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

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

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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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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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Living with a dog in the Philippines

A lot of expat friends and colleagues ask me about my overall experience in raising dogs in the Philippines. To this question, I reply that raising dogs is always fun and fulfilling, if you know how to adapt to your own surroundings. Growing up, we had a very large enclosed yard that made it easy… Continue reading Living with a dog in the Philippines

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Health testing mini schnauzers in the Philippines

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

Dog care

12 questions to ask yourself before getting a dog

Are you ready to have a dog in your life? Before you say you are, here are some hard questions to ask yourself. A dog is a 15-year commitment. This is a line that you’ve probably heard many times, but let me repeat it again, especially if you are considering getting one. As a dog… Continue reading 12 questions to ask yourself before getting a dog

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International travel with your dog from the Philippines

Traveling with your dog can be fun, but let's admit it, it’s not the easiest thing to do because it entails a good measure of paperwork. Based on my experience, you’ll need to do some planning to prepare for your dog’s travel, but if you do it right, it can actually be a fun experience.… Continue reading International travel with your dog from the Philippines

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Ear cropping and tail docking in the Philippines

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