When the time came to welcome a furry baby brother for our cairn terrier, my husband and I believed we may have found a good match in a miniature schnauzer. With little experience with the breed, we reached out to Vanessa, who proved to be a valuable resource, patiently answering our questions as we did our research. When we decided that this was, indeed, the right breed for our family, we knew that we had already made the acquaintance of a responsible family breeder.
After visiting day with the puppies we knew we had made the right decision with the Russells. Watching the interaction with the children and the puppies, we were confident our puppy was in a very loving home. Vanessa answered all of our questions regarding the care of our puppy, and we loved reading her blog every Monday as it kept us up to date on our puppy. The loving care the Russell family gave to these puppies truly warmed our hearts.
We feel so blessed to have found the Russell Homestead! After hearing horror stories about "puppy mills" the Russell Family put our minds at ease immediately. When we started our search for a reputable in-home breeder, we were realistic about the probability of finding one that fit our standards. The Russell Homestead met and exceeded our expectations! Our first time visiting the puppies it was obvious how much love they received by the entire family. The adult miniature schnauzers are all delightful well-behaved dogs. Tachi "adopted" our teenage son during our visit! After we brought home our new little furry family member, we realized just how much work they put into preparing puppies by starting them off with excellent socialization as well as early experience with crate training and housebreaking. We highly recommend the Russell Homestead!
The puppies raised at Russell Homestead are raised with lots of love and care. They are provided with high quality nutrition such as their mother’s milk, Life’s Abundance and goat milk from their Nubian goats. Above all they are raised with the family, and it makes the transition to going home with another family so much easier, I believe. Our puppy, Boaz, was so friendly, outgoing and confident! He was ready for crate training and really amazed me at how well he adjusted to our home and family. The Russell Family is a pleasure to work with. Vanessa is very knowledgeable and is very available and willing to answer any questions and concerns you may have. I have very much enjoyed the blog that let me feel so connected to Boaz from weeks 1-7. We are very grateful and pleased with our new addition .
When we met our schnauzer puppy Hope for the first time, we immediately were impressed by how loved she was by the Russell family. It was important to us to have a dog that would do well with our four year old daughter. Our puppy was cared for in a house with the Russells' sweet children. Hope is a great family dog and immediately became a loved member of our family. We are so grateful to have found her!
Sadie is doing very well. She adjusted to our family; in one day, you would think she was here for ever. She came home well on her way to be potty trained. I would recommend the Russells for purchasing a puppy. A big "thank you" to Vanessa and Corby for the great job they did.
I had Sadie to the vet, and the vet said she was PERFECT - but I already knew that :). She is 6lbs 3oz and growing like a weed. She certainly is full of energy and we get the biggest laugh out of her. We couldn't be happier. Thanks Again!!!!
I want to thank you and your family for all the for all the love and attention given to the puppies. Oscar (the former Tux ) is a fearless and loving little guy. He has grown since we picked him up and has settled into his new home as the top dog. I love the pictures and blogs posted that made us feel part of the first 8 weeks of his life and the wisdom departed. Thank you for a wonderful little addition to our family.
Lisa (new mom of Oscar)
"Working with the Russells was a pleasure. They were very accommodating in our request to see the puppies the night before Thanksgiving. Vanessa answered all of my questions and showed sincere interest in our family structure, including our three-year-old schnauzer. Our puppy Pepper came to us well on her way to being crate trained, and she is healthy and full of energy and mischief. She provides our family with many smiles and much laughter. I would recommend the Russells to anyone who is interested in purchasing a miniature schnauzer."
Debbie S., Lancaster, family of Esther