PHILIPPINE CIRCUIT SHOW 2018 Recap

The Philippine Canine Club, Inc. (PCCI), with the valuable support of its institutional partners, the Department of Tourism and the Bureau of Animal Industry of the Department of Agriculture, has once again successfully staged one of the biggest dog shows in Asia for 2018, the PHILIPPINE CIRCUIT SHOW. The event was held at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines last January 18-21, 2018.
This event is acknowledged by most purebred dog fanciers as one of the highly anticipated dog shows in the world. This year, it featured a total of 12 All-Breed Championship Dog Shows (4 FCI CACIB; 4 FCI APAC; and 4 South East Asia) and officiated by 17 well-known international judges from the different parts of the world, namely:


1) Guy Jeavons (Canada)
2) Damir Skok (Croatia)
3) Annuka Paloheimo (Finland)
4) Michael Leonard (Ireland)
5) Attila Czegledi (Hungary)
6) Satoshi Bessho (Japan)
7) Gopi Krishnan (Malaysia)
8) Lesley Chalmers (New Zealand)
9) Leif Herman Wilberg (Norway)
10) Luis Catalan (Portugal)
11) Peerapong Pisitwuttinan (Thailand)
12) Jorge Nallem (Uruguay)
13) Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna (USA)
14) Mr. Shaun Watson (Cyprus)
15) Jeffrey Pepper (USA)
16) Cindy Vogels (USA)
17) Monika Skok (Croatia)

From the time it was first staged in 2012, this year’s event so far registered the biggest number of participants with a total of 7,416 entries for the 12 all-breed shows. Around 27% of the total were foreign entries from 21 different countries. Some participants came from as far as Brazil, Canada, Mexico, U.S.A., Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Switzerland. As may be expected, a larger percentage of the foreign exhibitors came from the neighboring countries such as China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

The increasing number of foreign guests that has been participating in this annual event may be traced to the excellent hospitality extended to the guests by host PCCI and the assistance of the Department of Tourism and the Bureau of Animal Industry in facilitating the entry and exit of the foreign guests and their prized canine companions.
An Agility show was also held on Saturday, January 20, 2018, with 27 entries and was judged by Ms. Liezle Tan.


Aside from its institutional partners, its list of sponsors also included:


I. Institution Partners:
a. Department of Tourism
b. Bureau of Animal Industry of the Department of Agriculture

II. International Media partners:
a. OurDogs Magazine;
b. Dog Show World Magazine;
c. Best in Show Magazine;
d. Animal Scene Magazine;
e. Manila Bulletin; and
f. Wagtales

III. Major sponsor:
a. NATURE’S PROTECTION dog food;

IV. Secondary sponsors:
a. GO NATURAL dog food;
b. Toshi Oueno;
c. Morris Club of Japan;

V. Official Photographers:


a. Ferdinal Chandra (Indonesia)
b. Tommaso Urciuolo (Italy)
c. Chris Chou (Taiwan)
d. Donela Tan (Philippines)
e. Jeffrey Lim (Philippines)


With some of the best dogs from all over the world attending and competing in this four-day event, it is not surprising that most of the winners were foreign entries. Below are some of the Best in Show winners:


1. Pekingese, PHIL GR/MEX CH DIAQUIRIS ON THE EDGE OF FAME from Mexico has a total of five (5) Best in Show awards;

2. Dobermann, PHIL GR CH DOUBLE DNICOLS SCRAPPI KOKO imported from Brazil with three (3) Best in Shows and one (1) 3rd Best in Show awards;

3. Welsh Corgi Pembroke, PHIL/CN GR/INT/CN CH GGC NUMINA KICKING THE SHOW OF JIA JIA KENNEL from China has two (2) Best in Shows, two (2) 2nd Best in Shows and two (2) 3rd Best in Show awards.


