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White mini schnauzers in the Philippines (and why mine isn’t available for stud services)

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)

Mini schnauzer concerns, Uncategorized

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

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Improper mini schnauzer coat colors

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

Dog health, Uncategorized

Anti-flea and tick treatments that work in the Philippines

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

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A Best in Show-2 for Charlie!

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!

Mini schnauzer concerns

Pure bred does not mean well bred

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

Dog care, Dog health

Know your dog food choices in the Philippines

Dog owners all over the world always ask what they should feed their dogs. The  same is true in the Philippines, where dog owners are faced with a wide array of choices that can be confusing for any pet owner. For the purposes of this blog, I will put dog food under five categories --… Continue reading Know your dog food choices in the Philippines

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Falcon is now a Thai champion

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

Dog care, Dog health

What to look for when choosing a vet in the Philippines

Just as all parents need pediatricians for their babies, dog owners need a vet for their pets. A vet is a steady partner and your ally in raising healthy and happy fur balls. From the moment you welcome a dog into your life, you will need a vet to guide you and help you understand… Continue reading What to look for when choosing a vet in the Philippines

Mini schnauzer concerns

Mishka is 6 today!

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!