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Pet scams can happen to anyone!

Just because there is a photo for a cute puppy (or other animal) on the internet and a promise
to ship it does not mean there is a puppy or that you are getting the one you thought you had bought!
Scammers play on your emotions.

When a breeder wants to meet you at a parking lot with your new puppy or
does not let you see the parents or the kennels and instead gives you tons of excuses
then you need to be smart…WALK AWAY!!!
Chances are that the dogs are being kept in very poor conditions and the breeder is trying
to hide it. Buying a puppy this way can cost you thousands $$$$ in Vet bills.
Don’t be fooled but insist to see where and how your puppy was raised.

DON’T let a pretty  puppy picture blind you!!! ALWAYSGooglethe Breeder’s Name and their Kennel Name!!!  Check out their REVIEWS!!!! You can also go to sites such as:www.ripoffreport.comand

Please watch the video and read the info below before you start sending money. Where is my Puppy? A common question when your puppy does not arrive or you are getting a different puppy.

Are Committing Puppy Fraud Online

Animal welfare experts believe that nearly two-thirds
of the dogs sold online come from puppy mills
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How to Avoid Online Puppy Scams

Buyer Beware!

Consumers trying to find dogs from responsible breeders or breed rescue groups often turn
to the Web for advice. But they soon find themselves bombarded with elaborate websites
offering the offspring of “champions.” With a host of fancy terms and picturesque photos of
tail-wagging terriers, doe-eyed Chihuahuas and every other adorable breed, it is easy
to become overwhelmed with choices.

Don’t be fooled: Scattered among the websites of responsible breeders and rescue groups,
Internet puppy scammers attract potential buyers with endearing pictures and phony promises.

If you buy a puppy over the Internet, not only are you risking supporting puppy mill cruelty,
you’re also risking being scammed out of your money. According to the Internet Crime
Complaint Center, hundreds of complaints are filed every year from victims who were scammed
when buying a dog online. The puppy you receive may not be the puppy you agreed to buy, and
you may not even receive a puppy at all! Internet scams abound, including everything from fake
“free to good home ads” where the buyer is asked to pay for shipping, only to never see that
puppy they tried to help, to breeders posing as sanctuaries or rescues, but charging upwards
of $1,000 in “adoption” fees.

How Can I Avoid Being Scammed?

The best way to avoid being scammed is to simply never buy a dog you haven’t met in person.
While the Internet can be a valuable tool for finding a responsible breeder or breed rescue group, please make sure to follow these tips when using the Internet to find a pup:

  • Always visit. Responsible breeders and rescue groups will be more than happy to offer you a tour.
  • Always pick your puppy up at the kennel. Do not have the puppy shipped or meet at a random location.
  • Always check references, including others who have purchased pets from this breeder and the veterinarian the breeder works with.
  • Be sure to deal directly with a breeder, not a broker.
  • Never send Western Union or money order payments.
  • If you are told that there will be no refunds for a sick puppy, you are most probably dealing with a puppy mill. A reputable breeder or rescue group will always take the puppy back, regardless of the reason.

Please also keep in mind that adoption is still the best option, even if you have your heart set
on a purebred dog. There are thousands of dogs waiting for good homes at local animal shelters,
including purebreds! There are also a number of reputable breed rescue groups passionate
about finding great homes for purebred dogs who have been abandoned, abused or
surrendered toshelters.

How Do I Report a Scam?

If you feel you have been a victim of a puppy scam, please contact the following organizations:


Chances are you’re supporting a puppy mill…a place where breeding mother dogs live in
confinement and horrendous conditions, churning out puppies for their entire agonizing lives.

Pet Rescue Fraud: More common than you may think

Fake Pet Rescues, a new Scam

Detecting Internet Scams



A WARNING from The American Miniature Schnauzer Club!

Click here to read more about the WARNING from
The American Miniature Schnauzer Club!

Merles and Blue Eyed Schnauzers are
Hybrids and a Genetic Mutation

True Schnauzers were crossed with Aussies to achieve the Merle Colors and Blue Eyes in Schnauzers. Merles have Mutated Genes which leads to blindness and deafness. An unethical way of breeding!

