Dixie (Miniature Schnauzer)
This is Dixie (aka Twila) … as you can see from the photos she is well loved and cared for! This is one spoiled pooch!
Dixie is just over 6 months old now and SO smart. She can sit, lay down, speak, shake, high five, wave, and sit pretty all with hand signals! We are hoping to qualify her in obedience training so that she can move on to agility next fall because she loves to jump and figure out obstacles. She’s great for the groomer and vet, and very popular in both places! She is absolutely wonderful, we couldn’t ask for more then this sweet girl!
I call Dixie my deployment puppy because my husband is in Iraq with the army reserves. He hasn’t met her, but I tell him all about her every time we talk. I know he’ll fall in love just like the kids and I have. She’s been a wonderful distraction for us, and made the time that he’s been gone go by quickly! Many people told me I was crazy to take on a puppy with my husband gone but I am so glad we did. She has been such a blessing to us.
This week we had our first snow fall and she LOVES it! I shoveled off a grassy area for her outside and she just ran through it into the snow!! Silly girl. I would say for a schnauzer she’s also pretty quiet!! Unless my other dog is barking, she never barks when people come to the door. She is a little mouthy when she sees other dogs on our walks, but listens well when told quiet or enough … I am in love!
I’ve encouraged many others looking for a dog to go with a Mini Schnauzer as well!! I don’t think we’ll ever have anything else!! So thank you Martin’s for bringing this sweet puppy into our lives. In a couple of years when Dixie slows down I will definitely get another one and we’ll look with you first!
Jenifer, John, Morgan, Hannah, John Jr, and Lauren