Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I purchase from Lucky 7?

Because our pricing is reflective to our commitment, because we have generations of experience in animal breeding, and most importantly, because we’re a dog family. We encourage you to compare us against other breeders — we promise that we’ll come out on top every time.

How are your animals priced?

Our pricing is one of many areas where we place a lot of thought.  Pricing is dependent on one of two things: size and coat. We have to admit our schnauzers are not the least expensive out there. Purchasing one of our beautiful puppies means more than buying a dog that is intelligent, personable, hypo-allergenic, confident, and compact.

What are your qualifications for breeding?

The nature of our breeding program originates from several generations of experience with breeding horses, cows, and our other farm animals. We have used techniques that are commonplace in our other animals that allow our schnauzers to have stronger bodies to provide many years of family enjoyment.

Our breeding females will be larger than our breeding males to provide whelping-ease which reduces the need for veterinarian-assisted births; any schnauzers, male or female, who demonstrates genetic weakness or chronic problems are NOT bred so they will not reproduce those undesirable traits in their offspring. This means that we have taken great care to provide you with the best four-legged companion money can buy. We are distinguishing ourselves from other dog breeders by implementing these and other responsible practices into our program.

Can I see your facility?

Yes! We welcome you anytime. Call and make an appointment 435-452-1607.

How do you determine which animals are suitable for breeding?

Our dogs must first pass our personality, body structure, hair coat, and trainability standard. We raise the majority of our breeding adults from puppies so we have a clear understanding of their individual strengths and weaknesses. The last test our adults go through before breeding them is their OFFA testing; this ensures our offspring inherit good health and longevity. (http://www.caninehealthinfo.org/brdreqs.html?breed=MSC)

What type of training is done before I take my puppy home?

We do crate training, dog door training, socialization, and early neurological stimulation to make sure your puppy comes home ready to fit any type of household.

We do not breed dogs that are not excellent pets and great with kids: We are not about numbers, we are dedicated to improving the lives of the families that take one of our dogs as a pet. We know each of our dogs individually, which is the best way for us to combine matings that will bring out the best in both parents.

We do not breed dogs that can’t have puppies on their own: C-sections and problems birthing are genetic; if a female has a problem giving birth we don’t breed her again or keep anything in her litter to breed. It is not fair to her!

When can I take my puppy home?

The minimum age is 8 weeks, but if you are buying one of our smaller babies they may need to stay with us until 12 or 16 weeks.

As our puppies get older, they will each be crate-trained, dog door trained and house-broken. If you are waiting to show your interest in one of our puppies, you need to remember that once we start the obedience and house training process, the price will go up because of more time spent on each puppy. If price is an element of decision for you, it is better to speak up early if you have interest in owning one of our beautiful schnauzers.

How can I purchase a Lucky puppy?

Click here to read all about the process of purchasing a puppy.

Do I need to fill out an application?

Yes. You are not just getting a dog you are getting a new member of the family. We take our puppies and their well being seriously! We want to make sure you are ready for them and we know we have found the right puppy for your situation. We have formulated a series of questions to help our puppies find the best home for them. Click here to fill out an application.

What kind of health guarantees do you have?

We offer a 10 year health guarantee on all of our puppies. Make sure to read over our health contract that is sent home with each puppy; Lucky 7 Schnauzers CONSENT

We only sell healthy dogs, each puppy undergoes an extensive vet review and you receive the original form for your records. In order to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your dog, you have 3 days from delivery to get them examined by a vet. If any issues are found within that timeframe, we will provide you with a full refund or replacement puppy at Lucky 7’s discretion.

Are Schnauzers hypoallergenic?

Schnauzers do not shed and are considered to be hypoallergenic, making them a good choice for people with allergies or asthma. Every person will have his or her own degree of reactivity to certain dogs — their saliva and proteins in their bodies. Those dogs that are more universally less allergenic come from more specific breeds such as Poodles, Kerry Blue Terriers, Schnauzers, Bichons and Lhasa Apsos. They don’t shed a lot or they go to the groomer frequently and by getting their hair washed and trimmed, get the allergens off their skin. Click here to learn more about hypoallergenic dogs.

What about hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia can be very serious in puppies and young dogs. It’s extremely important for you to be educated in both how to prevent against it and how to help dogs who are suffering from it. Click here to learn more about hypoglycemia.

What is the difference between coats?

Great question! Check out our post here for more details.

What are the different coat colors?

You can read all about the different types of coat colors – as well as which colors need to be registered – here.

How do I know if Schnauzers are the right breed for me?

Schnauzers are an excellent breed that families love and that are extremely patient around kids. Click here to learn more about miniature Schnauzers.

Do you offer microchipping?

YES!! We know how important your new puppy is and we want to ensure we do everything possible to protect the newest member of your family. We offer free micro-chipping and owner enrollment! We enroll our pets microchips through AKC Reunite. We feel this is the best way to ensure your pet makes it back safely to you if they were ever lost.

What type of dog food do you recommend?

You can read all about that here.

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