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

Blogs, Mini schnauzer concerns

Charlie is 2019 top mini schnauzer in the Philippines

We are proud to announce that Charlie (International and Philippine Grand Champion Elan's Bubby Bulbasaur) , our home-bred miniature schnauzer, is the 2019 top mini schnauzer in the Philippines. We particularly thank his owner, Thirdee Duran, under whose love and care Charlie has flourished. Honestly, when Thirdee got Charlie as a puppy, he was not… Continue reading Charlie is 2019 top mini schnauzer in the Philippines

Blogs, Dog health

Dog confinement in the Philippines: things to remember

One of the low points of dog ownership is when your best buddy falls ill and your vet tells you that confinement is necessary. As a dog owner, I know how stressful this can be not only for you, but also for your dog. Unfortunately, not all veterinary clinics in the Philippines are capable of… Continue reading Dog confinement in the Philippines: things to remember

Blogs, Mini schnauzer concerns

Scam alert: Parti mini schnauzers sellers in the Philippines

When someone sells you a parti, merle, or liver mini schnauzer, run in the opposite direction. Chances are, you’re dealing with a scammer. Just last year, I remember a scammer (supposedly based in Cebu, Philippines) trying to sell parti mini schnauzers online to unsuspecting pet lovers. He sold them at a ridiculously high amount but… Continue reading Scam alert: Parti mini schnauzers sellers in the Philippines

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Diotemaceous earth: an affordable, effective anti-flea treatment in the Philippines

Mini schnauzer owners who struggle with ticks and fleas will be glad to know that there is a safe and effective way to control these pests—diotemaceous earth (DE). I first tried DE several years ago when we had a sudden flea infestation that started from out of nowhere. All my dogs are treated with topical… Continue reading Diotemaceous earth: an affordable, effective anti-flea treatment in the Philippines

Blogs, Dog care

The mathematics of dog breeding in the Philippines

Is dog breeding a good business? An increasing number of enterprising Filipinos are wading into dog breeding, hoping to cash in on the growing demand for pets in the country.  Unfortunately, many of these dog breeders do not understand two very important things: 1) dogs; and 2) business. Let me start off by stating something… Continue reading The mathematics of dog breeding in the Philippines

Blogs, Mini schnauzer concerns

Charlie is now top mini schnauzer :-)

Very proud of Charlie (PH. Int/Grand Champion Elan's Bubbly Bulbasuar) who is now the top-ranked mini schnauzer in the Philippines after  winning 2nd Best Philippine Born in Show under Judge Terrier Specialists Simon Mills (Australia) at the Club Terriales Filipinas Inc.'s 9th All breed dogshow  held yesterday, July 13,2019,  at Marikina City. As of now,… Continue reading Charlie is now top mini schnauzer 🙂

Blogs, Dog care, Dog health

Neutering and spaying in the Philippines

One of the questions I am most frequently asked by dog owners concerns the safety of neutering and spaying procedures in the Philippines. This is perfectly understandable. Neutering and spaying pets is not a deeply ingrained practice in the country, and it is only recently that more Filipino dog owners are recognizing the existence of… Continue reading Neutering and spaying in the Philippines

Blogs, Dog care, Dog health

Surviving parvo in the Philippines

As a dog owner, the word I dread the most is parvo. It has been over thirty years since I held my dying, parvo-stricken dog in my arms, after several days of confinement and using up my student’s allowance, but the memories continue to haunt me to this day. Since then, there have been major… Continue reading Surviving parvo in the Philippines