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?
If you’re out to purchase a puppy, you’ll probably come across terms and inputs from breeders – champion line, imported parents, international pedigree, working line, among them. The terms sound easy enough to understand, but what do they mean to you as a puppy buyer? Ph./Int. Ch. Manit's Flight of the Phoenix (USA)Philippine and International… Continue reading Champion parents, international pedigrees, imported lines: understanding common breeder terms
Living with a senior dog is one of life’s greatest treasures. There is nothing more heartwarming than waking up next to a dog who knows everything about you – your routine, your ways, your thoughts. Yet it is also a bittersweet time, especially when you know that your trusted friend is quickly gaining on in… Continue reading Living with senior dogs
If there is anything you shouldn’t scrimp on, it’s your puppy’s food. Good nutrition is very important for a growing puppy, which is why it’s important to give your puppy the right start in life. It’s very important to understand that puppies have different nutritional needs from adult dogs. Since they are going through a… Continue reading Best puppy food in the Philippines: my top choices
Let me say a few words to you, yes you, the person who writes an email to simply ask the price. The person who calls and after hearing a price surprisedly states: “I can buy a cheaper pup elsewhere”. I also address you; the person who doesn’t care about papers because I want “just a… Continue reading How much for a puppy?
Caring for the mini schnauzer’s coat and furnishings is a key part of owning this breed. Daily brushing and regular baths are essential to make your schnauzer look and feel good, which is why it’s important to use products suited to your pet’s needs. There is a ton of dog shampoos and grooming products out… Continue reading Best dog shampoo brands in the Philippines: my favorites
Pets are an important part of many households, but while they are often well-loved and considered members of the family, they also come with concerns that must be addressed for their safety and the safety of anyone who interacts with them. Pet owners must create a safe environment where their dog, cat, or any type… Continue reading Pet safety tips and dog bites prevention
Every breeder is faced with many choices in the course of rearing dogs. Whenever I am deluged with calls from buyers who want to line up for my puppies, the thought of breeding the next female who comes into season crosses my mind. Thankfully, I am able to nudge myself to stay faithful to my… Continue reading My breeding philosophy: staying the course
If you’re a mini schnauzer owner, grooming is bound to be a major part of your life. The mini schnauzer’s trademark beard and furnishings give the breed its distinctive look, but to keep these looking good, you’ll have to do some maintenance. The mini schnauzer’s coat can be stripped or clipped. Stripping is a tedious… Continue reading Grooming mini schnauzers in the Philippines
“Can you recommend a reputable mini schnauzer breeder?” This is the most common question I get on my inbox. Finding the right breeder is not the easiest thing to do, especially since Facebook or other selling sites don’t seem to give you much information. There are lots of FB groups focusing on mini schnauzers, but… Continue reading Where and how to choose a mini schnauzer breeder in the Philippines