You are here:

Dogs/Expert Profile

Ask A Question


I have been showing miniature schnauzers in conformation, obedience, and earthdog for forty years, and am a professional dog groomer. I am not a veterinarian and cannot answer questions of a veterinary nature. However, I can give my opinion or share some experiences on some health issues. Everyone should remember that this is a volunteer service, and few of us are up late into the night. Medical emergencies require a veterinary visit, or at least a telephone call... not an internet question which might not be viewed and answered until hours later. If your dog is sick or injured, it should be seen by a licensed professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Experience in the area

I have taught obedience classes and have taught people how to groom for many years.

Learn more about me and my dogs:


Member of: American Miniature Schnauzer Club; Twin Cities Miniature Schnauzer Club; Twin Cities Obedience Training Club; Elk River Kennel Club; Minnesota Professional Pet Groomers Association; Greater Twin Cities Earthdog Club.


Fifty-one years of living with, observing, and training dogs, along with numerous seminars during that time.

This expert accepts donations:      

Average Ratings

Recent Reviews from Users

Read More Comments

    K = Knowledgeability    C = Clarity of Response    P = Politeness
daniel06/03/141010I was guessing he was German Sheppard .....
meredith12/29/13101010Karen gave us fast and great advice .....
Janae11/19/13101010Thank you so much; for such a .....

Recent Answers from Karen Brittan

2014-06-23 odd scary behavior:

I doubt that there is any relationship between the dog fights and killing the woodchuck. I have had dogs here who would attack and kill "critters", too. Getting rid of the woodchuck was a good thing!

2014-06-22 Which breed:

Getting a dog is much like taking on a small child, and, frankly, I don't think you are home enough to properly socialize and train a dog. A dog that is left alone for hours can find interesting (but not

2014-06-01 dog breed unknown:

Trying to figure out the dogs that went into a mixed breed is quite a crap shoot, particularly when the photos are sideways<grin>. Mixed breeds are rarely a combination of just two breeds. It might have

2014-05-02 Can dogs talk:

ABSOLUTELY!!!! The problem is that we often are not as smart as our dogs so it may take us some time to understand what they are saying to us<G>     Our oldest girl is now retired from agility, and my

2014-04-30 What dog is right for me?:

That is a VERY hard question to answer, Merriam, as we all like different things in our dogs. When I was your age, I had a German Shepherd Dog, and she and later her son Rocky, were the greatest dogs!


Ask A Question


All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


©2014 All rights reserved.