Doggie Love: Shih Tzu Seminar for a Cause and Dog Grooming Tips (pics+grooming video)

Right after our Earth Run 2011 (see separate entry), we went straight to Mercato Centrale to participate in the Doggie Love: Shih Tzu Seminar for a Cause.
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Ensure Trivia sponsored by Ensure
The FREE seminar covered several topics such as:

  1. Breed standard (power point presentation with trivia) (9:00 -11:00 a.m.)
  2. Basic dog show system (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
  3. Daily maintenance grooming (12:30 p.m. -  1:30 p.m.)
  4. Health and nutrition (Q&A format)  (1:30 p.m. -  2:00 p.m.) 

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Shih Tzu Trivia with Prizes
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Kurt's prize compliments of Doggies' Choice.  Thank you!
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My prize sponsored by  Thanks!

The hosts Wendell and Ardy were very entertaining so despite our lack of sleep from our early morning run, we didn't doze off.=)  I also loved the way the breed history and standards were presented.  I was able to understand more about the Shih Tzu breed.  Even though Kurt has been a Shih Tzu owner and lover since he was 7 years old, he admitted that he didn't know some of the facts too.
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Representatives from SAWS and We Dogs
At the same time, the organizers were accepting donations in kind (at least 1 Kg worth of dog or cat food) to be donated to SAWS (Strike Animal Welfare Society) in Cavite.  Another beneficiary is "We Dogs".  

The substantial part of the seminar was the dog grooming.  Let's start from the basics...

Here are the dog grooming tools you should have for your shih tzu:
  • pin brush
  • small Sanrio bands
  • tail comb
  • metal comb
  • band cutter (sorry I forgot the name)
  • conditioner spray (for moisture)
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Grooming Tools
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Best in Show 2011 Model Dog "Taka"
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Top Knot (Model Dog: Tara)
Here are the live video demonstration by Orion Kennel on their Champion bitch Tara (other videos to follow)

There were so many cute attendees.  Look!=) 

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Owners and their pets
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Thank you Royal Canin for the giveaways=)
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A big thanks also to Mercanto Centrale, the hosts, Silk Creations,Doggies' Choice,,Pet Express,Good Dog Magazine and Auntie May's