4. Rottweiler, PHIL HOF/AM/SEA/APAC CH/PW'17 LORAL'S HOLD ON TIGHT imported from U.S.A. has one (1) Best in Show;

5. Borzoi, PHIL GR CH F JASON OF FREE GHOST ART HOLE has also one Best in Show.

6. Pomeranian, PHIL/AM/TH GR CH POMSADMIRER'S PREMIUM LIMITED EDITION from Thailand has three (3) 2nd Best in Shows;

7. Siberian Husky, CN GR/INT/PHIL CH GERTA CHARLIE ANGELS OF DYNASTY RC KENNEL (FCI) from China has three (3) 2nd Best in Shows

8. Dobermann, PHIL GR/JPN CH ART SELECTION JP LA CHOU-CHOU from Japan has one (1) 2nd Best in Show;

9. Siberian Husky, AM GR/PHIL/THA/CN/MYS CH PARAGON'S ABSOLUTELY ENTERTAINING O'KRISTARI (USA) from Thailand has one (1) 2nd Best in Show;

10. Pomeranian, PHIL GR CH THAI SILK GONNE MAKE ME SWEAT (RUS) HAS ONE (1) 2ND Best in Show;

11. Tibetan Terrier, PHIL GR/CRO CH FALAMANDUS REMASTERED EDITION from Germany has two (2) 3rd Best in Shows;

12. Dacshund, PHIL & AM GR CH RAYDACHS RIDE MY DUCATI SW from the U.S.A. has three (3) 3rd Best in Shows;

13. Kerry Blue Terrier, PHIL HOF/NZ/SEA/APAC CH/PW'17 SHADO-LANS SECRET IDENTITY (IMP NZL) from China has won one (1) 3rd Best in Show;

14. Dacshund, PHIL HOF/JR/SEA/SEA JR/APAC/APAC JR CH/PW'17/PJW'17 AMMO IRIGA QUEST FOR FIRE from the Philippines has one (1) 3rd Best in Show;

15. Golden Retriever, PHIL/KOR CH OCEAN PALACE'S THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE from Korea has won one (1) 3rd Best in Show

16. Dachshund, PHIL HOF/JR/SEA/SEA JR/APAC/APAC JR CH/PW'17/PJW'17 AMMO IRIGA QUEST FOR FIRE from the Philippines one (1) 3rd Best in Show

17. Golden Retriever, PHIL/KOR CH OCEAN PALACE'S THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE from Korea has one (1) 3rd Best in Show;


Some of the other notable winners are:


1. Poodle, PHIL HOF/APAC/SEA/HK/US/CA CH/PW'17 DAKKO CAROLS TO SMILE OF KANG YI SHI SHANG KENNEL (FCI) from China;

2. Bulldog, PHIL/AM GR CH CAPPELLI BULLS-ARGENTINA RODO (USA) FROM South Korea;

3. American Staffordshire Terrier, PHIL GR CH FIRE STAR FROM KANEKT from Brazil;

4. Affenpinscher, PHIL GR & JR CH CIRCLE LEGEND MONKEY ZICO from Korea;

5. Pug, AM GR/PHIL/KOR CH TENBABY'S PG LOOK AT ME from Korea;

6. Basenji, PHIL GR CH HAVAIANO ITAPUCA from Macau;


7. Australian Shepherd, PHIL GR/AM/GER CH WYNDSTAR MAGIC MARKER from the U.S.A.;

8. Fox Terrier, PHIL HOF/JR CH/TH CH/PW'17 BURBERRY HAREWOOD TERRIFIC'S JUST ONE LOOK from the Philippines;

9. Chow Chow, PHIL GR CH UNITED'S DIVINITY AT RSVP from Thailand;

10. Miniature Pinscher, PHIL HOF/AM/SEA/TH CH/PW'17 BUBIC ON THE RIGHT TRACK from the Philippines.


The PCCI also announced that the next Philippine Circuit Show will be held on January 10, 11, 12 & 13, 2019. Dog lovers should mark their calendars and can look forward to a bigger and better event than the one that was just concluded.

You can view more pictures from the event here.