From birth to the day they leave us, the pups are with us as much as possible.

Newborn schnauzer puppiesMost litters have been born in our bedroom, in a birthing pen, set up 2 weeks before the birth. Mums normally ask to go down to the quiet of the bedroom away from the other dogs. They will stay there for a few days until mum decides she wants to be back in the main living area with her friends. From then until they are on solid food, they go up and down from kitchen to bedroom with us.

We encourage new owners to come and see the pups whenever they can after week four. If a new owner lives south of Orkney, we will give them a free night at our B&B for two to make visiting the pup easier.

At 6 weeks they get the first inoculation and micro chipped. Eye test when possible.