STOP THE BREEDING of Merle Colored and Blue Eyed Schnauzers NOW!!!!
Please read!!


There is No Such Thing as a Merle Schnauzer

Buyers Beware of Merle and Blue Eyed Schnauzers

You have the power to stop the production of handicapped dogs!

All of us breeders that know the introduction of the Merle and blue eyes is not a good breeding practice. We ask you to please help us keep these bad genes from bleeding any more into the beautiful, fun and loving Miniature Schnauzer breed we cherish so much.

Puppy buyers, educate yourself before you fall prey to breeders that are only breeding for the novelty of an unusual color, and not for the integrity of the breed.  Do a simple Google search using the terms:  dangers of the Merle gene.  You will be shocked and hopefully moved to reconsider the purchase of a “Merle Schnauzer.”

Buyers beware and say “no” to the current Designer dog fad referred to as a “Merle Schnauzer.”  The Merle pattern is not a part of the Miniature Schnauzer history.  AKC, the American Kennel Club, does not recognize the Merle pattern in Miniature Schnauzers (it is not a color).  A “Merle Schnauzer,” or any non-Merle colored puppy from a Merle breeding, cannot legitimately be registered with AKC and hopefully it never will be.

BEWARE OF THE MSCA registration.  It isn’t worth the paper on which it’s printed.  MSCA does notstand for the Miniature Schnauzer Club of America.  It is the Merle Schnauzer Club of America.  It is a worthless registry these breeders are using to register both their Merle and non-Merle colored puppies.  This is especially problematic with the non-Merle puppies produced from a Merle breeding that may look very similar to a traditional colored Miniature Schnauzer.  Buyers believe they are purchasing a Miniature Schnauzer (“well hey, it comes with MSCA registration it must be legit”) when in actuality they are purchasing a mixed breed Schnauzer that cannotbe registered with AKC.

Some Breeders stop at nothing and will  try to sell you a Merle Schnauzer with FAKE AKC registation papers. Don’t be fooled! The American Miniature Schnauzer Club posted on their Facebook that Merle Schnauzers can not be registered nor are they pure breed Schnauzers

The Merle pattern is associated with serious health issues.  Even in the heterozygous (Mm) dog the (M) allele is associated with impaired hearing, eye defects, and problems with the immune system.  Considering the known health problems associated with the Merle gene, why are breeders producing them?  The answer is plain and simple:  money!
Another fad developing along with the “Merle Schnauzer” is the “Blue Eyed Schnauzer.”  Blue eyes are often associated with the Merle gene.  If the blue eyes are not a result of a cross breeding with another blue eyed breed, such as the Australian Shepherd, then the blue eyes are a genetic mutation.  A good breeder; an ethical breeder; an educated breeder; would never purposefully breed a genetic mutation. 
Many breeders of the blue eyes are registering them with AKC, and unfortunately AKC will not stop the registration of blue eyed Schnauzers.  Inevitably, these bad genes will make their way into good lines.  It will eventually become impossible to track the blue eyed ancestors in an AKC pedigree.

The average pet buyer often has no idea what they are buying when they purchase a “Merle or Blue Eyed Schnauzer.”  They take these breeders word, and the breeders are not telling them everything.  Or, the breeders are unable to tell everything because they have not done the research.  Few, if any of the “Merle and Blue Eyed Schnauzer” breeders are CERF or BAER testing (eye and deafness tests) their breeding stock. How many are offering a return guarantee if a Merle puppy becomes blind or deaf?  It appears many of these fad Schnauzer breeders have  jumped onto what they see as the money making band wagon with little knowledge or concern of the potential to produce handicapped puppies.  

Stop the fad Schnauzer breeders.  Buyers your dollar is what matters most to “Merle Schnauzer” and “Blue Eyed Schnauzer” breeders.  Stop buying from these bad breeding practices. The power is in your dollar. You have the power to stop the production of handicapped dogs.

For more information on the health risks of the Merle pattern and its unfortunate introduction into the Miniature Schnauzer breed, click on the link below.  Warning graphic photographs of severely handicapped Merle puppies.


 Health Risks Associated With the Merle

All my Puppies are AKC registered and have a Microchip


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