Last Sunday, 6 new gorgeous little beards arrived at DBARC. They had been rescued from lives as breeding dogs, most likely in a puppy farm. This week, The Fabulous Famous Five and I were lucky enough to meet the new schnauzer crew! And now, we would like to introduce them to you.
Meet The New Schnauzer Crew
Here they are – The New Schnauzer Crew. Incredibly, none of them require cataract surgery. It’s possible a couple of them may need treatment for dry eye but other than that, their eyes are all in good shape. They were each having a bath in turn when we arrived so they are fresh and clean and hopefully starting to feel good. They all still need to be neutered/spayed and most of them are likely to need dental treatment.
This is Sherbert. Sherbert is a sweet, shy girl. She was curious about me and would take a treat but she wasn’t quite ready for me to touch her. She seemed to enjoy milling around with the other dogs. Sherbert is very endearing and I can’t wait to see her start to come out of her shell.
Meet Strudel. Strudel is also quite shy and she hid in her kennel when we first arrived. Once we were outside though she started to feel a bit braver. She is a stunning little beard with such beautiful eyes. She enjoyed a few treats and my heart melted when she started to close her eyes and relax when I was stroking her. Strudel has a mammary tumour which the vets will remove and examine to see if it is benign. Apparently it isn’t very big so we are keeping everything crossed for her.
This glorious girl is Schnitzel. She is by far the bravest of the 4 girls – and the biggest! She is much taller than the others. Schnitzel reminds me a bit of a grown up Gertie! She is calm, very engaging and affectionate. It does appear that she has a naughty streak as she chewed off Shadow’s collar! I had a lovely cuddle with Schnitzel and had to remind myself that 5 dogs is already too many and I literally cannot cope with 6!
Look at that pretty little face! Sprinkle is the last of the 4 girls. There is something about her face that reminds me of Nell. She is also quite shy but happy to take a treat and have a little scratch of her chin and her ears. She seemed to be very happy to be around the other dogs. Sprinkle has a mass on her leg that will be removed and checked. Other than that, she appears to be in good health.
Meet Shelby, the first of the two boys. He is a lovely little chap. He is brave and quite confident. When we arrived and met a few of them in the kennels, he was the first one to come out and take a treat. He had a couple of nice (if noisy!) little games with Gertie. He did also get a bit fruity with poor Henners! He is already quite a character and it will be lovely to see him become even more comfortable and brave. Shelby has a heart murmur and Mitral Valve Disease. It isn’t at a stage that requires medication at the moment though. Henry has the same – although far more advanced. From my limited medical knowledge it is something that can be managed with meds, and often dogs go on to lead normal lives.
And last we have the magnificent Shadow. Shadow is a very big boy. He weighs in at about 15kg but he is not in the least bit overweight. He is just a very big miniature schnauzer. Shadow was in the same pen as Schnitzel and was very interested in what was going on, but not quite as confident yet as Schnitzel. He would take a treat and let me scratch his chin but he didn’t stand still for long. He has a very handsome face and is quite a striking looking dog.
So now you have met this lovely gang of schnauzers, here are a selection of photos I took during our visit. It was such a pleasure to meet the new schnauzer crew. I am really looking forward to hearing and seeing how these beautiful schnauzers develop and hope to see them going off to their new forever homes as soon as they are ready! None are up for re-homing yet as they still require various medical treatments such as neutering and dentals.
In case you missed it on Facebook, here is the video of Schnitzel giving me her paw ❤️
And in this video, Gertie and Shelby have a lovely game while Nell prances about shouting!
And finally – we were sad yet equally very happy to be at DBARC so we could bid farewell to the gorgeous Mara. Mara is going to her forever home on Sunday. Good luck Mara – we know you will have the happiest of lives with your wonderful new family.