Adoptable Standard Schnauzer: Turk
Turk is an 8 year old male neutered pepper and salt standard schnauzer. Turk is being fostered through SROMN for the Standard Schnauzer Club of America (SSCA) Rescue. Turk, along with 12 other dogs, was surrendered by their owner in Ohio when he developed dementia and could not properly care for the dogs. Turk once upon a time showed, but for several years he was a kennel dog. When Turk came into the rescue he needed to be shaved down, as his legs were heavily matted with urine and feces. Turk spent his first 3 weeks at a boarding kennel in Pennsylvania. That is when SROMN came into play. We found out that 4 male SS boys needed fosters, and as luck would have it, we had a volunteer who was working in PA. On January 11th, 2019, he drove all 4 boys back to Minnesota.
Upon arrival, we learned that Turk was a little guy (28 lbs) with a BIG personality! It did not take long for Turk to open up! When he arrived, he was food reactive towards other dogs, not humans, and that seems resolved. Turk loves to chew on toys and bones! He loves to run in the yard! And most importantly, he loves to cuddle with his people!
Turk is the sweetest, most handsome boy! Everyone that meets him adores him! He loves to play! He also loves to jump on you, and will even jump into your arms! An obedience class should help with the jumping. Turk does have basic manners, and is calmer when he gets walks. Turk pulls a little on leash, but overall is very respectful!
Turk requires a fenced yard that is ideally 6 feet tall. Turk has a history of jumping a 3-1/2 foot fence.
Turk cannot be placed with children younger than 12 years old. He tends to chase and herd children, which can be scary for the children. He also has the potential to bite children who move too quickly. Turk is fine with children when he is on leash.
Turk gets along well with other dogs, and has been fostered with a male mini schnauzer, a female mini schnauzer, and female Scottie. Turk has a preference to liking female dogs. He DOES NOT like fast moving dogs that are over-stimulating and do not leave him alone. He will play with female dogs. He loves tugging!
Turk is great with cats, and doesn't chase them!
Turk is so happy! And he just wants to be loved!
Turk will require a fenced yard. He is high energy and would benefit greatly from an obedience class! He would also be an ideal candidate for fun things like Scentwork and Barn Hunt!
Turk is up to date on vaccines and heartworm preventive. Turk is negative for heartworm disease and tick diseases. Turk is otherwise healthy. Turk is house trained, but his greatest issue being urinating through his kennel. He wears a belly band while kenneled.
Serious inquiries only only for this dog! Turk will REQUIRE a secure fenced yard! He is a flight risk. If he gets outside of a fence, he will be gone.
Ideally, we are looking for homes close to Minneapolis, MN or within a days drive. This is in case something doesn’t work out and he needs to be returned immediately. Homes further away will be considered at the adopters transport expense and based on the family’s SS experience and other qualifications. All transport is at the adopters expense.
An ideal home for Turk would not have children or children visitors; a 6 foot high fenced yard; a female dog or no other dogs; owners familiar with standard schnauzers and their activity needs; able bodied owners; and owners that can provide him lots of love and support!
These dogs are power houses, intelligent, and require knowledge of the breed.
***All SROMN and SSCA foster dogs live in homes, not shelters.
***Schnauzers are generally high energy dogs, and require a moderate amount of grooming.
***If you are interested in adopting Turk or want more information on him, please contact the SSCA at firstname.lastname@example.org
***An adoption application can be found at http://www.standardschnauzer.org/pdf_files/Adoption_2017.pdf