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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

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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

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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

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Caring for Your Dog Between Trips to the Groomers

By Sara Rupp, The Bark, September 2019 W​hen you adopt a dog, you adopt a family member. You carefully consider what would make him or her feel happy and loved, then execute the fun pet supply shopping trip. Many don't consider grooming right off the bat, and that's okay, for a little while. No matter what… Continue reading Caring for Your Dog Between Trips to the Groomers

Mini schnauzer concerns, Uncategorized

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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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

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Our mini schnauzer is top-ranked in Thailand

We're proud to announce that we own the top-ranked mini schnauzers in the Philippines and Thailand! Our Falcon (Th. Ch. Virrey de Copertal) is currently the top-ranked miniature schnauzer in Thailand. He joins Charlie (Int./Ph Grand Ch. Elan's Bubbly Bulbasaur), the top-ranked miniature schnauzer in the Philippines. This is as of end-August 2019. Numbers and… Continue reading Our mini schnauzer is top-ranked in Thailand