We are thrilled to introduce to you the newest mini schnauzer at Russell Homestead - Cooper! We decided in the end of 2015 that the time has come for us to purchase a third mini schnauzer. We chose to add a male to our crew for several reasons. One of the biggest reasons we wanted a male was to give our new puppy families the privilege of being able to meet dad as well as mom. His genetics and disposition are just as important to the new puppy as mom's. We also found that with our girls being drastically different in weight, it was difficult to find a stud that was suitable for both. And, of course, schnauzers are like potato chips - it is hard to just have one or two!
Cooper joined us in March of 2016 and immediately fit right in. Both Jolly and Cocoa readily accepted him into the pack. He did well with our children right from the start. We enrolled him in puppy kindergarten and basic obedience through the Berks County Dog Training Club. He excelled in both courses and received lots of great socialization through the experience.
Cooper has been a delightful addition to our family. Below are some of my favorite pictures of him. Read more about him and see more photos on his page. He visited the vet in November of 2016, and he is in great health. We are planning to use him to sire our 2017 litters here at Russell Homestead. (In fact, he has proven himself already. Read about it on my next blog!)
11/11/2016 11:02:42 am
Cooper is handsome I am sure his puppies will be beautiful. Love his color. You are right about Schnauzers being like potato chips, It is hard to have just one - I would love to have another one!!!! The baby is getting big. Look forward to seeing the puppies next year.
11/11/2016 03:35:21 pm
OH MY VANESSA, COOPER CERTAINLY FITS RIGHT IN WITH YOUR FAMILY, WHAT A NICE SCHNAUZER, HE CERTAINLY LOOKS RIGHT AT HOME JUST LIKE YOUR OTHER TWO SCHNAUZER GIRLS. SO GLAD TO HEAR THAT HE GETS ALONG
11/17/2016 02:20:36 pm
Thanks, Colleen! Yes, "getting along" with other dogs is very important in what we do. We were thrilled that Jolly and Cocoa welcomed Cooper into the pack with nary a squabble. It helps that he is so good-natured. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
11/17/2016 02:18:54 pm
Thanks, Lorraine! We would love for you to take another one of our babies home - you have provided such a wonderful home for Sadie :) Yes, we love his color, too! His markings are just stunning!
11/11/2016 05:47:17 pm
So happy to finally see Cooper. He is beautiful. We can't wait to see the puppies he fathers. Our Belle (Dolly) is doing great! We love her so much and if we didn't have a shih tzu we would be putting our name on the list for another puppy.
11/17/2016 02:22:05 pm
Hi Lisa! Great to hear from you & so glad to hear Belle is doing well :) We would love for you to have another one of our babies sometime, but you just enjoy your two dogs until you're ready :) :) Thanks for stopping by my blog & thanks for giving Belle a good home!
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Vanessa from Russell Homestead. Follower of the Lord Jesus, wife of my knight in shining armor, mother of 5 wonderful children, and joint-keeper of the Russell homestead. Thanks for stopping by!
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