World Dog Shows Shanghai 2019

30th April 2019 - 3rd May 2019

Augusto Benedicto Santos III (PHL)

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 would 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 Shorthaired Pointers, Japanese Akitas, and Bull Terriers before personally getting engrossed with the Labrador Retriever in 1988 until 2008 and presently Welsh Corgi Pembrokes.

Dinky’s SUNSHADOW LABRADOR RETRIEVERS is one of the main forces behind the success of the Philippine Labrador Retriever today. He owned the country’s (all-breeds) #1 DOG for 1996, #5 for 1995 and #3 for 1997. He has owned and bred more than Labrador Retriever 130 Champions – at least 90 of which are homebred. Together with his father, they have owned German Shepherds that include four National Siegers (VA1) & one National Siegerin (VA1), some of which have also been ranked highly in the World Sieger Show in Germany. He is presently involved with Welsh Corgi Pembrokes wherein he has bred several Champions and Best in Show winners to date.

He has been a Philippine delegate to the Federation Cynologique Internationale General Assemblies in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 & 2017; FCI Asia and the Pacific Section Conferences in 2005, 2007, 2009 & 2011, 2013, 2015 & 2017.

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 in 2009.

He has been a member of the FCI Show & Show Judges Committees since 2010 and the “FCI WORKING GROUP FOR RESTRUCTURING” which was formed in 2015. He also served as WUSV Continental Director for Asia from 2016-2017.

He is currently the President of the FCI ASIA-PACIFIC SECTION and is a member of the FCI GENERAL COMMITTE. He is also the President of the Philippine Canine Club (PCCI), a position that he has held since 2004. He is also the person behind the now famous, Philippine Circuit Dog Shows.

Dinky started judging Labrador Retrievers in 1996 and became an all-rounder in 2011. He has judged in over 50 countries and in all 7 continents – all over Asia, Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Australasia and Africa. He is honored to have been able to judge at the prestigious Santa Barbara Kennel Club in the United States. He has also judged at many Asian & European Section Shows and World Dog Shows (Bratislava <2009>, Budapest <2013> and Moscow <2016>). He judged Group 8 at the World Dog Show 2017 in Leipzig and Best in Show in the Asia Pacific Section Show in China (2017). He is scheduled to judge at the European Section Dog Shows in Poland (2018), The Americas and Caribbean Section Show in Brazil (2018) & the World Dog Shows in Netherlands (2018) & China (2019).

To this day, he takes pride in being a breeder, an exhibitor, a judge, and, of course, a dog lover. Dinky & Trish have 7 dogs at their home, all of them sleep in the bedroom, and they run freely around the house.