Arrival Story: We are experience dog owners. We have raised Goldens, and most recently ( past 16 years) owned two Aussies until they both passed over a year ago. We knew we wanted a smart dog and decided not to get a cute small poxket dog like our daughter because we thought since we are empty nesters we should get a little more active challenge for a dog. Holy COW! I have to admit I did my homework and we still were not prepared. But now he is 9 months old and he has trained us to be great Schnauzer owners.