fast, which is a bonus.
We are located in northern Utah in the Logan area. Our closest airport is Salt Lake City. We love when people come here to personally pick up their puppies.
Flight Nanny ~
We have a flight nanny that we use to deliver our puppies to people that can't personally come pick them up. I have used her for several years now and trust her completely. Her fee is $500-$700 usually depending on if she can deliver your puppy in one day and return home, or if she has to stay over night. She stays with the puppy the entire time to ensure their safety. Your puppy will come with its own brand new crate. I work with her to make all of the arrangements to deliver each puppy. Her information will not be shared until the night before your puppy is to arrive. The delivery needs to be on her schedule. She flies on standby and occasionally plans need to be rearranged due to flights filling up last minute. I would love to be able to give definite dates and times, but it is ultimately impossible to schedule these things weeks in advance. I give her the date your puppy will be ready to leave me and then we must wait until closer to delivery time to secure an exact time. Often we have more than one puppy from each litter that need to be delivered. She can only usually do one puppy at a time. Patience and understanding is appreciated!