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IN PHOTOS: All the good dogs at the PCCI Philippine Circuit 2023

Amanda T. Lago
IN PHOTOS: All the good dogs at the PCCI Philippine Circuit 2023

GOOD BOY. The PCCI Philippine Circuit 2023 showcases dogs of all shapes and sizes.

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The dog show features all kinds of purebred dogs strutting their stuff for a panel of international judges

MANILA, Philippines – The best doggos and puppers gathered together at the Araneta Coliseum in Araneta City for the return of the Philippine Canine Club Inc.’s (PCCI) Philippine Circuit, said to be Asia’s biggest dog show.

Described by one fur parent as a “beauty pageant for dogs,” the Philippine Circuit featured all kinds of purebred dogs showing off their best walks, poses, and facial expressions for a panel of international judges.

Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler
Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

From puffy Pomeranians to sleek Weimaraners, silly Boston Terriers to fierce German Shepherds, and even rare Afghan Hounds and Dogo Argentinos, dogs of all shapes and sizes were present, giving dog lovers and enthusiasts much to enjoy.

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This year’s show – the first since the pandemic – saw the highest number of competitors enter, with 8,412 entries from the Philippines and other countries, including Thailand, South Korea, Indonesia, and the United States.

The circuit also featured the presentation of the Philippine Forest Dog or Asong Gubat, a homegrown dog breed that enthusiasts are hoping will be the first breed from the Philippines to be recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale.

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At the end of each show, the goodest boys and girls were awarded with ribbons and titles – though at the end of the day, all of them were winners.

Here are some scenes from the Philippine Circuit 2023, which will run until January 15:

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Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler
Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler
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Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler
Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler
Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler
Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler
Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler
Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler
Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler
Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler
Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler
Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler
Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler
Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler
Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

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Amanda T. Lago

After avoiding long-term jobs in favor of travelling the world, Amanda finally learned to commit when she joined Rappler in July 2017. As a lifestyle and entertainment reporter, she writes about music, culture, and the occasional showbiz drama. She also hosts Rappler Live Jam, where she sometimes tries her best not to fan-girl on camera.