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Caring for dogs during a lockdown

For dog owners all over the world,  having to endure a lockdown or shelter-in-place in these unprecedented  times could be quite daunting. Pets are among the lowest priority for authorities these days, and given the urgency of the health situation, we dog owners just need to learn to ride out this period. Hopefully, you're in… Continue reading Caring for dogs during a lockdown

Blogs, Dog health, Mini schnauzer concerns

Dog food brands in the Philippines: my review

For all pet parents, a top concern is what to feed their dogs. Mini schnauzer owners, in particular, are concerned about the dietary requirements of their dogs. I have always believed that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to feeding dogs. However, there are some general guidelines when it comes to feeding mini… Continue reading Dog food brands in the Philippines: my review

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Bringing a new puppy home: things to remember

One of the most joyful moments in the life of a dog owner is bringing home a new puppy. You're filled with excitement, and you're looking forward to a life of fun and companionship with your puppy.  Whether you're a first time dog owner or a long-time dog owner, you're in for a series of… Continue reading Bringing a new puppy home: things to remember

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Toilet training your mini schnauzer

Toilet training is one of the key concerns of all new dog owners, as it should be. People always ask for tips on how to begin toilet training a puppy (or an old dog), and I always say that successful toilet training starts with knowing your dog’s routine and body language. Mini schnauzers are no… Continue reading Toilet training your mini schnauzer

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Presenting another home-bred champion

I am proud to announce that we have another home-bred champion, Decanus Darn You're Good. She won Best of Breed in 11 out of 12 rings during the Philippine Circuit 2020, and ended the weekend with the titles of International Champion, Philippine Grand Champion, Philippine Champion, and Asia Africa Oceania Champion. She is also a… Continue reading Presenting another home-bred champion

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Health testing dogs for genetic diseases in the Philippines

Health testing a dog for genetic diseases prior to breeding is an important step to ensure the health of the puppies. Unfortunately, not all breeders do this. This is especially a problem for breeders in the Philippines, where many of the tests are not available. For serious breeders, though, distance is not a deterrent. Labs… Continue reading Health testing dogs for genetic diseases in the Philippines

Blogs, Mini schnauzer concerns

Preparing for dog shows in the Philippines

How do you prepare your mini schnauzer for a dog show? This is a question I am always asked by those who are starting out in conformation dog shows. My standard answer is that you can’t prepare a mini schnauzer (or any dog, for that matter) for a dog show overnight, or even a week… Continue reading Preparing for dog shows in the Philippines

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Teacup schnauzers, princess shih tzus: why you should avoid them

If someone offers you a “teacup” or “princess” type dog, think hard or better yet, run. You’re about to fall for a marketing ploy and chances are, you’re about to get a dog that has a bundle of health issues. First things first, there is no such thing as a teacup dog, much less a… Continue reading Teacup schnauzers, princess shih tzus: why you should avoid them

Blogs, Mini schnauzer concerns

Falcon is the 2019 top mini schnauzer in Thailand

Proud to share that our Falcon (Ch Virrey de Copertal at Plasma) is the 2019 top mini schnauzer in Thailand.  Falcon's breeder is Bernardo Büchner Regazzoni🇩🇪 and he is co-owned by myself and Beer (Youngyut Amjaroen) of Thailand's Plasma Kennels. Feels good that the top mini schnauzers in both Thailand and the Philippines are affiliated with… Continue reading Falcon is the 2019 top mini schnauzer in Thailand

Blogs, Dog health

Why regular blood exams are a must

If you’re living in ehrlichia country (like the Philippines), regular blood tests are a must for your dog. That’s because you have no idea when your dog has been bitten by a tick, and yes, your dog can be bitten even if he has anti-tick and anti-flea treatments. A blood test can alert you to… Continue reading Why regular blood exams are a must