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
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
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!
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 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
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
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
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!
Are you looking for a mini schnauzer in the Philippines? Looking for a breeder is one of the biggest responsibilities that a prospective dog owner embraces. Owning a dog is a long-term commitment, and you would want your dog to come from a breeder who would be there for the countless questions, worries, and concerns… Continue reading Five things to ask a breeder before buying a puppy