Majority of puppy buyers and sellers in the Philippines do not have puppy contracts or purchase agreements. In fact, some people are turned off by those breeders or buyers who ask for a contract or sales agreement, thinking of it as an insult or something that is just too inconvenient to deal with. Written agreements… Continue reading Puppy contracts: why you need them
Photo by Belle Co on Pexels.com At the height of the Covid-19 lockdown, the Philippines woke up to news of two ostriches running around a Quezon City subdivision. People were aghast to find out that one died from stress following that neighborhood run, and that their owner did not have the necessary clearances from the… Continue reading Are you unknowingly helping the illegal wildlife trade?
We're happy to announce that Gabby (Plasma MS Dancing Doll) has achieved her championship title in Thailand this weekend. She also ended the year as the top-ranked mini schnauzer in Thailand in 2020. I never really thought we would be able to take any dog to a championship this year, given the challenging situation that… Continue reading Gabby is now a Thai champion
It's been almost a year since the Covid-19 pandemic put a stop to our dog showing activities. Thankfully, dog shows have resumed in Thailand. Yesterday, we finally returned to the show ring with our girl Gabby (Plasma MS Dancing Doll), co-owned by myself and Youngyut Amjaroen. Needless to say, we are pleased with the results.… Continue reading Back to the show ring: Gabby debuts with a bang
It’s Christmas time, and as in past years, pets are again high on the list of the gift lists of people -- for themselves and for others. Not only are cute dogs and cats sought after at this time, but also exotic pets and plants. Exotic pets include snakes, pythons, geckos, salamanders, turtles, pangolins, insects,… Continue reading Exotic pets in the Philippines: what to consider before buying one
Pyometra is one of the most common problems affecting female dogs in the Philippines. If there’s one reason why you should spay your female dog, it’s pyometra, an infection of the uterus. The high numbers are not surprising, considering that most Filipinos do not bother to have their dogs fixed. If there’s one thing I… Continue reading Pyometra: why you should spay your dog
Are you are planning to breed your mini schnauzer? I often get inquiries about my studs from owners of female dogs who are eager to breed their schnauzers Their reasons for breeding vary, ranging from those who simply want to have another puppy around the house, to those who want to make some money out… Continue reading Breeding mini schnauzers in the Philippines: know your responsibilities
Demand for mini schnauzers among Filipinos is steadily growing. Ever since the lockdown started, I have been getting inquiries almost on a daily basis from people who suddenly want to own these bearded babies. While I am glad that more Filipinos have discovered this wonderful breed, I can’t help but worry if all these interested… Continue reading Mini schnauzers in the Philippines: preparing to own one
I still remember the day many years ago when my sister’s dog suddenly fell ill out of the blue. He was vomiting a little, refused to eat, and was utterly depressed. On the second day, we took him to the vet, who said he was mildly rehydrated and immediately put him on IV fluids. He… Continue reading Our dog’s battle with kidney failure
Are you considering getting a standard poodle? (Or what they call a giant poodle? First things first, there is no such thing as a giant poodle despite what uninformed dog marketers love to say. The correct term is standard poodle or spoo.) If you have a spoo in your sights, I can’t blame you. Standard… Continue reading Standard poodles in the Philippines: are you equipped to own one?