What are dog greetings? Greetings between dogs allow people to assess their own ability to handle stress, but that is of course not their primary purpose. Dog greetings serve a lot of functions in social species, from reducing uncertainty, fear and arousal to gathering information. They can be used to signal status and to increase… Continue reading A Guide to Dog-to-Dog Greetings
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
Health tests are a must for all dog breeders. If you’re about to buy a puppy, make sure that you get one from a breeder who has done health testing on his or her lines. Unfortunately, not too many breeders in the Philippines do this because DNA testing for dogs and other services are not… Continue reading Health testing mini schnauzers in the Philippines
White mini schnauzers are a topic that always stir up a lot of discussion among lovers of the breed. As an owner of white mini schnauzers, let me walk you through the issue, and how it plays out in the Philippines. The origins of the white mini schnauzer is hotly debated. You can research this… Continue reading White mini schnauzers in the Philippines (and why mine isn’t available for stud services)
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
Does your puppy have an absolute meltdown every time you leave the house? Your dog might be suffering from puppy separation anxiety. Separation anxiety in dogs ranges from mild to severe. Puppies with separation anxiety may destructively chew your belongings, bark or howl, have potty accidents, or intensely pace the room. If these behaviors regularly… Continue reading Puppy Care 101: How To Deal With Puppy Separation Anxiety — Pets Kingdom
This post is from the American Kennel Club newsletter. I am reposting it as is because rice is a staple in the Filipino diet, and is easily accessible to all those who want to give their dogs something else beyond kibble. One of the most popular foods around the world is rice. But can dogs… Continue reading Can dogs eat rice?
Fleas and ticks are a perennial problem for dog owners in the Philippines. The concern of pet parents is understandable -- each time I step into the vet's clinic, I would always encounter a dog suffering from ehrlichiosis, a tick-borne disease. (One case I saw was so bad, with the dog bleeding heavily as a… Continue reading Anti-flea and tick treatments that work in the Philippines
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!
By C.J. Puotinen [Updated August 22, 2018] Oh, that dreadful retching – followed by the up-chucking of anything from green bile to undigested dinners to things we’d rather not think about. How can you tell whether vomiting is serious enough for a vet visit or something you can treat at home? And what makes dogs… Continue reading The Dog is Throwing Up: Your Guide to All Things Dog Vomit | Whole Dog Journal