Asia’s biggest dog show is back at the Big Dome
After being sidelined for the past two years as a result of the pandemic, the Philippine Circuit, an annual event organized by the Philippine Canine Club, Inc., showcasing some of the best purebred show dogs all over the world is back at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The long-awaited event will run from January 12 to 15, 2023. During those four days, 15 prestigious shows will be staged, each offering its awards at stake.
Specifically, the event is composed of the following:
1. Four (4) CACIB Shows with one doubling as a Crufts Qualifier Show, and one doubling as a Philippine Winner Show.
2. Four (4) Asia Pacific Champion Shows
3. Four (4) South East Asia Champion Shows
4. Three (3) Philippine Derby Winner Shows which are integrated within the 3 CACIB Shows
On its 8th edition, the Philippine Circuit has attracted the most number of entries since it was started. There will be a total of 8,412 entries for this edition, 5,892 from the Philippines and 2,520 from a total of 16 countries. Of the total foreign entries, 56 % are from our neighboring countries in Asia, like Thailand, Korea, and Indonesia, 38% from Europe, and 6% from the USA.
Heading the prestigious 17-man panel of international judges is Mr. Tamas Jakkel from Hungary, who is presently the President of the FCI or Federation Cynologique Internationale, the ruling organization for national kennel clubs in the world.
This edition of the Philippine Circuit will be doubly interesting as it is the kick-off event for PCCI’s 60th Anniversary celebration.
During the event, the PCCI will launch its commemorative coffee table book “60 Years of Purebred Dogs in the Philippines, the PCCI Legacy.” This limited edition book showcases the purebred dogs that made their mark in the country and the various personalities that shaped the purebred dog fancy into what it is today. Another highlight during the event will be a short program that will formally introduce to the public the Philippine Forest Dog or “Asong Gubat” which will hopefully be the first FCI-recognized dog breed from the Philippines.