Mini schnauzer concerns, Uncategorized

Charlie is now top mini schnauzer :-)

Very proud of Charlie (Elan's Bubbly Bulbasuar) who is now the top-ranked mini schnauzer in the Philippines after  winning 2nd Best Philippine Born in Show under Judge Terrier Specialists Simon Mills (Australia) at the Club Terriales Filipinas Inc.'s 9th All breed dogshow  held yesterday, July 13,2019,  at Marikina City. As of now, Charlie is the… Continue reading Charlie is now top mini schnauzer 🙂

Dog care, Dog health, Uncategorized

Neutering and spaying in the Philippines

One of the questions I am most frequently asked by dog owners concerns the safety of neutering and spaying procedures in the Philippines. This is perfectly understandable. Neutering and spaying pets is not a deeply ingrained practice in the country, and it is only recently that more Filipino dog owners are recognizing the existence of… Continue reading Neutering and spaying in the Philippines

Dog care, Dog health

Surviving parvo in the Philippines

As a dog owner, the word I dread the most is parvo. It has been over thirty years since I held my dying, parvo-stricken dog in my arms, after several days of confinement and using up my student’s allowance, but the memories continue to haunt me to this day. Since then, there have been major… Continue reading Surviving parvo 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

Dog health, Mini schnauzer concerns, Uncategorized

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

Dog care

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

Mini schnauzer concerns, Uncategorized

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)

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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

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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