No topic can elicit more debate among schnauzer owners than the issue of ear cropping and tail docking. In many countries (UK, EU, and Australia), tail docking and ear cropping are banned so dog owners there don't have to make any decision regarding their dogs. The Philippines is among a handful of countries (including the… Continue reading Ear cropping and tail docking in the Philippines
Just last week, the Philippine Canine Club. Inc. (PCCI) issued a memorandum stating that dogs with improper coat colors can only be registered on a limited basis. The memo also states that dogs with proper coat colors with a lineage of an improper coat color may only be conditionally registered. This is a very welcome… Continue reading Improper mini schnauzer coat colors
Great achievement for mini schnauzers in the Philippines! We are over the moon with the news that Charlie just won Best In Show -2 at the Cavite Canine Club's All-Breed Championship Dog Show held on February 9 and 10 at the Main Square, Bacoor, Cavite. If you didn't know it, Charlie was my own breeding.… Continue reading A Best in Show-2 for Charlie!
Warning: this is a rant. As a mini schnauzer enthusiast, it really pains me to see how backyard breeders and puppy millers are destroying the breed. I know I sound really self-righteous, all-knowing and pompous in writing this, but I just have to say it --even some of those who purport to be "guardians" of… Continue reading Pure bred does not mean well bred
Today, another dog of ours, Falcon, became a champion of Thailand after winning at a dog show held in Nondha Buri, Thailand. To top it all, he topped Group 2, also called the Molossoid-Schnauzer Group, in one ring under Australian judge Joanne Sewell. Falcon, whose pedigree name is Virrey de Copertal, lives in Thailand with… Continue reading Falcon is now a Thai champion
We are proud to announce that Charlie, Elan's Bubbly Bulbasaur, has just achieved Philippine Grand Champion status during the 2019 Philippine Circuit held this weekend at the Smart Araneta Center. He is the big, bright star of Elan Miniature Schnauzers. Just in case you don't know it, the Philippine Circuit is the most prestigious dog… Continue reading Charlie, our new champion
Every birthday is a milestone, and I'm delighted to greet my merry berry Mishka, my noodle doodle, a very happy birthday. Mishka is such a delightful dog. She likes to talk to me, using her paws to tell me something like "mom, it's time to sleep!", "mom, food is ready" or "the darn puppies pooped… Continue reading Mishka is 6 today!
One of my biggest pet peeves is when people ask me when I could breed a mini schnauzer of a given color. A lot of people, it seems, are interested in getting a light salt and pepper, giving it funky names such as silver, platinum, and all other non-existent colors as per the breed standard.… Continue reading Obsessed over coat colors?
This post has long been asking to be written. Over the past five years, I have been hearing people asking for a definitive source of information on miniature schnauzers in the Philippines, and sad to say, there has been none. The breed club has long been moribund, and there are no indications that it will… Continue reading Miniature schnauzers in the Philippines