Ben Schnauzer

by Debbie
(Brownsville, FL)

Ben was almost dead when we rescued him. He was emaciated, night was long and stringy and sparse, he had hook worms and kennel cough and didn't have the strength to lift his head and swallow. We nursed him back to health and now he is fit, he gained 10 pounds, grew 2 inches and now has a thick and luxurious coat. We were only told that they thought he was a terrier mix and was 2 years old. He was rescued from a boarder in Miami.

Ben looks like a Schnauzers, but he now weighs 23 pounds, so I don't know whether that makes him a standard or miniature. He has all the Schnauzers characteristics and is parti colored. Is he a standard that is small because he was malnourished or is he just an unusually large mini? Not that it matters, I love him dearly.

Ben seems to not have had toys before we got him. I had to show him what they were for. When he regained his strength, the first thing he did was to very neatly line up his toys in a straight row and lay down next to them. Now he keeps them in a basket and I have seen him put toys back in the basket and then search through them for a specific toy.

Even though we have a fully fenced yard, I have to take him out on a leash. The few times we tried to let him run, he chased our chickens and ducks and ended up in the duck pond! I do take him once a week to my Mom's house for play dates with her Dachshund. Their yard is fenced and they have a doggie door, so he can come and go and run as he pleases. I even got him a car seat, which he loves.

In the past we have had a couple of Cocker Spaniels and a few Shelties. Ben is our first Schnauzer and we love the breed! The best thing about him is that he loves our adult autistic son who lives with us. Our last Sheltie barked at him all the time. Ben just loves him and nuzzles him. They even play fetch together.

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Bless Ben...
by: sasha's Mum Anjali

It is soo nice to hear his ordeal and the rescue.. trust me, Schnauzers are the best but Rescue Schnauzers are even better.

Ben will own your son tooo.. they are such a good company and are very dynamic to deal with each of the family member in the way we need them.

Please post some pics, we love to see him..

God Bless you....

Wonderful story
by: Phyllis

Would love pix

Ben
by: Anonymous

Thank you for rescuing Ben;they somehow always know they've been rescued;
generally the mini is 14' maximum from the paw to the shoulder,and not more than 20 lbs;


please post some pictures so we all can see him;

Ben
by: Anonymous

This is such a sweet story. You are lucky to have found Ben & he is lucky to have you! Schnauzers really are the best!

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