Dog care, Uncategorized

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

Mini schnauzer concerns, Uncategorized

Our mini schnauzer is top-ranked in Thailand

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

Dog health

Hemp oil for dogs that are picky eaters

Photo by Mikkel Bendix from Pexels Just as we humans can be incredibly fussy when it comes to our food and drink, our pups can be too! Just because our dogs are carnivores and seem to be forever desperate for food, we can’t just assume that they will eat everything we put in front of… Continue reading Hemp oil for dogs that are picky eaters

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