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: are you ready 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
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
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
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