Dinky Santos (PH)

Dinky Santos (PH)

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More familiarly known as “Dinky” amongst his peers, he was born in 1967 to a family of “Animal Lovers”. Dinky has been showing dogs for as long as he can remember. At an early age, he and his siblings often accompany their father to the dog shows. Together with his father and siblings, through the years, he was involved with German Shepherd Dogs, German Short-haired Pointers, Japanese Akita, and Bull Terriers before personally getting engrossed with the Labrador Retriever in 1988.

Dinky’s "Sunshadow Labrador Retrievers" is one of the main forces behind the success of the Philippine Labrador Retriever today. He owned PCCI’s #1 DOG for 1996, #5 for 1995 and #3 for 1997. He has owned and bred more than 130 champions – at least 70 of which are homebred. He also owned the #1 All-Breed “Sire of Champions” in the Philippines who, as of this writing, has sired forty-six (46) champions – a number yet to be surpassed. He is presently involved with the Welsh Corgi Pembroke wherein he has already bred a few Champions. He has been a Philippine delegate to the Federation Cynologique Internationale General Assemblies held in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 & 2015; FCI Asia and the Pacific Section Conferences in 2005, 2007, 2009 & 2011, 2013 & 2015. He was the FCI observer for the FCI Asia and the Pacific Section Shows in 2009 & 2011.

He was also a member of the FCI Task Force that was formed in Bratislava (2009). He has been a member of the FCI Show & Show Judges Committees since 2010. He was first elected President of the FCI Asia-Pacific Section in Ooty, India in 2013. He was recently reelected in Taipei, Taiwan to serve as President of the Section until 2019. He is a member of FCI General Committee. He is also the President of the Philippine Canine Club (PCCI), a position that he has held since 2005.

He has judged in over 50 countries and in all 7 continents. He has judged at many Section and World Dog Shows.

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