Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The ultimate dog sports

THE 3rd National Ultimate Dog Sports dog agility and Mondio Ring (dog protection) competition will be held at the People's Park on August 21 to 23, in celebration of the Kadayawan festival.

About 75 dogs and their respective handlers from Luzon, ...Visayas and Mindanao will see action in the three-day dog agility sports and dog protection competition.

Elmer Edpalina II, acting president of the Davao Canine Sports Club Inc., said the event "will open the eyes of the Davawenyos about dogs and their potentials."

"The competition is about making Davao people aware of their dogs and their relationship. The competition will be an eye-opener for dog lovers to understand more their dogs and to strengthen their bond," Edpalina said.

He said dog enthusiasts like former Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chair Eric Buhain and renowned dog handler Eugene Reyes will be competing with veteran handlers from the three Davao-based dog academies namely: Davao K-9 ASG Agility Sports Group, Mt. Apo Davao K-9 Training School and Black Mask K-9 Training Camp.

Iris Remund and Alain Defilippis from Switzerland will the judges for Mondio Ring and Mondio Ring decoy, respectively.

The event is presented by Purina Pro Plan and the City Government of Davao and sponsored by RC Cola, Vetmate, Kakimkris Lechon and Catering, NCCC, Rep. Manuel Zamora, Carville Auto Supply, Farma Auto Supply, Wonderland and The Ark Animal Clinic. \