Now I am Worried

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Barked: Mon Feb 18, '13 1:40pm PST 
I just lost my second dog two years after the first. The first on got Diabetes and went blind and then her back gave out and she could no longer walk. The second one lived two years after her sister but I just had to put her down. They both had lots of problems, I didn't realize that most of this happens in the Miniature Schnauzer breed. I was thinking about getting two more to replace the ones I had to put down but now after reading all of these stories I am having second thought's.

Barked: Thu Apr 18, '13 8:33am PST 
With schnauzers like Zeke and I in thousands of homes, I don't think you should be worried about getting more Schnauzers. All breeds have health-related dispositions, and that's something you should investigate before you choose any breed.

That said, IF you're going to buy new schnauzers, I would STRONGLY suggest you look into breeders and really do some research on the puppy's parents and ask for an honest review of past health issues.

Zeke and I were purchased at separate times and we come from separate breeders - that's because our Daddy wanted us to have puppies and thus, avoid genetic issues.

Hope this helps!