Photo by Belle Co on Pexels.com At the height of the Covid-19 lockdown, the Philippines woke up to news of two ostriches running around a Quezon City subdivision. People were aghast to find out that one died from stress following that neighborhood run, and that their owner did not have the necessary clearances from the… Continue reading Are you unknowingly helping the illegal wildlife trade?
Pyometra is one of the most common problems affecting female dogs in the Philippines. If there’s one reason why you should spay your female dog, it’s pyometra, an infection of the uterus. The high numbers are not surprising, considering that most Filipinos do not bother to have their dogs fixed. If there’s one thing I… Continue reading Pyometra: why you should spay your dog
Are you are planning to breed your mini schnauzer? I often get inquiries about my studs from owners of female dogs who are eager to breed their schnauzers Their reasons for breeding vary, ranging from those who simply want to have another puppy around the house, to those who want to make some money out… Continue reading Breeding mini schnauzers in the Philippines: know your responsibilities
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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